Improved Travel With Coronavirus Testing

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Daily COVID-19 statistics from Frankfurt Airport* on 01.12.2020

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Reports delivered within 24hrs:


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*as one example of our support towards opening up the economies


Lufthansa, Fraport, and CENTOGENE have partnered to offer Coronavirus testing at Frankfurt Airport via a Test Center in the immediate vicinity. The CENTOGENE 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.


"I flew from California to Germany and upon arrival did a COVID-19 test at Frankfurt Airport. I received my results the same day. In contrast, my test results in San Francisco took more than 10 days. Point being: It’s possible to get a handle on this. There is hope."

Alexander Nick

"I passed the testing center at Frankfurt Airport this morning and was deeply impressed by the professionalism in handling the amount of people waiting to be tested. Congratulations to the team!"

Bettina Stolz

"Testing at Frankfurt Airport allowed for COVID-19 to be detected in one of my loved ones immediately after they arrived. We were then able to take all of the necessary steps. More importantly, CENTOGENE helped me to finally reunite with my family after months apart, while keeping the health and safety of everyone at the forefront."

Murali Sunkara

Register for your test now!

By registering for your test online, you can significantly reduce your waiting time at the test center.

Watch the video to find out how to register for and order an RT-PCR Test!

Follow the steps here to register for and book a rapid antigen test (for self-payers).

Frankfurt Airport Test Center Opening Hours

For RT-PCR Tests

Monday – Sunday
6 a.m. – 7 p.m. (CET)

Please note that:

  • Due to an increased demand, there may be longer waiting lines at the moment (e.g., for registration, payment, or handover of the test kit). Also, depending on the current waiting times, the lines may be closed early.
  • There may be longer waiting times at the weekends.
  • It is not possible to book an appointment ahead of time.

For Rapid Antigen Tests

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 15:00 p.m. (CET)

Please note that:

  • You have to book an available time slot (see below) in the online test portal at the time of registration.
  • Make sure you arrive within the booked time slot to take your rapid antigen test.

Where Can I Get Tested?

The CENTOGENE Test Center is centrally located at Frankfurt Airport between Terminal 1 and the national long-distance railway station (ICE station). The center is outside the transit area, so you need to have the necessary visa or residence permit to pass the security and immigration check point to take a COVID-19 test at the CENTOGENE Test Center.

How to reach the CENTOGENE Test Center

After leaving the security checkpoint, take the escalators up between Terminals A and B, and cross the footbridge in the direction of the long-distance train station. Once you have arrived in the other building, you will find the Test Center on the right-hand side as you head towards the long-distance train station, which is located in the Squaire.

Take the escalators up, and follow the signs to the terminals. Go approx. 70m to reach the Test Center, located on the left-hand side of the conveyors.

Follow the signs in the direction of the long-distance train station. You will find the Test Center at the crossing to the Squaire on the right-hand side.


Protecting Your and Our Staff's Health

We only test persons who are not showing symptoms to protect the health of our staff and other persons testing at our test center.

If you experience typical COVID-19 symptoms (difficulties breathing, newly developed cough, fever or loss of smell or taste), please contact your doctor by phone for advice on where to get tested. Alternatively, you can call 116 117 or your local health authority for more information on where you can get tested. Read more...

Which Tests Does CENTOGENE Offer?

Express-3: 79 € incl. VAT
SARS-CoV-2 Antigen-Test

Results within 150 minutes after sample receipt in 95 %1 of cases.

Premium-61: 139 € incl. VAT.

Results within 6 hours after sample receipt in 95%2 of cases.

Premium-123: 79 € incl. VAT.

Results within 12 hours after sample receipt in 95%2 of cases.

Premium-24: 59 € incl. VAT.

Results within 24 hours after sample receipt in 95%2 of cases.

Basic-24: 0 €

This product is only available for German residents returning from high-risk areas as classified by the RKI: No charge for up to 2 tests within 10 days of the return date.

Results are available within 24 hours in 95%2 of cases.

1 Only available until 3 p.m.

2 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.

3 Samples taken after 3:00 p.m. will be reported by 10:00 a.m. the following day.


When planning your Travel and Testing at Frankfurt Airport please consider airline requirements:

When calculating your travel times and test dates, please make sure that you also take into account that your test result is sometimes required when checking in for your flight. The airline may also require it to be in printed form. You should therefore plan in such a way that your test result is available approximately one hour before check-in begins. Please also check with your airline in advance – clarifying what is required in your specific case.

Additional Services

Identity Verification

For an additional charge of 9€, there is the option to add identity verification on to your purchase. Your identification details, including your passport number/travel document details, will be included on the medical report – verifying that the test results belong to you and have not been tampered with. Please note that you need to present the original identification document for this service - printed or scanned copies cannot be accepted.

Report Language

The COVID-19 test results can be provided in the following languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Chinese, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Czech, and Greek.

Medical Certificate

In order for travelers coming from countries heavily impacted by the Coronavirus to avoid quarantine restrictions, some federal states in Germany require medical documentation which contains a medical certificate on the health status of the traveler, in addition to a negative test result.

This medical certificate can be issued by a doctor at Frankfurt Airport from Mon-Sun 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an additional charge of 25€.

To ensure the best testing experience possible, please:

  • Check with the local authorities before arriving at your destination if a medical certificate is required
  • Select the option, ‘Visit test center, incl. medical certificate’ via the online test portal (Under the step, ‘Please select the desired test:’)
  • Obtain your medical certificate in digital form following your evaluation by the onsite doctor, provided you are symptom-free.

Please note that it is only possible to purchase a medical certificate in combination with the purchase of a Standard Process or Express Process test, and not separately.

Accepted Payment Methods

Currently, you can conveniently pay online by credit card (Master, Visa, JCB, Discover, Diners Club, American Express) and Maestro card. Additionally, you can pay directly at the test center by credit or debit card and cash.


  • Reduce your risk of facing restrictions after landing at your destination

  • Reduce your risk of facing quarantine at your destination

  • Help to prevent a further outbreak of the Coronavirus

Check Official Travel Information/Warnings

We strongly advise all passengers to precisely inform themselves with regard to any possible travel information and / or travel restrictions applicable to their country of destination, before planning a trip. We further recommend to only consider official governmental sources of information for such purpose:**

Help Notify Contact Persons with the Corona Warn-App

CENTOGENE's SARS-CoV-2 test results are recognized by the Corona-Warn-App via a dedicated QR code included on your test result documentation. In the event of a positive test result, by scanning this QR code in the Corona-Warn-App, you can contribute to the effort of notifying all possible contact persons.

To help fight the coronavirus pandemic, download the Corona-Warn-App on your mobile device and activate this feature in the CENTOGENE Corona Test Portal by opting in to the transmission of your pseudonymized test result to the Corona-Warn-App System.

Coronavirus Test Process

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

Please do not eat, drink, or brush your teeth 15 minutes before the test

Test results are provided digitally through the registration portal. You can access your test result in these three simple steps:

  1. Login under 
  2. Select the name of the proband
  3. Download report via "Actual Medical Reports“ through "Display findings”

What to Bring:

  • Registration / payment confirmation (please register online before coming to the center  using our secure registration portal at

  • Face mask

  • Identification document

Returning travelers from high-risk countries must also provide:

  • Flight ticket, or

  • Other travel documentation (e.g. hotel bill), in case travel did not include flights


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