From 19 April 2021, UAE and USA are off Switzerland’s risk list of countries which means that all travelers who are visiting from these countries do not require to be quarantined upon arrival in Switzerland.


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The list of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection is updated on a regular basis. The latest list was published on 16 April. Anyone arriving in Switzerland from one of these countries or areas must, among other things, go into quarantine.

Jetex customers are now able to choose to fly with a reduced carbon footprint from six key global locations following an agreement with Shell. This demonstrates how general aviation service providers can support the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its commitment to reducing the industry’s carbon emissions by 50% by 2050.

As an award-winning global leader in executive aviation, Jetex is fully aware of its responsibility towards the natural environment and to future generations, and pursues a comprehensive environmental strategy.

In today’s world, private aviation is a vital global catalyst for growth, providing access to markets, supporting jobs and promoting travel recovery. In addition to its many positive economic effects, though, air transport contributes to the production of carbon emissions. In response, Jetex is working with Shell to offer customers an option to offset the carbon emissions of their air travel. Offsets represent an immediate measure that can be deployed at scale by compensating for CO2 emissions.

Every day, more than 200 aircraft fueled by Jetex take to the sky across the world. Being at the forefront of aviation fuel efficiency, Jetex is determined to reduce carbon emissions to continue developing without devaluing the environment. The new tool allows Jetex customers to calculate their flight emissions associated with the use of jet fuel and reduce them by choosing to invest in environment conservation programs. The programs are certified by international organizations such as the Verified Carbon Standard as well as Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Standard, and include protection or redevelopment of natural ecosystems – such as forests, grasslands and wetlands – to lower concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. To recognize customers’ input, Jetex will be issuing certificates acknowledging individual contributions.

Adel Mardini, Founder & CEO of Jetex, commented: “With private aviation growing, we are even more aware that our future has to be sustainable. Solving the complex issue of climate protection requires a multifaceted response, and offsetting emissions on flights is just one step that we are adopting to reduce our environmental impact. By working with Shell, we have carefully chosen environmental programs to ensure they are proven and deliver CO2 emissions reductions as well as benefits to the communities and local biodiversity.”

“We look forward to working with Jetex to help enable their customers to compensate for flight emissions by choosing Shell’s high-quality nature-based carbon offsets,” said Anna Mascolo, President of Global Aviation at Shell. “Until sustainable aviation fuels and technology are developed at scale, carbon offsets will play a key role in helping the aviation sector achieve net-zero emissions.”

The new service is initially offered at Dubai, Paris, Singapore, Dublin, Dusseldorf and Salalah airports, with more locations being added as more of our customers want to lead the way to fly with reduced carbon footprint.

With energy and resource conservation being at the heart of its operations, Jetex is always looking to deliver the best value to its customers globally while helping them to reduce their carbon footprint. The new carbon offset program will provide a sound foundation for further globally orchestrated and genuinely effective environmental protection measures within the private aviation sector.


For further information, please contact Jetex Fuel at

As of 26 January 2021, all travelers, including US citizens arriving into the United States from a foreign country will be required to get tested no more than three days prior to their flight departure and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the carrier before boarding the flight. 


Anyone who is currently abroad or has plans to go abroad and return on/after 26 January 2021 as well as international travelers who are due to enter the United States must comply with the newly implemented regulations. 


Air carriers will be responsible for verifying the required documentation. If any passengers decide not to test or provide test results, “the airline must deny boarding”, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


It is also advised by the CDC to get tested again three to five days after arriving into the U.S. and quarantining at the address in which travelers are staying for seven days post-travel.

From 1 January 2021, UK and EU operators are treated as third country operators in each other’s airspace. UK and EU carriers traffic rights are now defined by reference to the Agreement and those rights are fundamentally different to the single European airspace which the UK previously benefitted from. Under the Agreement, UK and EU air carriers will continue to enjoy flyover rights and operating rights on routes between the UK and the EU (third and fourth freedom rights).

Neither UK nor EU carriers will be able to operate intra-EU or intra-UK cabotage routes respectively.

UK and EU carriers are not automatically entitled to operate routes which have an intermediary stop in the EU or UK respectively, where passengers/cargo are loaded/offloaded before continuing to a third-country destination (fifth freedom rights). However, the Agreement does permit the UK and individual EU Member States to negotiate bilateral agreements for fifth-freedom all-cargo flights (discussed further below).

EU operators flying from the EU to the UK

The new trade agreement which came into effect on 31 Dec 2020, requires a Foreign Carrier Permit for all non-UK operators intending to operate commercial flights to, from or within the United Kingdom.

The UK Foreign Carrier Permits will not be required for:

  • Private flights
  • Overflying the United Kingdom
  • State flights with Head of States, Ministers, Government officials on board
  • Military flights operated by military aircraft
  • Positioning, ferry or delivery flights
  • Maintenance flights
  • Test Flights

UK Operators flying from the UK to the EU

UK commercial operators will be treated as all other non-European operators when conducting flights to/from or within Europe. If a UK operator has not reached an agreement with the Civil Aviation Authority of each EU state, they will have to apply for a commercial permit for every trip.

The following categories of the UK operators are exempted:

  • Private flights
  • Overflying the EU
  • State flights with Head of States, Ministers, Government officials on board
  • Military flights operated by military aircrafts
  • Positioning, ferry or delivery flights
  • Maintenance flights

For further details and planning your flights between the United Kingdom and European Union, please contact Jetex.

Jetex France:


Tel:  +33174372567

The COVID-19 outbreak has shaken the world and is continuously spreading with little signs of slowing down. Vaccination may be the only effective and economical option to slow down the virus and end the pandemic. As such many pharmaceutical companies and research organisations are striving towards achieving a viable vaccine. There are currently several vaccines in phase three clinical trials and two that have been approved for full use. Now with a vaccine in sight, thoughts are now turning to how it will be distributed.

Delivering billions of doses of a vaccine that must be transported and stored in a deep-frozen state to the entire world efficiently will involve hugely complex logistical challenges across the supply chain. Air cargo plays a key role in the distribution of vaccines in normal times through well-established global time- and temperature-sensitive distribution systems.

With the global route network reduced dramatically from the pre-COVID 22,000 city pairs, governments need to re-establish air connectivity to ensure adequate capacity is available for vaccine distribution. Just providing a single dose to 7.8 billion people would fill 8,000 Boeing 747 cargo aircraft.

Jetex Cargo Flight Charter Service can facilitate the safe transport and careful handling of sensitive cargo, including the COVID-19 vaccine. Our knowledgeable team will find the right aircraft for your requirements, considering the volume and intended destination.

Jetex can bring COVID-19 vaccine cargo anywhere with our comprehensive cargo charter services:

  • Trip planning, coordination and cost estimation
  • Clearances, permits and handling services
  • On-the-ground support, including security and personnel
  • Global coverage including remote locations
  • Flight monitoring and tracking
  • Customer Service Team on standby

Our cargo flight charter services have benefited numerous industries over the years, including automotive, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, medical, and humanitarian organizations. Leveraging our global network and comprehensive cargo charter solutions, our clients streamline the transportation of goods and equipment while generating savings in cost, time, and manpower.

Enjoy the Jetex Power of Access

With years of experience in transporting cargo and Jetex has the capacity and infrastructure to facilitate efficient vaccine transportation worldwide. Its experts in operations centers in Beijing, Dubai and Miami monitor international travel regulations and ensure the most optimal solutions at all times. Contact our team at or +971 4 212 4000 for medical, evacuation and cargo flight support.

Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix 2018

The Formula 1 race is quickly accelerating towards the UAE’s capital for the highest class, single-seater auto race in the world. Who will be the ultimate racing champion? Will Lewis Hamilton be able to score a third consecutive Abu Dhabi triumph?

The 2020 Formula One Championship wraps up at the beginning of December this year at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix marks the last finish line to be crossed in the series of seventeen global, speedy races.

Formula 1, The UAE’s Loudest Sporting Event

The Yas Marina Circuit track is patiently waiting. Twenty-one racers and their cars are waiting to hit the pedal and whizz past their audiences on that glorious race day.

The circuit is on Yas Island which is on the outskirts of the capital city, which is just over a half hour drive away. This race will be the venue’s ninth consecutive Formula One event. Motorsports fans from all around the world will get the opportunity to take in the spectacular sight and revs of twenty cars accelerating past them as the twenty drivers rush to complete 55 laps around the 5.554 KM track.

The race course designer is a renowned German Engineer, Herman Tike. Drivers can expect to test their skills as they shoot past the 21 challenging corners and pass through Yas Marina Island, desert dunes, then through the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel grounds.

This Grand Prix takes place as the sun sets over the race course, the perfect time to avoid the desert sun’s heat. So, not only do fans get to watch their favorite drivers own the circuit, but they also get to see this momentous event take place as the sky turns from orange to purple with a hint of yellow, before turning to the night sky with headlights lighting the track.

Will Britain’s Lewis Hamilton take home the win again this year, or will he make way for a new driver to take the title of champion? Find out more about the drivers and their tallied points on the official Formula One website.

Formula 1, Jetex Can Take You There

Why go through the crowds of people when the Jetex team can take you there? Fly to our VIP Terminal’s home base Al Maktoum International Airport [IATA: DWC, ICAO: OMDW] and skip all the crowds, while our dedicated and experienced trip team handle all your needs, from the permits, visas, ground handling, all the way to the fueling. You name it and we’ll arrange it– with an exceptional concierge service.

Jetex VIP Terminal, Dubai

Heading over to the UAE for an event that is sure to be surreal, awe-inspiring, and chair grippingly wondrous? Why not come through our flagship VIP Terminal in Dubai? Watch your bags head to the aircraft as you play a game of pool, watch a Netflix series, or get some work done on the Apple laptops.

Are you ready to hop on a private jet to watch the drivers race their way to the finish line?

Whether you have a jet or need a jet, our team can take care of all of your needs. For more than a decade, Jetex has supported and planned several flights to events just like the Formula 1. Be it permits, flight plans, fuel, or flight support, Jetex will take care of it all while you take in the beauty of the desert, the speeding cars, and watch brilliant performances.

Contact Jetex Trip Support on

Need more than just the flight? Our Premier Experience team can handle your stay in the land of the sun, sand, and sea. Are you interested in a safari, an after-party, or a new adventure? Just let this dedicated team know what you want, and enjoy your trip. This team can arrange your hotel stay, organize a luxury villa for your trip, or arrange for you to camp in the mystical desert – we can provide you with anything and everything you need to experience the UAE.

Contact Jetex Experience Team on or call +971 4 212 4000

Starting from 14 November 2020, travelers arriving into the United Kingdom from the United Arab Emirates will no longer have to quarantine for two weeks. 


The UAE is amongst eight countries added to the UK’s quarantine-free corridor list, along with Bahrain, Chile, Iceland, Cambodia, Laos, Qatar and Turks.


This means that anyone who is entering into the UK from these countries will be exempt from having to quarantine for two weeks, which was mandatory until now. 


Jetex specialists remain available 24/7 to ensure your global connectivity, wherever your travels take you.  Jetex has designed the safest travel experience and adapted its services at its private terminals and onboard aircraft to ensure passengers enjoy the most safe and seamless trip. 


For more information, contact:

Costa Rica

Starting from 1 November 2020, all U.S. travelers are allowed to enter Costa Rica without proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, something the destination had been requiring of visitors after transitioning from a mandatory travel quarantine.


Travelers to Costa Rica will only need to fill out a health form and provide proof of health insurance. Upon arrival, travelers could also be subject to temperature checks.


In Costa Rica, travelers must wear masks at the airport and comply with local health regulations, including practicing physical distancing. As of August 31, hotels in Costa Rica are allowed to operate at full capacity, with the exception of public areas, which will be required to limit capacity to 50%.


Jetex Miami Operations Center is available 24/7 and manages all of the operations in North and Latin America. It can provide all travel services, including: trip planning, ground handling, visa applications, entry and landing permits and fuel arrangements. If you are planning to fly to Costa Rica, please contact Jetex at:

+1 305 306 4000

Singapore Travel Bubble

Travelers from Singapore will be the first to land in Hong Kong since all nonresidents were banned from the country in March. That’s after Singapore announced this month it would create the world’s first “travel bubble” with Hong Kong, after ministers from both governments announced a preliminary agreement this week.

Under this agreement, residents from either city will soon be able to travel to the other without having to quarantine, so long as they test negative for Covid-19.


The Beginning of a Trend

This begins a strategy to open travel among countries that have the corona virus under control. Singapore is also lifting restrictions on visitors from Brunei, Vietnam, New Zealand and Australia, except for the state of Victoria, where cases are still high. Before the pandemic, these countries represented almost half of Singapore’s passenger traffic. So, this is welcomed news for Singapore’s travel-dependent industries.

Before these agreements, only business travelers had been able to take advantage of business corridors that were off-limits to the casual traveler. Once it’s in place, those who need to visit family, friends, or who just need some adventure, can board a plane bound for one of the other cities in Singapore’s expanding quarantine-free bubble.

In fact, we expect more of these agreements in the coming months as cities and countries carefully open travel to other low-risk locales. It’s a move toward normalcy, while also keeping new case numbers in check.

Essentially, countries considered safe can be treated as one single quarantine area. People within this area need not apply for permission but may be tested upon arrival as a precaution.

Testing Replaces Quarantine

Details of the of the Singapore-Hong Kong Bubble and other Singapore Travel Bubbles will be fleshed out in the coming weeks, but we do know that testing plays a central role. Travelers must prove they have been in their origin cities for 14 days before departure and will need to take Covid-19 tests that are recognized by both countries. The cost of the tests and who bears that burden haven’t yet been disclosed.

Travel bubbles have been difficult to establish because the virus keeps flaring in communities where it had once been under control and because a 14-day quarantine requirement proved too disruptive for most travelers.

A survey of travelers by the IATA in June found that 83% were unwilling to travel if it meant a 14-day quarantine. This deal between Singapore and Hong Kong has eliminated that requirement.

To find out more about traveling to Singapore, or from Singapore, or anywhere in the world, your best source of information is your Jetex Travel Team.

For those traveling by private jet, Singapore’s Seletar (WSSL) airport now has the new Jetex FBO to welcome you. With a runway of 6,024 feet (ft.) (1,836 meters [m]) and a new terminal building, the Jetex Seletar FBO has become a more viable option for larger GA aircraft. Another option for flying into Singapore is Changi International (WSSS).  Here’s what you need to know before flying into Singapore.

First, you can find the latest travel restrictions for Singapore here:

Read more which consists of
1. Arrival Guide
2. Departure Guide
3. Services & Amenities
4. Flight Information

Noise Considerations

Stage 2 aircraft are not permitted to operate to Singapore. In order to operate to Seletar (WSSL) or Changi International (WSSS), you need a noise certificate that states that the aircraft meets noise standards of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 16, Volume 1, Chapter 3 – or the equivalent. When flying above populated areas surrounding the airports, aircraft must not go lower than 1,500 feet above ground level. Air Traffic Control (ATC) will guide aircraft, and, if instructions are not followed, you’ll need to provide an explanation to ATC.

Operating Considerations & Procedures

There are certain arrival and departure procedures in effect for WSSL. Operators should have a copy of these PDF instructions on hand when they arrive: Seletar aerodrome joining procedure (IFR flights) from JB and KK – runway 03 and Seletar aerodrome joining procedure (IFR flights) from JB and KK – runway 21. Additional arrival/departure procedures required for WSSL can be obtained at the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore website. In addition, all aircraft operating within Singapore FIR must have a Standard Certificate of Airworthiness. A Singapore Permit-to-Fly will be required if that is not the case.

Permits Requirements

While landing permits are not required for private non-revenue operations, they are necessary for charter (non-scheduled commercial) flights. Not only that, charter landing permit requirements have recently changed, and the process to get one is longer. Plan on at least 14 business days’ lead time to secure a first-time charter permit for Singapore. Note that, overfly permits are not required when overflying Singapore’s FIR. Though Singapore FIR covers neighboring countries, so refer to the respective AIPs for their overfly requirements.

Visa requirements

Operating crew do not require visas and can enter the country on gendecs. However, visas are required for certain passenger/crew nationalities and must be obtained prior to arrival. Your ground handler can assist with that ( Ground handlers require approximately one week to process visa requests. For many nationalities – including U.S., Canada, and European Union – no visa is required, and a “social visit pass” will be issued on arrival. To obtain a social visit pass – usually valid for 30 days – passports must have at least six months’ validity, you must have sufficient funds for your intended period of stay, and you must have an onward airline ticket if you’re not leaving aboard the arriving aircraft.

Yellow fever vaccination may be required

A valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travelers over the age of one who, within the preceding six days, have passed through any country endemic for yellow fever. International Certificates for yellow fever vaccination are considered valid 10 days after vaccination and for a period of 10 years thereafter. (

Fueling considerations

Normal fueling hours at WSSL are Monday-Friday, 0730-2200 local, and weekends/holidays, 0830-1730 local. Fuel uplifts can be arranged outside of regular hours; however, at least two four hours’ notice is needed to set up overtime activate refueller. There are charges to pay for after-hours fueling. Fuel truck callouts costs a minimum of 240 Singaporean dollars (SGD) per call for four hours when prior notification has been given. There are also overtime charges at approximately 60 80 SGD per hour which is applicable to aircraft refueling during normal hours but the uplift is completed beyond operating hours or the uplift is scheduled after normal operating hours. Be aware that there may also be overtime charges to have your ground handler available outside of normal hours.


Procedure for arriving flights

For arrival in Singapore, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore has implemented electronic arrival card ( and an Advance Passenger Screening program. It is necessary for all operators to provide advance and accurate full passport detail (consists of Full Name, Passport Number, Date of Birth, Issue & Expiry) of all passengers / crew members to ensure a seamless CIQ clearance.
In the ICAO section of your flight plan, the name of the pilot in command should always be included. There are, however, no repercussions if an operator forgets to insert crew names into the flight plan

CIQ protocol

Upon arrival passengers and crew members will be escorted to the terminal building Business Aviation Centre where luggage will be screened and Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ)-processed. Note that you aren’t permitted to bring gum except for approved (by Singaporean authorities) oral dental or medicated gum. Also, no tobacco is permitted into the county except for an open packet of cigarettes and when crew and passengers declare and pay taxes on the tobacco product they bring into the country. It’s important to note that if any crew or passengers intend to carry more than 20,000 SGD into or out of the country, they are required to make a report on the Physical Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments Report (Traveler) form. There are other restrictions imposed by customs. It is best that you check the Singapore customs website prior to your arrival.

Airport security, in-flight catering, and local transport

Airport security at WSSL is good with 5 3-meter-high perimeter fencing, CCTV, controlled airside access and 24-hour patrols conducted by airport police. Private vehicles are not permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at airside or ramp area. While there’s no in-flight caterer at WSSL, your ground handler can arrange to have catering brought in from WSSS. Alternatively, you may consider sourcing catering from a local hotel/restaurant. There are usually no issues in bringing catering through airport security screening. For information on catering options, you can contact Air Culinaire Worldwide.

It’s best to arrange local transport via your ground handler – either prepaid transport (car with driver) or public taxi. You can get a free quote for ground transportation through Universal-Drivania Chauffeurs.
Seletar vs. Changi Intl

Both WSSL and WSSS are 24-hour airports of entry with full aircraft services and support available. However, from 1st January 2019, WSSL will be implementing Noise Abatement procedures from 1400 to 2300 UTC. WSSL is primarily a GA airfield and is now a level 2 schedule facilitated airport. Parking is becoming limited but manageable with hangar and compact parking options. The Airport has a new terminal with its own dedicated Business Aviation center shared by all ground handlers. Delays in clearing customs and immigration may be expected as the center can only accommodate 1 movement at a time.

WSSS is a 24 hours slots-oriented airport of entry with full aircraft services and support available. Submission of slots application must be done at least 7 days prior to ETA, subject to availability. The authority encouraged aircraft operator to do a turn-around due to airport congestion & parking constraint. Maximum duration allowed is 48 hours, due to this you may not get exactly the slots you request. WSSS is seeing a growth in commercial traffic and slots for Business Aviation is very challenging.

UPDATE: Changi Singapore (WSSS) Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore has suspended operation of all variants of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. As a result, effective immediately, Changi Singapore Airport (WSSS) will not be facilitating any general aviation/business aviation layovers until further notice.

Only quick turnaround operations between 0200-1000z (LT1000–1800) will be facilitated subjected to runway/bay availability. Read more about the impact of the 737 MAX gounding here.

For WSSS you may only request airport slots seven days in advance of operation and, due to airport congestion, may not get exactly the slots you request. WSSS is seeing a growth in commercial traffic and slots for Business aviation is very challenging.
WSSL closures

With effect from 1 January 2019, a night curfew has been imposed on all flights except for Medevac and emergency flights between 1400-2300UTC. This measure is intended to significantly reduce disturbance during residents’ rest hours in the neighboring housing estates.
In addition, all operators of non-training flights are strongly advised to schedule both arrivals and departures outside the following periods: (
• 0130 to 0230 UTC / 0930 to 1030 LT;
• 0400 to 0500 UTC / 1200 to 1300 LT;
• 0700 to 0800 UTC / 1500 to 1600 LT;
• 0900 to 1000 UTC / 1700 to 1800 LT.

WSSL procedures

CIQ clearance at WSSL takes place within the terminal building, and processing can be slower especially during peak traffic. There is only 1 counter and X-Ray machine to serve both arrival and departure movements. Priority will be given to departing passengers and crew. Currently, only GA traffic use WSSL, but this will change with the expected introduction of commercial turboprop operations. Aircraft parking is usually not an issue at WSSL, and power-in/power-out parking spots are available for most aircraft types. If you plan to stay more than 24 hours, however, you’ll be towed to a Compact Parking Area, but crew members do not need to be present for aircraft repositioning. Local handlers have tow bars available for most aircraft types. If you’re operating a rare aircraft model, it’s recommended to bring a tow bar with you.
Be sure to double-check operating and runway closure hours when planning a stop at WSSL. The good news is that aircraft parking will not be an issue and WSSL but some taxi and/or runway delays should be expected with the training hour restrictions and commercial turboprop operations.


Finding slots and parking at WSSS can be a challenge. In addition, handling costs there can be 2-3 times more than at WSSL. WSSL remains the best option for business aviation traffic into Singapore. Operators can expect more challenges, however, with the eventual introduction of commercial turboprop operations, airspace disputes between Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, and new night curfew.