Travelling in Times of Corona and entry requirements
The safety and well-being of passengers and crews are our top priority. Chair Airlines fully implements the hygiene measures and service concepts of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). Since the minimum distances in the cabin cannot always be maintained‚ all passengers aged six years and older as well as all crew members are required to wear a protective mask. In addition‚ the interaction between crew and passengers during the flight is kept to a minimum. Furthermore‚ our entire fleet is equipped with special "HEPA" air filters as standard.
Only fly when you feel healthy
Make sure that you only embark on your journey in case you feel healthy. Stay at home with symptoms such as: fever‚ cough‚ shortness of breath and loss of taste or smell.
Cover your mouth and nose
Ensure you have enough protective masks for your journey. Covering mouth and nose is mandatory on our flights for all passengers of 6 years and older.
Follow the general rules
Follow the general rules on hygiene and physical distancing such as washing your hands‚ keeping distance when queuing etc.
Plan more time
Please be at the airport 2 hours before depature‚ especially if you are checking in any luggage.
Where available‚ we recommend to check-in online at chair.ch.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Currently online check-in is not available for flights from Hurghada to Zurich. Please plan enough time for the check-in at the airport.
Check entry requirements
Inform yourself about the entry regulations at your destination. If necessary‚ download the appropriate entry forms and complete them before departure.
Limited on-board service
Our service on board is limited. Until further notice‚ you cannot buy drinks‚ snacks or duty-free items on board. For each passenger there is a water bottle (0.5l) in her/his seat pocket.
Here‚ passengers have the opportunity to find out about the corona measures applicable in the individual countries. This information is always updated. In principle‚ however‚ it is the responsibility of the passengers to familiarize themselves with the current entry requirements and to meet the relevant conditions.
Please note that Chair Airlines is not responsible for the content of external websites.
Click here to go directly to the entry forms:
The Federal Office of Public Health Switzerland has adopted new regulations for people entering Switzerland‚ effective February 22‚ 2021.
Fill in the passenger health form prior to check-in in case you travel to Northern Macedonia. Download Passenger Health Form
The Greek government requires all passengers to complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before departure to Greece (Heraklion‚ Kos‚ Rhodes). The form and detailed entry requirements can be found under the following link: Online Form
Important information: The Greek authorities require airlines to check and refuse transport if passengers are not in possession of the QR code. Passengers failing to provide the QR code upon arrival to the Greek authorities are subject to a fine of EUR 500.
Larnaca / Cyprus
PCR test and quarantine
The Cypriot government has put Switzerland on the list of high-risk countries (category C) because of the rising corona figures. Anyone who wants to enter Cyprus must show a negative PCR test and be placed in a fortnightly quarantine. The test result must not be older than 72 hours.
Cyprus Flight Pass
Please inform yourself about the current entry requirements: www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy
The Cypriot government also requires from all passengers to complete the Cyprus Flight Pass within 24 hours prior to departure for Cyprus (Larnaca). The Cyprus Flight Pass and the detailed entry requirements can be found under the following link www.cyprusflightpass.gov.cy
Important information: The Cypriot authorities require airlines to check and refuse transport if passengers are not in possession of the Cyprus Flight Pass. Anyone arriving in Cyprus without having properly filled out the Cyprus Flight Pass will have to pay EUR 300 fine and/or undergo a Covid-19 test at the airport (EUR 60).
Arrival in Egypt
Passengers over 6 years of age travelling to Egypt are required to present a negative PCR test on entry. The result of the test (certificate) must include clear and correct passenger data and must not exceed 72 hours from flight time. The test certificate must be stamped with laboratory stamp or must incorporate laboratory watermark or QR code. In case of not having a hard copy of the result‚ passenger must be able to present an e-mail from the laboratory with the result or any proof that the result is official. Any result in handwriting will not be accepted. In case of missing any of above conditions‚ passenger must re-do the test at the airport with cost of 30 USD.
Alternatively‚ the test can be taken upon entry into Egypt. Due to low capacities‚ long waiting times may occur. A compulsory quarantine (e.g. in a hotel room) applies for the waiting period until a negative test result is available. If the test result is positive‚ the holidays must be spent in a quarantine hotel. Please note that we do not transport corona-positive passengers back to Switzerland.
Chair Airlines strongly recommends that the PCR test is performed in Switzerland before departure.
Please also fill in the declaration form prior to check-in in case you travel to Egypt. Download Declaration Form
PCR test centers in Hurghada
Almost all hospital and labs in Egypt can perform PCR-tests. Here is a selection of the most known places:
|General Hospital||Eldahar‚ Hurghada‚ Red Sea||+2 065 354 6741|
|Hurghada Joint Lab||Eltarbeia We Eltaalim street‚ Eldahar‚ Hurghada‚ Red Sea||+2 0122 754 1409|
|Elmokhtabar Lab||215 Elnasr Rd.‚ Eldahar‚ Hurghada‚ Red Sea||+2 065 354 1187|
|Elborg Lab||Elnasr Rd.‚ Eldahar‚ Hurghada‚ Red Sea||+2 0114 666 0284|
|Al kawther Hospital||Al kawther area ‚ Banks street‚ Building 37‚ Hurghada‚ Red Sea||+2 0127 211 1172|
|Red Sea Hospital||Elnasr Rd.‚ Eldahar‚ Hurghada‚ Red Sea||+2 065 354 4850|
|Nile Hospital||Airport Rd.‚ Hurghada‚ Red Sea||+2 065 355 0974|
New regulations for animals arriving/departing to/from Egypt
Arrival in Egypt:
- Animal vaccines certificates must be valid
- PCR test will be mandatory done for all animals upon arrival at Hurghada airport
- Animal will be checked by Hurghada airport veterinary quarantine
For departure from Egypt:
- A health certificate must be with accompanied passenger and signed by local veterinary at Hurghada town
For all passengers arriving to Lebanon as a final destination:
All passengers who left Lebanon and returning within one week:
Exemptions: PCR test is not required for: