Travelling to Munich
International travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic
⚠️ To help ticket holders with the key decisions that come next, we have summarised the key entry requirements when travelling to Munich for UEFA EURO 2020. This information is constantly evolving and changing and is based on the latest information received by UEFA from the local authorities. UEFA cannot guarantee that it will be accurate or reflect the latest position, although we will do our best to keep this up to date. It is your responsibility to check the Government websites to verify the latest position before you rely on this information and before your date of travel.
If you’re travelling from abroad, remember you will have to comply with the border entry restrictions and requirements enforced in Germany at the time. No exemptions will be made for ticket holders. Depending on your country of origin, you may not be allowed to enter Germany at all.
Belgium is currently not listed as a risk area by the German government.
Italy is currently not listed as a risk area by the German government.
When checking into any kind of accommodation, each guest has to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. The test needs to be taken no earlier than 24 hours beforehand, no matter which type of test (rapid antigen or PCR) is taken. Self-tests will not be accepted.
For fully vaccinated (1) as well as for fully recovered (2) guests, the testing obligation in the hotels does not apply. In this case, you need to present proof of your vaccination or recovery.
(1) You are considered vaccinated if you have received two doses of vaccine (if it is a two-dose vaccine, or one if it is a one-dose vaccine) and at least 14 days have passed since your final dose. Only vaccines listed by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut are accepted Proof of vaccination needs to be presented in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.
(2a) You are considered recovered, if you were infected with COVID-19 less than six months ago and more than 28 days ago. You need to provide proof of this infection in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish. The infection must have been detected by a positive PCR test.
(2b) You are also considered recovered, if you were infected with COVID-19 more than six months ago (a positive PCR test as proof must be presented in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish) and can provide proof of one vaccine injection in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish. The vaccination must have been conducted with one of the vaccines listed by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut.
So before you book your stay, make sure to contact your accommodation in advance to confirm check-in and access conditions.
Germany have identified three categories of risk areas. Different rules apply depending on where your country of origin is listed.
If your country of origin is categorised as risk area, you need to follow the procedures described in 2️⃣ below.
High incidence areas
If your country of origin is categorised as high incidence area, you need to follow the procedures described in 2️⃣ below.
Areas of variant concern
If your country of origin is categorised as area of variant concern, you may not enter Germany. Airlines or other transport carriers are not allowed to carry passengers from those countries to Germany. Some exceptions apply.
Before you travel, you need to check the current list of risk areas on the RKI website. Keep in mind this list is updated on a regular basis and the risk evaluation for your country of origin may change.
⚠️ Special restrictions may apply if you're travelling to Germany by air or sea from a country that does not belong to the European Union (or Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway or Iceland). More information can be found on the BMI website.
All regulations apply for travellers aged six years or older.
Negative COVID-19 test result
Arriving by plane ✈️
- Everyone travelling to Germany by plane must provide a negative COVID-19 test result, a valid certificate of vaccination or a valid proof of recovery from a COVID-19 infection to the carrier before departure, regardless of whether you're travelling from a risk area or not. You can find the requirements for validity on the official website of the Federal Ministry of Health.
Other modes of transport (except air and sea travel)
- Travelling from a risk area?
You need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result when entering Germany or get tested within 48 hours after entering Germany. Rapid antigen tests need to be not older than 48 hours when entering the country, while PCR tests need to be not older than 72 hours.
- Travelling from a high incidence area?
You need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result when entering Germany. Rapid antigen tests need to be not older than 48 hours when entering the country, while PCR tests need to be not older than 72 hours.
❗ There are no designated quarantine hotels. Generally, quarantines are meant to be taken in private locations and all costs need to be covered by the traveller. If you want to self-isolate in a hotel, you should get in touch with your hotel prior to arriving to make sure they can accommodate.
Spectators travelling from a risk area
Any person who has been in a risk area at any time during the last ten days is required to quarantine for ten days unless they provide the relevant authorities with one of the following proofs:
- A negative Covid-19 test result, carried out either less than 48 hours before travelling to Germany or less than 48 hours after arriving in Germany, or a PCR test from less than 72 hours before arrival in Germany. Proof of a negative test result must be written in one of the following languages: German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.
- Proof of COVID-19 infection less than six months and more than 28 days ago in one of the following languages: English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. COVID-19 infection must have been detected by a PCR test.
- Proof of receipt of two doses of vaccination, more than 14 days ago, in one of the following languages: English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. You must have been vaccinated with a vaccine from the list published by the Paul Ehrlich Institute.
Spectators travelling from a high incidence area
For spectators travelling from a high incidence area, the same rules as for spectators from a risk area apply, with one exception:
- The ten-day quarantine can only be shortened after five days by submitting a negative COVID-19 test result. This only applies to test results, the rules regarding proof of vaccination and proof of former infection are not touched by this.
Spectators travelling from an area of variant concern
- After arrival in Germany, you need to proceed directly to your final destination and self-isolate there for 14 days. In this case, the quarantine can't be shortened.
Please visit the official website of the Federal Foreign Office for more detailed information, testing requirements and quarantine regulations.
Let me give you a top tip:
Quarantine when entering from risk areas or high incidence areas can be shortened anytime by digitally providing a valid certificate of vaccination or a valid proof of previous infection via www.einreiseanmeldung.de. If this is provided prior to entering the country, quarantine can be avoided entirely.
If you have visited any risk area, high incidence area or area of variant concern within the last 10 days, you must register on www.einreiseanmeldung.de before arriving in Germany and carry the confirmation with you when travelling. This confirmation will be checked by your carrier (e.g. airline, train operator) and potentially also by the Federal Police after arrival (and also if you enter Germany by road).
- Airport: Franz Josef Strauss (MUC)
- Distance to city centre: 36km
- Alternative airports: Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Salzburg
Munich's airport is a five-star airport and has been voted Europe’s best airport a total of 11(!) times. It’s located north of the city. Travel time to the city centre is approximately 45 min by train (S-Bahn).
Check out their website to find out more about how COVID-19 impacts operations at MUC airport.
Germany’s rail network is extensive, reliable and affordable, especially if you purchase your ticket well in advance. Munich’s main train station (Hauptbahnhof) connects to almost everywhere in Germany. Most high-speed and long-distance trains have Wi-Fi and an onboard restaurant to keep you entertained. Buy your tickets online through the official DB website. Also be sure to check the COVID-19 related health & hygiene measures in place for train travel before starting your journey.
Domestic and international coach travel is becoming more popular and frequent in Germany, and there’s an extensive network across Germany and neighbouring countries. Getting to Munich by coach is cheap, comfortable (all coaches have WiFi, AC and an onboard toilet) and safe, but takes longer than going by train, and schedules may be impacted heavily be the current travel restrictions. Plan ahead and get familiar with the health and hygiene measures in advance. All relevant information should be provided on the websites of the respective coach companies.
If you plan to travel to Munich by car, please note that the stadium will provide parking for private vehicles for the games if you purchase a parking ticket for the individual games in advance. Check out Getting to the Stadium for more information.
Let me give you a top tip:
If you are a disabled passenger, please inform your airline or travel agent and let them know about the kind of assistance you need. You can do this either when booking your flight or closer to your travels, but make sure it's at least 48 hours before you start your journey.
- Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) to stadium: 40min by metro
- Airport to city centre: 45min by S-Bahn
Transport from the airport
🚍 By public transport
Take S-Bahn lines S1 or S8 to the main railway station. They run every 10 minutes and take approximately 45 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the platform or at service centres in the airport.
🚖 By taxi
A taxi from the airport to the city centre will set you back approx. €70. Travel time is typically 45min – 1h20min.
🚗 By rental car
Major rental car companies are located on level 03 of the Munich Airport Center. Keep in mind that there will be road closures around UEFA Festival sites, the stadium and major attractions. Parking options are limited. It’s best to stick to public transport or taxi travel.
Let me give you a top tip:
Munich Airport has a dedicated Mobility Service that is free of charge. The airport has also issued an extensive guide on accessible travel and amenities.
Transport in the city
By Volkswagen Free Chauffeur
Travel for free in Munich with the Volkswagen Free Chauffeur service for fans – operated by Volkswagen AG (Imprint & Legal). Book your all-electric ride directly on the EURO 2020 app. Hop in one of the new Volkswagen ID.3, ID.4s or ID.4 GTX and let the driver chauffeur you across the city centre free of charge.
All you have to do is go to the Volkswagen EURO 2020 Map on the EURO 2020 app and choose your pick-up and drop-off points within the service area in Munich. Log in with your Volkswagen ID and confirm your booking. If you don’t have a Volkswagen ID yet you can easily create one during the booking process.
The service is available every day from 14 June to 11 July 2021 between 14:00 and 24:00.
🚍 By public transport
Munich's transport network has a metro (U-Bahn), city train (S-Bahn), tram and bus system that will take you all over the city. It’s the cheapest and often the fastest way to get around. The fare depends on the number of zones you’re going to travel through. You can purchase tickets on the MVV app, website, ticket machines at stations or staffed ticket counters at main travel hubs. Please keep in mind that you need to validate most tickets before starting your journey. Check the MVV channels in advance for guidance on how to travel responsibly and safely on their network during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Let me give you a top tip:
The vast majority of S-Bahn stations in Munich are accessible. View the MVV map of barrier-free stations.
🚖 By taxi
It’s easy to flag down a taxi in the central areas of the city. The base fare is approximately €3.70, and the rate per kilometre varies between €1.60 and €1.90, depending on the total length of your trip.
🚗 By car
If possible, avoid using a car in the city. There will be road closures around UEFA Festival sites, the stadium and major attractions. Parking spaces in the centre are scarce and can be expensive.