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 to protect yourself and others

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

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.

Your stay at Munich Airport

Shops und Restaurants

Many stores and restaurants at Munich Airport are open. Please note the changed opening hours. The restaurants only offer  food and beverages to take-away.

We are open - Overview of shops and restaurants


Some lounges at Munich Airport are currently open.

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

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.

  • 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.

Departure and arrival

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

out of service
Terminal 2 / Gates G, Hin service
Terminal 2 / Gates J, K, L (satellite building)
out of service

(valid from Dezember 1, 2020)

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

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:

  • 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)

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.

Border checks

Entering Germany from EU member states, Schengen-associated states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) and the United Kingdom 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. Entry from other countries is only possible in exceptional cases and is conditional on there being an urgent need.

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 ten days prior to entering Germany, are in principle required 

  • to enter in quarantine for a period of ten days after their arrival, and
  • to contact the local health office and inform the latter of their entry into the country.  This is done via the digital entry registration at

The quarantine period can be shortened if the person undergoes a test for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on the fifth day after entry at the earliest and the test result is negative. The local health office must be informed.

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