Bern, 19.03.2020 – Earlier this week, the Federal Council called on Swiss travellers to return home quickly. In order to better support those who are still blocked abroad, they should register on the “Travel Admin App” of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA.
The FDFA currently has information on the location and contact address of only some of the travellers abroad. This registration on the “Travel Admin App” enables the FDFA to contact the persons concerned and to provide them with information.
At the same time, all those who have already returned should delete their travel registration. This will prevent the FDFA from taking unnecessary measures.
A week ago, the Federal Council advised against non-urgent travel abroad. At the beginning of this week, it called on travellers to return home quickly. It is primarily the responsibility of the individual to organise the return journey with the help of a travel agency or directly with an airline.
The FDFA helps with the return journey by, among other things, providing assistance in obtaining landing permits, extending deadlines for flight connections or providing information via the Swiss representations on the ground. If an independent return is not possible despite all efforts, the FDFA will examine possibilities for an organized return.
Address for enquiries
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CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 58 462 31 53