Island fun here we come! This motto is set to play an increasingly important role at Memmingen Airport this summer. That’s because islands seem to be largely safe destinations in times of the Coronavirus. Corfu is a new addition to Memmingen’s “island solutions”. Ryanair will be flying to the popular Greek holiday island from 2 July.
Now that Greece has waived the Coronavirus quarantine requirement for visitors from other EU countries on condition that they have been fully vaccinated for a fortnight or present a current negative PCR test, demand for holidays in Hellas is registering a sharp rise in demand. Ryanair is responding to this with a growing range of flights from Memmingen, to which Rhodes was recently added. From 2 July, Corfu will be a new destination on the flight schedule every Monday and Friday. “Ryanair is an agile and robust partner for Memmingen Airport, and enables us to offer an attractive and flexible flight schedule in line with the current travel restrictions,” explains Airport Sales, Manager Marcel Schütz. “The late summer holidays in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, along with the traditional desire to travel in autumn, also mean that there are still opportunities to travel to and from Memmingen this year.” In addition to Corfu, Ryanair also sets its sights on Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Chania on Crete. Other “island” destinations include Sardinia, Corsica, Cyprus, Sicily, Majorca and Tenerife, all of which can be reached non-stop from Memmingen and can be booked immediately.Extensive hygiene regulations continue to apply at the airport and on board. Wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory. While on board the aircraft, modern filter systems ensure the highest possible level of safety. The aircraft are sanitised every 24 hours. The PCR test centre at Memmingen Airport is open daily from 6 am to midnight. All air travellers must be tested before their return flight to Germany. A negative test result will be checked upon entry into the country. Passengers from high-risk, high-incidence areas where new variants have been identified are required to complete a digital entry application before travelling. There is also an obligation to quarantine when travelling from such countries. Further information on the current entry and exit regulations can be found via the German Foreign Office.