Medicare has been operating a COVID-19 test centre in the arrivals area at Dortmund Airport since 1 January 2021. From 8 February, members of the public who want to be tested can have a PCR test there. The centre previously only offered rapid tests. In January alone, around 14,000 people have used this service.
Medicare is therefore responding to the increasing demand: “We were constantly being asked whether we would also be able to carry out PCR tests. Airline passengers in particular often need these tests in order to be able to enter certain countries. We have now responded to the high demand and will in future also be offering PCR tests in Dortmund,” informed Sven Stute, organisation manager at the airport test centre.
A PCR test costs 79.90 euros. People who have been tested will receive their results via email within 24 hours. Rapid tests are also still being offered for 39.90 euros. The test centre is not only open to airline passengers, but also members of the public who want to be tested. “There is virtually no waiting time if you come while there are no planes landing,” said Stute. He also recommends making an appointment online at www.covid-testzentrum.de.