Lufthansa has finally reopened their First Class Lounge at Frankfurt Airport again, allowing First Class and HON Circle passengers to enjoy proper lounge accommodations ahead of their flight.
Meanwhile a new, insane requirement has been imposed by the government and in order to use the lounges passengers must present a negative Coronavirus test, proof that you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have recovered from infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The First Class Terminal will remain closed for now but Lufthansa has at least said it will be open again soon, taking wind out of the sails from speculations the FCT would be closed for good (yet I believe it when it’s actually open again).
The new lounge entry requirement isn’t by Lufthansa’s own design but because these lounges count as restaurants and have to follow the same regulations, therefore you now have to proof you have tested negative, received a vaccine or recently recovered from Covid. Welcome to crazy land!
You can access the Lufthansa website with all lounge related information and entry requirements here.
Welcome – this is the motto again in numerous Lufthansa lounges. In line with the approaching summer and the loosening of international travel restrictions, many of our lounges can open again and offer you a pleasant time before your flight. To ensure that you can enjoy your stay with us as safely and comfortably as usual, we have adapted the offer and the established measures, such as keeping your distance or wearing a medical mouth-nose covering, ensure that everything meets high safety and hygiene standards.
We look forward to welcoming you back after such a long time.
Please note that to access our lounges, you must present a negative Coronavirus test, proof that you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have recovered from infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Finally open again: First Class Lounge at Frankfurt Airport
Since 1 June, the Lufthansa First Class Lounge at Frankfurt Airport is pleased to welcome you as a guest again. The familiar personal service of the First Class Lounge is available to you daily from 6.00 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.. The offer in the First Class Lounge has also been adapted to the current regulations. At present, you can choose from a high-quality take-away offer with a good selection of food and drinks. As soon as the official regulations permit, further services, such as the “á la carte” service, will be reintroduced into the offer. In addition, the First Class Terminal and the associated limousine service will soon be available again. We look forward to seeing you.
Please note that in our lounges it is compulsory to wear a medical mask with the standard FFP2, KN95 and N95 or surgical masks. Everyday masks, visors and masks with valves are not permitted.
Lufthansa lounges were a pretty sad sight over the last couple of months. They offered you certain snacks but you weren’t allowed to eat them inside the lounge. Instead people then left the lounge, ate outside and then went back in.
Some locations such as Munich had it easier for quite some time already as Bavaria has instituted relaxed rules for a while.
For international passengers this probably doesn’t mean a lot since you need a negative test either way to travel but for domestic flyers this is highly inconvenient and shows that Europe is a long way off from returning to some form of normality when it comes to air travel. All this makes the situation in the U.S. seem much more pleasant.
Lufthansa has reopened their First Class Lounge at Frankfurt Airport again and has announced that the First Class Terminal is also going to be reopened “soon” (whatever that means).
Unfortunately new rules have been introduced and you won’t be able to visit any of the lounges in Germany anymore – at least based on their published rules – unless you can provide a negative Coronavirus test, proof that you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have recovered from Covid-19.