From Saturday 2 January 2021, in addition to PCR tests, rapid antigen tests will be offered to all passengers arriving at Luxembourg airport. The tests are mainly aimed at travellers returning from holiday destinations.
Upon arrival at Luxembourg Airport, all passengers will receive a voucher for a COVID-19 test, which can be used from 2 January onwards either for a PCR test or at a new rapid test station. After a rapid nasopharyngeal test, passengers can leave the airport immediately and will receive the result within 3 hours by text message. If the test results are positive, the passenger will be informed within 3 hours by the authorities.
The new COVID-19 testing service is voluntary and free of charge. It aims to complement the PCR test offered at the airport for arriving passengers since May 2020 and thus creates an additional and fast test offer. Passengers will be informed during their flight by the airlines about the two test offers.
The current participation rate for the PCR test at Findel is currently 30%. With the additional rapid test, a higher participation rate is expected, especially during peak hours and busy periods.
The PCR test station is located at the exit of the arrival hall, while the new rapid test station has been installed at the current exit of the departure hall. It is operated in collaboration with the National Health Laboratory (LNS). The opening hours of the testing stations are adapted to the flight plan so that all arriving passengers can use the service.
Press release by the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works and lux-Airport