Nuremberg Airport takes the current health situation seriously and works closely with the responsible health authorities to protect employees, passengers and partners from infection and prevent the spread of the virus.
The German government's central institution for infectious diseases, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), continuously records the current situation, evaluates all information and assesses the risk in Germany. Comprehensive information on the situation is published on the RKI information portal.
Entry restrictions, testing and quarantine regulations in Germany
Depending on their place of departure, travellers have to provide a negative test result or proof of immunity, and comply with quarantine regulations when entering Germany.
Nuremberg Airport is first German airport to receive a DEKRA certificate
Nuremberg Airport was the first airport in Germany to be certified by the company DEKRA for its Corona measures with the DEKRA Trusted Facility seal.
Adjustment of the mandatory wearing of masks from 1 February
From 1 February 2021, for travellers and guests older than six years it will be mandatory to wear a medical mask at the airport and on board of an airplane. OP masks and FFP2 masks or masks with the KN95/N95 standard without an exhalation valve are permitted.
Antigen rapid tests and PCR tests in English language
From Friday, 25 December 2020, rapid antigen tests and PCR tests will be offered to self-pay patients under the supervision of Ecolog's Chief Medical Officer Dr Thomas Liedtke. These Corona tests are another option to the regular Test Center operation. Especially for travellers, the test results are issued in English.
Compulsory testing & quarantine in Bavaria
All persons entering Bavaria from a risk area (according to the RKI) are now obliged to present a negative Corona test when entering Bavaria or to be tested within 48 hours of entry, for example at the Corona Test Center at Nuremberg Airport. In any case, the result must be reported to the health authority responsible for them within 72 hours.
In addition, all persons entering the country who have stayed in a risk area within ten days prior to their entry are obliged to go into quarantine for a period of ten days immediately after entry.
More information is available on the pages of the Bavarian Ministry of Health.
Corona tests at Airport Nuremberg remain free of charge until 1 October
In a publication on Twitter, Bavaria's Minister-President announced that the corona tests at airports would continue "in any case until 1 October". Until then, the tests will remain free of charge, regardless of whether the trips are from high-risk or non-risk areas.
Frequently asked questions about the Corona Test Center
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Corona Test Center at the airport can be found here
Online registration for corona tests at the airport
It is now possible to register online in advance for the Corona Test at Nuremberg Airport. QR codes, which lead to the registration website after the scan, can also be found at the airport. Your registration will be checked at the Corona Test Center.
Germany requires coronavirus tests for arrivals
The Bavarian health authority is implementing the test requirements for travel returnees from risk areas as of today (August 8, 2020). Passengers who land at Nuremberg Airport from a risk area (list of the risk area of the RKI) will be taken directly to the test centre.
Travels to Turkey: Lifting of the travel warning for four provinces
For the Turkish provinces of Aydin, Izmir and Muğla in the Aegean region and the province of Antalya in the Mediterranean region, the previously valid travel warning has been lifted. Within 48 hours before returning to Germany, every traveller is obliged to be tested for the coronavirus in Turkey.
Corona tests now possible at Nuremberg Airport
Travel returnees can now be tested for the novel coronavirus free of charge at Nuremberg Airport. A corresponding test station went into operation there late Saturday evening.
Online registration before travelling
In order to contain the coronavirus, some countries in the European Union have adapted their entry regulations. For stays in France, the UK, Greece and Spain, travellers must register online using a form before entering the country.
Reopening of Dürer Lounge
Before flights from KLM to Amsterdam and Air France to Paris, passengers can now again use the Dürer Lounge at Nuremberg Airport - with an adapted service concept. The lounge will be accessible exclusively to all authorized passengers three hours before the respective departure. The distance rules can be observed thanks to a ticket solution.
The snacks (sandwiches, pretzels, croissants, fruit and granola yoghurt) are offered individually packaged. The range of beverages consists of soft drinks, juices, various beers and wines as well as various types of coffee and is available in full.
For a safe and relaxed stay at Nuremberg Airport, please observe the rules of conduct at the airport due to the Corona Pandemic.
KLM plans to fly to Nuremberg again from June
Due to the corona crisis, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has significantly reduced its 2020 summer schedule. The European network has now been set up so that as many flights as possible can continue to be used as feeder flights to long-haul destinations. According to the press release, KLM also wants to connect Nuremberg once a day with the hub at Amsterdam-Schiphol from June onwards.
Travel warning extended until mid-June
The Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Government have extended the worldwide travel warning for tourists due to the coronavirus pandemic until 14 June. The warning is issued against unnecessary travel abroad, as worldwide entry restrictions are expected to continue. The Bavarian Whitsun holidays are affected by this. A decision on the summer holidays will be made later.
Mouth and nose mask as compulsory
Starting next week (27 April), masks will be mandatory in Bavaria for all shops and public transport. This was announced by Minister President Dr. Markus Söder in his government statement today. At Nuremberg Airport, the wearing of a mouth and nose mask is already mandatory as of today in order to be able to pass through the personnel security checkpoint.
Turkish Airlines extends suspension of international flights
Turkish Airlines extends the suspension of international flights due to the corona pandemic until May 20, 2020, which also affects the airline's connection from Nuremberg to Istanbul.
REWE To Go closes temporarily
Due to the corona pandemic, the supermarket REWE To Go is temporarily closing at Nuremberg Airport. The branch of the Kalchreuth bakery will remain open.
TUI fly publishes summer flight schedule 2021
TUI fly has published the flight programme for summer 2021, which means that the airline is planning to continue flying from Nuremberg next year. The destinations planned are Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Corfu, Heraklion (Crete), Kos, Rhodes, Hurghada and Marsa Alam.
Changed opening hours in the gastronomy/ Temporary closure of the shops
REWE To Go (daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Kalchreuth Bakery (daily 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at Nuremberg Airport will remain open with adjusted opening hours.
The Duty Free Shop, the Gateshop NEO and the Nuremberg Store in the security area as well as the Airport Shop in the public area will be temporarily closed from 28 March 2020.
Positive news: Corendon Airlines presents winter destinations from Nuremberg
Corendon Airlines is holding on to the second aircraft stationed at Nuremberg Airport and will soon be able to book the first destinations for the winter flight schedule. Corendon Airlines' winter timetable (from 1 November 2020) currently provides for 19 weekly departures to numerous sunny destinations.
Nuremberg Airport remains operational
During the annual press conference, which was held online for the first time, Airport Managing Director Dr. Michael Hupe also addressed the effects of the corona crisis on airport operations today. It was stressed that Nuremberg Airport will not close. The 24-hour operation 7 days a week will continue, for example, to ensure the deployment of rescue helicopters, ambulance and return flights and cargo traffic.
Air France and KLM cancel flights from Nuremberg
Air France is cancelling all flights from Nuremberg to Paris with immediate effect up to and including 3 May 2020. The Amsterdam hub is also affected: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will also cease service from Nuremberg until May. The next possible flight for both destinations is currently planned for May 4, 2020.
Nuremberg Airport still open
Even if there are currently no holiday flights departing from Nuremberg Airport, the airport remains open. In times like these, we offer an important infrastructure in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region for return flights as well as ambulance and cargo flights. Thanks to all employees who make this possible. Also a thank you to all those who are committed to our society.
Eurowings further reduces flight offerings
Eurowings is planning a further significant reduction in the flight capacity on offer from 25 March 2020. Depending on the further development, the offered program will be temporarily reduced to about ten percent of the current capacity. The flight cancellations will be gradually implemented in the booking systems and affected passengers will be informed immediately about changes and rebooking options.
Tour operators cancel trips until end of April
The Federal Foreign Office warns against unnecessary tourist trips abroad until at least the end of April 2020. Further restrictions on international air and travel and entry restrictions are to be expected. This period also applies to the Easter holidays. For this reason, many tour operators are cancelling their holiday trips for the time being until the end of April.
Airport Nuremberg must react to the consequences of the Corona pandemic
The consequences of the Corona pandemic on aviation and tourism are enormous. Starting with connections to China, demand in all market segments gradually collapsed. First the network airlines felt the impact because of the lack of business travellers, then the low-cost airlines in European direct traffic. Tourist traffic remained stable for a long time. In the meantime, however, the charter airlines are only busy with return flights. As soon as the recall is completed - which will be the case in a few days - commercial air traffic in Germany, and thus also in Nuremberg, will largely come to a standstill.
Nuremberg Airport is a system-relevant infrastructure facility in the metropolitan region. It is essential that the commercial airport remains operational so that return flights as well as ambulance and cargo flights can be carried out.
However, there is a significantly reduced staff requirement to maintain operations for these isolated flight events. Together with the Works Council, Nuremberg Airport has therefore initially reached an agreement to reduce overtime hours and remaining leave. Unfortunately, this measure was not sufficient to safeguard the company's continued existence when air traffic came to a standstill. For this reason, it had to be agreed with the Works Council that the instrument of short-time working could be used from April 1. The airport will increase the short-time working allowance to ensure that all employees can be brought safely through this difficult period.
Bavarian State Ministry for Health and Care announces exit restriction
In Nuremberg, as in the whole of the Free State of Bavaria, a temporary exit restriction will apply from tomorrow, Saturday, 21 March 2020, 0.00 hours, until Friday, 3 April, 24.00 hours.
New contact number for the Citizens' Telephone in Nuremberg
From tomorrow, Friday, 20 March 2020, the Citizens' Telephone of the City of Nuremberg can be reached at +49 911 64 375 888. The associated increase in capacity is intended to shorten waiting times for answering calls. The Citizens' Telephone is manned from Monday to Sunday from 8.30 am to 4 pm.
Ryanair cancels flights
The Irish airline has informed us that it will discontinue flights to and from Nuremberg from 25 March to 28 March 2020. It is expected that Ryanair will consider further flight cancellations. Customers affected will be informed of their options by e-mail.
Entry restrictions partly also for EU citizens
Border controls are being extended and are now also carried out on flights arriving in Germany from Italy, Spain, Austria, France, Luxembourg, Denmark and Switzerland. For travellers without an urgent reason for travelling, there are now restrictions on travel on these routes.
Impact on the flight schedule in Nuremberg
Lufthansa Group will stop operating from Nuremberg (Frankfurt from 19 March) until 12 April 2020. LOT Polish Airlines will also stop flying to Warsaw for the next time. FTI Group is also cancelling all trips until the end of March. The connection with Turkish Airlines to Istanbul will no longer be operated and the hubs Paris and Amsterdam will only be served with reduced connections.
Return flights to Nuremberg
Tour operators and airlines bring their guests back from their destinations. Today and tomorrow there will be six so-called return flights each from popular holiday destinations to Nuremberg. These flights will be in addition to the scheduled connections to bring the passengers back home.
Federal Government and Federal Foreign Office want to bring citizens back
Travelers who are still abroad should contact the booked airline or tour operator directly. In addition, the Federal Foreign Office would like to draw your attention to the fact that you have been entered on the crisis prevention list ELEFAND. It may also be useful to register with Condor. The crisis pool of the Federal Foreign Office can be reached under the telephone number 030 5000 3000.
Restricted catering operations at Nuremberg Airport
At present, catering operations at Nuremberg Airport are limited. Some of the facilities have changed their opening hours or temporarily suspended operations. The branches of Rewe ToGo, McDonalds and Kalchreuther Bäcker are still open as usual.
Germany implements entry ban for non-EU citizens
On behalf of the German Border Police we have to inform you that due to a directive of German Border Police the immigration of passengers who are not citizens or family members of citizens of the European Union, United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland is not permitted until 15th April 2020. For further questions please contact the German Border Police.
Travel advice for not necessary, touristic trips
The Federal Foreign Office currently advises against unnecessary tourist travel abroad, as severe and increasing restrictions on international air and travel are to be expected.
Restricted opening hours of Mövenpick gastronomy at Nuremberg Airport
From Wednesday, 18 March, Mövenpick at Nuremberg Airport will only open the catering facilities Brezel Fritz (public area) and Sandwichmanufaktur (waiting room) daily from 6 am to 3 pm.
Austrian Airlines will stop flight operations from 18 March
Austrian Airlines will temporarily suspend regular flight operations from Wednesday night, 18 March 2020. The connection from Nuremberg to Vienna will be completely suspended until 25 April 2020.
FTI Group cancels trips until 31 March
The tour operator FTI is actively cancelling trips until 31 March 2020. Long term holiday bookings are still possible.
TUI Germany suspends travel programme
TUI Deutschland has decided to suspend its worldwide travel programme until 27 March. Many return flights, including flights to Nuremberg, will be operated on a regular basis.
Ban on entry into Turkey
The Turkish authorities have extended the entry ban for several countries affected by COVID-19 also to persons entering from Germany, valid from Saturday 14 March 2020 at 8:00 local time, initially until 17 April 2020.
Travel restrictions to the USA/ United States
A presidential decree will take effect from Friday 13 March 2020 at 23.59 EDT (Washington DC local time). An entry ban will come into force for, among others, non-US citizens.
Restricted travel in Italy
Ryanair announced on 9 March that it would make further reductions in its schedules to/from Italy. The modified flight schedule is to remain in force until 8 April for the time being. According to Ryanair, all affected passengers were informed of these flight cancellations/changes by e-mail on 9 March. Passengers who did not receive an e-mail can expect their flights to be operated as originally planned.
Ban on entry into Israel
In view of the further spread of coronavirus, Israel has adopted new entry requirements. According to the Federal Foreign Office, entry from Germany for non-Israeli citizens will no longer be possible in principle from 6 March 2020 (8:00 am).
In general: All passengers should observe the general hygiene regulations:
Disinfectant dispensers are installed in all toilet facilities at the airport. Shaking hands is also not required.
The Bayerische Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit (Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety) is available for questions at +49 9131 68 085 101