Travelling in times of the coronavirus pandemic

Flying safely and without worrying from Munich to your destination

#wecare

Munich Airport has taken a number of hygiene measures to ensure that its passengers can travel safely and relaxed in times of the coronavirus pandemic.

The following information are presenting the measures that have been implemented and what travelers and visitors can do themselves to protect their own health.

We care about your health. 

Preparations for your journey

This is what you can do before traveling and on your way to Munich Airport to protect yourself and others from an infection with the coronavirus:

  • Bring your own mouth and nose protection (face mask)
  • Use the Corona-Warn-App for your smartphone
  • Inform yourself in advance about your flight and current travel and safety requirements
  • Use the self-service options and the online check-in
  • Follow the rules of conduct and hygiene


Please only start your journey if you are feeling well.

Arriving at Munich Airport

Travelling by bus or train

Face masks must be worn on public transport and at Munich Airport.

Driving to the airport

All multi-storey car parks and parking spaces at Munich Airport are open. New discounted prices apply for parking until December 31, 2020. More information about parking at the airport

Book your parking space

Your stay at Munich Airport

Shops und Restaurants

Some shops, restaurants and bars at Munich Airport are open again. Please note the changed opening hours.

We are open - Overview of shops and restaurants

Lounges

The Lufthansa Lounge in Terminal 2 (Level 04) is open daily. It will initially be available to all Premium and Status guests. 

The VipWing is open again since July, 1st.

The other lounges at Munich Airport are currently closed.

Medical supply

If you become ill during your trip, you will be well looked after by the doctors at Munich Airport. The pharmacies in the terminals offer medication and professional advice.

Physicians and pharmacies

Requirement to wear masks in the terminals

It is mandatory to wear mouth and nose protection in all passenger terminals at Munich Airport.

If you need a replacement during your trip, you can buy masks and other hygiene products in pharmacies, drugstores or at the Hygiene Article Machines in Terminal 2. 

  • Plexiglas panes protect where passengers and employees are in direct contact with each other, such as at check-in or service counters.
  • Barrier tapes (linings) and floor markings before check-in, at security checkpoints and in other areas ensure sufficient distance between passengers.
  • Also in the seating and waiting areas, signs indicate to passengers that there is enough distance to other travellers.
  • Regular announcements in German and English, posters and video screens and heavier staff presence in the terminals inform passengers about the rules of conduct.
  • In the terminals, dispensers with hand disinfectants are provided for passengers to supplement the sanitary facilities. 
  • Passengers can purchase mouth-nose protection masks and other saanitary products from hygiene article machines.
  • All passenger areas are now cleaned even more frequently. In addition, surfaces such as waiting benches or shelves are regularly disinfected.

How to protect yourself and others

Certain conducts and hygiene measures can reduce or prevent the transmission of viruses.

Corona virus – this is how we protect ourselves

This is how you can get tested

Passengers at Munich Airport have the opportunity to be tested for possible infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Medicare, a subsidiary of Flughafen München GmbH, offers such tests for a fee (190 euros, plus weekend and night surcharges where applicable) at the airport's medical center (Terminal 1, Modul E, Level 03). The PCR test is performed as a throat swab. The results (Health certificate) are sent by email in German and English. A positive test result will be reported to the public health department.

Anyone interested in such a test must register for it by calling the airport's emergency department on  +49 89 975 633 99 or by sending an e-mail to notfallambulanz@munich-airport.de. The test results are available four hours after the swabs have been taken (there may be longer waiting times due to the high demand).

Attention: Tests are performed only on persons without Covid-19 symptoms, or without contact with a person who may have contracted Covid-19.

When do I get the results?*

SamplingHealth certificate
until 10 a.m.until about 3 p.m.
between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.until about 6 p.m.
from 3 p.m.until next day at about noon
fridays from 3 p.m. and on weekendsuntil upcoming Monday at about noon

* Please note that due to the strong demand the evaluation times may vary during the day.

Departure and arrival

We are currently bundling our passenger handling resources in both terminals at Munich Airport. All departures and arrivals are handled via Terminal 2 and Terminal 1, areas C, D and E.

Terminal / areastatus
Terminal 1 / areas A, Bout of service
Terminal 1 / areas C, D, Ein service
Terminal 1 Munich Airport Center
(MAC) / T1Z
in service
Terminal 2 / Gates G, Hin service
Terminal 2 / Gates J, K, L (satellite building)out of service

Departing passengers in Terminal 1 will use the areas C and D to check in, before being taken through security and moving on to their respective gates in departure areas C and D Arriving passengers will be led through arrival areas C, D, and E.

For the following airlines, check-in will continue to take place at the Munich Airport Center (MAC):

  • Eurowings
  • Qatar Airways
  • Tuifly
  • SunExpress
  • Pegasus Airlines

Baggage reclaim for these flights is located in Terminal 2.

All departures and arrivals planned in the satellite building will be handled via Terminal 2 (Gates G and H).

Tips for the security control

In order to keep the risk of an infection for yourself and the ground staff as low as possible, please pay attention to the following instructions during the security screening and passport control in addition to the well-known rules:

  • Please wear a mouth and nose protection
  • Only enter the checkpoint when requested and pay attention to the instructions of the security staff
  • Keep a distance of minimum 1,5 metres from other persons
  • Please bring only one piece of cabin baggage for inspection
  • Please put your luggage trays back yourself


Relaxed and healthy through the security check: Please also follow the current rules of conduct and hygiene.

On board

Hygiene measures on board

Airlines have taken a number of hygiene and safety measures to protect passengers and crew members on board. These include, for example: 

  • New baggage regulations (only one piece of hand luggage per person)
  • Modified boarding processes (boarding by groups)
  • Modified onboard service
  • Requirement to wear a face mask during flight

Please contact your airline or travel agency for further information about the hygiene measures that apply on board of your airline.

Airlines at Munich Airport


Cabin ventilation in the aircraft

Special air cleaning systems in the aircraft ensure fresh and purified cabin air. The air filters allow a complete air exchange within about three minutes.

More information can be found in the fact sheet of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Luftverkehrswirtschaft e.V: On-board Safety: Cabin Ventilation and Compulsory Use of Masks (PDF)


Worldwide travel warning

The Federal Foreign Office is currently warning against unnecessary tourist travel up to and including August 31, 2020. The EU member states, the Schengen associated states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) and Great Britain are generally exempt from this travel warning.

Country-specific travel and security advices are available from the Federal Foreign Office or for travel within the European Union on Re-open-EU.

Border checks

Entering Germany from EU member states, Schengen-associated states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) and Great Britain is allowed without restrictions.

From July 2, 2020, unrestricted travel to Germany is once again possible from the some third countries with low rates of infection. The Federal Foreign Office published a consensual list of these states on its website.

Please contact the Federal Police or the Federal Foreign Office for further information on the current entry and transit restrictions.

Quarantine requirements in Bavaria

Persons who enter the Federal Republic of Germany and who have spent time in a risk area, at any time within the 14 days prior to entering Germany, are in principle required 

  • to enter a two-week quarantine after their arrival, and
  • to contact the local health office and inform the latter of their entry into the country. 

More information, especially about exemptions, is available from the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care.