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Lufthansa Group - Mandatory mouth-nose-mask - Free of charge voluntary testing on arrival in Germany

When travelling with Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings it is mandatory to wear a mouth and nose protection - while boarding, during the flight and when leaving the aircraft.

Please note:

  • To cover the mouth and nose, fabric and medical protective masks can be used
  • Visors (face Shields) or FFP2 masks with a valve are not permitted on board
  • on long-haul flights, we recommend that passengers bring several masks with them so that they can be replaced if necessary (once they get damp)
  • Children under the age of six do not need to wear a face mask
  • As of 1st September 2020. An exception to the mask requirement is only possible with a medical certificate in conjunction with a current negative PCR test result (from within 48 hours of the start of travel) To download the mandatory medical certification form please click here.
  • Mouth-nose-mask FAQs


Mandatory Covid-19 testing on return to or arrival in Germany

Travellers arriving in Germany from regions with an increased risk of infection will have to undergo a coronavirus test. The test is free of charge and can be carried out, for example, at test centres at the airports. The required test must be done within a maximum of 72 hours after entering the country.


Optional tests on return to or arrival in Germany

Travellers from non-risk countries can be tested on a voluntary basis. The test is free of charge if it is carried out up to 72 hours after entering the Federal Republic of Germany.