Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA

Return flights organized by the FDFA – an overview

#flyinghome: The FDFA organised 35 return flights and brought some 4200 Swiss travellers back to Switzerland from all continents

29.04.2020

The FDFA carried out 35 flights as part of its repatriation operation. As a result, around 4200 Swiss travellers were able to return from various countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Oceania and Europe. In addition, the chartered aircrafts brought back some 2500 foreign passengers to Europe, many of whom are resident in Switzerland. Conversely, numerous Swiss nationals were accommodated on special flights operated by other countries. The Swiss representations on the ground also arranged these return trips in many cases.

The FDFA's repatriation action, the largest ever in the history of Switzerland, has thus largely come to an end. No further return flights are currently planned. The focus is now on providing assistance to those persons who for various reasons cannot or do not wish to return to Switzerland. The FDFA offers them support and consular protection within the scope of its possibilities.

Number of return flights organized by the FDFA: 35

Returned Swiss nationals: about 4200

Arrived

Departing in

Arrival in

Swiss nationals

Citizens of other countries

 

12.03.2020, 05:00

Kyiv (Ukraine)

Bern

4

3

 

24.03.2020, 20:30

Casablanca (Morocco)

Zurich

90

33

chartered by the FDFA

25.03.2020, 08:40

Bogotà (Colombia)

Zurich

199

106

chartered by the FDFA

26.03.2020, 09:10

Lima (Peru)

Zurich

216

74

chartered by the FDFA

26.03.2020, 20:40

Dakar (Senegal)

Zurich/Frankfurt

73

75

chartered by the FDFA, partner flight with Germany

29.03.2020, 10:10

Santiago de Chile (Chile)

Zurich

159

102

chartered by the FDFA

29.03.2020, 15:00

Alger (Algeria)

Geneva

76

66

chartered by the FDFA

31.03.2020, 06:10

Cebu/Manila (Philippines)

Zurich

202

130

chartered by the FDFA

31.03.2020, 09:05

Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Zurich

232

67

chartered by the FDFA

31.03.2020, 19:30

Bangkok (Thailand)

Zurich

114

102

chartered by the FDFA

01.04.2020, 11:30

Lima (Peru)

Zurich

266

33

chartered by the FDFA

01.04.2020, 15:05/16.50

Tunis (Tunisia)

Geneva/Zurich

85

72

chartered by the FDFA

01.04.2020, 20.40

Yaoundé/Douala (Cameroon)

Zurich

93

175

chartered by the FDFA

02.04.2020, 06.10

Yangon (Myanmar)

Zurich

40

169

chartered by the FDFA

03.04.2020, 06.05

Quito (Ecuador)

Zurich

120

179

chartered by the FDFA

03.04.2020, 07.50

Phuket (Thailand)

Zurich

120

57

chartered by the FDFA

03.04.2020, 16.20

Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Zurich

50

132

chartered by the FDFA

04.04.2020, 15.45

Belgrade (Serbia)

Zurich

85

91

chartered by the FDFA

05.04.2020, 06.15

Sydney (Australia)

Zurich

173

20

chartered by the FDFA

05.04.2020, 20.55

Goa (India) / Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Zurich

81

91

chartered by the FDFA

05.04.2020, 23.20

Bangkok (Thailand) / Vientiane (Laos)

Zurich

130

168

chartered by the FDFA

08.04.2020, 20.00

Las Palmas / Fuerteventura (Spain)

Zurich

81

21

chartered by the FDFA

09.04.2020, 00.20

Auckland (New Zealand)

Zurich

301

24

chartered by the FDFA

09.04.2020, 20.00

Tenerife / Lanzarote (Spain)

Zurich

83

21

chartered by the FDFA

09.04.2020, 21.35

Cape Town (South Africa)

Zurich

196

92

chartered by the FDFA

10.04.2020, 06.45

Mumbai / Delhi (India)

Zurich

70

1157

chartered by the FDFA

10.04.2020, 12.35

Guatemala City (Guatemala) / San José (Costa Rica)

Zurich

138

153

chartered by the FDFA

11.04.2020, 19.55

Casablanca (Morocco)

Zurich

80

43

chartered by the FDFA

14.04.2020, 10.40

Lima (Peru)

Zurich

115

115

chartered by the FDFA

14.04.2020, 17.40

Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Zurich

65

107

chartered by the FDFA

16.04.2020, 19.35

Kyiv (Ukraine) / Podgorica (Montenegro)

Zurich

34

70

chartered by the FDFA

19.04.2020, 15.30

Quito (Ecuador) / Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Zurich

169

141

chartered by the FDFA

23.04.2020, 17.20

Alger (Algeria)

Zurich

34

75

chartered by the FDFA

26.04.2020, 07.05

Kolkata / Kochi (India)

Zurich

91

122

chartered by the FDFA

29.04.2020, 20.40

Accra (Ghana) / Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) / Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

Zurich

46

46

chartered by the FDFA

The FDFA was also able to arrange seats for numerous Swiss travellers on flights organised by other countries.
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