General advice about entry requirements
Entry requirements for your destination
The entry regulations for various countries can change at short notice at present. You will find information about entry at your destination and about Covid-19 test centres after entering your departure and destination airport here.
It is each passenger’s responsibility to find out about current entry and exit regulations and to take the required documents with them. Lufthansa accepts no responsibility for this. Passengers are also obliged to obtain all the necessary travel documents and visas for themselves and their children as well as to comply with all the regulations of the countries that they will be flying over, to or from.
The following options provide information about entry requirements for the respective destination countries:
- For all passengers anywhere in the world: it is possible to enquire about entry requirements at the embassy or consulate of the destination country concerned.
- German citizens can find information on the website of the Federal Foreign Office
Please note that visa, transit and entry requirements are specific to each country and can change at short notice.
The Schengen Agreement governs the free movement of people within the European member states. This means that regular border controls do not apply.
However, travellers (including children and infants) within the Schengen Area must be able to show proof of identity at any time in accordance with applicable legislation and must carry relevant travel documents (e.g. ID card or passport) with them for this purpose.
A driving licence, bank and credit cards or similar documents are not accepted as valid travel documents or as proof of identity.
You will find further information about the Schengen countries on the German Federal Foreign Office website.
You will find information about the regulations and about the collection and transfer of your data for entry to the USA here:
In some countries, specific regulations apply to under-age children (minors) entering or leaving the country who are either travelling alone or who are accompanied by an adult with or without parental authority.
Find out which documents are necessary for your journey, otherwise entry or exit may be refused.
Exemptions and refunds
You have the right to a refund of UK Air Passenger Duty under certain circumstances. UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) was abolished on 1 March 2015 for children aged between two and eleven years, for all flights in Economy Class departing from UK airports. This information is stored in our booking system so that no APD will be charged.
APD was also abolished on 1 March 2016 for young people aged between 12 and 15 years, for all flights in Economy Class departing from the UK. However APD continues to apply to bookings in Business and First Class. The correct APD is shown from 1 March 2016 on our website for young people aged between 12 and 15 years travelling in Economy Class.
Airlines are obliged to transfer additional passenger and passport data to some authorities in the destination country. Passenger data is transferred on the day of departure. Correct and complete information saves you any inconvenience at your destination airport. Therefore your data will be collected either when you make your reservation or at check-in at the latest.
You can save your passport details at any time via the following link:
A visa is necessary for entry to many countries. Several countries, e.g. the USA, Canada and India, offer an electronic travel permit for certain nationalities that simplifies entry.
The electronic travel permit must be applied for and authorised before the start of the journey; a permit can last up to 72 hours in particular countries.
Below you will find links for a few selected Lufthansa destinations:
* Lufthansa makes every effort to provide you with the latest information at all times. However, the entry procedures are not within the control of Lufthansa. As entry regulations are constantly changing in individual countries, Lufthansa accepts no liability for the validity of the information provided.