Corona Test Center

At Nuremberg Airport, there is a large Corona Test Center (parking area P7) and the smaller EcoCare Nuremberg direct test station (departure hall 1).

Corona tests at Nuremberg Airport

TestErgebnisPersonenOrtKosten
PCR testGermanArriving passengersP7Free of charge
PCR testGermanResidents of BavariaP7Free of charge
PCR test (incl. ID number)German/ English/ Turkish/ French/ Russian/ Greek/ ChineseAnybodyDeparture hall 1Paid
Rapid antigen testGermanResidents of Nuremberg/ Person with place of work NurembergP7Free of charge
Rapid antigen test (incl. ID number)German/ English/ Turkish/ French/ Russian/ Greek/ ChineseAnybodyDeparture hall 1
Paid

PCR test

PCR Test

1 Residents of Bavaria

The COVID-19 test center at Nuremberg Airport is available to all persons residing in Bavaria who are not symptomatic. The test center is located in car park P7 and is operated by Ecolog Deutschland GmbH on behalf of the City of Nuremberg.

The tests are free of charge for users. The center is open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Further information is available at www.nuernberg.de.

Make an appointment now

(German Website)


PCR test

2 Arriving passengers

Testing obligation for passengers arriving by plane

Air travelers are subject to mandatory testing before their departure to Germany. Questions and answers on the general testing obligation are available from the Federal Ministry of Health.


At Nuremberg Airport, arriving passengers can be tested for the coronavirus regardless of their place of residence.

Passengers landing at Nuremberg Airport have two options (PCR test):

  • Directly at the Baggage Claim
  • At the corona test center outside the terminals (follow the signs)

All persons at the airport must abide by the Corona Rules of Conduct. The Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care is responsible for the test center for arriving passengers.

Registration for arriving passengers


PCR test

3 Anybody

At the airport, PCR tests are offered for a fee to any person regardless of their place of residence. Especially for travelers, the test results are optionally available in

  • German
  • English
  • Turkish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Greek
  • Chinese

The ID number can also be noted on the PCR tests, which are subject to a charge.

The separate test station "Ecocare Nuremberg direct" is open Monday to Saturday from 5 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is located in the airport building in Departure Hall 1. Appointment booking and payment can be made directly via Ecolog's online platform.

PCR tests are chargeable and amount to 69 euros (standard PCR test). Payment is only possible by credit card.

According to the operator Ecolog, the results of the standard PCR test are usually available within 24-48 hours after sample collection.

Registration 

(German website)


Rapid antigen test

Rapid antigen test

1 Residents of Nuremberg/ Person with place of work Nuremberg

The COVID-19 test center at Nuremberg Airport is available to all persons residing in Bavaria who are not symptomatic. The test center is located in car park P7 and is operated by Ecolog Deutschland GmbH on behalf of the City of Nuremberg.

The tests are free of charge for users. The center is open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Further information is available at www.nuernberg.de.

Make an appointment now

(German Website)


Rapid antigen test

3 Anybody

At the airport, rapid antigen tests are offered for a fee to any person regardless of their place of residence. Especially for travelers, the test results are optionally available in

  • German
  • English
  • Turkish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Greek
  • Chinese

The ID number can also be noted on the rapid antigen tests, which are subject to a charge.

The separate test station "Ecocare Nuremberg direct" is open Monday to Saturday from 5 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is located in the airport building in Departure Hall 1. Appointment booking and payment can be made directly via Ecolog's online platform.

Rapid antigen tests are chargeable and amount to 35 euros (standard PCR test). Payment is only possible by credit card.

According to the operator Ecolog, the results of the standard PCR test are usually available within 15-20 minutes after sample collection.

Registration 

(German website)


How to find the Corona Test Center

P7, between parking garage P3 and parking area P5, please follow the signs.

The Test Station for chargeable tests is located in the terminal building in Departure Hall 1.

Location of the Corona Test Center at Nuremberg Airport

Frequently asked questions

You can find answers to frequently asked questions about the Corona Test Center at Nuremberg Airport here. 

I come from a domestic risk area. Can I fly from Nuremberg?

Yes. Currently the entry quarantine regulation only applies to risk areas outside Germany. You can therefore take your flight from Nuremberg, even if you are traveling to the airport from a domestic German risk area.


How long does the test take?

The actual test, the throat swab, takes only a few seconds. However, registration is necessary in advance so that your data is recorded for the transmission of the test result. Depending on the traffic at the registration desks as well as at the test booths, there may be slight waiting times. If necessary, please inform your pick-up persons about possible waiting times.


What are the opening hours of the Test Center?

The corona test center in the public area (view map) is open almost 24 hours a day for testing arriving passengers.


Do I have to register for the test in advance?

No, registration in advance of arrival is not mandatory, but it does shorten waiting times on site. However, it is sufficient to go to the test center after arrival and register there.

You are kindly requested to register online in advance in order to save time at the test centers.

Registration for arriving passengers


What do I need to bring for the test?

Within the corona test center, as well as in the entire airport building, you are required to wear a mask (at least mouth-nose protection) and abide to the minimum distance regulation of 1.5 meters. Rules of conduct at the airport

Your name and address (home address and address of accommodation for the next 14 days, if different from home address), as well as a valid mobile phone number and e-mail address where you can be reached, are required. This information will be used to inform you of your test result in accordance with data protection law. You will also need a valid identification document (passport, ID card) and your current boarding pass.

If you have already registered online (registration), you will need your registration code, which was sent to you by e-mail or SMS after online registration.


Do I have to enter the test cabin alone or can I share a cabin with several travelers?

It is possible for underage children or travelers who require assistance to take an accompanying person into the cabin with them.


How does the test work?

The detection for SARS-CoV-2 runs via swabs from the throat. You will be asked to open your mouth.

It is helpful during testing to loosely stick out your tongue and say "Ahhh" as you would when inspecting the throat.


When and how will I receive the test result of PCR tests?

The test result is usually communicated within approx. 48 hours, depending on the test volume. The notification of results runs via a web-based solution. Those who cannot use the web-based application will receive a form to fill out, which will then be transferred to the digital system immediately on site.

If the test result is positive for SARS-CoV-2, the laboratory will inform the relevant health authority, which will then contact you by telephone to discuss the next steps in a timely manner. At the same time, you will receive notification of the positive result. Minimize your contacts immediately and quarantine yourself in a suitable place. Wait for the instructions of the responsible health authority or contact it yourself by phone.

Find local health authority

If you have any questions about test results at Bavarian airports, please contact

By phone

+49 211 387 895 70

By e-mail

BayernAirportsTesting@ecolog-international.com

Please have the number below the barcode ready when contacting us.


What happens after my PCR test?

You can continue your journey home, observing the distance and hygiene rules. You will be notified as soon as the test results are available from the laboratory. Usually, this takes approximately 48 hours.


What happens if I test positive?

After a positive SARS-CoV-2 result, the local health authority will be notified. The person tested positive must then go into domestic quarantine, even if there are no symptoms of illness. The local health authority is responsible for further details.


I have been waiting a very long time for my test result (PCR test) and cannot reach anyone at the contact details provided. Why is a service provider used at the airport?

Nuremberg Airport functions only as the location for the testing of passengers. The airport assists the authorities in providing premises and infrastructure.

The tests are performed by a private laboratory on behalf of the Free State of Bavaria and its health authorities. The laboratory is directly responsible for informing the tested passengers about the test result in a timely manner.

Please contact for direct questions about the test result

By phone

+49 211 387 895 70

By e-mail

BayernAirportsTesting@ecolog-international.com

Latest update: May 5, 2021

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