Flying under corona conditions
Flying under corona conditions

Flying safely

under corona conditions

Flying safely under corona conditions

The airport company takes the current health situation very seriously and is working closely with the responsible authorities at state and federal level to protect passengers, visitors, employees and partners from infection and to prevent the spread of the virus.

Processing passengers under corona conditions

Numerous measures within the terminals as well as during security checks and when boarding ensure that that passengers’ health is safeguarded when flying from BER, including under coronavirus conditions. Floor markings, plexiglass panels and touch-free dispensers for hand disinfection help passengers to comply with hygiene rules. Passengers also receive the latest information regarding hygiene regulations via monitors and announcements in the terminal. 

Important information for passengers

  • Procedures such as check-in and security checks aim to be contactless as far as possible. Passengers are therefore asked to check in online and download their boarding pass directly to their smartphone, for example. 
  • Please check the entry requirements for your destination well in advance of your departure and have all the required documentation ready at check-in. A good, although not legally binding, overview is available on the following websites:

    https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php

    https://reopen.europa.eu/de

  • Where possible, please bring only one piece of hand baggage to the security checks.

Recommendations

We recommend that arriving and departing passengers, as well as people collecting passengers and visitors to the airport, wear a medical mask and – wherever possible – keep their distance from other people. 

Coronavirus testing at BER

Passengers and visitors can be tested for the Covid-19 virus by means of PCR tests and rapid antigen tests at Terminal 1 of BER.

Symptomatic individuals contact their primary care physician or established Art. The test center at the airport is not to be used.

Asymptomatic persons (i.e. persons without symptoms) with a positive self-test or rapid test can visit the Test Center at the airport for PCR retesting (according to §4b of the Coronavirus- Test Regulation)

Test centre on arrival level E0 for express PCR tests, antigen tests and citizen tests

The test centre on level E0 is open daily from 4.00 am to 10.30 pm. It is operated by Medicare. The test centre is open to passengers and visitors. Tests can be carried out from 0 years of age; children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The test offered are:

  • Express PCR tests (validated SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test) with the result within 20-45 mins.
  • PCR tests with the result generally within 24-36 hours.
  • Antigen tests and free citizen tests within the result within 15 mins.

Information regarding the currently valid prices and the process from registration to the test result can be found on the operator’s website:

www.covid-testzentrum.de/berlin-airport

Entry requirements

All persons entering the Federal Republic of Germany by air must present the carrier with a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of having recovered prior to departure. This requirement applies regardless of where they have travelled from.

You can find detailed information regarding travel restrictions and the latest rules concerning possible exceptions on the German Federal Foreign Office website.

Recovered or fully vaccinated with evidence Not recovered or not fully vaccinated
Entry from non-risk regions

 

Registration: No

Quarantine: No

Compulsory test: No

Documentation: Submission of proof of vaccination / recovery before departure

 

Registration: No

Quarantine: No

Compulsory test: Yes

Documentation: Submission of proof of negative test before departure (Exceptions for children under 12 years)

Entry from high risk regions

 

Registration: Yes

Quarantine: No

Compulsory test: No

Documentation: Submission of proof of vaccination / recovery before departure

 

Registration: Yes

Quarantine: 10 days, or earlier subject to negative test after 5 days (Children under 6 years are exempt from quarantine. For children between 6 and 12 years, quarantine ends automatically after 5 days or upon presentation of proof of testing).

Compulsory test: Yes

Documentation: Submission of proof of negative test before departure (Exceptions for children under 12 years)

Entry from virus variant regions 

 

Registration: Yes

Quarantine: Yes, 14 days

Compulsory test: Yes

Documentation: Submission of proof of negative test before departure

 

Registration: Yes

Quarantine: Yes, 14 days

Compulsory test: Yes

Documentation: Submission of proof of negative test before departure (Exceptions for children under 12 years)

     
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High risk areas and virus variant areas are defined and published by the RKI

Mandatory registration on entry

Travellers over 12 years who have spent time in a high-risk area or an area of variant of concern for up to ten days before entry must complete the German Federal Republic’s entry registration prior to flying. The passenger must carry a PDF confirmation of the entry registration. The airline is required to check this and refuse to carry any passenger who fails to present this confirmation.

The proof of recovery, vaccination or negative test result are passed to the Federal Republic of Germany via the entry registration. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the verification requirement.

More detailed information

Please note that due to the dynamic development of the situation, changes in regulations may occur at short notice. If in doubt, the latest legal wording of the respective state ordinances or of the German Federal Ministry of Health always apply.

Further travel advice

Security control

Support the process at the control points with these tips

FAQ

Answers to frequent questions

Travel documents

Important travel documents for your flight and information on travel regulations

Tips for the journey

Arrive in good time and find out in advance which terminal you are flying from