Preventive Review: Frankfurt airport opened in Corona-test centre

At the Frankfurt airport has opened a center for Corona Tests. From this Monday onwards you can leave it there travelers a preventive to the Virus test. In orde

Preventive Review: Frankfurt airport opened in Corona-test centre

At the Frankfurt airport has opened a center for Corona Tests. From this Monday onwards you can leave it there travelers a preventive to the Virus test. In order for a quarantine after arrival in the destination country, or in the case of a return from risk States should be avoided to Germany. The centre is operated by Deutsche Lufthansa, the Frankfurt airport operator, Fraport, as well as the Rostock biotech company Job. It is according to the company, the first of its kind in Germany and should serve as a "blueprint for the Opening of travel". Monday from the 5000 Tests of the day are at the Frankfurt airport, according to information from the biotech company, the number can be increased, however slightly.

Julian Staib

Political correspondent for Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and the Saarland with its headquarters in Wiesbaden.

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passengers arriving at the Frankfurt airport, or depart, in future, can make on-the-spot or previously by post voluntarily, a throat swab. In a Test at the airport you will get the result after two to eight hours. Is offered in a standard test, as well as a fast-track procedure, the cost is 59 or 139 Euro. The Tests are analyzed in a mobile laboratory ("Test Truck") on the airport grounds. Also planned is the ability for transit to be tested.

The head of terminal operations at Frankfurt airport, Alexander Laukenmann, called the test centre a "milestone". In order for a quarantine in the case of flights abroad, or in the case of a return to Germany could be avoided, said a Lufthansa representative. Currently, it is issued in provision for travelers to China in a two-week quarantine. Whether a negative test result from Germany is recognised by the local authorities, however, is still unclear. Some States accept according to the test center, companies involved in negative Tests as proof. For returnees from high-risk States to Germany, in turn, (the list of the most currently includes non-European States as well as Sweden) is prescribed a two-week quarantine in Germany. Also to this, the test applies.

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 12:19

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