The first Condor flights to Beirut and Sulaimaniyya took off today: DE868 to the Lebanese capital Beirut and DE826 to Sulaimaniyya in the Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Iraq took off from Düsseldorf. Germany's most popular vacation airline is thus bringing families together again and making it possible to vacation at home. Condor flies every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from Düsseldorf to Beirut and Tuesdays and Fridays to Sulaimaniyya. Tickets are bookable from 179.99 euros per person and route at www.condor.com, in specialized travel agencies and with special tour operators.
Co-pilot of the inaugural flight to Sulaimaniyya, Hanin Mina Al-Roubaie, has Iraqi roots herself and is proud to be part of the crew: "It is very special for me to be part of this inaugural flight and to land in Sulaimaniyya with our Airbus A320. Many guests on board haven't seen their relatives for a long time and it's a nice feeling to reunite families."
In addition to Beirut and Sulaimaniyya, Condor will also be flying to Yerevan in Armenia from the end of July. The flights will depart from Frankfurt every Friday. With Greece, Spain, Italy, and Egypt, Condor thus combines classic vacation destinations around the Mediterranean with destinations where people vacation with their families in its flight schedule.
Entry requirements for outbound and return flights
To travel to Lebanon, travelers must present a negative PCR test result no more than 96 hours old at check-in. Upon landing, unvaccinated guests are due another PCR test at the airport, followed by three days of domestic isolation, which is verified via the "Covidletrack" app.
Travelers to Iraq must present a negative PCR test result, no more than 72 hours old, before departure. It must be printed out in English or Arabic. A second PCR test after landing is only not necessary for fully vaccinated guests.
For all return flights to Germany, a negative test result must be presented at check-in, which must not be older than 48 hours (antigen test) or 72 hours (PCR test) upon entry into Germany.