Geneva Airport Departures GVA

GVA Departures today

Address: Route de l’Aéroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Height: 430 m
Location: Meyrin / Grand-Saconnex, 4 km from Geneva (city)
Telephone: +41 848 192 020
Node for: EasyJet Switzerland
Serves: Geneva
ICAO airport code: LSGG
Alias: Cointrin Airport and Geneva International Airport

Guide on Geneva international airport departures

Geneva airport is known as Cointrin and is situated 4 kilometers northwest of the central city. It is the international airport of Geneva, which is the second-largest city in Switzerland. Swiss International Airlines and EasyJet Switzerland use Geneva International Airport as a center and have most Cointrin departures. It connects to European cities and leisure destinations, and North America, China, and the Middle East.

Geneva Airport departures

Before entering Switzerland, you should register your contact details through an electronic personal data registration form or contact cards during the pandemic. People less than 72 years must submit a negative PCR test. Antigenic test results should be sent, 24 hours before boarding if Covid testing takes a long time before Geneva departures. At the Swiss border, passengers have to submit the negative Covid result or result of antigen test, which was tested before 72 hours. If this is not possible, the passenger must undergo immediate testing at their own cost. Travelers from other countries must quarantine themselves for seven days after showing the negative Covid result can end the quarantine. Till the 10th day, it is mandatory to wear the mask and maintain social distancing.

Baggage and check-in

Terminal opening hours

Terminal 1 is closed in the morning for Geneva flight departures from 12 am to 4 am for security reasons. After the last flight, the access road to the French sector is closed. The last fight is around 12.30 am. When the terminal is closed, no one is allowed inside.


Check-in the day before

During this pandemic, check-in formalities on the previous day to GVA airport departures are not allowed until further notice.

Check-in at the airport

Deadline for check-in

Passengers are recommended to present themselves two hours before GVA departures, as the deadline of the check-in varies depending on the airlines. Particularly, during December to April, passengers are recommended to arrive three hours before the Geneva departures.

Deadline for boarding gate

It is recommended that the passengers must present themselves at the boarding gate 30 minutes before the Geneva flight departures.

Internet check-in

In some airlines, there is a possibility of checking online. It means, before coming to the airport, the passenger must check-in online, select a seat, and print a boarding pass.

‘Self bag drop’Quick hold baggage drop off’

Some airlines offer quick hold baggage drop-off service at counters. Passengers have to print baggage labels before dropping off their baggage at the ‘self-bag drop’. Passengers who have checked in online with no extra luggage, no oversize luggage, don’t need to go to the counters before GVA departures.

Main rules of the airport site area
  • Any offensive behavior against airport employees will not be tolerated, and the perpetrator will be prosecuted and barred from using the airport.
  • It is strictly banned to leave the bagged without the name of the passenger for security purposes.
  • The use of motor vehicles inside the surveillance is strictly prohibited.
  • The taking of photos/filming for private purposes is permitted but must be done in a manner that respects the privacy and image rights of everyone involved in any situation.