I have filled out the online FOPH Swiss entry forms successfully for my wife and myself. All in all not so hard. I have a couple of questions if anyone might have successfully navigated using the QR code at a Swiss airport.
We are departing the US and then flying to LHR for a change of airplanes. We are not leaving the secure airside at LHR and staying in the same terminal as best I can tell. I am finding conflicting advice on 2 Swiss government webpages as to what to mark as our "Place of Departure". The info button for that field on the webpage infers we should mark LHR as our place of departure. But, then I find this documented on another webpage under the question - "Which country counts as the country you are entering Switzerland from?" https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/sem/aktuell/faq-einreiseverweigerung.html#-1871257744
The country you are entering from is generally the country from which you have just arrived. If travelling by air on a direct flight, you enter Switzerland from the country in which the aircraft took off.
If you fly via one or more transit airports – without leaving the international transit area – you enter Switzerland from the country in which the aircraft originally took off, not from the transit country or countries.
This means that if you begin your journey in a high-risk country and travel in transit via an airport in a non-high-risk country, you are travelling from a high-risk country.
Conversely, if you begin your journey in a non-high-risk country and travel in transit via an airport in a high-risk country, you are travelling from a non-high-risk country – provided you do not leave the airport’s international transit area.
In both scenarios, it does not matter how long you spend in the airport’s international transit area.
Thoughts? I debated calling the Swiss consulate to ask. But I figure they might have bigger issues to address.