Corona / COVID-19 tests at Vienna Airport

There is the possibility to do a PCR test as well as a rapid antigen test (Roche SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test; Specificity: 99,68%; Sensitivity: 96,52% or Joinstar Biomedical Technology Co., Ltd, COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (Colloidal Gold); Specificity: 99,2; Sensitivity: 97,1%) at the Health Center at Vienna Airport.

All information regarding the main differences between the two tests, the registration forms for pre-filling, directions and legal information can be found on this page.

For your own protection, wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory.

Opening hours COVID-19-Tests:

Monday to Sunday 07.00 a.m. - 02.00 p.m.

You can download the respective registration form here and bring it with you when you register.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?

Tel: 01-7007-24906
(from 7.00 a.m. till 2.30 p.m.)
Mail:  coronatest@viennaairport.com

COVID-19 TESTING PROCEDURE AT VIENNA AIRPORT

The PCR test is quick and easy to perform:

Come to the registration desk in Office Park 3 during our registration hours.

Photo ID is required for identification.

Pre-registration by phone or email is not possible.

Please note that there may be waiting times depending on the number of patients. If there is a strong increase in demand, the acceptance can also be closed at an earlier point in time.

SAMPLING

The samples are taken deep in the throat (nasal swab or mouth swab) by trained medical personnel.

DURATION

The result is available within a few hours oralways on the same day by 12 p.m. at the latest.

The result is sent via an encrypted email along with a medical report (in German and English).

The following applies to all PCR tests - medical certificate within a few hours and always on the same day by 12 p.m. at the latest.

COSTS

The cost of the test, including the medical report, is € 69,00 for adults / € 49 for Children up to 18 years and must only be paid on site with a debit or credit card (Visa, Mastercard and Maestro).

The services are exempt from sales tax in accordance with Section 6 (1) No. 19 USTG 1994.

TO WHOM IS THE OFFER ADDRESSED

The range of tests is available to passengers and all other interested parties.

Children are tested from their 2nd birthday.

You can download the registration form for the PCR test here and bring it with you when you register.

CHECKLIST WHAT YOU MUST BRING TO THE TEST

  • Photo ID
  • ATM or credit card (no cash possible)
  • Optional: pre-filled registration form

If you have symptoms, a test is not possible

For your own protection, wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory.

The antigen test (Roche SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test; Specificity: 99,68%; Sensitivity: 96,52% or Joinstar Biomedical Technology Co., Ltd, COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (Colloidal Gold); Specificity: 99,2; Sensitivity: 97,1%) is quick and easy to carry out:

Come to the registration desk in Office Park 3 during our registration hours.

Photo ID is required for identification.

Pre-registration by phone or email is not possible.

Please note that there may be waiting times depending on the number of patients. If there is a strong increase in demand, the acceptance can also be closed at an earlier point in time.

SAMPLING

The samples are taken deep in the throat (nasal swab) by trained medical personnel.

DURATION

The medical report (in German and English) is sent to the tested person by encrypted email within 30 minutes.

The specified time window is a guide time. There may be time delays, especially if there is strong demand or if the result is inconclusive.

COSTS

The cost of the test, including the medical report, is € 25,00 for adults / € 15 for Children up to 18 years and must only be paid on site with a debit or credit card (Visa, Mastercard and Maestro).

The services are exempt from sales tax in accordance with Section 6 (1) No. 19 USTG 1994.

TO WHOM IS THE OFFER ADDRESSED

The range of tests is available to passengers and all other interested parties.

Children are tested from their 2nd birthday.

You can download the registration form for the rapid antigen test here and bring it with you when you register.

CHECKLIST WHAT YOU MUST BRING TO THE TEST

  • Photo ID
  • ATM or credit card (no cash possible)
  • Optional: pre-filled registration form

If you have symptoms, a test is not possible

For your own protection, wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory.

What are the differences between PCR tests and rapid antigen tests

PCR test:

The PCR test is used to detect a current COVID-19 virus infection.

The tests are evaluated in a laboratory.

In the PCR test procedure, the genetic information of the virus (i.e. its genetic material) is duplicated and detected.

The PCR test is more precise (higher sensitivity) than the antigen test, but the evaluation takes longer and it is more expensive.

Rapid antigen test:

The rapid antigen test  (Roche SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test; Specificity: 99,68%; Sensitivity: 96,52% or Joinstar Biomedical Technology Co., Ltd, COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (Colloidal Gold); Specificity: 99,2; Sensitivity: 97,1%is used to detect a current COVID-19 virus infection.

The evaluation of the tests takes place on site at the airport, a laboratory evaluation is not necessary for this.

With the antigen rapid test, the proteins or protein envelopes of the virus (viral antigens) are detected.

The antigen test is - especially with a low viral load - less precise than the PCR test, but the evaluation only takes a few minutes and the test procedure is cheaper.

PCR Test:

Nasal swab or mouth swab

(carried out by trained medical staff)

Rapid antigen test:

Nasal swab

(carried out by trained medical staff)

PCR Test:

A result is available within a few hours and always on the same day by 12 p.m. at the latest.

Rapid antigen test:

A result is available within 30 minutes.

PCR Test:

The findings are sent in an encrypted e-mail.

Rapid antigen test:

The findings are sent in an encrypted e-mail.

PCR Test:

€ 69,00 for adults / € 49 for Children up to 18 years

The service is exempt from sales tax in accordance with Section 6 (1) No. 19 USTG 1994

Antigen-Schnelltest:

€ 25,00 for adults / € 15 for Children up to 18 years

The service is exempt from sales tax in accordance with Section 6 (1) No. 19 USTG 1994

Due to the current Covid situation and the associated hygiene measures, we currently only accept card payments.

Thank you for your understanding.

PCR Test:

A positive result is counted as a confirmed COVID-19 case. A positive PCR test result is automatically reported to the epidemiological reporting system (EMS). The person who tested positive must immediately go into self-quarantine and the responsible health authority initiates further steps (including contact tracing).

Rapid antigen test:

A positive antigen test result is classified as a suspected case and is automatically reported to the responsible health authority. The person who tested positive must immediately go into self-quarantine and wait for further instructions from the health authority. Positive antigen test results are usually confirmed using a PCR test.

PCR Test:

A negative PCR test can have different legal consequences. This can range from facilitating travel to avoiding quarantine regulations. However, since the specific fields of application are very different or the legal framework conditions are constantly changing, it is recommended to obtain information about the latest status from the responsible authorities.

Rapid antigen test:

A negative rapid antigen test can trigger different legal consequences. This can range from facilitating travel to avoiding quarantine regulations. However, since the specific fields of application are very different or the legal framework conditions are constantly changing, it is recommended that you contact the responsible authorities for the latest information.

NOTE

This information is without guarantee - detailed information on the different COVID-19 test procedures can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health.


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WHERE CAN I GET MYSELF TESTED?

The tests will take place directly at Vienna Airport in the Office Park 3. Registration is only possible on the ground floor. The Office Park 3 is the building between the NH Hotel and the Tower. The registration is accessible via a street-side entrance.

The closest parking facilities are in the garage of Office Park 2 (Austrian Airlines building) or in car park 4.

For your own protection, wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory.
 

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Do you have further questions?

Health Center Vienna Airport

EMail:  coronatest@viennaairport.com
Tel: 01-7007-24906
Web:  www.healthcenterairport.com

You can download the respective registration form here and bring it with you when you register.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Tests are only carried out on people without COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, etc.) or without contact with a person who may have COVID-19. People who have symptoms themselves or who have had contact with someone who may be ill should stay at home and contact the health hotline at 1450 (only applies to the Austrian telephone network).
     
  • A person who tested positive with a PCR test is classified as a confirmed corona case and is automatically reported by the laboratory to the responsible health authority. The person who tested positive must immediately go into self-quarantine and wait for further instructions from the health authorities.
     
  • A person who tests positive with a rapid antigen test is classified as a suspected case and is automatically reported by the medical center to the responsible health authority. The person who tested positive must immediately go into self-quarantine and wait for further instructions from the health authorities. Positive antigen test results are usually confirmed by means of a PCR test - after contacting the health authorities, the person who tested positive calls the hotline 1450 for this.
     
  • Both PCR tests and rapid antigen tests offer the possibility of direct detection of a current COVID-19 disease. However, false negative results can - even if in rare cases - occur with both test variants, i.e. a disease with SARS-CoV-2 cannot be completely excluded. The applicable health regulations (wearing mouth and nose protection, observing distance rules, etc.) must therefore continue to be observed even in the event of a negative test result.

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AT THE AIRPORT

In addition to the applicable official health regulations, Vienna Airport has introduced further safety and preventive measures to ensure safe and healthy handling operations for passengers and employees. In the entire terminal area, a FFP 2 protective mask is required for passengers, people who are picking up passengers, visitors and employees. Check-in, boarding and information counters are equipped with Plexiglas protection, there are distance markings on the parking areas and hand disinfection stands have been set up. On-site passengers are informed about these measures via announcements and information monitors in the terminal.