Reach your destination healthy
To minimise the risk of infection from coronavirus at the airport, Cologne Bonn Airport is implementing a series of protective measures. Please be considerate and help protect yourself and others. Thank you.
Testing centre at Cologne Bonn Airport
Travellers returning from a high-risk area (defined by Robert-Koch-Institute) must get tested for Covid 19 within 10 days of landing. A test is available at the testing centre at Cologne Bonn Airport.
The testing centre is located directly next to terminal 2 at the long distance coach terminal and is open 24 hours a day. The test result is usually available within 48 hours. Until they get their test results arriving passengers must self-quarantine at home.
Important note: Travellers from non-risk areas can be tested at their own expense. General questions about the corona virus will be answered by the Citizens’ Telephone Service of the City of Cologne:
Phone: +49 221 221-33500, from Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m
Most frequent questions about the test center
The test centre is located at the main bus station next to Terminal 2. The route is signposted in the terminals.
The test centre is open around the clock.
The test centre is operated by Johanniter on behalf of the City of Cologne.
People returning from risk areas can be testet free of charge. People returning from non-risk areas can get tested at their own expense.
It is regardless of whether travellers entered the country by plane, car, train or bus.
The test is mandatory for people returning from risk areas defined by the Robert Koch Institute. It must be performed within 10 days. It is free of charge. People returning from non-risk areas can get tested at their own expense.
The test is free of charge for all people returning from risk areas. People returning from non-risk areas can get testet at their own expense.
The test is mandatory for people returning from risk areas within 10 days. The patient must remain in quarantine until they receive a negative test result.
People returning from risk areas defined by the Robert Koch Institute must remain in quarantine at home until a negative test result is obtained. The quarantine obligation ends only after the negative test result has been obtained.
Yes. However, the test must have been taken no more than 48 hours before entry and must be in German or English. The public health department provides information about further requirements (including: the examination method for the PCR test). Please send the test result, together with your date of entry and phone number, via email to 53-coronatelefonstadt-koeln.de.
The test is performed in two steps: Personal data is collected during registration. Then a mouth, nose and throat swab is taken using a cotton swab in our medical container. Smaller children are only swabbed in the throat area. You can simplify registration by scanning the QR code published in the waiting area and entering your data.
An official identification document (e.g. passport or identity card), your health insurance card if applicable and a telephone number where you can be reached.
No, it is not possible to make an appointment.
The Robert Koch Institute publishes a list of all worldwide risk areas on its homepage ( www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete). This list is continuously updated to the current situation. Proof of entry is, for example, a toll receipt or fuel receipt, a train, bus or plane ticket.
The test itself only takes a few minutes. However, depending on the volume of passengers, waiting times may be longer. You can help to shorten the waiting time by entering your data online before you reach the registration container. A QR code that leads to the corresponding page can be scanned in the waiting area.
The test result is usually communicated within 48 hours via the patient app. You will receive the access data when you register. Afterwards, you will also receive the test result by post. In case of a positive test result, the public health department will also contact you by telephone.
During registration, you will receive the access data for a patient app. The test result isusually sent to the app within 48 hours. In addition, you will receive the test result by post.
Only the tested person receives their result. In case of a positive result, the responsible public health department will also be informed, as it is a notifiable disease according to the German Protection against Infection Act.
The Citizens' Telephone of the City of Cologne is available to answers questions about the coronavirus. Phone: +49 221 221-33500, from Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The obligation to test also applies to children of any age. For infants, the public health department recommends having children tested by a paediatrician.
Safely through the terminal
Masks are mandatory throughout the entire terminal
It is mandatory to wear a mask or alternative mouth and nose cover throughout the terminal. Masks, disposable gloves and hand disinfectants are available at various locations in the terminals.
- Please pay attention to ground markings and signs.
- Also pay attention to safety distances at check-in, the security checkpoint, in waiting rooms, shops and when boarding.
- The staff will inform you about changes in procedures and special precautions.
The Airport Business Lounge, the visitor terrace and the prayer room in Terminal 2 will remain closed until further notice.
Very important: Hygiene
- Wash hands regularly and thoroughly with soap (at least 30 sec.).
- Use an elbow or handkerchief when coughing and sneezing.
There are disinfectant stands throughout the airport. The cleaning intervals of toilets, self-service monitors, stair railings and all surfaces that need to be touched have been increased.
At the security checkpoint
Each passenger is only allowed one piece of hand luggage. All other luggage must be checked in at check-in.
- Please stow all small items in your hand luggage or outer clothing before proceeding to the security checkpoint.
- Please place hand luggage on the belt.
- Disposable gloves and protective masks may be worn in the control.
- Oral and nasal covers or masks may have to be temporarily pulled off during the security check if the security staff asks you to.
On the plane
The guidelines may vary depending on the airline. In principle, however, the following also applies on airplanes: keep your distance and use mouth and nose protection. The airlines have set up up-to-date information pages for many questions that currently concern air travelers.
A list of all airlines at Cologne Bonn Airport can be found here.
We care about your health.
Please help us.
We want you to arrive at your destination healthy and safe. That's why, together with our partners, including the airlines, the federal police and the responsible authorities, we have implemented various safety precautions.
Please follow these instructions and protect yourself, other passengers and employees of the airport. Please do not travel if you, a person in your household or a person you are travelling with shows symptoms of illness typical for the coronavirus (e.g. fever, cough).
For questions on specific protective measures on the aircraft, please contact your airline. The terminal services will also be happy to assist you further at the boarding pass checkpoint or the information desk.
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