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Travel information: COVID-19

All latest information on the travel restrictions issued by the destination countries, constantly changing entry regulations and all the hygiene measures we take for your travel can be found under below link:
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Arrival time at the departure airport

As a result of the additional safety measures with regard to Covid-19, we kindly ask our passengers to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before departure.

Updated on 22.11.2021 at 13:00 CET

Updated information for entering Austria

A temporary lockdown will be in effect in Austria from November 22 until December 13 at the latest. Traveling to Austria for touristic purposes will only be possible again after this period.

All the important updates you need to know which will apply after the lockdown has ended are summarized below:

  • In Austria, the 2-G-rule (“vaccinated, recovered”) is in effect in many areas. Access to accommodation, restaurants, etc. is only possible with proof of full vaccination/past infection. A negative Covid-19 test is no longer sufficient.
  • Antigen tests are no longer valid for entering Austria.
  • The validity of the vaccine certificate is reduced from 360 days to 270 days.
  • You can still enter Austria for 180 days after a SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, a proof of neutralizing antibodies is no longer valid for entry into Austria.

More information on the entry requirements for Austria can be found here.

Easy access to the EU Digital COVID Certificate for entering France

Foreign nationals traveling to France can now obtain their EU Digital COVID Certificate directly from one of the pharmacies in French territory, including certain airports.

This new service enables passengers to receive a certificate of vaccine equivalence in the “EU digital COVID certificate” format.

The necessary information can be found here.


 

Updated on 08.10.2021 at 15:00 CET

Turkey removes mandatory PCR test requirement for vaccinated or recovered passengers from the United Kingdom

The Turkish Government has announced that all vaccinated or recovered passengers traveling from the United Kingdom are no longer required to present a negative PCR test result before departure.

More information on the entry requirements for Turkey can be found here.

Entry regulations for the United Kingdom

We kindly ask you to check the summary of testing and health measures taken by the UK government for passengers traveling from a non-red list country or territory (incl. Turkey) below:

 

Health Measure Unvaccinated adults or adults with unrecognized vaccine Children not in scope of vaccine policy (children not ordinarily resident in the UK or in a country with an approved vaccination program) Fully vaccinated adults (incl. children aged under 18 from UK or in a country with an approved vaccination program, regardless of vaccination status)
Children age 11-17 Children age 5-10 Children age 4 and under
Passenger Locator Form Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pre-departure test Yes Yes No No No
Day 2 PCR Test Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Day 8 PCR Test Yes Yes Yes No No
10 Day Isolation Yes (stay in a quarantine hotel) Yes (at own accommodation) Yes Yes No

As of October 11, 2021, passengers will be “considered” as fully vaccinated if they are vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival either:

  • under an approved vaccination program in the UK, Europe, USA or UK vaccine program overseas
  • with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines in selected countries including Turkey.

Passenger who have not been fully vaccinated may be able to end quarantine early if they pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme. For further details, please click here.

More information on the latest entry requirements for the United Kingdom can be found here.


 

Additional testing for unvaccinated passengers traveling to Switzerland

In addition to the pre-flight testing, unvaccinated passengers are also required to take either a PCR test or a rapid antigen test in Switzerland from 4 until 7 days after arrival. The test result must be reported to the . Passengers who will stay in the country less than four days do not need to take a second test and it is sufficient to show a negative test result when entering the country.

More information on the exemptions from the test obligations and other entry requirements for Switzerland can be found here.