Vienna Airport offers PCR testing for arriving passengers

4 May 2020 (Last Updated August 21st, 2020 11:57)

Vienna Airport in Austria has announced that it will offer onsite Covid-19 testing for passengers who arrive at the airport from 4 May.

Vienna Airport in Austria has announced that it will offer onsite Covid-19 testing for passengers who arrive at the airport from 4 May.

The test offered is a molecular-biological Covid-19 test (PCR test), which is expected to provide results in two to three hours.

As per the existing regulations, passengers who arrived at Vienna Airport were required to provide a medical certificate from the past four days confirming negative Covid-19 testing or undergo a 14-day quarantine.

With the new testing at the airport, people who test negative will not have to undergo a 14-day quarantine in Austria.

In addition, the test is not only available to passengers but to any person who wants to get tested.

It will be carried out by Confidence DNA Analysten, who will charge €190 per passenger.

In a statement, Vienna Airport said: “In this way, flights are now safer and easier, regardless of whether they involve business trips or urgent trips with on-demand aircraft within the context of general aviation, in particular if they last no more than four days, as well as arrivals and departures on scheduled flights from and to currently available destinations and via the General Aviation Center.”

The airport currently serves flights to Doha, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Lisbon, Minsk and Sofia.

Vienna Airport has mandated all employees and passengers to wear protective face masks in the terminal area.

The airport has installed plexiglass social distancing shields at the check-in, boarding and information desks.

Additionally, the boarding areas have distance markings to ensure social distancing.  Hand disinfection stands are also present in the terminal.

The number of passengers boarding each bus will be limited to increase the safety of the passengers.