Well, we made it from SAN to GVA via DFW and LHR. Flying on a BA ticket. But got moved to AA through LHR since BA hasn’t resumed service to SAN yet. Smooth sailing all in all. We had everything in order and organized including CDC COVID vaccine cards, RT-PCR test results, UK PLF forms completed ahead of time online along with the online Swiss entry forms. We also completed the VeriFLY app steps for the portion of the trip to LHR. The AA agent remarked that made everything much easier for her to get us checked in quickly. BTW, we couldn’t check in online with AA or BA. I assume that’s due to all the checks needed. Also, when we filled out the Swiss entry forms online, we didn’t have seat assignments yet. We just entered a random seat number. Very easy to update it once we had the correct seat via the link in the email they sent once completing the form.
On arrival at LHR, we followed the purple transit signs. No need to reclaim our bags since checked through to GVA. Just showed our onward boarding pass and went through security checkpoint as is custom at LHR for transit. We did not have to show UK authorities anything else. Guess they figure the airline did a good job!
Upon boarding the flight from LHR to GVA, we were initially denied permission to board by BA. They asked if we had special permission to go to Switzerland. I explained to the very polite agent that vaccinated US residents are permitted to travel to Switzerland. He made a couple calls and we were allowed to board. I don’t think the BA computers were updated with current entry rules.
Upon arrival at GVA, no issues at all. They looked at our passports and CDC vaccine cards briefly. He smiled and sent us on our way. Welcome to Switzerland.