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Travellers at Frankfurt Airport in Germany will now be able to get an on-site coronavirus test before jetting off.
German carrier Lufthansa and medical research company Centogene have opened a walk-in testing centre in the country’s biggest airport.
Fast-track tests providing results within two to three hours will cost €139 NZ ($243).
Regular tests with results available within six to 12 hours – recommended for travellers who can get tested the day before departure – cost €59.
Dr Björn Becker, Senior Director Product Management Ground & Digital Services at Lufthansa, said the testing centre will offer passengers “a comfortable opportunity to test themselves for flights abroad or a stay in Germany to avoid quarantine”.
Centogene’s Dr Volkmar Weckesser said it will offer a “quick, accurate, and secure end-to-end solution that safely reopens air travel and further supports a return to a new normal for our societies and economies”.
It’s reported the centre can process 300 tests an hour.
Testing facilities have also opened at other worldwide airports including JFK in New York.