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.