Entering Switzerland

Before entering Switzerland…

Please make sure you have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months and a valid visa if your nationality requires one.

For certain nationalities, a biometric passport can exempt you of requesting a visa.
For further information please check the Swiss visa portal.

Should you require a letter of invitation, please fill in the Visa tab through the online MRS.

Travel information

Please book and arrange your own travel

Embassies and consulates

A list of foreign embassies as well as consulates in Switzerland including contact information, to check the list  click here.


The organizing committee cannot accept any responsibility for accidents, losses and damages which occur to luggage and/or personal belongings.
Participants and accompanying persons are advised to obtain travel, medical, personal accident and luggage insurance in their home country prior to departure.

Transfer to/from the airport to CICG and hotels in Geneva:

Geneva airport located 4 kilometers from the city is easily reachable by public transport.

Free hotel shuttles:
Several Swiss hotels offer free shuttle from Geneva Airport to your hotel and back.
(Please contact your hotel directly if you are interested by this service)


Available at the taxi stand situated in front
of the airport terminal. Maximum 4 passengers. Average CHF 50 per trip.
A taxi ride to the CICG or to the hotels takes approximatively 20 minutes.


By train, it takes 8 minutes from the airport to Cornavin central railway station. Trains leave every 15 to 20 minutes (every 12 minutes during rush hour).

To search for bus/train connections to the
airport click here .


City buses connect the airport with central Geneva and Cornavin railway station in approximately 15 minutes.

Buses leave every 9 to 15 minutes in front of the airport terminal.

Pick up a free ticket for public transport valid 90 minutes, from the ticket machine in the baggage arrival area inside the airport before you pass through customs into the arrival hall.

Bus # 5:
Airport – Gare Cornavin – Bel-Air –Museum – Thônex-Vallard

Bus # 10:
Airport – Gare Cornavin – Bel-Air – Place des Eaux-Vives – Rive

Tourist information

Welcome to Geneva!

Situated along the banks of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps, Geneva is one of the most cosmopolitan and international cities of Switzerland. Home to the European headquarters of the United Nations, Geneva has a rich history that dates back more than 4000 years and continues to influence the development of the city today.

Evidence of Geneva’s past is preserved throughout the city in its many museums, monuments and architectural treasures. Geneva’s most famous monument, Jet d’Eau, is the world’s tallest water fountain and provides a constant landmark for exploring the city.

Please find below some websites that can help you organize your stay:

If you require further assistance, please contact: generalmeetings@iec.ch