Check travel warnings and bulletins for your destination!
Currently there are (almost) no restrictions on travelers arriving in Germany. The only exception is for passengers arriving from China, who must have an important reason for entering the country (due to that country’s lack of reciprocity). Currently no countries are officially designated as international risk areas harboring Covid-19 “variants of concern”, so no other requirements apply. You can find more detailed information in the German Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry Regulations.
Pack the right way: what you may and may not take
If possible, take only one item of luggage per person and observe the applicable regulations. Rechargeable batteries, power banks, and e-cigarettes (vaping devices) may not be placed in checked luggage. Liquids may only be carried in containers holding no more 100 ml each (up to a total of no more than one liter) in your carry-on luggage.
Check in early to reduce stress
To ensure that the travelling day is as relaxed as possible, we recommend to take advantage of online or evening-before check-in. Please make sure to arrive at the airport with time to spare and be at the terminal approx. 2 hours before departure. In the busy days before Christmas, especially from 21-23 December 2022, we recommend an arrival time at the airport of at least 2.5 hours before departure.
Make plans for traveling to the airport and any required reservations well in advance
The parking facilities around Terminals 1 and 2 are subject to heavy demand during the German school holidays. It’s therefore advisable to book spaces online well in advance. Alternatively, you can conveniently get to the airport using public transportation. When dropping off or picking up passengers you can use either the short-time parking spaces (for up to 10 minutes) or a parking facility (costing only one euro for up to 30 minutes).
Hygiene measures and testing
We ask you to comply with the general rules of hygiene and, wherever possible, to keep a distance of 1.5 meters from other people. Departing and arriving passengers can take advantage of various testing services at the airport.
Check-in, documents and security checkpoint
Please take advantage of the self-service facilities for checking and dropping off luggage. Keep all required documents (passport/ID card, vaccination or recovery certificates, test documents, or specific documents required to enter Germany or another country) handy at all times, since you will be required to show them at various points of the process. After completing check-in and/or dropping off your baggage, please immediately proceed to the security checkpoint.
Everything you need at the airport: shops and restaurants
Most of the shops and restaurants at the airport are now open again during their normal operating hours, and their staff are looking forward to your visit. Besides the on-site facilities at the airport, you can take advantage of recurring special offers and services such as click & collect and home delivery in our online shop.
Support at the airport: Travel services and medical care
Our Medical Center is open 24 hours a day to provide first aid and medical services. You can also purchase medications, facemasks and much more in the pharmacies at Frankfurt Airport.
If you have any further questions, please contact our service staff in the terminals.
Current immigration rules for returning, transfer and transit passengers
Currently there are (almost) no restrictions on travelers arriving in Germany. The only exception is for passengers arriving from China, who must have an important reason for entering the country (due to that country’s lack of reciprocity). Currently no countries are officially designated as international risk areas harboring Covid-19 “variants of concern”, so no other requirements apply.
Information on baggage pickup
Please keep in mind that luggage may take a while to appear at the baggage claims. This can affect your plans for onward travel, heading home, train connections, and arrangements for being picked up. When the drive-by lanes at the terminals are jammed, those coming to pick up arriving passengers can park in the terminal parking facilities for 30 minutes for only one euro.
Optimally connected: departure and onward journey
It takes just a few minutes for you to walk to the regional and long-distance train stations to catch trains to destinations in the surrounding Rhine-Main region and the rest of Germany and Europe. There are also numerous bus connections, rental cars, car sharing services, and taxis available right at the airport. You can also take advantage of facilities for charging or filling up your vehicle with electricity, gasoline, or LPG in the immediate vicinity.