Current flight information
Information for passengers from High-risk and Virus Variant areas
Please note the following classification - made by the Robert Koch Institute:
High risks areas:
Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda (as of 19.09.2021), Armenia (as of 19.09.2021), Azerbaijan, Bangladesh (until incl. 18.09.2021), Barbados (as of 19.09.2021), Belize (as of 19.09.2021), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil (until incl. 18.09.2021), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus (until incl. 18.09.2021), Egypt, Dominica, Eswatini (until incl. 18.09.2021), Fiji, Georgia, Guyana (as of 19.09.2021), Grenada, Guatemala, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Haiti, Honduras, India (until incl. 18.09.2021), Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lesotho (until incl. 18.09.2021), Libya, Malaysia, Malawi (until incl. 18.09.2021), Mexico, Moldova (as of 19.09.2021), Mozambique, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal (until incl. 18.09.2021), Nicaragua, Northern Macedonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Sudan, Suriname, South Africa (until incl. 18.09.2021), Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar), Zambia (until incl. 18.09.2021), Zimbabwe (until incl. 18.09.2021), Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, United States of America, Vietnam, People's Republic of Korea, Venezuela (as of 19.09.2021)
In addition, there are some sub-areas in the following countries:
- French areas with the airports Nice, Marseille
- Portuguese area (Algarve) with the airport of Faro (until incl. 18.09.2021)
- Norwegian area with the airport of Oslo
Virus variant areas:
Lufthansa is currently only allowed to carry the following booked passengers on departures (or travel commencements) from the countries of the High-risk areas
- All passengers aged 12 years or older with final destination in Germany must present a negative test result (PCR, antigen, RT-LAMP or TMA) at the time of departure. The test must not have been carried out more than 72 hours before the planned arrival time in Germany (antigen test only 48 hours). An online registration on the website http://www.einreiseanmeldung.de is also required. Alternatively, it is also possible to present proof of immunity (digital or analogue PCR/LAMP/TMA test proof that is at least 28 days and no more than six months old) or proof of vaccination (analogue or digital proof of a vaccination series completed more than 14 days ago of a vaccine that has been approved by the German Paul Ehrlich Institute).
- All passengers with a connecting flight to a destination outside Germany must observe the entry regulations of the corresponding destination country
- All guests with final destination in Germany must follow the local German quarantine regulations. Information about this can be found on the pages of the German Federal Ministry of Health
For more information on the designation of international risk areas, click here
Due to the current situation, all Lufthansa Group Airlines are suspending overflights of Afghanistan until further notice. As a result, travel times on some routes may be longer. This applies in particular to journeys to and from India.
Important Update for US citizens traveling from the United States to Germany: US citizens are only allowed to enter Germany with proof of a completed COVID vaccination (digital or printed). A negative COVID test or proof of immunity is no longer sufficient to enter Germany. Excluded are all children under the age of 12 years, US citizens holding a German residence card and all passengers with an international connecting flight in Frankfurt or Munich. In addition, all travelers must register online before departure and must arrive the airport no later than 3 hours before departure to allow time for additional verifications.
Currently, fraudulent fake pages with purported Lufthansa contacts can be found on the Internet using the standard search engines. These aim to access the (personal) details of our customers. Please only use channels listed on lufthansa.com for making contact, and enter your details only on lufthansa.com. Always access the website manually by typing in your browser’s address bar, and do not follow any link that has not been made available by Lufthansa.
We are currently experiencing a high number of customer contacts in our Lufthansa Service Centers, which may lead to longer waiting times. Thank you for your patience. Our staff will do everything possible to process your requests as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about the entry requirements at your destination, please first consult the travel regulations on our website.
According to a decision of the German Federal Government, passengers aged 12 years and older who are entering Germany must present on international flights to Germany a proof of vaccination or immunity or a negative Covid 19 test at the time of departure.
- Passengers with a flight from a Non-Schengen country who are entering Germany or have an onward flight to a Schengen country.
- Passengers with a flight from a Schengen country entering Germany or having an onward flight to a Schengen country or Non-Schengen country.
- Test evidence: Antigen, PCR, LAMP and TMA tests performed at certified testing sites are valid. A PCR, LAMP and TMA test must be be taken 72 hours before arrival in Germany, Antigen tests at the earliest 48 hours before arrival in Germany. (Exception: Antigen tests only 24 hours if arriving from virus variant areas).
- Proof of vaccination: Analogue or digital proof of a vaccination series completed more than 14 days ago of a vaccine approved by the Paul Ehrlich Institute (= vaccines approved in the EU) is valid (not valid for virus variant areas).
- Proof of immunity: The proof of recovery (digital or analogue) must be a PCR/LAMP/TMA test proof that is at least 28 days and at most six months old (not valid for virus variant areas).
Certificates are accepted in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish, self-tests are not valid.
This applies both to passengers with final destination in Germany, as well as to passengers with a connecting flight in Germany to another destination. Only passengers with a German domestic flight and without a prior international flight to Germany are exempt.
Please note that passengers on a flight from the United Kingdom to Frankfurt or Munich who have an international connecting flight now require a transit visa for Germany in some cases - even if they do not leave the airport in Germany and are only in the transit area. Lufthansa therefore asks all passengers to inform themselves in detail about the regulations before departure.
You can find the latest information about rebooking options here:
If you plan to contact one of our ticket and service counters at our stations in Frankfurt or Munich in person, please note the following points:
- ticket refunds cannot be processed at our airport stations
- at the moment only guests can be served at these airport, with a departure within the next 48 hours
Longer waiting times can also occur at airport counters at present. Our staff will attend to you as soon as possible.
Due to the current situation and in order to give our passengers planning stability, the Lufthansa Group decides to suspend operations in Belarusian airspace up to and including 20th September. All Lufthansa flights to and from Minsk are cancelled up to and including this date.
Leave your mobile number in your booking and we will automatically inform you of any changes.
In case your flight is cancelled, please contact a Lufthansa Service Center or your travel agency to discuss your further travel plans.
Simplified rules now apply for passengers travelling on an international flight to Germany with a connecting flight to a destination outside Germany. If the entry requirements of the destination country are met, a transfer in Germany is now possible. Prerequisites are a confirmed ticket for the onward flight within 24 hours and/or other documentation for the onward journey. Passengers do not require proof of vaccination/immunity, a negative test result nor an online registration.
Travel and corona
At Lufthansa, your safety is our top priority. That is why you will find the most important information about planning your journey here.
Entry regulations for your destination
Check the entry regulations at your destination or find out about the requirements for Corona tests.
Extended rebooking options
Stay flexible and modify your bookings without paying a rebooking fee.