Information about the coronavirus / Covid-19

Information for travellers*

The German government and the Foreign Office currently advise against unnecessary travel abroad. Some countries have imposed entry bans or special controls on certain categories of persons or flights from certain regions. In some cases this also affects travellers from Germany. Travellers should therefore obtain information from the embassy or consulate of their country of destination in Germany before starting their journey, as well as travel and security information and, if necessary, sign up for the crisis prevention list.

Entering the country at Munich Airport

Passengers (including crew members) arriving in Germany by plane or ship from China (including Hong Kong and Macao self-governing zones), Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea must provide information on flight/journey and personal availability for the next 30 days after arrival by means of Passenger Locator Cards (PLC) before leaving the plane.

Regulations for non-EU citizens

By order of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior and proposal of the European Commission, there are temporary entry restrictions for non-EU nationals for expected 30 days. German nationals and their family members are not affected by this regulation. Nationals of EU states as well as their family members and nationals from Great Britain, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland as well as their family members are permitted to enter the country for the purpose of transit to their home country.

Regulations for EU citizens

The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community has extended the temporary border controls to intra-European air and sea traffic in order to further reduce the risk of infection by the corona virus. With immediate effect, internal border controls will also be applied to flights arriving in Germany from Italy, Spain, Austria, France, Luxembourg, Denmark and Switzerland. This leads to a change in the routing of arriving passengers in the terminals. Passengers coming from an EU country may still land at a German airport if they are travelling from there to their home country.

Travel despite coronavirus pandemic

Travellers who wish to take a flight despite the general situation are asked to check the status of their flight with the airline or travel company before arriving at the airport.

Contact

The Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) has set up a hotline for questions: +49 9131 6808 5101. The task force can also be reached by e-mail coronavirus@lgl.bayern.de.

Infosheet about Coronavirus



Q&A about the current corona virus situation

*Note: All information is subject to reservation and without guarantee. Current and detailed information can be obtained from the official authorities/agencies.

Current information about the coronavirus*

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019 ). This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. 

Please note:

  • Shops and restaurants at Munich Airport are subject to the general ruling of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care. This decree prohibits the opening of retail stores of any kind from 18. until 30.03.2020. 
  • The gastronomy businesses are open daily from 6:00 to 15:00. Excluded from this regulation are the food trade, beverage markets, banks, pharmacies, drugstores and petrol stations.


Triggered symptoms of the coronavirus

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Respiratory problems and shortness of breath
  • Severe diseases progress as pneumonia, lung or kidney failure


    How can I protect myself from an infection?


    The usual hygiene recommendations in the presence of infectious respiratory diseases, such as influenza, can also protect against infection with the coronavirus.

  • Keep your distance and avoid close contact with persons suffering from a respiratory infection.

  • When sneezing and coughing, cover mouth and nose with the crook of your arm.

  • Frequent hand washing

Information video: What you should know about the Corona virus (Corona Virus Disease 2019)



Q&A about the current corona virus situation

*Note: All information is subject to reservation and without guarantee. Current and detailed information can be obtained from the official authorities/agencies.

Current situation at Munich Airport*

The spread of the corona pandemic is also causing considerable restrictions for Munich Airport. As a result, many airlines have imposed travel restrictions worldwide and cancelled flights.

Some facts about the current situation:

  • Shops and restaurants at Munich Airport are subject to the general ruling issued by the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care. This decree prohibits the opening of retail outlets of any kind from 18.3.2020 until presumably 3.4.2020
  • Excluded from this regulation are food retailers, beverage markets, banks, pharmacies, drugstores and gas stations.
  • Catering for passengers at Munich Airport is provided in accordance with the general ruling issued by the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care. Find here currently open restaurants, bars and cafés and their opening hours.
  • In view of the current spread of the coronavirus, the Visitors Park, with all its facilities, will remain closed until April 19, 2020. 
  • In addition, the Kinderland in the München Airport Center (MAC) will also remain closed until the end of the Bavarian Easter holidays.

Changes in passenger processes

Munich Airport is responding to the substantial decline in traffic by pooling resources for passenger handling in both terminals.

  • To make the most efficient use of the infrastructure in Terminal 1, all passenger and carry-on baggage checks in this terminal building are now carried out in Departure Area C. Passengers in Terminal 1 first check in with their respective airline in departure areas B to D. All passengers then proceed to their gate via the security checkpoint in Module C. All check-in processes in Module A have been temporarily suspended.
  • In addition the satellite building belonging to Terminal 2 (Gates J, K and L) will no longer be used for passenger traffic until further notice. All departures and arrivals planned here will then be handled via Terminal 2 (Gates G and H).

Important information can be also found on our Twitter channel twitter.com/muc_airport.

Q&A about the current corona virus situation*

  • General information

    Can I take someone to the airport or, for example, pick up relatives or flatmates who are coming from vacation?

    A person living with you in your household may take you to or from the airport by car. Other people who do not live with you in your household should not be brought or picked up unless the person needs assistance.

    How is the current situation at the airport?

    You can find current information about the coronavirus and health tips for your trip on our website: www.munich-airport.com/coronavirus.

    Will Munich Airport close?

    At this stage, there are no indications of a closure of the airport.

    Will parts of the airport be closed?

    Munich Airport is responding to the substantial drop in traffic resulting from the worldwide travel restrictions imposed to contain the corona virus. Resources for passenger handling are being pooled in both terminals. To make the most efficient use of the infrastructure in Terminal 1, all passenger and carry-on baggage checks in this terminal building are now carried out in Departure Area C.

    Passengers in Terminal 1 first check in as usual with their respective airline in departure areas A to D. All passengers will then proceed to their gate via the security checkpoint in Area C. Since Monday, 23 March, all handling processes in module A have been discontinued and transferred to areas B, C and D. All arrivals that had previously taken place in area A were also transferred to other areas in Terminal 1.

    Since Tuesday, 24 March, the satellite building belonging to Terminal 2 (Gates J, K and L) is no longer used for passenger traffic until further notice. All scheduled departures and arrivals will then be handled via Terminal 2 (Gates G and H). Operation of the passenger transport system between Terminal 2 and the satellite building will be temporarily suspended.

  • Measures at Munich Airport

    How do you protect your employees?

    The health of employees, passengers and visitors is a top priority for Munich Airport. On the intranet, employees can find all the important facts and background information they need to know about the correct course of action regarding coronavirus.

    How is it ensured in the terminal that passengers maintain the necessary distances?

    In the terminals, passengers are encouraged by the airport in many ways to keep their distance from each other. Appropriate floor markings and barrier tapes have been and are being installed at the information stands, check-in counters and security checkpoints for this purpose. Regular announcements in German and English, as well as information posters, will inform passengers about the rules of distance to reduce the risk of infection. Care is also taken when dispatching resources such as gates or baggage belts to equalize the various passenger flows in order to distribute passengers over as much space as possible. 

    How to deal with flights from Asia, especially China, or other risk areas?

    Travellers from risk areas must fill in Passenger Locator Cards (PLC) with their contact details in-flight so that they can be contacted if necessary. This information is sent to the health authorities. Please contact your airline directly if you have further questions.

    By order of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior and proposal of the European Commission, there are temporary entry restrictions for non-EU nationals for expected 30 days. German nationals and their family members are not affected by this regulation. Nationals of EU states as well as their family members and nationals from Great Britain, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland as well as their family members are permitted to enter the country for the purpose of transit to their home country.

    I've read that an employee at Security tested positive for Corona. Was I possibly checked by the colleague?

    Yes a security employer was tested positiv. According to our experts from the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL), infection during security checks is extremely unlikely. Security checks are carried out at Munich Airport on behalf of and under the supervision of the government of Upper Bavaria and are carried out by staff of Sicherheitsgesellschaft am Flughafen München mbH (SGM), a state-owned company. For further questions please contact info@sgm.de directly.

    Is feaver measured at Munich Airport?

    Flughafen München GmbH as the operator of Munich Airport does not carry out any fever measurements. At Munich Airport, The Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) is responsible for infection control measures. No fever measurements have been initiated from the LGL so far.

    Is Munich Airport also affected by the closure of restaurants?

    Catering for passengers at Munich Airport is provided in accordance with the general ruling issued by the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care. However, reduced opening hours apply.

    Who decides on measures at Munich Airport?

    Flughafen München GmbH is in close and constant contact with the responsible health authorities. The Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) decides on measures at the airport, whose requirements are implemented by the airport. The LGL maintains the Infectiology Task Force at the airport, which is operational around the clock.

    Why do you squeeze 100 people into a bus and not transport passengers as far apart as possible?

    At Munich Airport, as many aircrafts as possible are being handled at parking positions close to the building to allow boarding and deboarding via passenger bridges and to keep bus transfers to a minimum. 

    If bus transfers cannot be avoided, additional buses can be used depending on availability to ensure greater distances between passengers

    Thus, the articulated buses, which can carry up to 100 passengers, are to be loaded with a maximum of 40 passengers. Smaller buses, which are designed to carry up to 50 passengers, will carry a maximum of 20 passengers. 

    Why do you still let in planes from Italy or risk areas?

    Munich Airport has a duty to operate for all airlines and must therefore also handle all coordinated flights - so Munich Airport cannot decide on handling itself. A ban on flights to and from Germany, and thus also Munich, can only be imposed by the responsible authorities.

    Why does Munich Airport not put up disinfectant dispensers?

    The LGL task force advices that regular, thorough hand washing is the most effective measure for protection against infectious diseases. The Robert Koch Institute shares this opinion. At Munich Airport, the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) is responsible for infection control measures. So far the LGL sees no reason to recommend such measures.

  • Restaurants, shops and services

    Is Munich Airport also affected by the closure of non-essential business?

    Shops and restaurants at Munich Airport are subject to the general ruling of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care. This decree prohibits the opening of retail stores of any kind from 18.3.2020 until presumably 3.4.2020. Excluded from this regulation are food retailers, beverage markets, banks, pharmacies, drugstores and gas stations.

    Note for parking customers

    Our "Customer Service Center Parking" is available to park customers for questions or problems with parking space bookings (see also booking confirmation), either by e-mail to info.parken@munich-airport.de or by telephone on 089 - 975 222 . Due to the currently very high volume of cancellation and rebooking requests for parking spaces in our car parks in connection with COVID-19, e-mail processing takes longer than usual. We ask for your understanding.

    Further Q&A on the subject of cancellation

    Will there still be visitors tours? Is the Visitors Park open? Is there childcare in the Kinderland?

    Due to the current spread of the coronavirus, Munich Airport closes its visitor center with the permanent exhibition on aviation topics from March 14 to April 19, 2020. During this time, all visitor tours at the airport are suspended. It is also not possible to visit the historic aircrafts in the Visitors Park during this period. In addition, the Kinderland in the München Airport Center (MAC) is also closed until the end of the Bavarian Easter holidays.

    Further information is available at: www.munich-airport.com/visitorspark

  • Situation at Munich Airport

    Is there a declining of passengers / flight movements at Munich Airport?

    Munich Airport is experiencing a considerable decline in traffic. No statement can be made at present about medium- and long-term passenger growth because the situation is developing very dynamically.

    What is the meaning of the Bavarian-wide temporary widespread restrictions on personal movement on the occasion of the coronavirus pandemic?

    To contain the coronavirus, the Bavarian government has announced far-reaching exit restrictions for the entire state. For example, from Saturday, March 21st, 2020, leaving one's own home will only be allowed if there are good reasons. These include, among other things, the way to work, necessary shopping, visits to doctors and pharmacies, help for others, visits from life partners, but also sports and exercise in the fresh air - but only alone or with the people you live with. For the next 14 days there will initially only be "to go, drive-in and deliveries. Further information (Website BR).

  • Travel information

    Are there travel regulations at moment at Munich Airport for EU-citizens?

    The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community has extended the temporary border controls to intra-European air and sea traffic in order to further reduce the risk of infection by the corona virus. With immediate effect, internal border controls will also be applied to flights arriving in Germany from Italy, Spain, Austria, France, Luxembourg, Denmark and Switzerland. This leads to a change in the routing of arriving passengers in the terminals. Passengers coming from an EU country may still land at a German airport if they are travelling from there to their home country.

    Further information

    Can I enter as a Non-EU-citizen during this exceptionel situation because of coronavirus?

    By order of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior and proposal of the European Commission, there are temporary entry restrictions for non-EU nationals for expected 30 days. German nationals and their family members are not affected by this regulation. Nationals of EU states as well as their family members and nationals from Great Britain, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland as well as their family members are permitted to enter the country for the purpose of transit to their home country.

    Which flights currently still take place?

    With regard to flight cancellations to individual destinations, the situation is currently developing very dynamically. Please contact the respective airline. According to Lufthansa, there are currently no Lufthansa flights from Munich to the USA.

    Will my flight take place?

    Please contact your airline regarding your flight status.


*Note: All information is subject to reservation and without guarantee. Current and detailed information can be obtained from the official authorities/agencies.