Swiss tourists flown home from South America and Africa

The first flights carrying Swiss tourists stranded in different parts of the world have arrived at Zurich Airport as part of a major repatriation effort organised by the Swiss government and other countries.  The foreign ministry said planes from San José (Costa Rica) and Casablanca (Morocco) had landed at Switzerland's main airport on Tuesday.  Two additional flights from Bogotà (Colombia) and Lima (Peru) are expected over the next two days.  In total, about 750 Swiss tourists stranded in South America because of the travel restrictions over the coronavirus crisis will  be brought back this week, the ministry said.  The historic repatriation campaign also includes flights from Asia and Africa and is organised by the Swiss foreign ministry in cooperation with other countries  However, the tourists have to pay towards the chartered return flights and must stay in self-isolation at home for at least ten days to avoid contamination with the Covid-19 virus.  The government last ...
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