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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 14.10.2021 at 11:00 CET

Exemption from completing the Pre-Travel Clearance Form for flights to Austria

Fully vaccinated or recovered passengers traveling to Austria are exempt from filling out the Pre-Travel Clearance Form before departure. Only the passengers who present a negative Covid-19 test result need to register digitally within the last 72 hours before arrival.

More information on the entry requirements for Austria 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.


 

Updated on 14.09.2021 at 15:00 CET

New vaccination and mask rules for Austria

As of September 15, 2021, Austria changes validity periods for vaccination certificates:

  • The second dose of AstraZeneca, BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, Sinopharm or Sinovac should have been administered no more than 360 days ago
  • A dose of Johnson & Johnson should have been administered at least 21 days ago and no more than 270 days ago
  • In case of past infection, one vaccination dose should have been administered at least 21 days after the positive test result was issued and at most 360 days prior to departure

Passengers who haven’t yet been vaccinated can enter the country with a negative Covid-19 test result or a proof of past infection.

As of 15.09.2021 it is obligatory to wear a FFP2 mask without a valve or a mask of an equal or higher standard at Austrian airports and on board our flights to/from Austria. Expectant mothers and 6- to 14-year-olds can wear a surgical mask instead of a FFP-2 mask. Children up to the age of 6 and persons who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons are exempt.

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