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Flying through Munich - help

My wife and I will be flying home to Indianapolis from Athens on United Airlines. The flight has an hour layover in Munich and I'm worried about whether there will be time to catch the next flight, and equally as worried about getting caught in a web of Covid travel protocol and restrictions that will cause me to miss my next flight to Chicago. Has anyone flown through Munich lately that knows the protocol when getting there?

Thanks!
Scott

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When is your flight? The rules for flying seem to be changing weekly as the peak summer season approaches and as countries try to catch up with vaccinating the people.

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Our flight is August 8, 2021.

Thanks,
Scott

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If you are on the 8 am United flight (operated by Lufthansa) then if you were to miss your connection, there is another United (operated by Lufthansa) flight 4 hours later.

Did a similar connection pre-covid going Budapest to Chicago with a 1 hour change time in Munich and it was no problem.

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Hi Sam,
It's the 3:45pm flight. Do you think that will work out with only an hour between flights? I guess my main fear has to do with not knowing if I will need to show up with a Covid test or some wait in some kind of extended longs through customs and/or Covid testing lines. I can easily find out what I need in hand if I plan to stay in Germany, but I haven't found anything regarding flying in then right back out of Munich's airport.

Any insight will be greatly appreciated!!

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I always think about the Plan B, if things don't go according to plan. After all, even if there were no covid issues, your flight from Athens could be delayed. In that case Lufthansa (they operate the flights to Chicago) would get you on the next day's flight. United has agreed to get you home, and I'm sure they will, if not exactly on the planned schedule. They sold you a ticket with the 1 hour change, so it must be a legal connection and figure you can make it.