Flights from Great Britain, Northern Ireland and South Africa
By decree of the Federal Ministry of Health, persons who have entered the Federal Republic of Germany since December 22, 2020, and who have stayed in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the Republic of South Africa in the last ten days prior to entry are required to present a negative corona test result (PCR test) upon entry. In addition, there is a ban on passenger flights from these countries. The regulation is initially limited until January 20, 2021. Exemption: Persons with the right to reside in Germany and residents have the permission to be transported and entry into Germany (with testing and quarantine obligation) starting 01 January 2021. Transfer passengers have the permission as well. More information can be found here.
Flights from Ireland
Since July 2, 2020, travellers from the following third countries have been allowed to re-enter the European Union: Australia, Georgia, Japan*, New Zealand, South Korea*, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and China*. For all other third countries, in order to prevent the further spread of Covid-19, the existing travel restrictions continue to apply to all non-essential travel to the EU.
Travel to Germany is also possible from third countries not included in the above list if there are important grounds for doing so. More information can be found here.
*For China, Japan and South Korea a lifting of entry restrictions is subject to confirmation of reciprocity.
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. Information regarding the test possibilities for departing passengers at Frankfurt Airport can be found here.
Our tip: Take advantage of our self-service facilities. Check in online in advance, conveniently use a bag drop machine at the airport, and take only one carry-on item. This way you save time and reduce your risk of contagion.