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Travel safely — despite corona

We want you to be able to fly safely and trouble-free. On this page, we have put together everything you need to know about mandatory testing and documentation, border transit rules for entering the country, and quarantine regulations.


Current Corona Safety Measures:

FFP2 mask obligation: 
Please note that all passengers and visitors at Hamburg Airport are required to wear an FFP2 mask.

3G regulation for domestic German flights:
For domestic German flights, all passengers must carry a valid proof of vaccination, a proof of recovery or a negative test proof (e.g. antigen test, max. 24h old) and show it upon request. Airlines are required to randomly check these proofs.

Keep your distance:
Please keep at least 1.5 m distance to other people.

Wash your hands:
Please wash your hands regularly and use disinfectants.

What do I have to take care of before I travel?

Please find out the coronavirus regulations at your destination.

The most imporant points to consider:

  • What are the formal requirements for arriving/entering the country? Do you need to fill in forms or install an app?
  • What sort of coronavirus test do you need to enter the country, and how recent must it be?
  • What are the quarantine rules?
  • If you have already been vaccinated or have recovered from coronavirus, what documentation do you require to prove this?

Practical checklist for download

We want you to feel comfortable and safe during your travels. We have compiled a practical checklist for you, with the most important tips and measures to make your travel from Hamburg safe, covering everything from planning your flight to taking off.

Checklist — safe travel during the coronavirus pandemic (German)

Returning to Germany

Registration of entry:

Before returning to Germany from a high risk or virus variant area, you must register online at Digital Entry Registration. You will need to have the confirmation of reigstration in electronic form (PDF) or on paper when you enter the country.

Mandatory test requirements for arrivals:

Any person wishing to travel to Germany by plane must present either a negative coronavirus test result or proof of vaccination or recovery to the airline before departure. The 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.

Overview of quarantine regulations:

Persons arriving from high risk areas and virus variant areas must enter home-based self-quarantine for up to 14 days immediately after entering the country. The quarantine period may be reduced, subject to specific requirements:

  • Persons who have spent time in a high risk area are subject to quarantine for 10 days. This may be reduced on the basis of a negative result to a test conducted five days after entering the country.In the case of children under the age of 12, the quarantine automatically ends at the end of the fifth day after entry.
  • Persons who have spent time in a virus variant area are subject to quarantine for 14 days. There are no provisions for early release from quarantine. Exception: In the case of vaccinated persons, the 14-day quarantine only applies if the active substance is not sufficiently effective against the variant.

Before entry, all passengers should ensure they are fully aware of any exemptions from quarantine requirements that may apply to them. An overview of all high risk and virus variant areas, along with current quarantine regulations and exemptions, may be found at:

Overview of all high-risk and virus variant areas
RKI — information on the designation of international risk areas by the Federal Foreign Office, Federal Ministry of Health, and the Federal Ministry of the Interior
Information for travellers – SARSCoV- 2 pandemic

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

An overview of the current situation in the travel countries as well as current recommendations for travelers can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

Information on the current entry requirements to Germany can be found on the following websites:

Place any items you are carrying in your outer clothing in the screening tray beforehand. If necessary, the aviation security assistants will carry out a manual personal check by scanning you sideways or from behind. Please bring only one piece of carry-on baggage for screening and remove larger electronic items (such as laptops, tablets, medical devices) and the 1-liter bag of liquids from your carry-on bag beforehand.  Find out about the current regulations for aviation security screening from the Federal Police.

An overview of the current situation in the travel countries as well as current recommendations for travelers can be found on the homepage of the Federal Foreign Office: German Federal Foreign Office - Federal Foreign Office (auswaertiges-amt.de)

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