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Coronavirus 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.

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. 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. 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 and high incidence areas: Returning traveleres must go straight home or to other suitable accommodations immediately after landing in Frankfurt and quarantine yourself there for 10 days without interruption. In Hesse, 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). Please note that as of December 16, 2020, there is no longer an entitlement to free testing for those entering the country from high risk areas. From now on, all returnees will have to pay the testing costs themselves. 
  • 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 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: March 30, 2021)


Test possibilities at a glance

Lufthansa, Fraport, and CENTOGENE have partnered to offer Coronavirus testing at Frankfurt Airport via a Test Center located right at the airport on the pedestrian bridge connecting Terminal 1 and the long-distance train station.

The Test Center offers an RT-PCR test (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Test) as well as a rapid antigen test, which detects whether there is an acute infection with the virus, and thus the risk of infecting other people they come in contact with. The detection is carried out by means of a throat swab.

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" 79 € 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-61" 139 € incl. VAT.: Results within 6 hours after sample receipt in 95% of cases (only available until 3 p.m.).

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" 59 € incl. VAT: Results within 150 minutes after sample receipt in 95 % of cases (only available until 3 p.m.).

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.



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). 

„Als Selbstzahlerleistung, bzw. bei Fehlen einer schriftlichen Kostenübernahmeerklärung, ist eine direkte Zahlung, z.B. mittels Kreditkarte notwendig. Die aktuellen Kosten sind dem jeweiligen Onlinebuchungsportal (OnlineAnmeldung) zu entnehmen (Tests für Reisende, Tests für Beschäftigte/Bürger, Tests für Unternehmen).“


  • Voluntary antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 and medical examination: approx. €111*
  • Voluntary nose/throat swab for SARS-CoV-2 and medical examination: approx. €202*
  • Voluntary nose/throat swab for SARS-CoV-2 (“rapid test”) and medical examination: approx. €240*
  • Voluntary combined test (with PCR & antibody - regular turnaround time): approx. €227-247* 
  • Voluntary combined tests (with PCR & antibody - “rapid tests”): approx. €285*

*Billing is based on the statutory Scale of Fees for Physicians in Germany (GOÄ). On weekends and public holidays, a surcharge of up to €12.82 in accordance with the GOÄ is added to this amount.