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.

Recent developments

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