The requirement will apply from Saturday, August 15th.
Currently masks are required on board most commercial airliners, however this has been a policy put in place by the airline companies rather than as a requirement of the Swiss government.
Swiss airlines, for instance, put in place a compulsory mask requirement on July 6th.
Now, passengers on all aircraft flying within, taking off from or landing in Switzerland will be required to wear masks – mirroring similar rules on all modes of public transport across the country.
As for face protections on ground level, Geneva Airport has put in place a mask requirement on its premises.
Some cantons, including Geneva, Jura and Vaud have required masks in supermarkets and shops, however this has not been made uniform federally.