Current information on the corona virus and the flights from Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport (FKB)
Quick information for our passengers on the following websites:
Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport is READY TO GO for the resumption of scheduled passenger flights.
We have implemented extensive measures to restart air traffic and ensure safe travel. Health protection is a top priority for everyone at the airport. This includes the obligation for all passengers, visitors and employees at an airport to wear a nose and throat covering (mandatory mask). This mask requirement applies in the publicly accessible areas of the airport as soon as you enter the passenger building (terminal) and includes the transport route to and from the aircraft.
We monitor compliance with the distance and hygiene rules and the mask requirement. The uniform handling of the mask requirement at the airports requires discipline from all travellers and employees as well as consistent compliance with the regulations. At the same time, this measure significantly minimizes the risk of infection for all travellers, visitors and employees. In Baden-Württemberg the mask requirement applies to children from 6 years.
We advise all passengers to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure and to proceed quickly to the check-in area and through the security checks.
In addition, it is important to familiarize yourself with the current entry requirements of your destination area and the airline transporting you in advance.
We thank you for your support and cooperation!
13 April 2021 – Corona test station with new opening times and at a new location in the airport
The company EMT, which operates the test station (PCR tests, antigen tests and antibody tests are offered), is now located in new, larger premises in the public area of the terminal. Anyone interested (not just passengers) can be tested here accordingly. The test station is open from Monday to Sunday (including public holidays) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and during regular flight times. All further information on the different test options, prices and dates can be found on the homepage www.ambulance-europa.com.
29 March 2021 – New rules for returnees
Currently, a new test obligation applies to all returnees. This states, that entry to Germany by plane is only possible after presentation of a negative corona test.
The new rule applies regardless of the Corona location in the country from which someone flies to Germany. The test may not be taken until 48 hours before entry. Passengers should, in principle, bear the costs of the tests themselves. Carriage by the airline is only permitted with negative proof of testing. Otherwise, local regulations should require people to be isolated on their own responsibility.
01 March 2021 – Baden-Württemberg tightened rules for travelers returning
Baden-Württemberg has changed the quarantine rules and the duration of isolation:
a) Virus variant areas => 14 days self-isolation without shortening the quarantine period
b) High incidence areas => 10 days of self-isolation without reducing the quarantine period
25 January 2021 – Updating the mask requirement in accordance with the Corona Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg
From Monday, 25 January 2021, it will be compulsory to wear a medical or respirator mask (FFP2/KN95/N95) in the passenger terminal of the airport in accordance with the Corona Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg.
From 01 February 2021, passengers and other guests from the age of six will also be required to wear a medical mask at the airport and on board the aircraft.
Both surgical masks as well as FFP2 masks or masks with the standard KN95/N95 without exhalation valve are then allowed. Simple fabric or everyday masks will no longer be enough from 25 January 2021. Also inadmissible are face visors as well as simple mouth-nose coverings such as scarves.
This adapted mask requirement applies in the areas of German airports accessible to passengers and guests (land and air side, including the route to the aircraft), and the masks must be brought by the passengers. The rules apply to departures from Germany as well as flights to Germany.
15 January 2021 – new entry ordinance initially valid from 14 January to 31 March 2021
The obligation to test and provide proof for the areas of origin has been changed, the general term risk area applies, a distinction is now made between
1. areas with an increased risk of infection
Every entry must be able to show a negative test result no later than 48 hours after entry after a stay in a risk area
2. areas with a particularly high risk of infection, these include:
a) high incidence areas
b) virus variant area
Upon entry from a high-incidence or virus variant area, proof of a negative test result must be presented upon entry. Proof shall be provided on paper or in an electronic document, in German, English or French. The smear must not have been made more than 48 hours before entry.
The RKI informs about the current risk areas under: Risk areas according to RKI
There is an obligation to register, i.e.
– Every entry must complete a digital entry application under www.einreiseanmeldung.de after staying in a risk area and carry proof of registration
– If the digital registration is not possible, the fully completed replacement notification must be carried on paper
The obligation to secrete (=quarantine) remains (the basis here is the ordinance of the country Baden-Württemberg)
The country-specific regulations will be adapted to this national regulation. Details under Regulation for arrivals and returners: Baden-Württemberg.de (baden-wuerttemberg.de)
As things stand at present, the cost of the tests (regardless of where the test is performed) is to be borne by the passenger himself.
EMT Euroambulance LLC’s Corona test station continues to be staffed daily in the public area of the airport terminal. All further information on registration, availability, costs and evaluation time can be found directly on the homepage www.ambulance-europa.com
16 December 2020 – EMT Euroambulance LLC’s Corona test station in the public area of the airport terminal
From Monday to Sunday between noon and 5 p.m. the company offers Corona-antigen rapid tests and PCR tests for self-payers.
All further information on availability, costs and evaluation time can be found directly on the homepage www.ambulance-europa.com.
Please note, that entry requirements of the destination countries and the airline’s conditions of carriage may change on a daily basis and inform yourself about the applicable Corona regulations.
08 November 2020 – New entry regulations for Baden-Württemberg and digital entry notification
Since 08 November 2020, the new regulations of the Ministry of Social Affairs of the state of Baden-Württemberg on quarantine measures for incoming and return travelers to combat the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has been in effect.
Quarantine (= mandatory separation) of 10 days for everyone. This means that a corona test is no longer compulsory, unless the authorities require it or symptoms occur.
The health department can lift the quarantine with a negative corona test – test no earlier than 5 days after entry (may be subject to a charge). Negative tests in the country of origin (max. 48 hours before departure) no longer lead to the lifting of the quarantine.
Entry into Germany: Passengers must register online before departure => digital entry registration. This replaces the disembarkation card / Passenger Locator Form (PLF).
Departure from Germany: Passengers from other countries, e.g. France, may still travel to Germany for the purpose of departure – but on the direct route to the airport.
Information from the Baden-Württemberg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicinas (KVBW) regarding Corona contact points. Please call in advance in any case.
15 October 2020 – Corona test center for arriving passengers at Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport (FKB) will remain open until 08 November 2020
The test center at Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport (FKB) will continue to be operated in the security area until 08 November 2020. Only passengers arriving at the airport from RKI risk areas are tested and only directly after landing. The test center is only open on these arrivals. The opening times are also adapted to the risk area classification.
For specific questions about the corona tests and test procedures at Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport (FKB) please directly contact the Baden-Württemberg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVBW), telephone number +49 711 / 78753300.
18 September 2020 – Corona test center for arriving passengers at Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport (FKB)
The Ministry of Social Affairs of the state government informed us about the operation of the test site at the FKB as follows:
The test center at Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport (FKB) will be operated at its current location in the security area until 30 September 2020 – but since 16 September 2020 only for those returning from risk Areas.
The test center will be closed from 01 October 2020 and the new federal regulations will apply (14 days quarantine, corona test after 5 days at the earliest).
27 August 2020
Corona test results are now available as PDF files via the app “Mein Laborergebnis”. The app can be downloaded on https://www.mein-laborergebnis.de/ and shows the result and the findings after scanning the QR code on the tear-off of the OEGD note.
19 August 2020 – Corona tests at Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport (FKB) for arriving passengers
The corona test center in the airport’s arrival gate is an institution of the state government and the Baden-Württemberg Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVBW), which can only be used by arriving passengers.
Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport (FKB) only provides the infrastructure for this. The phone hotline and the staff at Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport (FKB) can therefore neither provide information about the test procedures, test results nor other medical inquiries.
The KVBW (telephone number for queries +49 711 / 78753300) has informed us as follows:
The responsible laboratory should send each tested person a written test result (positive and negative test evaluation). How quickly the information is provided depends on the number of tests. Currently, however, approx. 4 to 5 days must be assumed.
If the test is positive, the passenger will be informed by the local (at home) health department.
The quarantine can only be lifted by the local health or public order office (responsibilities vary depending on the municipality).
03 July 2020
Please note that entry requirements apply to some countries for which the Foreign Office of Germany no longer issues a travel warning. More Information on the necessary entry documents is available here:
Since 03 July Corendon serves Heraklion / Crete with two flights per week.
On 01 July Ryanair resumes scheduled flights from Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport (FKB) to a total of 17 destinations.
TUI serves Rhodos (from 09 July). The holiday flights are operated by Sundair with a modern Airbus A320 (180 seats). For flights with Sundair, detailed information is available on enhanced safety measures.
Wizz Air is the first airline to resume scheduled flights at Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport (FKB).
16 June 2020
The new website Re-open EU of the European Commission provides you with continuously updated information about travel and vacation in the European Union.
08 June 2020
Since the rules and regulations on board are implemented depending on the airline and adapted to the respective developments, it is essential to check with the respective airline before the flight about the currently applicable hygiene and protective measures on board.
For flights with Wizz Air, detailed information is available on enhanced health and safety measures.
We also recommend, that you always inform yourself at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany about the applicable travel and security information before you travel.
Passengers arriving in Germany at Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport (FKB) receive information on the current entry requirements to Germany from the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and in the regulation of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration of Baden-Württemberg.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is possible, that scheduled and holiday flights will be cancelled at short notice or adjusted!
The tourism and aviation industry is experiencing a time of extreme stress for companies. The consequences of the Covid-19 crisis lay like a close-knit network over aviation, and public and private life is being restricted in all areas.
However, Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport remains open to supplying the population. We maintain flight operations for the General Aviation, such as the DRF Luftrettung, the helicopter squadron of the police or for the business aviation, harvest worker, cargo and special flights.
The employees of the Baden-Airpark GmbH continue to be there for you even in the short-time work (which startet on 01 April) and despite the reduced flight operations.
Take care of each other and take care of yourself! We look forward to seeing you again soon!