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LH update: Germany restricts entry from areas with virus variants

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As a result of the requirements stipulated by the German Federal Police, passengers from virus variant countries and areas are subject to extended travel conditions starting 30 January 2021.

Airlines are currently only permitted to carry the following passengers to or via Germany on departures from countries classified as virus variant areas (Brazil, Ireland, South Africa, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Portugal, Eswatini and Lesotho*) until at least 17 February 2021:

  • Passengers with German nationality or passengers with a valid residence permit in Germany (upon presentation of a German registration certificate).
  • Passengers of other nationalities with a connecting flight to a “Non-Schengen country and who do not leave the transit area in Frankfurt or Munich (Exception: flights from Portugal on which no passengers of other nationalities with connecting flights to Schengen- or Non-Schengen countries are permitted)

All passengers must present a negative test result (PCR, antigen, RT-LAMP or TMA), which is not older than 48 hours before the scheduled time of entry in Germany, and complete the Digital Entry Registration

All passengers with a final destination in Germany must follow the local German quarantine regulations

All passengers with a connecting flight to a destination outside Germany must also observe the entry regulations of the corresponding destination country.

Passengers planning to travel from a virus variant area to Germany and not covered by the above are requested to contact Lufthansa. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your Lufthansa Group Agency Support.

* As of 31 January 2021. The current overview of the international risk areas designated by the Robert Koch Institute can be found here.




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