COVID-19 tests at German airports

It is possible to have Coronavirus rapid tests carried out at German Airports. It is a so-called RT-PCR test (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Test), which detects whether an acute infection with the COVID-19 virus is present.

Mandatory tests on return to or arrival in Germany

Travellers arriving in Germany from regions with an increased risk of infection will have to undergo a coronavirus test from the beginning of August 2020. The test is free of charge and can be carried out, for example, at test centres at the airports. The obligatory test must be done within a maximum of 72 hours after entering the country. Tests from abroad are accepted, provided they are not older than 48 hours at the time of arrival and meet the official requirements of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). More detailed information on the regulation of the Federal Ministry of Health can be found here (only in German):

To the regaulations of the Federal Ministry of Health (German)

You’ll find all regions that are currently considered official risk areas and therefore require a compulsory test on the RKI websites "English archive".

Optional tests on return to or arrival in Germany

Since 01.08.2020, travellers from non-risk countries can be tested on a voluntary basis. The test is free of charge, if it is carried out up to 72 hours after entering the Federal Republic of Germany.

Tests before departure from Germany

For several weeks, the company CENTOGENE has been offering convenient tests at Frankfurt Airport in cooperation with Lufthansa and Fraport. With this voluntary test taken at the airport right before your departure, you can avoid restrictions after landing at your destination. Private quarantine, for example, is required in many countries. The currently effective country information is available at the IATA website.

You'll find more information on opening hours and registration on the CENTOGENE website.

At Munich Airport, Medicare offers the opportunity to be tested in the airport's medical center (Terminal 1, Module E, Level 03). An appointment should be made in advance.

To the website of Munich Airport

For more information and details about your on-site testing options, please contact your local airport company.

Travel and Corona

It’s time to be reunited with the world. This page will show you the destinations that Lufthansa is already flying to again, the hygiene measures we have introduced and what you can do to travel safely and flexibly.

Flying Reporter

Our Flying Reporter Bastian took the Corona quick test in the testing center at Frankfurt airport. Come along in the video.


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