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FABEC Environmental Day

FABEC environmental day

FABEC Environmental Day

More than 100 delegates gathered in Geneva, in person or virtually, for the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) Environmental Day. The head of DETEC, Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga, appealed to the aviation industry's responsibility to make mobility more environmentally friendly, smart and sustainable. The FABEC Environmental Day was organised jointly by Skyguide and the FOCA.
FABEC Environmental Day key messages

Regulations for air travellers entering Switzerland


Entry requirements for people who have recovered or who have been vaccinated

From 26 June 2021, people who have recovered from Covid are exempt from the requirement to be tested and to provide contact details on arrival in Switzerland for a period of six months (vaccinated are exempt for twelve months). People under the age of 16 are also exempt. These exemptions do not apply to people arriving from regions with virus variants of concern, which are immune evasive.

NLR Report

NLR Review

NLR Report

The Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) conducted an external review on the safety supervision activities of the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA).
The NLR experts concluded that there are no systemic deficits or risks in the supervision of the FOCA that need to be addressed with immediate measures.

Press release of the General Secretariat of DETEC and NLR Report

European drone regulation


New information web portal on the European regulation on drones

A new section of the FOCA website introduces for information purposes the european legislation on drones.

The existing part of the website presenting Swiss national legislation, which is still in force, remains online and accessible.

Annual Safety Report 2020

Annual Safety Report 2020

Annual Safety Report 2020

2020 will remain in the memory of the civil aviation sector for a long time to come. The decrease of registered occurrences (3724) of around 45% compared to 2019 is little surprising, considering the unprecedented slumps in commercial flight movements. The ASR provides the most relevant findings and developments from the data analyses and an overview of FOCA’s safety projects and challenges.
Annual Safety Report 2020 (PDF, 3 MB, 14.04.2021)


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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Occurrence reporting