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Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano


Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano

The Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC 2022) being held in Lugano on 4 and 5 July 2022 will focus on the reconstruction of Ukraine. Comprehensive security measures are therefore needed.

The airspace restriction will be imposed on Friday 1 July 2022 and from Monday 4 July until Tuesday 5 July.

Passenger rights


Affected by flight disruptions? - As a passenger you have rights

If your flight is cancelled or delayed, or you are denied boarding despite booking, first contact the airline or your booking office.
Airlines are required to provide alternative transport and to properly care for passengers during the waiting time. Inquire about compensation in the event of cancellations at short notice or overbooking/ denied boarding.
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Conflict in Ukraine

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Conflict in Ukraine

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is affecting numerous areas, including air traffic. The Federal Council is monitoring the situation closely and is taking the necessary measures step by step.
Additional information

COVID-19: rules on entry

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COVID-19: Entry rules for air travellers

It is in principle no longer necessary to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test or complete an entry form.

Additional information and exceptions

TMZ Northeast

Transponder Mandatory Zone Northeast (TMZ NE)

Transponder Mandatory Zone Northeast

The FOCA will introduce the Transponder Mandatory Zone Northeast (TMZ NE) on 24 March 2022. In order to further increase flight safety and improve the situational awareness of pilots in the TMZ NE area, the FOCA, in cooperation with Skyguide air traffic control, examined the introduction of a listening squawk.

Additional Info (in german)

The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) is responsible for aviation development and the supervision of civil aviation activities in Switzerland. The FOCA is part of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) and is charged with ensuring that the high safety standards in civil aviation in Switzerland are maintained, and with pursuing a policy of sustainable development.


Drones and aircraft models

Regulation and up to date information

Sachplan Verkehr, Teil Infrastruktur Luftfahrt (SIL)

Sectoral Aviation Infrastructure Plan (SAIP)

The Sectoral Aviation Infrastructure Plan (SAIP) is the federal government's planning and coordination instrument for civil aviation.



Civil aviation statistics comprise data relating to airports and airlines.

Press releases

Note: Most Press releases are only available in German, French and Italian. Please check the FOCA homepage of these languages.  

Press Releases


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