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Covid tests in Frankfurt for back to US

Wondering about availability of covid testing in Frankfurt before flight back to US.
When i was in Rome they were readily available at local pharmacies without much problem. Are there many pharmacies in Frankfurt that will do the test for the day before I leave? I would rather not wait until the airport and test there.
If anyone has the price for that, would be good too. In Rome it was 22€. Got the test and waited 20 minutes and done.
Thanks.

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When is your trip? It is possible to give good information about right now, but about later, it is hard to say.

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I was checking Frankfurt airport as a backup plan for my own travels and I definitely agree, I'd rather not do it at the airport where some of the pricing options were:
Antigen Test (€106.99)
PCR Test (€231.22)

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Trip for me is probably April/May. Covid not so much in the news anymore because coverage of the war is front pages. And covid seems to be slipping out of view. So maybe not so much testing availability anymore. Frankfurt being an international big city I would think that there would be a variety of testing for travelers. I was hoping it would be like in Rome with many pharmacies doing testing.

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Here is a link to information from the Frankfurt airport website. I believe the US currently accepts an antigen test which is listed at 29Euro. We will be at the airport Hilton the night before our flight, so this seems easy and affordable. It is always possible that the testing requirement might be lifted by the time we need this.
https://flughafen-frankfurt.ecocare.center/en/#booknow

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There are places doing the antigen test all over the city as well as the PCR tests!
I believe the cost is 15€, for non-residents. I think this is all you need to fly to the US right now, yes?
For a PCR test, you can get them downtown at the Hauptwache or near the HBF for 49€ with a 24-hour later response.
If you need addresses, let me know.

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Hi, treemoss2

To follow up what Ms. Jo wrote, I'm scheduled to be in Frankfurt am Main this late-spring, and I looked briefly at what testing places were available around the city's Hauptbahnhof (Hbf, central station). At the time of writing, there's at least 1 company at the central station proper, providing both PCR and antigen tests to non-residents. It's no surprise similar tests are offered by other companies within walking-reach or a couple of stops with the tram or U-Bahn; for example, there's also Saniway at Skyline Plaza, less than 1 km northwest from the central station.

(At the time I looked, I needed a pre-arrival test to re-enter Canada, but any testing requirement for fully vaxxed travellers will be dropped from 1 April. Who knows what'll happen in a few weeks' time; the look-up still yielded some useful information.)

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I got very excited about TravelingMom's link for much cheaper tests at Frankfurt airport. Unfortunately, for me, the listed locations for "EcoCare" are both landside. I was researching options in case I had a delayed connection and needed to get re-tested.

The transit side tests are far more expensive. Go figure. A captive audience, possibly frantic, and highly unlikely to go in search of cheaper, landside, options.

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Ms. Jo
"There are places doing the antigen test all over the city as well as the PCR tests! "

Hello, are these booths on the street or inside pharmacies? Do you know if appointments are necessary or you can just turn up?

A list of addresses would be very useful if you still have it.

TIA

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Just got our covid tests in Frankfurt. At a test station across the street from the train station. On a Sunday. Guy spoke English well and was as nice as can be. No waiting. Within half hour got email results and went back and he printed out the results for us.
It was all free.
A PCR a test is €89. But that is not needed.

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treemoss2 Hi, what's the name of the test station if you remember? (I could look them up on the internet, see what other locations they might have in Frankfurt).

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@geovagriffith - this is a really old thread from March when it was required. It was brought to the top of the feed by a spammer.