Canton Zurich

Zurich Airport Transit Zone Detention Facility (Flughafengefängnis Abteilung Strafvollzug)

Status

In use

2021

Type: Transit centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: Canton Zurich, Migrationsamt des Kantons Zürich

Management: Not Available

Detains: Not Available

Reported population Capacity Deaths at facility
28

2021

No Data
No Data
Switzerland

352

Estimated detention capacity (2021)

7

Detained children (2019)

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FACILITY NAMES
Zurich Airport Transit Zone Detention Facility (Flughafengefängnis Abteilung Strafvollzug)
Location

Country: Switzerland

City & Region: Canton Zurich, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 47.4497993729, 8.5648727417

Contact Information
8058 Zürich-Flughafen
Email: flughafengefaengnis@ji.zh.ch

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Transit centre

2011
Center Status

Status In use

2021

Status In use

2020

Status In use

2011

DETAINEES

Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Capacity 106

2021
Reported Single-Day Migration Detainee Population at Facility (day)

Number 28

2021

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Maximum Legal Length of Detention (days)

Maximum Legal Length of Detention (days) 60

2021

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS RATINGS

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2011

STAFF

SEGREGATION

CELLS

At Least Three Square Meters Per Detainee

Yes

2021

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

Hours Outdoor Space Accessible

9

2021
Leisure Equipment

Yes

2021
Activities/Education for Children

Yes

2021
Remunerated Work

Yes

2021
Outdoor Space

Yes

2021

HEALTH CARE

Doctor on Duty (at least once per week)

Yes

2021
Qualified Nurse Present (on daily basis)

Yes

2021
Regular Psychologist Visits (at least once per week)

Yes

2021

MONITORING & ACCESS

Family Access

Yes

2021

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Free Outgoing Local Calls

Yes

2021
Internet Access

Yes (with restrictions)

2021