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Before Your Trip

Please note: As part of Germany's new Infection Protection Act, the 3G rule is now in effect for public passenger transportation. This means that all passengers traveling on a domestic German flight must have a negative Covid-19 test, a vaccination certificate or proof of recovery ready.

Individual travel advice for your destination

Individual travel advice for your destination

What should you know before traveling to another country? Depending on your route, nationality, and vaccination status, you may need to meet different requirements during the Covid-19 pandemic. Take advantage of our practical  tool to get up-to-date information on travel conditions and required documents. Simply select your trip details and other parameters to get a personalized summary.

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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.

Please also inform yourself before your trip about the entry regulations for the return to Germany.

Passengers departing from FRA are strongly advised to contact their airline for information on the specific regulations regarding their flight and destination, before traveling to the airport. Please note in particular that in many countries a proof of your current Covid-19 status (vaccinated/recovered/test result) or other corona-related documents (e.g. a digital travel declaration) are required for entry. If you are unable to present this at Frankfurt Airport, it will not be possible to board the flight. Information regarding the test possibilities for departing passengers at Frankfurt Airport can be found here.


Our tips:

  • Check in online in advance
  • Take a minimum of carry-on items and comply with the rules on luggage
  • Be at the airport at least two hours before your flight's departure
  • Do not forget the required documents (e.g. ID document, proof of your current Covid-19 status -vaccinated/recovered/test result- or required documents depending on the country you are flying to) and keep them handy in your carry-on luggage

With these tips you save time and reduce your risk of contagion.

At the Airport

  • Take advantage of our self-service facilities and conveniently use a bag drop machine at the airport
  • Keep the required documents (e.g. ID document, proof of your current Covid-19 status -vaccinated/recovered/test result- or required documents depending on the country you are flying to) handy at all times, as these are checked at various processes (e.g. check-in or controls).
  • After check-in, proceed immediately to the security check
  • Observe the distances within the queuing

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We want you and your fellow travelers to depart from Frankfurt Airport safely and without worrying. To ensure this, we have implemented a wide range of hygiene measures. They are presented in the following. Stay healthy!

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Mask obligation

It’s mandatory to wear a face mask or other appropriate face covering at all times inside the terminal facilities, shops, restaurants and airport transportation facilities such as buses and the automated people mover. The only exceptions are children under six and persons who are unable because of physical impairments or health issues. The consumption of food and beverages in the terminal is basically possible.

Please note that since January 23, 2021 only medical masks (so-called surgical masks or masks with the identifier KN 95/N95 and FFP 2) are allowed. Simple community masks or scarves will no longer be sufficient. Please bring your own appropriate mask. If you need a replacement, additional masks and disinfectant can be purchased in various shops.

All airport employees who are in direct contact with customers also use appropriate protection. By working together, we can ensure safety and hygiene for everyone.

Hygiene measures

We apply the same social distancing rules as everywhere else and therefore ask you to keep at least 1.5 meters (five feet) away from other people. This also applies to seating and waiting areas. To remind you and generally help protect all travelers, we have installed appropriate green floor markings and signs. All counters are also equipped with plexiglass shields. As far as possible, please avoid paying cash in shops and restaurants. Currently it is unfortunately only possible to order take-away food in our restaurants.

Disinfectant dispensers are available for your use in the terminal areas. We also recommend that you regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. We have also increased the frequency of cleaning at the airport and regularly sanitize all touchable surfaces in our terminals and vehicles.

Testing possibilities

At the airport, there are various test options for returning travelers as well as for departing passengers. All information can be found here. Please note that these testing opportunities at the airport are available exclusively to arriving and departing passengers.

Digital EU-Vaccination Certificates

Starting July 1st, the Digital EU Vaccination Certificate is available in pharmacies at Frankfurt Airport. Click here to find out if you are eligible.

The currently open pharmacies are located at the following places

  • Shopping-Boulevard
  • Terminal 1, Hall B
  • The Squaire

Many shops and restaurants at the airport are open again and looking forward to your visit. Numerous restaurants in the terminals offer indoor catering with seating. Please inform yourself on site in the terminals about the respective catering offer and the accompanying state Corona regulations. Naturally, take away food and drinks bought at many restaurants and shops, are permitted to be consumed in the terminals.

Important notice

To help contain the covid-19 pandemic, in order to enter the restaurants at Frankfurt Airport you are currently required to be either fully vaccinated or recovered and present a recent negative test result. No test is required if you have also received a booster shot. Stores selling essential items and travel products are open to everyone regardless of their vaccination status, but you need proof of vaccination or recovery to enter other shops. Please keep the corresponding documents handy (test results, a vaccination app, booklet or certificate and/or proof of having recovered from covid) and show them if asked to do so.

Health Protection from Safety Stations

Health Protection from Safety Stations

Face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant gel for your trip are now also available from two specially converted vending machines: our "Safety Stations". You'll find them in Terminal 1 in Concourse B and in the passageway between Concourses B and C (near Coffee Fellows and Relay). The Safety Stations accept cash payment in euros, as well as major credit cards and Apple Pay. We wish you a good and safe trip from Frankfurt Airport!

The new service offer makes the travel experience even easier and faster. Biometric facial recognition enables members of the frequent flyer program "Miles & More" to pass through security checks and boarding gates touchless - an important health and hygiene safety measure in times of Covid-19. This applies initially to selected Lufthansa and SWISS flights.

Further information and registration

If your health or general condition suddenly takes a turn for the worse after arriving at Frankfurt Airport, contact our personnel right away to request medical assistance. If necessary, you can head for the emergency outpatient clinic at our medical center for a checkup, test or treatment. Further information can be found here.

Airline passengers who are simply changing flights at an airport in the Federal Republic of Germany must also comply with the obligations to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or testing specified in the Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry Regulations (Coronavirus-Einreiseverordnung).
 

Further information can be found here.

Information for travel returnees

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. Children under 6 years are exempted from the testing requirement. Further information can be found here.

In addition, the following rules apply to travelers returning from risk areas:

You must notify the local health department without delay by submitting a before entry completed arrival form through a entry portal. Carry the form with you at all times, either printed out on paper or stored on an electronic device. If digital registration is not possible, in exceptional cases you must fill in a written substitute registration and hand it in to the carrier or the border authority. Returning travelers from all risk areas need to be able to provide the proof of the negative Covid-19 test no later than 48 hours upon request to the competent authority.

Entry regulations to Germany summarized
  Non-risk area   High risk area Area of variant of concern    
Vaccinated and recovered people Presentation of proof of vaccination/ recovery
 
  • Presentation of proof of vaccination/ recovery
  • Digital Registration on Entry (DEA)
  • Presentation of proof of negative test
  • Digital Registration on Entry (DEA)
   
Non-vaccinated and non-recovered people

Presentation of proof of negative test

 
  • Presentation of proof of negative test
  • Digital Registration on Entry (DEA)
  • Presentation of proof of negative test
  • Digital Registration on Entry (DEA)
   

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 yourself there for 10 days without interruption. You may end the quarantine five days after arriving in Germany by presenting a negative test result. However, you must wait for at least five days after arriving before taking the test (you 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 6 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 (including children under 6 years) 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.

Go here for further information on exceptions to the quarantine requirement. 

Quarantine requirements in Germany summarized
  Non-risk area   High risk area Area of variant of concern    
Vaccinated and recovered people       14 day quarantine    
Non-vaccinated and non-recovered people

 

 
10-day quarantine can be ended early after 5 days with a negative test
14 day quarantine
   

At the airport, there are various test options for returning travelers as well as for departing passengers. All information can be found here. Please note that these testing opportunities at the airport are available exclusively to arriving and departing passengers.

#SafeAtFRA

#SafeAtFRA

With our video you will get an impression of your stay at the airport in current times and see: Flying at FRA is safe!

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