Germany: Fraport Expects No Rush Over COVID-19 Testing Over Weekend

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Starting Saturday, all travelers returning from high-risk areas must be tested for the virus upon returning to Germany. “We don’t expect numbers to skyrocket over the weekend,” Said Benedict Hart, head of the Testing Center (DRK) at Frankfurt Airport.

Airport operator Fraport considers himself well equipped. “The infrastructure is there,” a spokeswoman told dpa. In addition to the German Red Cross (DRK), biotech company Centogene offers paid Covid-19 tests when crossing between Terminal 1 and Fernbahnhof.

According to a Fraport spokesman, there are currently around 16,000 passengers arriving in Frankfurt every week from risk areas – about 2,500 a day. Not all of them need to be tested at the airport. This can also be done in the country of destination 48 hours before departure. Or they can take the test within three days of returning to Germany.

It is possible to take the test in specially designated places – testing centers at airports, railway stations, motorway service stations, health authorities, medical offices or private medical practices. To pass a free analysis, it will be enough to provide a boarding pass, a hotel bill or other documents confirming your stay abroad. Results will be ready within 24-48 hours.

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