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New website structure

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New FOCA website structure

The FOCA has restructured its website: the topics attracting most interest are now more easily accessible. The new version of the website is online since 11 July.
Page URLs have changed, favourites and links within documents may no longer work. Some contents have also been moved.

Information on holiday flights

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Information on holiday flights

In connection with the upcoming holidays and the associated travel period, the FOCA would like to highlight that there may be waiting times at airports for check-in and at security and border controls. For a safe and stress-free journey, please take the following information into account.

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

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

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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