Vienna airport offers passengers COVID-19 tests

The €190 tests are available to travellers flying from Vienna, so they can prove a negative test at their final destination.

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Passengers can now get test for the novel coronavirus at Vienna International Airport.

If they test negative, they can avoid going to the 14-day quarantine, the TASR newswire reported.

Travellers arriving in Austria must prove that they are COVID-19 negative with a test no older than four days. Otherwise, they are required to enter 14-day quarantine.

The airport started providing tests on Monday, May 4. Test results are available within two to three hours.

Avoidance of quarantine

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“Aerial transport – either business trips or inevitable (private) trips – will be safer and easier,” airport representatives said, as quoted by TASR.

People who start quarantine will have the option to leave if they test negative for COVID-19, the airport said.

The test provided at the airport costs €190 and is available to travellers flying out of Vienna as well since they must present negative tests at their destination.

Vienna International Airport runs regular lines to Doha, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Lisbon, Minsk and Sofia, as well as charter flights and business flights. Flights from high-risk destinations are forbidden to land in Vienna.

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