Improved Travel With Coronavirus Testing

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CENTOGENE offers Coronavirus testing at Hamburg Airport. The CENTOGENE Test Center offers an RT-PCR test (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Test) and 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.

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).

Follow the steps here to register for and book a rapid antigen test as a passenger of one of Lufthansa's Tested Flights (LH2059 and OS172).

Hamburg Airport Test Center Opening Hours

For RT-PCR Tests

Monday – Sunday (incl. Public Holidays)
 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 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
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 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.
  • Special opening hours apply for passengers of the following Lufthansa "Tested Flights":

    • Passengers for flight LH2059 from Hamburg to Munich should arrive at the test center for testing on the day of departure between 8:15 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
    • Passengers for flight OS 172 from Hamburg to Vienna should arrive at the test center for testing on the day of departure between 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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. Read more...

Which Tests Does CENTOGENE Offer?

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

Results within 90 minutes after sample receipt in 95 %1 of cases.

"Tested Flights" Express-2: 0 €
SARS-CoV-2 Antigen-Test

Only for passengers of Lufthansa "Tested Flights" LH2059 and of Austrian Airlines passengers on "Tested Flights" OS172.

Results within 90 minutes after sample receipt in 95 %1 of cases.

Premium-62: 139 € incl. VAT.

Results within 6 hours after sample receipt in 95%1 of cases.

Premium-24: 59 € incl. VAT.

Results within 24 hours after sample receipt in 95%1 of cases.

Basic-24: 0 €

This product is only available for passengers (with residence in Germany) who are returning from a high-risk region (as indicated 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%1 of cases.

1 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.

2 Available from Monday to Friday, 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 Hamburg Airport please consider varying 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 exactly 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 RT-PCR test results can be provided in the following languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Chinese, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Czech, and Greek.

The Express-2 Antigen Test results can be provided in German and English.

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 RT-PCR 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 for the RT-PCR test 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)

  • Boarding pass or booking confirmation for Lufhansa "Tested Flights" passengers (only applicable for flights LH2059 and OS172)

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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