Information about Coronavirus
The airport company is taking the current health situation very seriously and is working closely with the relevant health authorities on both state and national level to protect passengers, visitors, employees and partners from infection and prevent the spread of the virus.
- The regulations for entry from risk areas are being implemented according to the guidelines. Just like in the other German airports, no health checks are currently being carried out on arrival at Schönefeld and Tegel.
- The preventative and professional disinfection of surfaces in particularly well-used areas (e.g. buttons, lifts, door handles, hand rails, handles, counters, information desks, boarding card scanners, passport control desks, self-check-in desks, food and beverage vending machines) has been significantly intensified.
- All sanitary facilities are continuously undergoing surface disinfection and, similarly, the soap dispensers and seat cleaners are being refilled around the clock and are professionally disinfected.
- Departing and arriving passengers are receiving the latest information via posters and screens in the terminals.
Precautionary Measures for Air Travel from Risk Areas
In addition, special precautionary measures are currently being put in place for flights from risk areas, as defined by the Robert Koch Institute. For the Berlin airports Schönefeld and Tegel, this concerns flights from China and Italy.
- Air traffic from Berlin to China has been suspended until 28th March 2020.
- By decree of the Federal Ministry of Health, passengers arriving from Italy must fill out so-called public health passenger locator forms (“Aussteigekarten”) before arriving at the airport, on which the passengers must give information about the personal availability of both themselves, and of accompanying minors, over the next 30 days. The forms will subsequently each be delivered to the appropriate health authority, where the data is stored and can be used for getting in contact at a later date if required. Passengers will receive the cards from crew members of the respective airline.
Entry Ban in Israel
Israel has significantly tightened its entry requirements for flights from Germany. Since 6th March 2020 (8am), entry for passengers from Germany (and other countries affected by COVID-19) who are non-Israeli nationals is no longer possible. Entry is thus only possible in exceptional cases if it can be convincingly proven that they will undergo home quarantine in Israel for 14 days.
General Hygiene Measures
As part of the efforts against the spread of the virus, every individual is actively asked to cooperate. The airport company therefore requires that passengers, visitors, those picking up passengers, as well as employees and partners, observe and implement the customary yet very important hygiene regulations.
- Wash your hands thoroughly (for at least 20 seconds) with soap and water, several times a day. Alternatively use a hand disinfectant.
- Maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from those infected or potentially infected.
- If you have a respiratory infection, postpone your travels, and do not bring anyone to or collect anyone from the airport.
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes with unwashed hands.
- If you need to cough or sneeze, please keep a significant distance away from other people. Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow if fabric-covered, in order to catch the droplets.
- Avoid close greeting and farewell rituals. Refrain from shaking hands.
- The Robert Koch Institute provides up-to-date information about developments.
- The World Health Organization provides answers to frequently asked question about coronavirus.
- Questions about coronavirus answered:
- Coronavirus telephone hotline in Brandenburg: +49 (0)331 – 8683 – 777
- Coronavirus telephone hotline in Berlin: +49 (0)30 – 90 28 28 28