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WEF Restrictions

WEF 2022 Restricted Area

WEF 2022

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting will take place in Davos from 22 to 26 May 2022. Various measures have been taken at the request of the Graub√ľnden government in order to guarantee security. These include restrtictions on the use of the airspace and aerodromes on 20 May and from 22 to 26 May.

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

Elektrische Luftfahrzeuge

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)

Electrically powered aircrafts

Electrically powered aircrafts

Electrically powered aircrafts

Electrically powered aircraft are currently in a rapid development phase.

But what does it mean for the regulations in areas such as initial airworthiness, continuing airworthiness, aircrew and operations?

This page provides useful information on this subject.

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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