Flying to/from Germany

November 25, 2021

Proof of vaccination, immunity or testing required on all flights to/from/via Germany

As of 24 November 2021, new protective measures have been in place in Germany for public transport, including air travel.

All passengers must present proof of vaccination or immunity or a negative Covid-19 test at the time of departure. Certificates are accepted in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

  • On flights to Germany and for passengers transiting in Germany to an international destination, these rules apply to passengers 12 years and older


  • On flights from Germany or within Germany (including Lufthansa Express train or bus connections with a LH flight number) and for transit passengers with an onward connection within Germany, these rules apply to passengers 6 years and older

Proof of vaccination: Travellers are considered vaccinated if they have completed their vaccination series more than 14 days ago with a vaccine approved in the EU. These are currently the vaccines from BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. Both a digital and a printed proof of vaccination are accepted.

Proof of immunity: A proof of recovery (digital or printed) must be a PCR, LAMP, or TMA test proof that is at least 28 days and at most six months old

Test certificates: Antigen, PCR, LAMP and TMA tests performed at certified testing sites are valid. Self-administered tests are not valid. These approved tests may be performed at the earliest 72 hours (PCR, RT-LAMP or TMA) or 48 hours (antigen) prior to the scheduled arrival time in Germany (time of swab). In case of departure in Germany, the test may be performed at the earliest 48 hours (PCR, RT-LAMP or TMA) or 24 hours (antigen) before the scheduled departure time.