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Vienna Airport supports new entry regulations and reduces price for COVID-19 PCR tests by more than one-third to € 120

2 August 2020, Vienna, AUSTRIA

Vienna Airport Supports New Entry Regulations and Reduces Price for COVID-19 PCR Tests by More Than One-Third to € 120
 
Efficiency increases and expanded capacities related to extended opening hours (every day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) enable substantially lower price

In the interests of passengers, the prices for COVID-19 tests (PCR tests) at Vienna Airport will be reduced by more than one-third to € 120 (previously € 190) starting on Saturday
August 8, 2020. This substantially lower price is possible due to efficiency increases and expanded capacities. It should help to fulfil the growing demand resulting from new entry regulations stipulating an expanded testing obligation and offering the possibility to shorten the mandatory quarantine period by means of a PCR test. At € 120, the test price is lower than the most favourable offering for PCR tests in Austria (and below available self-testing options) – even though the throat swab is administered by medically trained personnel and the results are conveyed on working days by e-mail already within just three to six hours (or on the following day if the test is carried out on weekends or holidays). 
 
“On the basis of this test offering which is unique in Austria in terms of quality, speed and price, Vienna Airport wants to take a further step towards making it safer to travel. In this way it supports public authorities in their efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic”, states Günther Ofner, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG.
 
COVID-19 PCR tests possible daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The most convenient thing for passengers is to take the test right at the airport. For this reason, the opening hours of the Vienna Airport Health Centre have been considerably extended as of the beginning of August. This will enable people to take the COVID-19 PCR test seven days a week (also on weekends and holidays) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is not necessary to register in advance. The test results will be sent per email to the tested individual.
 
All relevant information can be found on the website of Vienna Airport at www.viennaairport.com/coronatest.

Source: Vienna Airport; Photo: AFP

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