Coronavirus: Information for passengers

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.

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Recent developments

April 3rd 2022

Rules of conduct from April 3 2022

As of Sunday, April 3, 2022, it is no longer mandatory to wear a medical mask in the terminal. We recommend that all passengers and visitors continue to wear a mask and keep at least 1.5 meters distance from other people.

November 7th 2021

Obligation to wear an FFP2 mask

The Bavarian Infection Protection Ordinance has been amended as of 6 November 2021. Since the hospital stamp has jumped to yellow status in Bavaria, all persons over the age of 6 who are in the airport building must wear an FFP2 mask without an exhalation valve with immediate effect.

August 26th 2021

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.

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February 11th 2021

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.

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January 25th 2021

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.

Rules of Conduct at the airport

December 25th

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.

December 23rd

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.

August 28th

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.

August 13th

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.

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August 8th

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.

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August 5th

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.

August 3rd

New location for the Corona Test Center

The Corona Test Center for passengers at Nuremberg Airport has moved and is now located between car park P3 and car park P5.


July 26th

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.


July 7th

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.

July 6th

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.

June 19th

Regulations for persons entering Germany in connection with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

The Federal Ministry of Health has decreed regulations for travellers entering Germany in connection with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 if they enter from a risk area.


May 27th

For a safe and relaxed stay at Nuremberg Airport, please observe the rules of conduct at the airport due to the Corona Pandemic.

Corona Rules of Conduct

May 4th

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.

April 29th

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.

April 20th

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. 

April 15th

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.

April 3rd

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. 

March 30th

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.

March 27th

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.

March 26th

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.

March 25th

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.

March 24th

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. 

March 23rd

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.

March 21st

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.

March 20th

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.

March 19th

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.

March 18th

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.

March 17th

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.

March 16th

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.

March 14th

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.

March 13th

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.

March 9th

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.

March 6th

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).

Important: general hygiene precautions

In general: All passengers should observe the general hygiene regulations:

  • wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds
  • cough and sneeze appropriately
  • keep your distance from sick people

Disinfectant dispensers are installed in all toilet facilities at the airport. Shaking hands is also not required.

Hotline for questions

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

Coronavirus: Further information for passengers