Lufthansa has launched COVID-19 antigen rapid tests on selected routes between Munich and Hamburg.
In partnership with Munich and Hamburg airports, as well as biotech company Centogene and the Medicover Group’s medical care centre, MVZ Martinsried, Lufthansa is offering its customers the opportunity to be tested free of charge before departure on two daily flights as of 12 November. Those who do not wish to be tested will be transferred to an alternative flight at no additional cost.
Upon completion, customers will receive their test results within 30 to 60 minutes and only on presentation of a negative test will the boarding pass be activated and access to the gate be granted. Alternatively, passengers can present a negative PCR test taken no latest than 48 hours at departure. Lufthansa takes care of the entire testing procedure with no hidden or extra costs for the passenger. Passengers are simply required to register in advance and allow a little more time before departure.
“With our test strategy, we are pursuing the goal of using the data obtained to gain important insights into the use of rapid tests. Successful testing of entire flights can be the key to revitalising international air traffic,” says Christina Foerster, Lufthansa Group Executive Board Member for Customer, IT & Corporate Responsibility.