Due to the stricter international administrative obligations, check-in at the airport may take longer than usual.
In June, Budapest Airport received three times more passengers than in the previous month, although the lag compared to the pre-epidemic level is still 82 per cent, writes Airportal. With the growing number of opportunities, the number of people choosing to fly again also rises, though Wizz Air warns about a longer administration process.
According to Portfolio, the airline asks passengers to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before departure.
If you are checking in online, you will receive a so-called “invalid boarding pass”, and you have to visit the check-in counter corresponding to your flight. The staff will check that you have the appropriate certificate, permit, and a valid virus test for the destination country and that you have provided the online data required by the destination country.
If you present all the documents and certificates required by the host country, Wizz Air will issue a printed boarding pass. Otherwise, they will be forced to refuse travel as, without proper paperwork, the destination country will not accept the passenger and may even penalise both the passenger and the airline, claims their statement.
The company added that although several countries have already eased restrictions concerning mask usage,
it is still mandatory to wear a mask on Wizz Air flights.
Most airlines do still require you to wear a mask during the flight.
It is still worth paying attention to the precautions and rules introduced due to the epidemic before planning our trip. A very useful feature on the Wizz Air website is the Travel Planning Map option, where you can easily check out the latest entry conditions, rules, and restrictions. However, before departure, it is recommended to visit the official consular website of the destination country.
Ryanair also offers a site to check Covid-19 test centres in different countries to help plan the trip, while Lufthansa has a travel regulations site to check the destination country you would like to visit.
Having the official digital Covid card, introduced in the European Union from 1 July, is advised, as it will facilitate the process. It allows those who have been vaccinated, who have a negative PCR test, or who have recovered from COVID-19 to travel without quarantine or testing.