Information about Corona tests

Up-to-date Corona related entry documents are required for most destinations. Please make sure that they are complete and valid. Lufthansa checks your travel documents before departure. If your documentation is incomplete or invalid, you will not be able to travel.

Corona tests for destinations outside Germany

A negative Corona test is required for most destinations before commencement of travel. You can find the precise requirements for a test certificate for your destination outside Germany, as well as the location of Corona test centres, by entering your departure and destination airports here.

Corona test requirements in Germany

A negative Corona test is required regardless of the risk classification for those entering or returning to Germany. This must be carried out before your arrival in Germany.

Those who are fully vaccinated, have recovered from Corona and children under six years of age are exempt from compulsory testing. However, testing is also compulsory for those vaccinated or recovered who are entering Germany from a virus variant area.

The test certificate

  • The test procedure must be performed no earlier than 48 hours (antigen, RT-LAMP or TMA test) or 72 hours (PCR test) before entry,
  • must be available on paper or in an electronic document,
  • must be personalised (name, address and date of birth of the person tested),
  • must be written in German, English or French,
  • and the test certificate must state the procedure used (PCR, AntiGen, RT-LAMP or TMA test) and the result.
  • and must be certified by a doctor or a recognised laboratory.

There is no requirement for a negative Corona test certificate for purely domestic flights without a prior international flight to Germany.

Information from the Federal Ministry of Health about entry into Germany during the Covid-19 pandemic

You can find more information about the regulations for travellers entering Germany in connection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 / Covid-19 in communications from the Federal Ministry of Health. The regulations are available from the Robert Koch Institute in several languages.

Entering Germany, Austria and the USA with online Corona self-tests

When entering Germany, Austria and the USA, you also have the option of using test kits, accompanied by a video, to carry out a verified self-test. These tests are available to you as an alternative to our trusted partner laboratories. You can use the tests conveniently at home or in your hotel and you will receive the test certificate by email afterwards.

Information about all entry requirements for your destination country and test centre locations can be found on our entry website by entering your departure and destination airports. Verified self-test providers are indicated as "verified self-test".*

Corona test centres at Frankfurt and Munich airports

Test centres are available for the required tests at Frankfurt, Munich and many other airports. Please allow enough time for your test. At Frankfurt Airport you can also use our drive-through test centre including drive-through baggage check-in.

Please note

Lufthansa can only provide third-party information without any guarantee or legal obligation. Although we update all the information regularly and publish it with the utmost care, due to the rapidly changing travel conditions, we recommend that you check frequently and verify the travel and entry requirements by making independent enquiries before you travel.

* Important note: Verified self-tests are not accepted in all countries and/or only for certain categories of persons. Up until the day of your flight, the legal/regulatory requirements pertaining to your flight (including those relating to the test regulations), in particular those of the respective country of destination, may change. Please find out independently and in good time about any changes to the legal/regulatory requirements (including those relating to the test regulations) for entry into your destination country. See Lufthansa’s General Conditions of Carriage, Art. 13.1. Lufthansa cannot accept any responsibility in this regard.

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