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Flying safely from Hamburg Airport

We have prepared as well as possible for travel during the corona pandemic. We want you to be able to travel safely. On this page we want to answer your questions and provide an overview of the measures we are taking.

As of 13 May 2021: New Entry Regulations — recovered and vaccinated persons to be treated equally with those with negative test result

The new Entry Regulations, applicable throughout the country, stipulate that persons who have recovered from, or been vaccinated against, Covid-19 are to be treated equivalently to those who have a negative test result. Persons with proof of recovery or vaccination are therefore not required to present a negative test result. Exception: Persons who have spent time in a virus variant risk area are still required to present a negative test result.

Before entering Germany:

  • Any person wishing to travel to Germany by plane must present a negative coronavirus test result to the airline before departure. This requirement remains in force. Persons who have recovered from Covid-19 or been vaccinated against the disease may, instead of a negative test result, present appropriate proof of their status. (Exception: Persons who have spent time in a virus variant risk area are still required to present a negative test result.)
  • All travellers must register online before travelling to Germany from a risk, high incidence, or virus variant area: Digital Entry Registration

Overview of updated quarantine regulations:
Persons arriving from risk areas, high incidence areas, and virus variant areas must enter home-based self-quarantine for 10 days immediately after entering the country. The quarantine period may be reduced, subject to specific requirements.

  • After spending time in a risk area: Persons with a negative test result, persons who have been vaccinated, and persons who have recovered from the disease, are exempted from the quarantine requirement once appropriate documentary proof has been provided to the responsible authority. 
  • After spending time in a high-incidence area, the test cannot be taken until five days after entry. 
  • After spending time in a virus variant area, there are no provisions for early release from quarantine, not even for vaccinated or recovered persons.

Before entry, all passengers should ensure they are fully aware of any exemptions from quarantine requirements that may apply to them. 

Further information:
-    Overview of all risk, high-incidence, and virus variant areas: https://www.rki.de/risikogebiete 
-    Travel information from the City of Hamburg: Travelling and testing: Official Corona FAQ - hamburg.de
-    Regulations of the City of Hamburg, Articles 35 + 36 (German only): Corona: Verordnungen und Allgemeinverfügungen (Übersicht) - hamburg.de

Frequently asked questions

What restrictions currently apply for travel to my destination country? Where can I get further information?

An overview of the current situation for travel to other countries, along with current advice for travellers, can be found on the Federal Foreign Office website


What travel restrictions currently apply to my entry to Germany? Where can I get further information?

Information on current regulations regarding entering Germany are available from the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and from the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

How safe is travelling from Hamburg Airport at present?

Hamburg Airport has taken numerous measures to make it possible for its passengers to travel in safety. You can find more information about this under “Measures at Hamburg Airport”.

At the airport, like in all public spaces, it is important to continue with the recommended safety measures: all passengers are required to wear medical face masks (surgical- or FFP2-face mask), maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m from other people, wash your hands regularly and thoroughly, and observe coughing and sneezing etiquette. If you feel unwell, postpone your travel — for your own safety and for the safety of other people.

How safe is it to travel by plane?

The airlines have adopted a series of measures to reduce the intensity of contact between cabin personnel and passengers.

Examples include:

  • all airlines require face masks to be worn to further reduce the risk of infection. Please find out in advance about the requirements of your airline and bring your own mask with you.
  • Reduction of service level by means of eliminating complex procedures
  • Temporary suspension of in-flight sales, beverage services and refresher towelettes
  • Slowing of the deboarding process to make it easier to maintain distance

Please contact the airline directly in case you need further information on the measures on the plane. Contact: Destinations & Airlines - Hamburg Airport (hamburg-airport.de)

Is it possible to do a Corona test at Hamburg Airport?

The test center of Centogene is offering fee-based tests for everyone. Here you can find more information.


Are passengers and visitors required to wear a medical face mask at Hamburg Airport?

It is obligatory to wear medical face masks (surgical- or FFP2-face mask) in all terminal buildings at Hamburg Airport. Please bring a medical face mask to the airport and put it on before entering the terminals.

It is also obligatory to wear medical face masks in all shops at Hamburg Airport, in public transport and on board of airlines. Please mind the regulations of your airline.

Children under the age of seven and persons who are unable to wear a mouth and nose cover due to a health impairment or disability are exempted from this regulation. The obligation to wear a medical mask applies from 14 years of age.

Is it possible to buy a medical face mask at the airport?

At our self service machines near the security checkpoint and in the waiting area near the departure gates, you can contactlessly buy medical face masks as well as hygiene wipes and sprays for your travel.
 

Where can I wash or disinfect my hands?

There are numerous bathrooms at Hamburg Airport, in both the public and security-controlled areas. Signs will point you in the direction of the nearest bathroom facility wherever you are. Disinfectant dispensers are located in all bathrooms. Additionally, further disinfectant dispensers were set up in the terminals and on the pier.
 

Are there special procedures at the security checkpoint to avoid physical contact as far as possible?

At the security checkpoint, markings on the floor make it easier for you to ensure you maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other people. Due to the current developments associated with Covid-19, the EU Commission has permitted member states to make temporary adjustments to inspection procedures in the field of aviation security.

For you, this means that you do not need to remove medical face masks and gloves for the security checkpoint. If you are wearing a medical face mask, you will need to remove it briefly or push it down to reveal your face to verify your identity. Various substitute measures make it possible to largely avoid manual re-checking and the associated direct physical contact. Therefore, you are required to remove all objects from your pockets. You are also required to take off your watch, belt and shoes.

Please note that currently only one item of cabin baggage per passenger may be taken through the security checkpoint. It is allowed to take small handbags, notebook bags etc. in addition to one piece of cabin baggage (e.g. trolley).
 

Why does Hamburg Airport recommend the use of the „Corona-Warn-App“?

Hamburg Airport and the airlines have already taken many measures in order to protect passengers and guests at the airport. Additionally, we recommend the download and use of the official „Corona-Warn-App“ by the Federal Government. The app will inform you, in case you have had contact with an infected app user. This way, you can react quickly in order to protect yourself and others.

Information on the „Corona-Warn-App: Corona-Warn-App (bundesregierung.de)

Which airline offers an evening-before check-in?

From June 22, 2021: 

  • Eurowings*: 18:00 - 20:00 | Terminal 1 | Check-in area 2

*Applies to flights with departure the following day until 12:00. This service can be used for 5.00€ per passenger and flight and can be purchased directly at the airport counter.

Are there any special regulation at the security checkpoint?

Please note that currently only one item of cabin baggage per passenger may be taken through the security checkpoint.
 

Which lounges are currently accessible for passengers?

The Hamburg Airport Lounge (Airport Plaza, security area) is open for passengers at the following times:

Mon.: 

11:30 am until 6:00 pm

Tue.:

closed

Wed.: 

11:30 am until 6:00 pm

Thu.:

closed

Fri.:

11:30 am until 6:00 pm

Sat.:

closed

Sun.:

12:30 pm until 5:00 pm

Tip

Take-off special:

Enjoy our Airport Lounge for 25€ (instead of 35€)!*.

*available for all passengers until 30 September 2021

Since July 22, 2020, the Lufthansa Lounge (pier, at Gate A19, security area) has also been reopened for airline passengers. The current opening times are:

Mon.: 

05:15 until 7:45 pm

Tue.:

05:15 until 7:45 pm

Wed.: 

05:15 until 7:45 pm

Thu.:

05:15 until 7:45 pm

Fri.:

05:15 until 7:45 pm

Sat.:

05:15 until 7:45 pm

Sun.:

05:15 until 7:45 pm

What car parks are open?

Currently, only the parking areas P1 level 1-5 and P4 can be used after prior reservation. 

P8-9 is expected to be bookable online again from the end of week 12 (WITHOUT shuttle service).

You can still leave all car parks with your car as usual if you have already parked your car in one of the closed car parks.

Please mind that it is not possible anymore to pay your online reservation via direct debit until further notice. You can only pay your only reservation via credit card.
 

Is Hamburg Airport still reachable using public transport?

You can still reach Hamburg Airport on the S-Bahn metro rail line S1, which operates every 10 minutes and takes just 25 minutes from the central Hauptbahnhof railway station to the airport. Various HVV bus lines also operate to the airport. Please note that face masks are mandatory when using public transport.

I want to go on holiday / make a business trip — what destinations are currently being served from Hamburg Airport?

An overview of current flight offers at Hamburg Airport can be found on our website at Destinations & Airlines - Hamburg Airport (hamburg-airport.de) in the “Timetable” section. Please also check the current information provided by the various airlines, as timetables may change at short notice. Daily updates on flights are also available on our Departures - Hamburg Airport (hamburg-airport.de)

When booking your flight, please also observe the current travel warnings from the German Federal Foreign Office - Federal Foreign Office (auswaertiges-amt.de)

Which countries are currently Corona-safe travel destinations? Where is it perhaps not yet advisable to fly?

An overview of the current situation for travel to other countries, along with current advice for travellers, can be found on the German Federal Foreign Office - Federal Foreign Office (auswaertiges-amt.de)

I have questions about my flight (e.g. flight status, booking, changes, cancellation). Where can I get information?

For questions on flight reservations and on flights already booked, please contact your airline directly. You can find the contact information for all airlines represented at Hamburg Airport Destinations & Airlines - Hamburg Airport (hamburg-airport.de)

Do the stores open normally? 

The following shops and service providers at Hamburg Airport are currently open in the publicly accessible area:

  • EDEKA (publicly accessible area, Airport Plaza, Level 0): daily 6:00 to 20:00 
  • Reisebank (publicly accessible area, Terminal 2, Level 0): Monday to Friday 10:00 to 15:00
  • Reinigung ZWO24 (dry cleaning) (publicly accessible area, Terminal 1, Level 0): Monday to Friday 9:00 to 14:00
  • Press & Books (publicly accessible area, Airport Plaza, Level 0): daily 6:00 to 17:00
  • Relay (publicly accessible area, Terminal 1, Level 0): daily 8:00 to 18:00
  • Haspa – Hamburger Sparkasse (publicly accessible area, Airport Plaza, Level 0): Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 to 12:00
  • mycell Store / DHL-parcelshop (publicly accessible area, Terminal 1, Ebene 0): daily 10:30 to 18:00
  • JAC (publicly accessible area, Terminal 1, Ebene 0): daily 12:00 to 18:00 
  • AG Kunsthandel (publicly accessible area, Terminal 2, Level 0): daily 08:00 to 20:00
  • Ladywa Uomo (publicly accessible area, terminal 2, level 0): daily 12:00 to 18:00 
  • Hallhuber (publicly accessible area, terminal 1, level 0): daily 11:00 to 17:00
  • Klockmann (publicly accessible area, terminal 1, level 0): daily 09:00 to 17:00


The following shops and service providers at Hamburg Airport are currently open in the security area:

  • Heinemann Duty Free (security area, Airport Plaza, Level 1): monday 06:00 to 18:00, tuesday till friday 08:00 to 19:00, saturday 06:00 to 17:00, sunday 08:00 to 19:00
  • Sunglasses by Heinemann (security area, Airport Plaza, Level 1): monday 06:00 to 12:00, tuesday till thursday, saturday 08:00 to 14:00, friday and sunday 09:00 to 15:00
  • Lloyd (security area, at Gate C15, Level 1): daily 10:00 to 16:00


120 minutes free parking:

Clients of EDEKA park up to 120 minutes free* at Hamburg Airport's car parks.

*Only valid from a purchase value (receipt) of 30 euros at EDEKA. You will get the parking coupon on demand at the store. Limited to only one parking coupon per parking process. Valid from now on. While stocks lasts. All redemptions are non-exchangeable, non-refundable, and not for resale. Further information about driving to and from the airport is available here.

Are the food & beverage outlets open as normal again?

The following food & beverage outlets are currently open in the publicly accessible area:

  • SCOOM (publicly accessible area, Terminal 1, Level 0): daily 5:00 to 22:00
  • Dallmeyers Backhus (publicly accessible area, Airport Plaza, Level 0): daily 4:30 to 22:00
  • McDonald`s (publicly accessible area, Terminal 1, Level 3): daily 10:00 to 18:00


The following food & beverage outlets are currently open in the security area:

  • Pier 1 Bar (security area, near Gate A17/A18): monday 05:00 to 12:00, tuesday 06:00 to 13:00, wednesday 06:00 to 18:30, thursday and friday 05:00 to 18:00, saturday 05:00 to 13:00, sunday 06:00 to 18:00
  • Pier 2 Bar (security area, near Gate C15): daily 4:30 to 16:00
  • Point Bar (security area,  near Gate C16): monday till friday 05:00 to 18:00, saturday 05:00 to 13:00, sunday 05:00 to 19:00

Is the Travel Market in Terminal 1 open?

General opening hours of the travel market: daily 10:00 - 19:00. Please note that due to the current situation, opening hours may vary.

Is it possible to buy a medical face mask at the airport?

At our self service machines near the security checkpoint and in the waiting area near the departure gates, you can contactlessly buy medical face masks as well as hygiene wipes and sprays for your travel.

Are the observation terraces open for visitors?

The observation terraces in Terminal 1+ 2 and at the 'Modellschau - visitor center' remain closed at present.

Measures at Hamburg Airport

Please keep in mind that all passengers are required to wear medical face masks (surgical- or FFP2-face mask) at Hamburg Airport. Exceptions are explained in our FAQ below. If you did not bring your own medical face mask, you can buy medical face masks contactlessly at our self service machines near the security checkpoint and in the waiting area near the departure gates. At the self service machines, you can also buy hygiene wipes and sprays for your travel.

To ensure that eveybody is able to travel safely, it is important that you abide by the regulations and take care of yourself and others. With a Mobile Service Team present in the terminals and the pier, we offer our passengers futher support and information.

Wherever queues may form (e.g. check-in counters, security checkpoint), markings on the floor make it easier for you to ensure you maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other people. 

Individual seats on the waiting area benches in the terminals and at the gates have been blocked to ensure sufficient distance when you are seated

Hand disinfectant dispensers have been provided in all bathrooms, in the terminals and on the pier. They are regularly refilled.

There are regular announcements in German and English in the terminals to inform you about recommended hygiene measures. The information provided is also shown on the monitors and mobile display boards in the terminals.

Bus transport to aircraft is currently being avoided at Hamburg Airport. Passengers primarily use jetbridges to board an aircraft, or enter the aircraft directly from the building on foot. Should a bus journey between terminal and aircraft nevertheless be necessary, the maximum number of passengers has been reduced to ensure sufficient distance can be maintained

Floor markings at the security checkpoint also show the required safety distances. Please note that currently only one item of cabin baggage per passenger may be taken through the security checkpoint. Direct physical contact between personnel and passengers is kept to a minimum.

We recommend the download and use of the official „Corona-Warn-App“ by the Federal Government to our passengers and guests at Hamburg Airport. The app will inform you, in case you have had contact with an infected app user. This way, you can react quickly in order to protect yourself and others.
Information on the „Corona-Warn-App“.

Download Checklist: Traveling safely from Hamburg Airport

We want you to be able to feel comfortable and safe on your journey. In our checklist you can find useful tips and measures for travelling safely from Hamburg Airport – from the planning phase to departure.


Note: No guarantee is provided for this information. Comprehensive up-to-date information is available from the statutory authorities and departments.