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.

All information without guarantee, as regulations can change at short notice.

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 from Terminal 1 and 2

    In Terminal 1, the check-in and gate areas in modules B, C, D and Z are available for departures. Arrivals take place in modules B, C, D, and E. Please check before departure or on the information boards on site to find out where check-in for your flight will take place.

    For Terminal 2, procedures remain unchanged. Check-in, security checks and departures will take place in Terminal 2. The satellite of Terminal 2 is partially back in operation.

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

    Please arrive at the airport early as there may be a longer check-in or waiting time due to corona regulations.

    Terminal / areastatus
    Terminal 1 / Moduls A - E

    partly in operation*

    Terminal 1 Munich Airport Center
    (MAC) / T1Z

    in operation
    Terminal 2 / Gates G, Hin operation
    Terminal 2 / Gates J, K, L (satellite building)
    partly in operation


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

    Please note: We kindly ask bringers and pickers not to accompany passengers to the check-in area or into the terminals or to pick them up there in order to be able to comply with the distance regulations. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Control of health certificate (3G status)

    Obligation to furnish proof for departing passengers

    Passengers from the age of 6 must possess a negative test result or proof of vaccination or recovery before departure in Germany (antigen test max. 24h, PCR max. 48h before departure). Proof of health will be randomly checked by the respective airline.

  • 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

    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: 

    • All passengers need to be vaccinated, recovered or tested
    • 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 check with your airline or tour operator 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

  • Arrival at Terminal 1 and 2

    In Terminal 1, arrivals take place in modules B, C, D, and E. The check-in and gate areas in modules B, C, D and Z are available for departures. 

    For Terminal 2, procedures remain unchanged. Check-in, security checks and departures will take place in Terminal 2. The satellite of Terminal 2 is partially back in operation.

    Information about your stay at Munich Airport

    Terminal / areastatus
    Terminal 1 / area A - E

    partly in operation*

    Terminal 1 Munich Airport Center
    (MAC) / T1Z

    in operation
    Terminal 2 / Gates G, Hin operation
    Terminal 2 / Gates J, K, L (satellite building)
    partly in operation


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

    Please note: We kindly ask bringers and pickers not to accompany passengers to the check-in area or into the terminals or to pick them up there in order to be able to comply with the distance regulations. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Entry Restrictions

    Obligation to furnish proof for arriving passengers

    All passengers (from the age of twelve) who wish to enter the Federal Republic of Germany by air must be in possession of proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 or a test certificate (antigen test: taken max. 48 hours, PCR test: taken max. 72 hours before entry) when crossing the border. 

    Any person who spent time in an area of variants of concern, within the 10 days prior to entering the Federal Republic of Germany, must be in possession of a test certificate (antigen test: taken max. 24 hour, PCR test: taken max. 72 hours before entry).

    Obligation to register and quarantine 

    Additional provisions regarding registration and quarantine on entry apply to entries from high-risk areas and areas of variants of concern:

    Entry from a high-risk area

    Entry from an area of variants of concern


    For all currently applicable regulations and exceptions, please refer to:

    Coronavirus Entry Regulations (CoronaEnreiseV)

    Fact Sheet for Digital Registration in Germany


  • Overview of entry rules

    Without vaccination or
    proof of convalescence
    With vaccination or
    proof of convalescence
    No risk areaTest*x
    High risk area

    Test*
    Entry registration
    10 days quarantine
    (Early end of quarantine
    from the 5th day due to a negative test)

    Entry registration
    Area of variants of concern

    Test**
    Entry registration
    14 days quarantine

    Test**
    Entry registration
    14 days quarantine***

    * Rapid antigen test (from 48h before entry) / PCR test (from 72h before entry)
    ** Rapid antigen test (from 24h before entry) / PCR test (from 72h before entry).
    *** Exception: if the RKI confirms the efficacy of the vaccine against the variant in question. RKI efficacy list

    For all currently applicable regulations and exceptions, please refer to: 

    Corona Virus Entry Regulation (CoronaEinreiseV)

    Fact sheet for Digital Registration in Germany

  • Entry from a high risk area

    Mandatory registration

    Persons who have been in a high risk area during the last ten days prior to entry into Germany must register at the Federal Republic of Germany’s travel portal at www.einreiseanmeldung.de before entering the country and carry the confirmation with you for inspection by the carrier or on entry by the Federal Police.

    Mandatory quarantine

    In addition, all persons who have stayed in any kind risk area within ten days prior to their entry are obliged to go into quarantine for a period of ten days immediately after entry. 

    The quarantine can be shortened at the earliest by a negative test carried out five days after entry. If you submit proof of vaccination or recovery to www.einreiseanmeldung.de, your quarantine will end prematurely at the time of submission. The same applies to the submission of a test result. 

    For all currently applicable regulations and exceptions, please refer to

    Coronavirus Entry Regulations (CoronaEinreiseV)

    Fact Sheet for Digital Registration in Germany

  • Entry from an area of variants of concern

    Mandatory registration

    Persons who have been in an area of variants of concern during the last ten days prior to entry into Germany must register at the Federal Republic of Germany’s travel portal at www.einreiseanmeldung.de before entering the country and carry the confirmation with you for inspection by the carrier or on entry by the Federal Police.

    Mandatory quarantine

    Following a stay in an area of variants of concern, the quarantine lasts, as a rule, a period of 14 days. In this case, there is no possibility of lifting the quarantine early (neither for vaccinated nor for recovered persons).

    For all currently applicable regulations and exceptions, please refer to

    Coronavirus Entry Regulation (CoronaEinreiseV)

    Fact Sheet for Digital Registration in Germany

Your stay at Munich Airport

At Munich Airport the Bavarian regulations against Covid-19 (only German) currently apply.

Current regulations at the airport


Infrastructure / ServiceRegulation
TerminalsMask obligation (FFP2)
Restaurants2G*
Mask obligation (FFP2)
Shops2G*
Mask obligation (FFP2)

Body-related services
(e.g. hairdressers)

2G*
Mask obligation (FFP2)

Public transportMask obligation (FFP2)
Air traffic

3G*
Mask obligation
(FPP2 are mandatory on some airlines)


(*)

  • 2G: Vaccinated or recovered
  • 3G: Vaccinated, recovered or tested (negative rapid test, max. 24h)

Children up to their 6th birthday are exempt from the mask requirement; children up to age 15 must wear a medical mask. Individuals who are unable or unreasonable to wear a medical mask due to a disability or for health reasons (proof required) are exempt from wearing the mask. (Information on exemptions)

Further information from the Bavarian Ministry of Health (only German).

Further information

Shops and restaurants

Many restaurants and stores are open under current conditions.

Please note that access regulations, as well as opening hours and closures, may change at short notice.

We are open - shops and restaurants

Lounges

Some of the lounges at Munich Airport have reopened for passengers. Please note the current conditions of the respective lounges.

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


Masks and hygiene items

If you need a replacement during your trip, masks and other hygiene items can be purchased at pharmacies, drugstores or the hygiene item vending machines.

Hygiene vending machines

Contact for medical issues

coronavirus / covid-19 - hotline for citizens

Bayerischen Landesamtes für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit