Reach your destination healthy
Cologne-Bonn Airport is taking a number of protective measures to minimize the risk of contamination with the corona virus at the airport. Keep them in mind and help protect yourself and others. Thank you.
Questions about compulsory testing from March 30th, 2021
Since Tuesday, March 30, 2021, air travelers have had to be tested before returning to Germany. Further information can be found here: Federal Ministry of Health
Corona entry regulation for North Rhine-Westphalia (as of March 27, 2021)
A new corona entry regulation has been published by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is valid up to and including April 18, 2021.
Here you can find all the information you need to travel to and from abroad.
International risk areas
You can find information on whether your specific destination is in one of the international risk areas on the Robert Koch Institute website: RKI - Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 - Information on the designation of international risk areas by the German Federal Foreign Office, BMG and BMI
Trip to Turkey?
You are planning a trip to Turkey?
Please note: Before entering Turkey, you have to fill in an entry form which can be downloaded under the following link:
As the form must be filled in within 72 hours, we kindly ask you to do this at home and bring it with you to the airport.
Thus you can help to avoid waiting times at the airport.
Testing centre at Cologne Bonn Airport
A new "CENTOGENE Test Centre" has been set up at Cologne/Bonn Airport to conduct COVID-19 tests. This is now available in the public area of Terminal 2, on the arrivals level.
Anyone wishing to be tested can register in advance on the CENTOGENE website with their personal details. This is also possible at the airport using a mobile phone or one of the Internet PCs provided by CENTOGENE.
Now that it is open, the centre will offer a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test, the results of which are available within 24 hours. Soon a rapid antigen test and a PCR test with results within eight hours will also be available. Further information on registration and prices can be found here: www.centogene.com/de/corona.
The test centre is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Terminal 2. Opening hours will also be extended depending on flight schedules.
It is mandatory to wear a medical mask in the terminals.
Safely through the terminal
Masks are mandatory throughout the entire terminal
It is mandatory to wear a mask or alternative mouth and nose cover throughout the terminal. Masks, disposable gloves and hand disinfectants are available at various locations in the terminals.
- Please pay attention to ground markings and signs.
- Also pay attention to safety distances at check-in, the security checkpoint, in waiting rooms, shops and when boarding.
- The staff will inform you about changes in procedures and special precautions.
All departures and check-ins are currently being handled in Terminal 1 (area 1B). T The airport business lounge and the prayer room in Terminal 2 will remain closed until further notice. The Airport Business Lounge, the visitor terrace and the prayer room in Terminal 2 will remain closed until further notice.
Very important: Hygiene
- Wash hands regularly and thoroughly with soap (at least 30 sec.).
- Use an elbow or handkerchief when coughing and sneezing.
There are disinfectant stands throughout the airport. The cleaning intervals of toilets, self-service monitors, stair railings and all surfaces that need to be touched have been increased.
At the security checkpoint
The security checkpoint in Terminal 1 is currently the only one in operation.
Each passenger is only allowed one piece of hand luggage. All other luggage must be checked in at check-in.
- Please stow all small items in your hand luggage or outer clothing before proceeding to the security checkpoint.
- Please place hand luggage on the belt.
- Disposable gloves and protective masks may be worn in the control.
- Oral and nasal covers or masks may have to be temporarily pulled off during the security check if the security staff asks you to.
On the plane
The guidelines may vary depending on the airline. In principle, however, the following also applies on airplanes: keep your distance and use mouth and nose protection. The airlines have set up up-to-date information pages for many questions that currently concern air travelers.
A list of all airlines at Cologne Bonn Airport can be found here.
We care about your health.
Please help us.
We want you to arrive at your destination healthy and safe. That's why, together with our partners, including the airlines, the federal police and the responsible authorities, we have implemented various safety precautions.
Please follow these instructions and protect yourself, other passengers and employees of the airport. Please do not travel if you, a person in your household or a person you are travelling with shows symptoms of illness typical for the coronavirus (e.g. fever, cough).
For questions on specific protective measures on the aircraft, please contact your airline. The terminal services will also be happy to assist you further at the boarding pass checkpoint or the information desk.
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