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Entry regulations due to Coronavirus

Below you will find the current travel regulations for those countries which are served by Chair Airlines (subject to change). We follow the regulations of the IATA. Please note that this information is not exhaustive and that the regulations of the respective countries may change and be adapted at any time at short notice.

 

This information is updated regularly and prepared with the greatest possible care to the best of our knowledge and belief at the time of publication. Due to the rapid evolution of countries' responses to the Covid-19 outbreak, we cannot guarantee the accuracy and timeliness, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Chair Airlines reserves the right to change the information at any time. Chair Airlines provides links to third party websites as a convenience only and assumes no responsibility for the content of external websites.

 

Switzerland

From 01.04.20222 the last measures in the Covid-19 regulation special situation are repealed.

Wearing masks on our flights is no longer mandatory. Please note that the regulations in the destination country must be observed and you may have to put on a mask when leaving the aircraft. We therefore ask you to carry your masks accordingly. We will not have masks in stock on board.

All entrants must observe the health-related measures of Switzerland. The interactive travel check tool of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) shows you what measures apply to you.

You can also find detailed information on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH

Spain

The following regulations apply to entry into Spain:

1. All travellers (excluding children under 12 years of age) from a risk country or area must be able to present one of the following medical certificates (printed or digital) upon entry into Spain:

  • Submit negative PCR test results (or similar tests such as TMA or RT-LAMP) or antiGen test result. The sample of the PCR test must have been taken no more than 72 hours and the sample of the AntiGen test no more than 48 hours before entry into Spain. Furthermore‚ the negative test result must be available in paper or electronic form in Spanish or English.
  • A valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate proving complete vaccination since at least 14 days before arrival (approved are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)‚ Janssen‚ Moderna‚ Pfizer-BioNTech‚ Serum Institute of India‚ Sinopharm or Sinovac).
  • A Covid-19 PCR recovery certificate issued at least 11 days after the positive Covid-19 NAAT test result. The sample for this certificate must have been taken no more than 180 days prior to entry into Spain.

Exceptions to this regulation are travellers who do not enter from a risk country/area. Switzerland is currently not considered to be such a risk country.

Please note that access to the passenger terminals in Spain is only possible as a passenger with a valid flight ticket.

Further information/links:

 

Kosovo

Currently, to enter Kosovo, passengers 12 years of age and older must have a Covid-19 vaccination certificate confirming that you have received Covid-19 vaccine as follows:

  • Vaccination certificate for a complete vaccination (with two doses) against Covid-19.
  • Vaccination certificate for a single dose vaccination, not older than 4 weeks, and a negative PCR test result within 48 hours prior to arrival; or
  • Certificate of vaccination for single-dose vaccination and proof of recovery (positive RT-PCR test issued at least 21 days and no more than 180 days prior to arrival).

This does not apply to: Passengers who have a documented medical contraindication to receiving Covid 19 vaccine, provided you have a negative PCR test result obtained within 48 hours prior to arrival.

We recommend additionally checking current information on the official government website.

 

Montenegro

As of August 24‚ 2021 following conditions apply for entering Montenegro:

For entry into Montenegro‚ travellers (Montenegrin citizens and foreigners) must present one of the following four medical certificates:

  • proof to have been fully vaccinated with the prescribed number of doses of vaccine against the new coronavirus at least 14 days before entering Montenegro. The certificate must be issued by an authorized health institution;
  • proof of negative result of PCR test for new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)‚ which was issued by a registered laboratory and is not older than 72 hours;
  • proof of a positive PCR test result for a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)‚ issued by a registered laboratory and older than 14 days‚ and not older than 180 days from the date of issuance of the results of this test;
  • proof of a negative result of a rapid antigen test for a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)‚ which was issued by a registered laboratory and is not older than 48 hours.

Children up to 18 years of age are exempt of the above measures.

If persons do not possess any of the four types of evidence‚ they are sent to a fourteen-day self-isolation that can be terminated after the sixth day of entry into Montenegro with negative PCR test‚ issued by registered laboratory..

No restrictions apply for entry to Montenegro from Serbia‚ Croatia‚ Bosnia and Herzegovina‚ Albania‚ Kosovo and Northern Macedonia. This refers to the citizens of Montenegro and the citizens of these countries.

All those who enter Montenegro are obliged to respect health measures in accordance with the health warning of the Institute of Public Health‚ which is available at all border crossings and on the website of the Ministry of Health of Montenegro and the Institute of Public Health.

 

Northern Macedonia

The following regulations apply to entry into the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia:

For entry into North Macedonia‚ travellers must present one of the following medical certificates:

  • Vaccination certificate for completed vaccination against Covid-19‚ at least two doses of vaccine
  • Certificate of recovery from Covid-19‚ not later than 45 days from recovery
  • Medical certificate with negative RT-PCR SARS-Cov2 test result‚ done in the last 72 hours before entry into the Republic of North Macedonia
  • Negative rapid antigen test result‚ not older than 48 hours

Persons below the age of 18 are exempted from the above obligations.

Citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia that will not submit any of the above listed documents‚ are subject to mandatory 7 days self-isolation‚ resolution issued by an authorized body.

Exempted from the above restrictions are all group or individual travellers that transit through the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia‚ subject to mandatory signing a statement of transit at the entry.

 

Greece

The following regulations apply to entry into Greece:

Travellers older than 12 years must present one of the following medical certificates:

  • a negative COVID Rapid AntiGen test carried out within 48 hours prior to arrival.
  • a negative COVID PCR or RT-PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival
  • a valid COVID vaccination certificate confirming that the full vaccination was administered at least 14 days prior to arrival
  • a valid COVID recovery certificate issued no earlier than 30 days after a positive test and a positive COVID AntiGen‚ PCR or RT PCR test carried out between 9 and 2 months before arrival.

The name on the certificate must match the name on the passport.

 


Cyprus

To enter Cyprus‚ all travellers (including children under 12) must complete and submit the 

 online form within 48 hours prior to departure.

As of Thursday 5th August‚ Cyprus has reassigned Switzerland in the red category. This means that non-vaccinated passengers need a negative PCR test for entry into Cyprus‚ which must not be older than 72 hours before departure. New Test upon arrival to Cyprus. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this test requirement.

  • PCR TEST 72h prior to departure
  • PCR Test upon arrival to Cyprus: The cost is €15 at Larnaka Airport. The results of the test will be available within three hours on the digital platform 

Vaccinated passengers can still enter the country without testing.

Medical documents issued at the occupied area of Cyprus are not accepted from both‚ arriving and departing passengers from Larnaca and Paphos airports.

Find out about the current entry requirements via the link: 

Important note: The Cypriot authorities require airlines to check if passengers are not in possession of the Cyprus Flight Pass and to refuse transportation if the passenger cannot present it. All passengers arriving in Cyprus without a correctly completed Cyprus Flight Pass will be fined EUR 300.


Egypt

Passengers arriving from Zurich on direct flights at Hurghada (HRG) and Marsa Alam (RMF):

  • Travelers must carry their negative PCR test result (issued within 72 hours before departure) in printed form. It must contain a QR code. No PCR test can be performed on site. Without a printed negative COVID PCR test result, an additional antigen test must be performed on site at your own expense.
  • This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)‚ Janssen‚ Moderna‚ Pfizer-BioNTech‚ Sinopharm‚ Sinovac or Sputnik V. The certificate must be in Arabic‚ French or English; and have a QR code or must be approved by the Egyptian Embassy in the country of departure.
  • As of March 2022, all passengers traveling to Egypt must register no later than 2 days prior to departure at the following link https://visitegypt.gov.eg/


Lebanon

All passengers wishing to travel to Lebanon with the exception of children under the age of 12 must have a PCR test performed in a certified laboratory within 48 hours between the test result and the date of arrival in Lebanon and the test result will be registered on the MOPH Passport platform. The Ministry of Health platform then creates a QR code for each passenger entering Lebanon and sends a download link via text message. Passengers' who cannot provide a negative PCR test result with QR code will not be allowed to board the plane to Lebanon.

All passengers entering Lebanon, with the exception of children under 12 and UNIFIL, must pay $30 in advance with a credit card. This can be done exclusively through the electronic platform mentioned above and in order to obtain a MOPH passport. This will allow to perform a PCR test upon their arrival in BRHIA.

Exceptions:
Passengers who left Lebanon and return within a week, i.e., left on a weekday and return on the same day the following week, are exempt from performing a PCR test in the countries of departure, but must perform a PCR test in BRHIA upon arrival in Lebanon, provided they upload certificates and official documents proving this to the Ministry of Public Health platform to obtain a MOPH PASS.