Travelling in times of the coronavirus pandemic

Flying safely and without worrying from Munich to your destination


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.

How we protect each other

  • Keeping your distance, paying attention to hygiene and wearing a mask helps to reduce the risk of infection.
  • 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.

Information for departing passengers

  • Preparations for your journey

    Please only start your journey if you are feeling well. 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)
    • 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
    • Use the Corona-Warn-App for your smartphone
  • Travel and safety information

    Since October 1, 2020 there are again country-specific travel and safety informations. A travel warning for non-essential tourist travel applies in principle to all countries that are classified as risk areas. The Federal Foreign Office also warns against travel to countries where entry or onward travel is restricted or associated with quarantine after entry.

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

  • Departure information

    We are currently bundling our passenger handling resources in Terminal 2 at Munich Airport.

    Terminal / areastatus
    Terminal 1 / area A - E
    out of 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

    Check-in for airlines normally based in Terminal 1 will take place at the arrival area (Level 03 and 04) in Terminal 2.

    Procedures for passengers from Terminal 2 will remain unchanged. Security checks, arrivals and departures will take place in Terminal 2.

    Please note the current flight displays for your check-in, departure and arrival areas.

  • 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:

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

    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 (FPP2 or equivalent are mandatory on some airlines)

    Before departure, please contact your airline or tour operator directly to find out which special hygiene measures or carriage requirements apply on board 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)

Information for arriving passengers

Your stay at Munich Airport

Requirement to wear masks

It is mandatory to wear mouth and nose protection in all passenger terminals and the Munich Airport Center (MAC) 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 Bavaria for people aged 15 and over FFP2 masks will be compulsory on public transport such as buses and trains, as well as in retail outlets. This also applies to shopping facilities at Munich Airport.

Shops und Restaurants

Due to a corresponding official order, only stores for daily needs - such as grocery stores, pharmacies or drugstores - are allowed to open at Munich Airport. MyDutyFree and MyCorner are also open.

For all other stores, depending on the 7-day incidence value of the Erding district, different regulations apply from opening to "Click & Meet" to "Click & Collect" or closing.

Likewise, due to temporary official regulation, our open gastronomic facilities offer food and beverages for take-away only.

Please note that opening hours and closures may change at short notice. 

We are open - Overview of shops and restaurants


Currently, many lounges at Munich Airport are temporarily closed.

Lounges at Munich Airport

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

Corona testing at the airport

Various testing options are available to travelers at Munich Airport. Prior registration is recommended.

To the testing options

Contact for medical issues

coronavirus / covid-19 - hotline for citizens

Bayerischen Landesamtes für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit