CORONA UPDATE: Important information for passengers and visitors

Please keep in mind certain travel instructions and rules of conduct that apply at Dresden and Leipzig/Halle Airports because of the coronavirus pandemic. There are also test centres for those returning to Germany at both the airports.

Corona test centres


The corona test centres at Dresden and Leipzig/Halle Airports are facilities established by the Free State of Saxony and the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Saxony (KVS). Anybody who enters Germany from a risk area mustbe tested. Since 15 September 2020, travellers who have been in a Covid-19 risk area for the last 14 days have been entitled to free testing within ten days of entry. For travellers from non-risk areas, the possibility of free testing has ended at the end of the summer holiday period on 15 September 2020. Signposts indicate the location of the test centres and they are situated in the public areas at both airports:

  • on the upper floor of the arrivals/departures terminal at Leipzig/Halle Airport
  • on the arrivals level of the terminal at Dresden Airport

Opening hours: KVS-Website
There is no need to register in advance.

More information

Dresden and Leipzig/Halle Airports merely make available the infrastructure for the test centres. The airport information desks can therefore not provide any information about procedures, test results, eligibility, waiting times, etc.

Questions and answers about corona tests when entering Germany (German Ministry of Health)

Information for people arriving in Saxony (Free State of Saxony)

Travel instructions and rules of conduct

  • Corona tests have been compulsory for people arriving from risk areas since 8 August 2020 (see test centres).
  • According to the Saxon State Ministry of Social Affairs, a mere stay in the transit zone at an airport in a risk area does not count as a stay in that risk area.
  • People must wear a face mask in the terminals at Dresden and Leipzig/Halle Airports. The only exceptions are children aged under 6 and people who cannot wear a face mask because of a particular health problem. Vending machines are available at the building entrances and in the terminals for people to obtain masks, disposable gloves and disinfectant.
  • Passengers should arrive at the airport at least 2.5 hours before departure and make use of their airline’s online check-in facility, if possible. Passengers with departure times before 6 a.m. are recommended to arrive at the airport 3 hours before departure.
  • Please comply with the current restrictions on having no more than one item of hand luggage.
  • You must wear a face mask on board when travelling with many airlines. Passengers should find out from their airline in advance which regulations apply.
  • If passengers feel unwell, they should not embark on their planned journey, but stay at home.
  • Where possible, please maintain a minimum distance of 1.50 m from passengers and other people. Signs and floor markings are provided to help you do so.
  • Follow the hygiene recommendations: wash your hands frequently and cover your mouth and nose with your arm if you cough and sneeze.
  • The Federal Government's guidelines on restricting social contact in everyday life apply.

More information

German Ministry of Health – information for travellers (in German)

Federal government information for travellers and commuters (in German)

Information for travellers from the RKI [PDF]

Important instructions

face mask
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in the terminal areas!
Please keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters from others!
hygiene instructions
Please observe the common hygiene instructions!

Protecting your health is the top priority

The Central German airports have taken extensive precautions to protect the health of passengers, visitors, business partners and staff. This package of measures is based on the instructions provided by the relevant authorities and follows recommendations made by the German Airports Association (ADV).

The precautions taken include fitting protective sheets of plastic at check-in counters or where boarding cards are checked. There are also sanitiser dispensers in the terminal buildings. Monitors, signs and announcements remind passengers of the rules for hygiene and conduct. There are markings on the floor to ensure that distancing regulations are complied with, for example during security checks. Distancing markings have also been placed on seating.