Press release

Published: 07 July 2022, 10:00

The most important holiday tips for BER passengers 
Passengers should arrive at the terminal two and a half hours before departure


The summer holidays in Berlin and Brandenburg begin today. By August 21 up to three million passengers will have passed through Berlin Brandenburg Airport. We have collected the most important tips for our passengers to help them prepare for their journey. In principle, the airport company recommends that all passengers arrive at their respective terminal two and a half hours before departure and go through security immediately after checking in.


The most important tips for the start of the holidays at BER

Check-in and baggage: 

• Online: We advise our passengers to check-in online at home if their airlines offer this. Please check with your airline.

• At machines Passengers at BER can check in themselves and their baggage independently. Several airlines offer this service, either for baggage check-in only or additionally for printing their boarding pass. It is possible to use the machines from 3:30 am on the respective day of departure. Find out more information about this from your airline or online

• The evening before: From 1 July, easyJet passengers will have the additional option of using the bag drop on the evening before their flight and checking in their baggage for flights the next morning after checking in online. Lufthansa and Eurowings already provide the option of checking in the evening before. Info on evening check-in

• At the counter: You are also welcome to check in at the counter. Please have travel documents, proof of vaccination, recovery or test (“3G”), if applicable, and entry documents for the respective destination country ready.

• After checking in at the terminal: please go directly to the security control. The control points with the shortest waiting times are shown on the display panels, as well as in the app and on the airport’s website. 

Preparing for the security control:  

• At home: When packing, be aware of the guidelines of the Federal Police and airlines regarding prohibited and dangerous items.  

• Liquids: Please place liquids in a transparent resealable bag according to regulations. A maximum of 10 x 100 ml and only one bag per passenger is allowed.  

• Electronic devices: Powerbanks and e-cigarettes are only allowed in hand luggage.

At home: When packing, be aware of the guidelines of the Federal Police and airlines regarding prohibited and dangerous items.

• Repacking in the terminal: There are preparation tables in front of the security controls in Terminal 1’s check-in hall where passengers can check their hand luggage once again. Electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets, and any liquid bags must be removed from hand luggage and presented separately at the control point. 

• Without checked baggage: Passengers with boarding passes and only hand luggage can go directly to the security control.

Necessary documents: 

• Covid: Vaccination, recovery or test certificates as well as country-specific entry forms may also be required. Entry information

• Identity documents: Find out about the identification documents you need before travelling. Your identity card may not be sufficient and you may need further documents

• EasyPass: If you already have a new-generation passport, you can use the automatic passport control

Transport information/travelling to the airport: 

• Construction work: During the holidays, Deutsche Bahn is carrying out major maintenance and construction work on the railway, and replacement services will be provided intermittently, including on the RB22 line between Königs Wusterhausen and BER. Please find out how to get to the airport in good time.

• Arrival by train: Getting to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 is the same. The station is located directly under Terminal 1.

• Please note that masks are compulsory on the train and in the station. Furthermore, we ask all passengers to continue wearing a mask in the terminals.

• Parking: The short-term “Kiss & Fly” parking zone directly in front of the terminal entrance allows stopping to drop-off passengers free of charge for ten minutes. One hour’s parking in the car parks surrounding the terminal costs 5 euros, and 7 euros in the multi-storey car parks. They can be used for both terminals and reserved online

Contact and online services:

• The staff at the Passenger Information Centre can help on site and by telephone at the local rate on +49 30 6091 6091 0. 

• Passengers can also obtain service information and additional travel information via as well as and via the Berlin Airport App.

Further information:

• Information on hand baggage regulations

• Flying under corona condition

• Worldwide travel advice is provided by the IATA, the international umbrella organisation for airlines

• Shops and restaurants at BER

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