Entry Regulations and Customs

Entry Regulations Worldwide

Here, you can find current information about entry regulations as well as information and tips for travelling with children and infants.

Important Information about Your Trip

What do I need to know about travelling to Thailand? What are the current entry regulations for Mauritius? Why is an entry card and departure tax required for Cuba? Do my children need their own passport for trips abroad?

Answers to these and other questions on preparing for travel can be found in the corresponding sections.

Recording Secure Flight Data (API)

Since November 2009, passengers to the USA have been subject to a security check by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration). Airlines are obliged to send the required information to the TSA three days prior to departure for checking, and to verify the Security Administration's results. Condor will send the information, encrypted under the strictest security standards, to the American TSA. Your data will not be used further.

All USA-bound flights operated by Condor and Thomas Cook Airlines flights are affected: when entering or leaving the USA, stopping over in the USA, and on some flights over the USA (flyover destinations: from/to Cancun, Havana, Varadero, Holguin, Santa Clara and Toronto, Vancouver). It does not matter whether you booked your Condor flight or Thomas Cook Airlines flight via condor.com, through a physical travel agency, an online travel agency or as part of an all-inclusive arrangement with a tour operator.

You will be asked for your Secure Flight data (title/gender, first name, surname, date of birth, Redress Number* if available) when you make your booking through condor.com and the data will be automatically be forwarded to the authorities in the USA. In this case, there is then no requirement for the data to be recorded separately in the API data form at condor.com. If you did not provide this information when you made your booking, please do so as quickly as possible, and ideally right after you book your flight. Please have your travel and identification documents ready for providing the data.

Your data that is recorded for the "Secure Flight" programme is valid for your booked Condor flight and your Thomas Cook Airlines flight, including all parts of the route operated by code sharing airline partners. When entering your data in the API data form, you are only required to state the primary Condor route.

Make sure that all the information is entered by 75 hours prior to the scheduled departure date for all flights booked up to that point, so that it can be forwarded to the TSA. It will not be possible to enter this data using the online form after this time. If you have forgotten to enter the data online as required by 75 hours in advance, you can enter the data later on at the airport, upon payment of a €5.00 fee. In this exceptional case, please go directly to check-in. If your data is not entered, Condor will be forced to refuse carriage.

In some cases, the TSA may be unable to complete its security checks successfully and there may still be questions concerning passenger data. In this event, they will be resolved at check-in.

Please note that a boarding pass will not be issued if the TSA is unable to successfully complete its security check, and you will not be able to travel on your flight to the USA.

API Data Form

The online form (API data form) for enter your Secure Flight data can be found here:

API Data Form

Additional information on “data protection information for flights to the USA”

Please note the following information that Condor is required by the TSA to provide:

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires you to provide your full name, date of birth, and gender for the purpose of watch list screening, (under the authority of 49 U.S.C. Section 114, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 and 49 C.F.R parts 1540 and 1560). Failure to provide this information may result in denial of transport or denial of authority to enter the boarding area. You may also provide your Redress Number, if available.

The TSA may share information you provide with law enforcement or intelligence agencies or others under its published system of records notice. For more on TSA privacy policies, or to review the system of records notice and the privacy impact assessment, please visit the TSA website at www.tsa.gov.

Data Protection: Information on Flights Across Schengen Borders into Germany

In compliance with the amendment to the German Police Act by the German Parliament, Condor is obligated, upon instruction by the German Federal Police, to disclose and forward certain passenger data for flights from countries that are not signatories of the Schengen Agreement.

Based on individual flights, the German Federal Police can request the following data from Condor Flugdienst GmbH after completion of the check-in procedures:
First names and surname, date of birth, gender, nationality, number and type of travel document (passport or identification card), flight number, scheduled departure and arrival times, original point of departure, flight route as well as number and issuing state of the required residence title or airport transit visa.

The data is deleted at Condor Flugdienst GmbH 24 hours after being forwarded. The German Federal Police delete the forwarded data 24 hours after the arrival of the passengers of the relevant flight, insofar as it is not needed by the German Federal Police for the execution of any other duties.

The German Federal Foreign Office provides a list of the current member states that are signatories of the Schengen Agreement.

EU Black List: Protecting European airspace against unsafe airlines

On 23-03-2006, the European Commission issued the first EU list of airlines which are banned in the European Union. This Black List of unsafe airlines is now published on the Commission's website. The Black List was compiled on the basis of contributions from member states and after an in-depth analysis with experts from member states.

To the Blacklist

The Black List consists of airlines which are completely banned in Europe or are subject to operational restrictions. From now on, the principle will apply that airlines banned in one member state are banned from flying in the entire EU.

Immigration Office

Travel, security and safety information, entry regulations, health information, and much more – here, you can find the most important information at a glance:

EU Regulation 996/2010

The form stipulated by EU Regulation 996/2010 gives you the option to provide the contact data for relatives who should be notified of your presence on board an aircraft in case it becomes necessary. You can hand in the completed form to our staff when checking in or at the gate.

You can hand in the completed form to our staff when checking in or at the gate. The data will be stored at the destination airport until you land, and then subsequently destroyed