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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

Mask obligation

It’s mandatory to wear a medical face mask (so-called surgical masks or masks with the identifier KN 95/N95 and FFP 2) at all times inside the terminal facilities,   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  in the German state of Hesse (including Frankfurt Airport) it is currently  mandatory to wear a medical-grade FFP2 or N95 mask in all retail stores. This also applies to the shops at Frankfurt Airport, including those selling basic products such as food and travel articles.

If you need a replacement or 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.

These infection control measures were awarded the with the quality seal "Safe from Covid-19" by TÜV Hesse, the technical inspection association of the state of Hesse. Frankfurt first received this award, as the first German airport, in 2020. Recertification took place in 2021 and most recently in March 2022. This confirms that Frankfurt Airport continuously adapts the extensive protection and hygiene measures to the challenges of the ongoing Covid19-situation and that traveling from FRA is safe.

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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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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 contain the covid-19 pandemic, in the German state of Hesse (including Frankfurt Airport) it is currently  mandatory to wear a medical-grade FFP2 or N95 mask in all retail stores. This also applies to the shops at Frankfurt Airport, including those selling basic products such as food and travel articles. We would like to ask you to comply with this regulation. The 2G-Plus regulation continues to apply for restaurants.  Here  you can find more detailed information on Hessian corona regulations.

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.

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 6 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 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.

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).

  

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 (Exception when returning from an area of VOC: If a crew member was not able to carry an actual proof of negative covid testing, the crew member must do a PCR test immediately after arrival. It must be repeated after 10 days in case the crew member is still in Germany).
  • 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.

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, so that you can also show it to transportation providers or immigration authorities if asked to do so.  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.

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.  

  

Go  here  for information on exceptions to the quarantine requirement.

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