Latest travel updates
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Strike of ground handling service staff at Dusseldorf Airport on February 7, 2019
The trade union Verdi has called its members amongst ground handling service staff at Dusseldorf Airport to go on strike on February 7, 2019, from 03:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The below three Condor flights might be affected the strike consequences as well.
- DE1456, Dusseldorf-Fuerteventura
- DE068, Dusseldorf-Hurghada
- DE1414, Dusseldorf-Funchal
We kindly ask all guests of these flights to carry essential items within their hand baggage considering the respective hand luggage size regulations. Condor has increased the allowed hand luggage from 6 to 8 kilogram for these flights. Besides, we advise to use our Late-Night Check-in today, which is offered free of charge for all flights departing from Dusseldorf tomorrow, apart from the flight Dusseldorf-Dubai.
Furthermore, all passengers flying from and to Dusseldorf are asked to check on their flight status on www.condor.com before travelling to the airport. If the flight was booked as part of a package tour, we ask our guests to get in contact with their tour operator for any additional information.
Condor apologises for the inconveniences and is taking all available measures to reduce the impact on its guests.
Strike at Hanover Airport
There will be strike actions at Hanover Airport within the same time frame as well, which will not affect any Condor flights.
Status: February 6, 2019, 15:00 PM CET
Important information about smart luggage
Smart luggage suitcases have a range of features such as GPS tracker, power banks and scales. All these features are powered with a lithium battery.
The current IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations 2018 do not allow these suitcases as checked baggage, if you can remove the lithium battery from the suitcase, you may carry them in your carry on luggage.
Please be aware, that only two pieces of Lithium spare batteries per person are allowed.
We allow smart luggage as carry on luggage, as long as the max. dimensions and weight are considered.
Dominican Republic: Tourist Card Fee Now Included in Flight Fares
The entry requirements of the Dominican Republic stipulate that every tourist must have a Tourist Card before going through the passport control area upon arrival. Until now, tourists have been able to purchase the Tourist Card online, from machines at airports and ports or via travel agents or consulates. This requirement also applies to German tourists.
The new decree concerning this requirement stipulates that from 1st April 2018, the price of the Tourist Card will be added to the price of all air and sea travel tickets purchased by tourists for their journey to the Dominican Republic. The Condor booking systems are therefore being adapted to meet this new regulation and the Tourist Card fee of $10 will be automatically added to the price of Condor tickets.
This new procedure means that when travelling to the Dominican Republic, you are no longer required to independently purchase a Tourist Card. In the past, passengers arriving at the airports in Puerto Plata and Punta Cana were often confronted with a long wait because most tourists purchased their Tourist Cards from the machines at the airports upon arrival. With these new measures, the government hopes to optimise the Tourist Card procedure at local airports.
If you travel to the Dominican Republic by land, you are not affected by these new regulations. The previous procedure for land travel still applies.
Kenya: import of plastic bags is prohibited
Since Monday, 28 August 2017, the import and use of plastic bags of all kinds in Kenya has been prohibited. This includes both carrying and refuse bags.
This legislation also applies to travelers who transport plastic bags in their luggage or bring them as "Duty Free" bags.
Please be advised to avoid plastic bags when packing. Duty-free bags will be collected upon arrival.
The new law provides for high fines to enforce the prohibition accordingly.
Zanzibar: Yellow fever vaccination is now compulsory
According to information received from the Foreign office, contrary to previous advice, it is now official that evidence of yellow fever vaccination is required in order to enter Zanzibar. This also applies if you travel to Zanzibar from the Tanzanian mainland by sea or air.
These new requirements have been confirmed explicitly by the Tanzanian Embassy in Berlin (and on the website). However, if you are spending your holiday on the Tanzanian mainland only, this does not apply when travelling from Europe.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
The Condor safety team has banned any carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices from all our flights, as both checked luggage and also hand luggage. This follows reports of them burning up and also the US aviation authorities taking a similar step for US flights this weekend.
This ban does not apply to the Samsung Galaxy 7 phone, which is a different device and has not suffered the problems of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.