Good to know
Embark on your family trip relaxed. Read here all about how to take a buggy/stroller with you or borrow one. Pregnant women should enquire with their airline about the relevant regulations before starting their journey.
If you are taking your own pram or pushchair, you must present this at the check-in desk.
Your airline will decide whether you have to check in your pram or pushchair or whether you can take it with you to the gate.
As a general rule:
- two-piece prams must be checked in
- you can take one-piece prams and pushchairs with you to the gate.
Please ask your airline.
You can rent a pushchair en route from check-in to the gate and as a transfer passenger.
- Age and weight: Children from 0 to 4 years, max. weight 15 kg
- Rental fee: CHF 5 per pushchair
- Pick-up: Passengers with reduced mobility registration counters in Check-in 1 and 2
- Return: at the gate
Tips for the security check
- You may take milk and baby food in quantities larger than 100 ml in your hand baggage. However, please limit yourself to what you actually need during the flight and present it separately at the security check (place it separately in the baggage tray).
- You can also purchase various baby articles such as nappies, care products, baby food and milk after the security check – our Family Services are located in passenger zones A.
- Check with your airline about the policies and necessary formalities for children travelling alone, and whether an escort is mandatory on the part of the airline.
- If you have ordered and paid for childcare (UMNR) for your child, you have the option to personally bring your child to the gate if they are the legal representative. Please register this directly at check-in. You will need their passport for this purpose.
- Children traveling alone should carry their birth certificate as well as a signed declaration of consent from their parents or persons who have parental care (see also below: If only one parent is traveling). Please check with the embassy of your destination country in good time whether the signatures on the consent form need to be notarized.
If only one parent is travelling
Minors who are accompanied by only one parent or by persons who do not have parental care should carry their birth certificate and a signed consent form. Check with the airline or embassy/consulate regarding the correct formalities and documents required for travel.
There is no set layout for the declaration of consent, but it should contain the following information as a minimum:
- Name, address and telephone number of the parents or persons who have parental responsibility
- Date of travel, destination and duration of stay
- Reason for travel
- Signature of the parents or persons who have parental responsibility
Travelling when pregnant
Please ask your airline directly how late into your pregnancy you are allowed to fly. In some cases you may require a doctor's certificate to be allowed to fly.
The metal detector at the security check is not hazardous to pregnant women or their unborn babies.