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Covid-19 testing at the airport

We inform you about quarantine regulations and corona testing for returning and departing passengers. Please note that the testing opportunities at Frankfurt Airport are available exclusively to arriving and departing passengers and that all tests are subject to a fee. Visitors who are not passengers are asked to visit other test centers.

The Test Center is located right at the airport on the pedestrian bridge connecting Terminal 1 and the long-distance train station.

RT-PCR tests 

After registering via the Test Portal, a throat swab can be taken at the Airport Test Center without an appointment.

Opening Hours: daily 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • "Premium-24" 69 € incl. VAT.: Results within 24 hours after sample receipt in 95% of cases.
  • "Premium-12" 89 € incl. VAT.: Results within 12 hours after sample receipt in 95% of cases (samples taken after 3:00 p.m. will be reported by 10:00 a.m. the following day).
  • "Premium-6" 129 € incl. VAT.: Results within 6 hours after sample receipt in 95% of cases (only available until 3 p.m.).
  • "Premium-1" 229 € inkl. VAT:  Results within 1 hour after sample receipt in 95%1 of cases. This offer is only available at the Test Center after registration and booking in the Corona Test Portal. Please register for your test and book a suitable time slot.
 

Rapid Antigen test

You have to book an available time slot in the online test portal at the time of registration. Please make sure you arrive within the booked time slot to take your rapid antigen test.

Opening hours: daily 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • "Express-3" 29 € incl. VAT: Results within 150 minutes after sample receipt in 95 % of cases.
 
 
 

Please note for all test options: In some cases, for example if there is an uncertain result and the analysis must be repeated, the result may become available somewhat later. In August 2020, on average 95% of RT-PCR test results were reported within the stated turn-around-time.

You find more information here.

 

 

The Drive-Through Test Center is located in parking lot P44 - across from "Tor 21" at Frankfurt Airport. It is convenient to reach by car; you do not have to leave your car for the testing. Therefore, you minimize contacts and distances can be easily maintained.

Please note that it is mandatory to wear a medical mask (e.g. surgical mask, FFP2 mask) on the entire site and during the entire process.

Opening hours: daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

We recommend that you register in advance in the Corona Test Portal and book your test and the appointment you want online. Subsequent booking on site at the Corona Test Center Frankfurt Airport Drive Through is only possible to a limited extent.

RT-PCR-Tests

  • "Premium-1" 199 € incl. VAT: Results within 90 minutes after sample receipt in 95% of cases.
  • "Premium-6" 139 € incl. VAT: Results within 6 hours after sample receipt in 95 % of cases. Only available from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • "Premium-12" 99 € incl. VAT: Results within 12 hours after sample receipt in 95 % of cases.

Please note for all test options: In some cases, for example if there is an uncertain result and the analysis must be repeated, the result may become available somewhat later. In August 2020, on average 95% of RT-PCR test results were reported within the stated turn-around-time.

For more information about the test center, go here.

 

Drive-through baggage check-in

For passengers of Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines, there is also the option at the site of checking in baggage in a second drive-through lane after your test. This additional service, which is subject to a charge, can be booked directly with the flight. Passengers of these airlines can therefore take advantage of the following options individually:

  • Covid-19 test and baggage check-in package
  • Covid-19 test individually

For more information about the airlines' offer, go here.

The Test Center is located in Terminal 1, Hall B on the mezzanine floor.

Opening hours: daily, 24 hours continuously 

Please register here to make an appointment for a test.

RT-PCR-Test

  • RT-PCR-Test 69 €: Results available in 24 hours. Inlcudes multilingual certificate incl. Test results sent digitally (free verification of identity on your test result). Please note that the times shown for obtaining test results are based on past experience and intended as guidance. It might transpire that we are unable to meet the deadlines shown, especially if there is a capacity shortage. This is due to the dynamic way the coronavirus pandemic is unfolding.

Rapid Tests

  • Rapid antigen test 37 €: Results available in 15-20 minutes. Inlcudes multilingual certificate incl. Test results sent digitally (free verification of identity on your test result).
  • Rapid antibody test 35 €: Results available in 15-20 minutes. Inlcudes multilingual certificate incl. Test results sent digitally (free verification of identity on your test result).

Find more information here.

Our medical center is now offering supplementary medical checkups and tests in "special appointments". You can get a nose and throat swap test for Sars-CoV-2 just in case or get checked for antibodies (there is a charge for both of these services). To give our medical staff a chance to prepare and appropriately protect themselves, you must make and receive advance confirmation of an appointment via the internet

As self-paying or without a written declaration for assumption of costs, it is required to pay directly, e.g. with credit card. The current costs can be found on each online booking tool( appointment via the internet). 

Regulations for entry into Germany

In general, all passengers (whether returning from a risk area or non-risk area) who wish to enter Germany by air, need to be tested and show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before departure (vaccinated and recovered persons are only affected by this testing requirement if they have been in a virus variant area within the last ten days, in all other cases proof of vaccination or proof of recovery is sufficient). Children up to six years are exempted from the testing requirement. Further information can be found here.

In addition, the following rules apply to travelers returning from risk areas:

You must notify the local health department without delay by submitting a before entry completed arrival form through a entry portal. Carry the form with you at all times, either printed out on paper or stored on an electronic device, so that you can also show it to transportation providers or immigration authorities if asked to do so. If digital registration is not possible, in exceptional cases you must fill in a written substitute registration and hand it in to the carrier or the border authority. Returning travelers from all risk areas need to be able to provide the proof of the negative Covid-19 test no later than 48 hours upon request to the competent authority.

The following quarantine obligations apply to different risk areas:

  • Risk areas: Returning travelers must go straight home or to other suitable accommodations immediately after landing in Frankfurt and quarantine yourself there for 10 days without interruption. If you submit proof of full vaccination against Covid-19, proof of recovery, or proof of testing through the entry portal, the quarantine will end early.
  • High incidence areas
    • Returning travelers who have met their test verification requirement by having a negative test result prior to departure, must go straight home or to other suitable accommodations immediately after landing in Frankfurt and quarantine yourself there for 10 days without interruption. You may end the quarantine five days after arriving in Germany by presenting a negative test result. However, you must wait for at least five days after arriving before taking the test (you may briefly interrupt your quarantine to take the test).
    • For travelers who have submitted proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 or proof of recovery through the entry portal, the quarantine will end early.
  • Areas of variant of concern: Returning traveleres must go straight home or to other suitable accommodations immediately after landing in Frankfurt and quarantine yourself there for 14 days without interruption. There is no possibility of early ending of the quarantine.

Go here for further information on exceptions to the quarantine requirement. 

We urge departing passengers to obtain detailed information on the current immigration rules at their destinations and get tested well in advance if this is required. 

(last updated: May 18, 2021)