Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai
URGENT: COVID-19 - Charter Flight from India to Switzerland – Register today!
There will be only one repatriation flight organised from
Mumbai to Zurich – LX 8915
Thursday, 09.04.2020, 21.45 h
If you have not registered for the flight yet, register today:
Please note: Movement in India has been restricted due to the coronavirus COVID-19. Public transport service, including buses, trains, domestic flights and taxis has been suspended!
Transport to the airport
The Consulate General Mumbai will organize a bus transfer to the airport for people in the greater Mumbai area and in Pune. We will confirm the exact time and place of the pick up at least 24 hours before departure.
Further we support requests for travel permissions for travellers in other locations. In that case we require full names of driver and passengers, date of travel, plate number and contact number.
Each person is entitled to one hand baggage (7 kg) and one checked baggage of max. 23 kg.
Travellers must pay the cost of a ticket corresponding to the market price. The flight will be charged to them after their return.
URGENT: COVID-19 – Charter Flight from India to Switzerland. Register as soon as possible
Considering the restrictions for commercial flights from India to Switzerland, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai, in cooperation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in Bern, is organizing charter repatriation flights departing from India to Switzerland. The first charter is scheduled to depart from Goa on the 5th of April 2020.
Travel Admin App: please register!
If you are currently travelling in the region as a tourist or on a business trip (not meant for permanent residents), please register on Travel Admin App, Itineris so that you can be contacted by us if necessary. Please make sure that the dates of your trip are up-to-date and once you have returned to Switzerland, please delete your trip in the App.
Charter flight Goa – Zurich, 5th April, 2020
The charter flight is scheduled on Sunday, 5th April (time to be announced). Passengers who have registered will receive a confirmation soon.
Swiss nationals and permanent Swiss Residents who have not registered for the flight are requested to send information below for all concerned passengers to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Flight will be subject to all necessary permits.
Detail information required:
In order to register definitive bookings, we require the following information from all passengers:
1. Point of departure: Goa
2. Name, first name(s)
3. Date of birth
4. Passport number / Residence permit in Switzerland
5. Validity of the passport and copy of residence permit in Switzerland
6. Exact current location and Phone number where you can be reached any time
Following your registration, we will inform you about further details of your flight as soon as possible.
Transport to the airport in Goa
A bus transfer will be organized by the Consulate General Mumbai with various pick-up locations to the airport. You will be informed latest 24 hours prior departure about your pick-up location and time in Goa. A team from the Consulate General Mumbai will be on site in Goa and coordinate the journey to the airport.
The exact cost is not yet known. It is based on the market price for a ticket on this route under normal circumstances. Upon return to Switzerland, the cost for the tickets will be invoiced to all passengers. Before the flight, all passengers are required to sign a declaration of commitment to bear the costs of the flight tickets. No payment for the flight however is required before departure.
The principle of first come, first serve applies, whereby priority is given to medical emergencies, persons particularly at risk from COVID-19 (according to the FOPH, persons over 65 years of age and persons with a previous illness) and families with children. Passengers must comply with the general hygiene rules of the FOPH on COVID-19.
Persons showing typical symptoms of COVID-19 are not allowed to fly, according to the guidelines from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).
In case you know of other Swiss travelers in India who wish to return to Switzerland, please pass on this information to them as well and advise to contact the Consulate General Mumbai immediately.
Online Registration for travelling abroad
If you are currently travelling abroad, please make sure you are registered on Travel Admin, itineris so that you can be contacted by the relevant Swiss embassy or consulate if necessary. Make sure to give and update your precise location at all times. In addition to your email address please indicate an active mobile phone number.
There is an ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 around the world, with confirmed cases in India also. Please note that in order to prevent the spread of the virus, the Indian authorities have issued far-reaching travel restrictions for travelers. If you have any travel plans, please refer to the travel advisories of the Indian Immigration Office
The Indian government has decided that from March 22nd, 2020 (05H30 IST) no international commercial passenger flights will be allowed to land in India for one week. This means, as well, that there will probably be no flights leaving India during this period. Domestic flights will cease operation from midnight 23.59 on March 24th, 2020 until March 31st, 2020. Most buses and trains are also not functioning at the moment.
We strongly recommend to all Swiss nationals in India to follow the information and recommendations of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Federal Office of Public Health in Switzerland. Please also consult the “Focus novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)” in the FDFA´s travel advice:
The Helpline Number (MoHFW) for coronavirus: +91-11-23978046.
Information for Swiss citizens and tourists in India
Please be aware that different lockdowns are implemented in most regions of India https://www.mygov.in/covid-19/
Recommendations for Swiss tourists
Given the uncertainties caused by COVID-19 the Swiss government on 16 March 2020 has recommended that all Swiss nationals or persons residing in Switzerland travelling abroad do return swiftly to Switzerland. They are requested to organize their departure and return travel, if necessary with the help of a travel agency or transport company.
Please be aware that organizing the return travel is each tourist’s personal responsibility. In doing so, detours and additional costs may occur and must be accepted. There is no legal entitlement to an organized departure (evacuation), even in a crisis situation.
If you are currently travelling in India, please make sure you are registered on https://www.itineris.eda.admin.ch (travel admin) so that you can be contacted by the relevant Swiss embassy or consulate if necessary. Make sure to give and update your precise location at all times. In addition to your email address please indicate an active mobile phone number.
Additionally we recommend to all Swiss tourists to consult the following websites:
FDFA Travel Advice, Focus Coronavirus (COVID-19) , in German, French, Italian
+41 800 247 365
+41 58 465 33 33
The Consulate General provides consular services for people resident in: Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangaga as well as Andaman & Nicobar, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Puducherry.
The Consulate General in Mumbai does not offer any visa services. We therefore ask all our Indian guests and travelers wishing to visit the popular tourist destinations in Switzerland, to contact the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi for visa support.