CORONAVIRUS PCR TESTS NOW POSSIBLE AT VIENNA AIRPORT

Vienna Airport now offers passengers the possibility to undergo molecular-biological COVID-19 testing (PCR test) at the airport. The test findings are available within a period of about three to six hours.

In contrast to antibody tests, PCR tests are designed to verify the existence of a COVID-19 infection. The results are only valid for the present time. For this reason, the possibility of coming down with the virus at a later time cannot be excluded.

What the advantages of being tested?

Passengers departing from Vienna Airport can use the medical certificate from the COVID-19 test to prove that they are not infected with the coronavirus.

Note: The validity depends on entry requirements and is subject to the approval of the national authorities at the respective travel destination.Travellers are strongly advised to inform themselves about the currently valid entry and health regulations in the respective countries before starting their journey.
Only the authorities of the respective country can provide you with the information, but not the Health Center Vienna Airport.

In accordance with valid government regulations, persons travelling to Austria at the present time must either present a medical certificate which confirms negative COVID-19 test results (PCR test not older than four days), or else they are required to begin a 14-day quarantine.

If a PCR test is made during the quarantine and a negative COVID-19 result is obtained, the quarantine periods can also be prematurely terminated.

These entry requirements (health certificate or quarantine) do not apply to persons who enter Austria from certain countries defined by the government and who have their residence or habitual address in one of these countries. (The list of countries can be found in the travel regulations, on the website of the Ministry.)
Nor do they apply to Austrian citizens or persons who have their residence or usual address in Austria and who enter Austria from the above-mentioned countries.

However, the above mentioned persons may not have been in any other country than Austria or the above mentioned countries within the last 14 days. If they have been in other countries, the COVID-19 entry regulations(health certificate or quarantine) are still valid.

How is a PCR test carried out?

The PCR test is implemented quickly and easily.

  • Please make an appointment during our office hours (Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) directly at the Health Center Vienna Airport under +43-1-7007-24906 (German & English) or via e-mail coronatest@viennaairport.com. Please note that due to the great interest, there may be longer waiting times on the phone or when answering e-mails.
     
  • Tests will be taken during the following periods: Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
     
  • The samples are taken deep in the throat (throat swab).
     
  • The price for the test inclusive result is EUR 190,- (price incl. VAT) and has to be paid exclusively by bank or credit card on site.
  • The tests results are available within a period of about three to six hours*. For weekend tests, the result is available the following day.
     
  • The tests results will be sent to the tested persons. In exceptional cases, the result can also be picked up personally**.

* Please note that due to the large number of tests, the evaluation times change during the course of the day:
  • Test until 10:00 a.m. - Health certificate until about 2:00 p.m.
  • Test between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon - Health certificate until about 4:00 p.m.
  • Test between 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. - Health certificate until about 6:00 p.m.
  • Test after 2:00 p.m. - Health certificate until about 10:00 a.m. of the following day
  • Test at the weekend - health certificate until about 2:00 p.m. the following day.
 ** The personal pickup times are as follows:
  • Test before 12:00 noon - same day pickup time from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Test after 12:00 noon - pick up time the following day from 10:00 a.m. - if open (please note the opening hours).
  • No personal pick up possible at the weekend.

Who can take advantage of the PCR test offering?

The test offering is for all passengers from Vienna Airport as well as anyone else who is interested.

It is absolutely necessary to make an appoin​tment in advance in order to avoid close contact with other customers when undergoing a COVID-19 test.  

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.

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Additional information

If the test findings are positive, the tested persons are promptly notified by phone. In addition, the positive test results have to be reported to public authorities in line with existing regulations.

Tests are only carried out on people without any COVID-19 symptoms (e.g. fever, cough) or who have not had contact with a person potentially infected with the COVID-19 virus. Customers who already show COVID-19 symptoms or have had contact with a potentially infected person should stay at home and get in touch with the health hotline by calling 1450 (only applies within the Austrian telephone network).