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Corona Test Center Hamburg Airport

CENTOGENE offers Coronavirus testing at Hamburg Airport (HAM). The Corona Test Center offers a RT-PCR test (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Test) and an antigen test, which detect whether there is an acute infection with the virus, and thus the risk of infecting other people.

Note: you must book an appointment in advance online or on site to take a test at the Corona Test Center Hamburg Airport. Please be aware that the test capacities are limited.


24 Hours
7.00 a.m.–8.00 p.m.
Throat Swab
59 €
3 Hours
7.00 a.m.–3.00 p.m.
Throat Swab
129 €
75 Minutes
7.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m.
Throat Swab
199 €
90 Minutes
7.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m.
Throat Swab
29 €
24 Hours
PCR (Japan)
7.00 a.m.–8.00 p.m.
Saliva Sample & Throat Swab
89 €

*In more than 95% of the cases, results are available within the specified time after sample collection.

Daily: 7.00 a.m.–8.00 p.m.

Flughafenstr. 1–3
22335 Hamburg
Please note the route description.
You can pay online conveniently by credit card or PayPal.
On site at the Test Center, you also have the option of paying in cash or by credit and EC card.

In this Test Center, we offer tests for SARS-Cov-2 for entry into Japan incl. ID-/passport data on your test report.

Test Requirements for Your Trip

While planning your travel and directly before departure, please check the test regulations for entry in the country of your desired destination.

Please keep in mind that test regulations for entry and specifications about time periods vary from country to country:

  • Test method (for example PCR or antigen)

  • Earliest possible time for sample collection and analysis

  • Time required from sample collection to test result

Note: Plan enough time for your Test Center visit to ensure timely collection and analysis of the sample!


PCR Test

The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is used to check whether the sample contains genetic material (RNA) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. According to the Paul Ehrlich Institute, PCR tests are currently the most reliable ones. They even detect the very low viral load present at the beginning and end of an infection. Detection takes place via a throat swab or a saliva sample.

Antigen Test

The antigen test verifies the protein of the virus. Generally the antigen test is only significant after several days of infection, because it cannot detect a very low viral load. Therefore, it is considered only as a “snapshot.” Detection takes place via a throat or nasal swab.

ID-/Passport Data on Your Report

Some destinations require passport data on the report. Of course, passport or ID data can be included on the report. You can book this option free of charge directly with your coronavirus test.

The option “ID-/passport data on your report” can only be booked together with a test in the Corona Test Portal and cannot be obtained afterwards.

Please have your original identification document available when you visit the Test Center. After your sample has been analyzed, you can download the report from the Corona Test Portal. Your identification data will be included in the report.

Register here

Where Can I Get Tested?

There are two test centers at Hamburg Airport (HAM):

Terminal Tango

The Corona Test Center Hamburg Airport in Terminal Tango is located approx. 150 m. from Terminal 1. Note for visitors arriving by car: Opposite of Terminal Tango, parking spaces are available in the parking garage P1. Please be aware that there is a charge for parking.

Terminal 1


The Corona Test Center Hamburg Airport in Terminal 1 is centrally located at the airport: Take the escalator located past the check-in area to Level 2. You will find the center on the left-hand side.


The Corona Test Center Hamburg Airport in Terminal 1 is centrally located at the airport: Take the escalator from the arrival level up to the check-in area in Terminal 1. Past the check-in area, take the escalator to Level 2 to find the center located on the left-hand side.

Corona Test Center Hamburg Airport (Terminal Tango)

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Corona Test Center Hamburg Airport (Terminal 1)

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What to Bring?

  • Registration/payment confirmation (in paper form or on the cell phone)
  • FFP2 mask or surgical mask
  • Identification document (original)

Behavioral Tips

15 minutes before the test please do not

  • Eat or drink
  • Chew gum
  • Brush your teeth
  • Smoke

What Do I Need to Keep in Mind?

  • Our test offerings are suitable for people who do not have symptoms.
  • Please be aware that there may be waiting times between the collection and registration of the sample.  
  • Shorten your waiting time by registering on the Corona Test Portal:

Five Steps to Your Corona Test Result

1. Information on the Coronavirus Test

Which coronavirus test do I need? – In this section you will find information on what you should consider when choosing a suitable test and the best way to prepare for your test.

2. Corona Test Portal

Before taking your coronavirus test at CENTOGENE please register yourself in the Corona Test Portal. In this section you will find out how to get started and how to use the Corona Test Portal.

3. Appointment & Booking

Do I need an appointment for my coronavirus test? How do I book a test? What do I need to consider? – These and further questions will be answered within this section.

4. Payment

Within this section you find a summary of everything you need to know regarding payment options in the Test Centers, as well as assumption and reimbursement of costs.

5. Test Result & Report

How long does it take for me to receive my test result? How do I receive the result and how long is it valid for? Please find important information regarding your test result and report in the following section.

Registration & Ordering Process

Watch this video to see how to register and pay for your test online! You can find out how to recieve your test result and download your report.

Note: You can significantly reduce your waiting time at the Test Center by registering online and paying in advance.

Coronavirus Testing at CENTOGENE – Questions & Answers

Are You Planning a Visit in One of Our Corona Test Center? You Can Find All Important Information in Our FAQ Section.

Currently we offer PCR tests and antigen tests. Current information on the entry requirements of your respective destination country can be obtained from the responsible health authorities, embassies and on the website of the Robert Koch Institute:

Travel Information by the German Federal Foreign Office
Travel Information by the European Union
Travel Information by the U.S. Department of State
International high-risk areas according to the Robert Koch Institute

Also, please check with your travel provider or the relevant airline for further current entry requirements. We would like to point out that we cannot take any responsibility for the recognition of the test. Therefore please inform yourself in a timely manner whether the test is sufficient for the desired purpose.

For the majority of our test offers slot booking is available in the Corona Test Portal. Please note that due to the gradual closure of our Corona Test Centers until 28.02.2022, you can book only appointments within the displayed time frames. If no further appointments are shown in the Portal, testing beyond this point of time is no longer possible on site. Learn more if slot booking is already required for your desired test on our website:
Please select the Test Center of your choice and look for the overview of our test offer.

The time until you receive your test result depends on the test you booked. You can find detailed information about this on the website of the respective Test Center. As soon as your test result is available you will receive an email with the link to the Corona Test Portal. Log in with your email address and password in order to view your test result. The report with your test result is available in German and English. It can be downloaded and printed.

When booking online through you can pay by credit card, PayPal, or EC card.

At the Test Centers you can pay by credit card or EC card, and some Test Centers also accept cash payment. You will find further details on each Test Center’s website, via

Yes, the CENTOGENE tests are suitable for children of any age group. Of course, we are aware that the swab test is a rather sensitive procedure that requires special empathy on the part of the parents or guardians. To avoid unnecessary tests we recommend that you check with the relevant authorities to find out at which age it is necessary to test children.

We generally recommend that you register for the Corona Test Portal before your visit to the Test Center. This way you can avoid waiting times and keep your visit to the Test Center as short as possible.