Passengers departing from or arriving at Frankfurt or Munich airports can now pay to have a COVID-19 test done at the airport.
The aim is to help passengers avoid quarantine in Germany and other countries that require COVID-19 testing.
Passengers flying to or from Frankfurt Airport with Lufthansa will be able to take the throat swab test at a sampling center located near the main terminal. This can either be completed the day before flying or with a fast track solution the same day before departure.
All results are delivered to the passenger via a secure digital platform and connected to their ticket – providing secured clearance for passengers flying to countries with entrance restrictions.
Results are usually available within four to five hours after testing.
At Frankfurt the tests are in conjunction with Centogene.
The CENTOGENE Test Center is centrally located at Frankfurt Airport between Terminal 1 and the national long-distance railway station (ICE station).
How Much Does the Test Cost?
- 59€ incl. VAT – to receive results within 6-8 hours
- 139€ incl. VAT – to receive results within 3 hours (Express Test)
For an additional charge of 9 €, 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.
At Munich Airport, passengers have the option of being tested for a possible infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
MediCare, a subsidiary of Flughafen München GmbH, offers the tests for a fee in the airport’s medical center (Terminal 1, Area E).
Passengers can register to have the test by calling the airport emergency department at 089 / 975-63399. The test results are available four hours after the smears have been taken.
N.B. Image credit: Centogene