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Coronavirus Testing at the Airport

Beginning on August 8, 2020, all travelers returning from high-risk areas must be tested either no more than 48 hours prior to flying or free of charge 10 days after arriving in Germany. Those passengers receive a passenger locator card to fill out on board the aircraft. It is collected before they deplane and turned over to the health authorities by the airline. Free tests are available in two testing centers (see Test possibilities at a glance) located right at the airport on the pedestrian bridge connecting Terminal 1 and the long-distance train station. Please have your boarding pass ready.

Unless they have tested negative for Covid-19, passengers arriving from high-risk countries must immediately quarantine themselves at home or their final destination for two weeks.

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. Some countries, including China, require arriving passengers to present a negative PCR test result that they have obtained before traveling.

(last updated: September 16, 2020)

 

Test possibilities at a glance

The German Red Cross offers free Covid-19 tests at Frankfurt Airport to travelers returning from high-risk areas. The Test Center is located right at the airport on the pedestrian bridge connecting Terminal 1 and the long-distance train station.

A pre-registration is possible and recommended. Alternatively, registration can be done on site by presenting your boarding pass.

The test result is available within 24 hours. If you take the test by 3 p.m., you can usually get the result on the same day. It is directly emailed to you by the laboratory.

Opening hours: daily 5:30 to 23:30

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. This is an RT-PCR test (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction 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.

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

Please bring your registration, face mask and passport. Please do not eat, drink, or brush your teeth 15 minutes before the test.

In addition to the free tests for travelers returning from high-risk areas, there are two test options for departing passengers and visitors:

  • 50 euros incl. VAT - to receive results within 12 hours: The sample must be taken before 2 p.m. to receive your results as indicated above. If the sample is collected after 2 p.m., the result will be available in > 99% of cases by 11 a.m. the following day.
  • 139 euros incl. VAT - to receive results within 6 hours (Express Test): The sample must be taken before 3 p.m. to receive your results as indicated above. if the sample is collected after 3 p.m., the result will be available in > 99% of cases by 10 a.m. the following day.

For an additional charge of 9 euros, there is also the option to obtain an official, internationally valid verification for authorities in various countries - certifying that the test results belong to you and have not been hampered with. This verification includes the documentation of the travel document and the identity of the tested person.

Opening hours: daily 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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 over the Internet.

Prices:

  • Voluntary Sars-CoV-2 antibody test: approx. 111 euros*
  • Voluntary nose and throat swab test for Sars-CoV-2: approx. 216 euros*
  • Voluntary checkup comprising both tests: approx. 268 euros*

You will be charged for the cost of consultation and lab analyses according to the general German fee schedule for physicians (GOÄ). Unless you present a letter from a medical insurer or similar stating that it will bear the costs, you must pay yourself on the spot, e.g. by credit card.

*On weekends and holidays there is a surcharge of up to 12.68 euros.