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Munich Airport (MUC)

Last Updated: Jan. 20, 2021, 5:42 p.m.

  • Wolfgang Martini
  • +498997521307
  • Airport Website
  • Airport COVID 19 Website
  • Are passengers required to complete a government or airport issued pre-travel health declaration form?
  • No

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  • Weblink to more information (who requires the declaration?)

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  • Are passengers required to undergo a test for COVID-19 before starting their journey?
  • Yes

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  • Persons who have spent time within the 10 days prior to entry in a risk area which poses a particularly high risk of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus because 1. there is a particularly high incidence of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in that risk area (high-incidence area) or 2. there is widespread occurrence of certain variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in that risk area (area of variant of concern), must be carrying with them, upon entry, the proof of a negative test result and must, upon request, present such proof to the competent authority or agency. Persons who use a carrier to enter the country from a risk area must also present the proof to the carrier before commencing their journey for checking and must, upon entry, present it, upon request, to the authority responsible for policing cross-border traffic as part of random checks whilst exercising their border police duties. Proof of a negative test result may be provided in the form of a medical certificate or test result which indicates that the person concerned is not infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The proof is to be provided in paper or electronic form in either English, French or German. The nasopharyngeal swab on which the medical certificate or test result is based must have been taken within 48 hours prior to entry. Further requirements made of the medical certificate and testing on which the test result is based are available on the Robert Koch Institute‚Äôs website at https://www.rki.de/covid-19-tests.

  • Are passengers required to carry a test certificate?
  • Yes

  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests or screening?
  • No

  • Provide details: What type of screening is required? By whom is the screening conducted? Is screening for all passengers or for specific airlines?

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for international departures?

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for domestic departures?

  • Is the public (non-passengers) restricted from entering the public areas of the airport (e.g. departures, arrivals hall)?
  • No

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  • Does the airport provide self-service kiosks for printing boarding pass and bag tag?
  • Yes

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  • Passengers can use Common Use-self Service or Airline kiosks.

  • Does the airport implement a sanitization process for kiosk touch screens to enable the disinfection of the screen between each use?
  • Yes

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  • As part of the Task Force Hygiene Team kiosks are cleaned repeatedly, but not between each use.

  • Is the access to airport checkpoint security touchless/does it reduce the need for document exchange/handling?
  • Yes

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  • use of self-service boarding pass readers

  • Is the airport boarding process touchless i.e. biometric or e-gates?
  • Yes

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  • Are e-gates available at immigration entry points?
  • Yes

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  • use of EasyPass-kiosks for EU-, EEA- and Swiss nationals.

  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests on arrival?
  • Yes

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  • Persons entering the Federal Republic of Germany who have spent time within the 10 days prior to entry in a risk area which is neither a high-incidence area nor an area of variant of concern must, within 48 hours at the latest after entry, be able to provide the proof of a negative test result and must present such proof, upon request, to the competent authority, such request being possible up to 10 days after entry. Any proof of a negative test result which incoming passengers are in possession of upon entry must be presented, upon request, to the authority responsible for policing cross-border traffic as part of their border police duties for checking.

  • Are passengers required to quarantine on arrival at the airport?
  • Passengers arriving from risk countries have to self-quarantine for 10 days. There is no possibility to avoid quarantine presenting a negative COVID 19-test result that is not older than 48 h.

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  • Passengers arriving from risk countries are obliged to self-quarantine themselves.

  • What, if any, protocols and precautions are in place for arriving passengers who are exiting the landside area?
  • No

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  • Are drivers/meeters and greeters allowed to meet arriving passengers inside the terminal building?
  • Yes

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  • Drivers/meeters & greeters can meet arriving passengers outside the baggage claim area.

  • Are there any specific measures for drivers/meeters and greeters meeting/collecting arriving passengers? (e.g., subject to health screening)
  • No

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  • Are there any special pick-up or curbside arrangements in place?
  • No

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  • Is physical distancing required or recommended in airport?
  • Yes

  • What is the required physical distance?
  • 1.5 meters

  • Are there spacing marks on floors to guide passengers?
  • Yes

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  • 9,370 floor markings in the main process areas along the passenger journey.

  • Are physical distancing rules in place for elevators, escalators, and moving walkways?
  • Yes

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  • 660 distance markings and information on the max. capacity of each elevator.

  • Are limitations set for number of passengers on airport public ground transportation, e.g. shuttle busses, airport transit systems, etc.?
  • Yes

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  • 50 % capacity for bus transfers and masking obligation in all vehicles.

  • Are passengers required to wear face coverings?
  • Yes

  • Does the airport provide face coverings?
  • No

  • Can face coverings be purchased at the airport?
  • Yes

  • Are passengers required to wear gloves?
  • No

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear face coverings?
  • Yes

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  • wearing face coverings is mandatory in all terminal buildings, including staff members. Where staff is working from behind a plexiglass pane, there is no masking obligation.

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear gloves?
  • No

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  • Are passenger-facing staff subject to health screening?
  • No

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  • What special COVID-19 cleaning/sterilization measures has the airport implemented? Provide details for areas such as restrooms, boarding areas, dining areas, etc.?
  • All areas used by passengers and employees are subject to at least daily maintenance cleaning. The surfaces are cleaned according to the state of the art if necessary disinfected.Additional day staff (Task Force Hygiene) continuously disinfects all contact surfaces (door handles, shelves, telephones, plexiglass panes, etc.) in the passenger areas during operating hours.In the gate areas, the seating is cleaned after each departure.In the toilet facilities, the cleaning cycles were increased. The cleaning is controlled via an electronic system.A device (Air Steril) is used in the toilet area which uses UVC disinfection to continuously disinfect the aerosols contaminated with viruses and germs. This means that the toilet facilities can continue to operate without observing the required physical distance. UVC tests are also carried out on handrails on escalators and moving walks.

  • Has the airport implemented physical distancing detection technology?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • the technology is in a proof of concept-stage.

  • Has seating been adapted to support physical distancing in the following areas?
  • Boarding areas, Dining areas, Airport lounges,

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  • 5,200 floor and distance markings in all shops and restaurants.

  • Does the airport provide signage and announcements via PA system to encourage physical distancing measures in place?
  • Yes

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  • Announcements in German and English with hygiene instructions every 15 minutes as well as the use of 640 digital displays with hygiene and social distancing information.

  • Does the airport provide hand-sanitizing stations?
  • Yes

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  • 140 disinfectant dispensers at important contact points in the terminal buildings.

  • Is there a medical clinic located in or near the airport terminal/facility?
  • Yes

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  • MediCare in Terminal 1, Area E.

  • Does the airport provide a helpline to report COVID-19 concerns?
  • No

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  • Does the airport app, airlines app, or other third-party apps provide wayfinding indoor maps for passengers?
  • Yes

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  • Is there any mechanism, such as social media or mobile apps, to disseminate information to the travelling public?
  • Yes

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  • covering via social media postings over a period of several weeks, use of airport website; airport app (Passngr) provides information about current travel restrictions.

  • Are there any other particular processes in place to assist passengers with reduced mobility (wheelchair) or passengers with disabilities?
  • Yes

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  • Mobility Service staff have to comply to a special hygiene protocol; wheelchair- and eCar-seats are disinfected regularly.

  • Does the airport provide self-service dining options, where passengers have limited contact with retail, food and beverage staff?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Due to Bavarian regulations dining options are very limited. No seated dining is available, only take away. Since 18 January 2021 shoppers have to wear FFP2-masks in Shops.

  • Does the airport have a ventilation filtration system that recycles air on a regular basis?
  • Yes

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  • Use of filter systems in the supply air units; increased supply of fresh air.

  • Does the airport offer any staff training program, relating to health or COVID-19?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • use of video-podcasts; creating awareness by increased communication.