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.

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 information

    Terminal 1 is reopen for passenger operations. All airlines based there that were temporarily relocated to Terminal 2 will return - only Eurowings will remain in Terminal 2 for the time being.

    For passengers of Terminal 1, the check-in areas B, C, D, E and Z and the gate areas in all moduls are available for departures and arrivals. 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 passengers, procedures remain unchanged. Check-in, security checks and departures will take place in Terminal 2.

    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

    in 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

    *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.

  • 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

  • Arrival information
    Terminal / areastatus
    Terminal 1 / area A - E

    in 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

    *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 & Entry Registration

    Germany has travel restrictions on entry from many countries. These are issued by the Federal Ministry of the Interior. Please inform yourself before your trip which regulations apply in detail to the country from which you are entering Germany.

    Mandatory testing for air travel

    All passengers (from the age of twelve) who wish to enter the Federal Republic of Germany by air must be tested before departure. Depending on the kind of risk area, exceptions apply for passengers who have been verifiably vaccinated or have recovered.
    For further details, please refer to the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.

    Digital entry registration

    All travellers to Germany have to register online prior to their entry on, if they have stayed in any kind of risk area within the last ten days prior to their entry to Germany. Also they must be able to present proof of this registration when entering Germany. Proof of convalescent , proof of vaccination, or negative test evidence can also be uploaded through the Federal Digital entry registration portal.

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

  • Overview of entry rules

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

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

    Entry registration
    Virus variant area

    Entry registration
    14 days quarantine

    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

    Please refer to the Corona Virus Entry Regulation (CoronaEinreiseV) for the currently applicable regulations and exceptions: Federal Ministry of Health.

  • Regulations for arrivals from high risk areas

    Persons who have been in a high risk area during the last ten days prior to entry into Germany must carry proof of negative testing for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and present this to the competent authorities on request and mandatory to submit to the transport company prior to travel.

    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. A 14-day quarantine period applies to persons entering the country from a virus variant area.

    The quarantine can be shortened at the earliest by a negative test carried out five days after entry. Exempt from the quarantine requirement are passengers entering the country who have proof of convalescent or proof of vaccination. Please refer to the Federal Coronavirus Entry Regulations for the requirement of such proof and other regulations, exemptions and information.

  • Regulations for arrivals from viral variant areas

    By order of the Federal Government, travelers coming from a virus variant area are prohibited entering Germany until further notice..

    Exempt from this regulation are, among others:

    • Passengers entering the country with residence and right of abode in the Federal Republic of Germany
    • and passengers who change planes in the international transit area (exclusively non-Schengen) of a German airport and continue their journey abroad.

    Those who are allowed to enter must go into quarantine for 14 days. This also applies to passengers who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have recovered..

    Please refer to the Corona Virus Entry Regulation (CoronaEinreiseV) for the currently applicable regulations and exceptions: Coronavirus Protection Regulation.

    Please contact your airline before departure.

Your stay at Munich Airport

Requirement to wear masks

Wearing a mouth and nose protection at Munich Airport is mandatory in the terminals and in the gastronomic and shopping areas.

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, mandatory masks for persons six years of age and older, among other things, for retail outlets. This is also the case for shopping at Munich Airport. In Bavaria, masks must also be worn on public transport (e.g. S-Bahn, train or bus).

Shops und Restaurants

If the 7-day incidence exceeds 35, only fully vaccinated or recovered or negatively tested persons with appropriate proof may enter restaurants. Some of our open catering facilities offer food and beverages for takeaway only.  The 7-day incidence rate of the Erding district applies.

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

We are open - Overview of shops and restaurants


Some of the lounges at Munich Airport have reopened for passengers.

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