All about transfer through Germany.

Transfer – moving from one plane to another or same plane with different flight number with layover less then 24 hours.

Transit – moving from one plane to another or same plane with same flight number

Однако в обиходе часто используется транзит и для случаев трансфера и наоборот.

Правила трансфера через Германию:

IATA:

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php

Effective 29 June 2021, nationals and residents of Germany entering or transiting through Germany from Portugal or Russian Fed. must have:
– a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 24 hours before arrival; or
– a negative COVID-19 PCR, RT-LAMP or TMA test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
The test result must be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 6 years;
passengers transiting through Germany to a non-Schengen Member State.

4. Passengers entering or transiting through Germany from a country other than Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini (Swaziland), India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, South Africa, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have:

– a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival; or

– a negative COVID-19 PCR, RT-LAMP or TMA test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.The test result must be in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

– This does not apply to:

– passengers younger than 6 years;

– passengers transiting through Germany from a non-Schengen Member State to a non-Schengen Member State;

German Embassy in Russia:

https://germania.diplo.de/ru-de/aktuelles/-/2468418

В целях предотвращения завоза мутированных форм коронавируса Федеральное правительство приняло решение о введении в отношении поездок из России в Германию общего запрета на въезд и передвижение (см. сайт Института им. Роберта Коха). Данное решение вступает в силу 29.06.2021 г. в 00:00 по центральноевропейскому времени (CET).
В связи с этим более не возможен въезд лиц, в последние 10 дней перед въездом в Германию на территории Российской Федерации.
Согласно п. 2 § 10 Постановления о въезде в условиях пандемии коронавируса (CoronaEinreiseV) в отношении общего запрета действует лишь небольшой ряд исключений, в т.ч.:
2. поездки лиц, делающих на территории Федеративной Республики Германия лишь пересадку в транзитной зоне аэропорта. Данное исключение не распространяется на лица, делающих транзитную пересадку в одном из германских аэропортов и направляющихся в одно из государств Шенгенской зоны.

 

Federal Ministry of Health (Germany)

https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/service/gesetze-und-verordnungen/guv-19-lp/coronaeinreisev.html

§ 10Beförderungsverbot aus Virusvariantengebieten(1)Beförderer sind verpflichtet, Beförderungen aus Virusvariantengebietenin die Bun-desrepublik Deutschland zu unterlassen.(2)Das Beförderungsverbot gilt nicht für 1.die Beförderung von deutschen Staatsangehörigen oder Personen mit Wohnsitz und Aufenthaltsrecht in der Bundesrepublik Deutschlandsowie jeweils ihre Ehepartner, Le-bensgefährtenaus demselbenHaushalt,undminderjährige Kinder,2.die Beförderung von Personen, die in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland lediglich in ei-nem Transitbereich eines Flughafensumsteigen,

 

Федеральное министерство внутренних дел Германии

https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/EN/topics/civil-protection/coronavirus/coronavirus-faqs.html#doc13797140bodyText3

II. Restrictions on entry from areas of virus variants of concern

What restrictions apply to entry and travel from areas of virus variants of concern?

According to the Ordinance on Coronavirus Entry Regulations (Coronavirus-Einreiseverordnung), companies which provide transport by rail, bus, ship or aircraft are not allowed to transport persons to Germany from areas of variants of concern. A few individual exceptions to this transport ban are possible.

Which exceptions apply to the transport ban and the restrictions on entry from areas of variants of concern?

3. persons who are only transferring from one flight to another and remain in the airport transit area without entering Germany;

 

Lufthansa

https://www.lufthansa.com/xx/en/flight-information.html

Due to the German Federal Police’s instructions, passengers from high-incidence- and virus variant-areas are subject to respect extended travel conditions. According to the Robert Koch Institute, the following countries currently belong to these two areas:

High incidence areas:
Argentina, Bahrain, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar), Tunisia, Trinidad and Tobago

Virus variant areas:
Botswana, Brazil, Eswatini, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Portugal (as of 29.06.2021), Russian Federation (as of 29.06.2021), South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uruguay

Lufthansa is currently only allowed to carry the following booked passengers on departures (or travel commencements) from the countries of the Virus Variant areas:

  • Passengers with German nationality or passengers with a valid residence permit in Germany (upon presentation of a German registration certificate). These passengers (aged six years and older) must present a negative test result (PCR, antigen, RT-LAMP or TMA) at the time of departure. The test must not have been carried out more than 72 hours before the planned arrival time in Germany (antigen test only 24 hours). An online registration on the website www.einreiseanmeldung.de is also required. (also valid for passenger with a connecting flight)
  • Passengers of other nationalities but only if they have a connecting flight to a Non-Schengen state and do not leave the transit area in Frankfurt or Munich. Excluded from this are:
    • Passengers of other nationalities on a flight from Portugal (whether with a final destination in Germany or a connecting flight).
    • Passengers of other nationalities on a flight from Brazil, India, the Russian Federation or South Africa with a connecting flight to China.
    • Passengers of other nationalities on a flight from India with a connecting flight to or Canada.
  • All guests with final destination in Germany must follow the local German quarantine regulations. Information about this can be found here
  • All passengers with a connecting flight to a destination outside Germany must observe the entry regulations of the corresponding destination country in addition to the above-mentioned obligations

https://www.lufthansa.com/xx/en/entry-requirements#transit

Transfer via Frankfurt and Munich: Simplified rules for passengers

Simplified rules now apply for passengers travelling to Germany on an international flight with a connecting flight to a Schengen country. Provided that the entry requirements of the destination country are met by the guests, a transfer in Germany (including entering into the Schengen area) is now possible. Prerequisites are a confirmed ticket for the onward flight within 24 hours and/or other documentation for the onward journey. The required proof of a negative Corona test, the vaccination against Covid-19 or the immunity is still required (exception non-Schengen to non-Schengen).

 

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