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Advice for airlines

Individual travel advice for the destination

Individual travel advice for the destination

Which regulations apply in another country? Depending on the passengers route, nationality and vaccination status, different regulations apply for travel under current Covid-19 conditions. Take advantage of our practical tool to get up-to-date information on travel conditions and required documents. Simply select the trip details and other parameters to get a personalized summary.

Further information on the comprehensively differentiated travel and security advisories or travel warnings for individual countries can be found at the Federal Foreign Office and the Robert Koch Institute.

In general, all passengers (whether returning from a risk area or non-risk area) who wish to enter Germany by air, need to be tested and show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before departure (vaccinated and recovered persons are only affected by this testing requirement if they have been in a virus variant area within the last ten days, in all other cases proof of vaccination or proof of recovery is sufficient). The airline is not allowed to carry passengers without a negative Covid-19 test. Children under 12 years years are exempted from the testing requirement. Further information can be found here.

Transport companies are obliged to inform travelers about the valid entry regulations and testing obligations of the Federal Republic of Germany.

In addition, the following rules apply for inbound passengers from risk areas

There is still the obligation for passengers to inform the health authority immediately after arriving from risk countries by filling out a DEA. Those travelers have to register online.

  • Procedure Non-Schengen flights from risk areas: the saved or written registration is shown/ handed over to the border authority at immigration by the passenger. The airline is obliged to check a successful registration against ID card or equivalent prior to boarding and provide the substitute registration form for passengers not having registered online. The boarding of a passenger without the proof of a successful registration is not permitted.
  • Procedure Schengen flights from risk areas: the airline is obliged to check a successful registration against ID card or equivalent prior to boarding and provide the substitute registration form for passengers not having registered online. The boarding of a passenger without the proof of a successful registration is not permitted. All written forms (passengers' und crews') have to be handed over to the health authorities (FRA: medical center) by the airline.

If digital registration is not possible, passengers will still have to fill out the substitute registration form. You can find it in Englisch and German as well as the information flyer in various languages here. We recommend to include the new obligation/link for the electronic registration in your booking, pre-flight and check-in information for passengers as well as giving advice to operational crews.

The following quarantine obligations apply to different risk areas:

  • High risk areas: 
    • Returning travelers who have met their test verification requirement by having a negative test result prior to departure, must go straight home or to other suitable accommodations immediately after landing in Frankfurt and quarantine themselves there for 10 days without interruption. They may end the quarantine five days after arriving in Germany by presenting a negative test result. However, they must wait for at least five days after arriving before taking the test (they may briefly interrupt your quarantine to take the test).
    • For travelers who have submitted proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 or proof of recovery through the entry portal, the quarantine will end early.
    • Children under 12 years the quarantine is obliged but ends automatically after 5 days without having a proof of a negative test.
    • The quarantine also ends automatically as soon as the affected area is no longer listed as a risk area.
  • Areas of variant of concern: 
    • In general, all returning travelers must go straight home or to other suitable accommodations immediately after landing in Frankfurt and quarantine yourself there for 14 days without interruption. 
    • If, during the self-isolation period following entry into Germany, an area of variants of concern is downgraded to a high risk area, from the date of entry into force of the new classification, the end of self-isolation is governed by the regulations for high risk areas.

Direct transfer at the airport for the purpose of onward travel by air to another (Schengen) state is not considered entry within the meaning of the Coronavirus Entry Regulation (Einreiseverordnung). Passengers in air traffic who only change planes at Frankfurt Airport do not have to comply with the provisions of the Coronavirus Entry Regulation. In these cases the digital entry registration, requirements for mandatory testing or providing proof of vaccination, quarantine regulations and travel bans from countries affected by coronavirus variants​​​​​​​ do not apply.

 

For Crews the following regulations apply:

  • Entry registration: Crews entering Germany and who have stayed in a high risk area or area of VOC during the last 10 days before entry are exempted from entry registration (This does not apply to crews who have stayed longer than 72 hours in a VOC within the last 10 days and will stay longer than 72 hours in Germany).
  • Testing: Crews are exempted from mandatory  testing (This does not apply to crews who have stayed in an area of VOC during the last 10 days before entry. Crews who have stayed in an area of VOC during the last 10 days before entry must present proof of negative test. A proof of vaccination or a proof of recovery will not be accepted).
  • Quarantine: Crews entering Germany and who have stayed in an international high risk area or an area of VOC during the last 10 days before entry are exempted from mandatory quarantine (This does not apply to crews who have stayed longer than 72 hours in an VOC within the last 10 days and will stay longer than 72 hours in Germany).

Further information on exceptions to the quarantine requirement.

Both terminals are open again: flights are operating from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. 

Other news

Our medical center is offering supplementary medical checkups and tests in "special appointments". You can get a nose and throat swab test for Sars-CoV-2 just in case or get checked for antibodies (there is a charge for both of these services).
To give our medical staff a chance to prepare and appropriately protect themselves, you must make and receive advance confirmation of an appointment via the Internet. As self-paying or without a written declaration for assumption of costs, it is required to pay directly, e.g. with credit card. The current costs can be found on each online booking tool (appointment via the internet). 

Most shops and restaurants at the airport are open again: in Terminal 1 as well as Terminal 2.