Thousands of Swiss are currently stuck abroad and can only travel with difficulty due to the corona virus. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) wants to gradually retrieve at least some of them. On Wednesday a plane from the Colombian capital Bogotà landed in Zurich. There were 279 Swiss nationals and 35 nationals from neighboring countries on board in Zurich. Two flights from Costa Rica and Morocco had already landed at Zurich Airport on Tuesday. All those returning home must now be quarantined for ten days.

A plane from San José in Costa Rica had brought the first 151 people back on Tuesday afternoon. In the evening a second plane landed in Zurich, which had come from Casablanca in Morocco. Around 130 Swiss people were sitting in the machine chartered by the EDA, as the EDA announced. Under the hashtag #flyinghome, it provides information about what it claims is the largest return campaign in the history of Switzerland.

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