Due to the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Geneva on the 21st June, access to the airport will be restricted between midday and midnight. The Pope will also visit the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey – Château de Bossy (between Nyon and Versoix) in Canton Vaud around lunchtime and early afternoon. A security perimeter will be set up near the château.
The Pope will arrive in Geneva at 10:10 and will hold a mass at Palexpo at 17:30. More than 40,000 people are expected to attend and the area will be extremely busy. If you are not flying, it is best to avoid the area completely.
If you are flying, Geneva airport has issued the following guidelines for passengers:
Arrive at the airport in plenty of time before your flight (they recommend three hours before)
Use public transport if you can to travel to the airport (extra trains will be in operation between Geneva Cornavin and the airport)
Check with your airline that your flight is departing at its predicted time
Print your boarding passes out at home
Check-in your bags online before you leave
More details on the website of Geneva Airport under the “Information and News” section – click here