Improved Travel With Coronavirus Testing

Reduce Your Risk of Facing Restrictions and Quarantine Measures at Your Destination


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  1. Hamburg Airport


CENTOGENE offers Coronavirus testing at Hamburg Airport. The CENTOGENE Test Center offers 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.

If you are returning from a high-risk region as defined by the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI), please refer to for testing.

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By registering for your test online, you can significantly reduce your waiting time at the test center. Watch the video to find out how!

Test Center Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday (incl. Public Holidays)
 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (CEST)

Please note that:

  • The queues at the test center (to register, pay, or receive your sample kit, in case you have already registered and purchased the test online) are closed latest by 8 pm, depending on current waiting times for customers in the queues.
  • There may be longer waiting times at the weekends.
  • It is not possible to book an appointment ahead of time.

Where Can I Get Tested?


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


The CENTOGENE Test Center at Hamburg Airport is centrally located in Terminal 1. 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.


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.

Available Tests

Standard Process: 59 € incl. VAT 

Monday to Friday: Results are available within 12 hours in 95%* of cases if sample is taken before 3 p.m. For samples taken after 3 p.m., results will be available before 11 a.m. the following day in >99% of cases.

Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays: Results are available within 24 hours in 95%* of cases.

Express Process: 139 € incl. VAT

Available Monday through Friday: Results available within 6 hours in 97%* of cases if sample is taken before 3 p.m. For samples taken after 3 p.m., results will be available before 10 a.m. the following day in >99% of cases.

When planning your Travel and Testing at Hamburg Airport please consider:

  • Returning travelers
    Testing is only available for travelers returning to Germany from non-high-risk regions. If you are returning from a high-risk region as defined by the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI), please refer to:
  • Waiting times at the test center
    At peak times, waiting times of up to 2 hours between registration and taking the sample may occur at the test center. Please allow sufficient time when planning your visit.
  • 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, and Chinese.

Accepted Payment Methods

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


  • 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:**

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

How to get your results:

You can access your test result in 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 (original)


Important Information

The airlines in the Lufthansa Group recommend that passengers take a comprehensive look at the current entry requirements for their destination and have themselves tested in a timely manner before departure. Some destinations, such as China, require a negative PCR test result on entry. Entry into other countries is also made easier with a negative COVID-19 result.

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*based on average turnaround times in August 2020.

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