Test yourself for COVID-19 directly at Zurich Airport

ender diagnostics COVID-19 test kits for a quick, easy and comfortable self sampling experience

ender diagnostics, in partnership with Checkport, a subsidiary of Swissport, and SWISS Analysis, have launched a PCR-based and Antigen COVID-19 test center at Zurich Airport.

The ender test kit is reliably detecting the mutants from UK (20I/501Y.V1, B.1.1.7), South Africa (20H/501Y.V2, B.1.351) and Brazil (20J/501Y.V3, P.1).

The ender diagnostics COVID-19 tests are reliable and fast, allowing for individual saliva collection done by each person directly at the airport. The samples are delivered to our partnered lab and analyzed within 5 hours from sample pick-up.

Samples are picked-up 5 times a day, please check the sample pick-up timetable below.

Our patented technology allows for an isothermal amplification PCR in 30 minutes without need for RNA extraction for saliva specimens.

If you have any questions regarding your result check our Q&A section below.

Antigen testing directly at Zurich Airport

Antigen tests are carried out at the Zurich Airport COVID-19 test center. Sampling and testing are done right at the test center. The test needs 15 – 20 minutes processing after the nasal swab has been taken. You will get your test result by e-mail after confirmation of the test result.

Only symptom free persons can take the Antigen test.

Opening hours of the test center

Daily 04.00 - 20.00
No registration needed

Price of test:
PCR test: 149 CHF
Antigen test: 80 CHF

ONLY by Credit Card (except Postcard) and Twint
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Plan your test in time for your trip!

Timetable for the pick-up of samples of the PCR tests

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Zeitfenster für die Abholung der Proben
für den PCR Test

Damit Sie Ihre Probenentnahme entsprechend Ihrem Reiseplan planen können, beachten Sie bitte den folgenden Zeitplan. Darin sind die Zeiten für die Probenabholung und die voraussichtliche Zeit bis zum Erhalt Ihres COVID-19 Testergebnisses per E-Mail angegeben.
Probenabgabe
(täglich)
Abholung Proben
(5 mal pro Tag)
Erhalt
Testergebnis
04:00 – 06:55
07:00
12:00
07:00 – 08:55
09:00
14:00
09:00 – 11:55
12:00
17:00
12:00 – 13:55
14:00
19:00
14:00 – 16:55
17:00
22:00
17:00 – 20:00
Am Folgetag um 07:00
Am Folgetag um 12:00

Für Proben, die nach 17 Uhr abgegeben werden, wird das COVID-19 Testergebnis am Folgetag um 12 Uhr bereitgestellt.

Hinweis: Die Proben für den PCR Test werden 5 mal täglich abgeholt und ins Labor transportiert. Sie erhalten Ihr Ergebnis innerhalb von 5h, nachdem Ihre Probe vom Transport abgeholt wurde.

Wenn Sie z.B. um 10 Uhr im Testcenter ankommen und Ihre Probe um 10:15 Uhr abgeben, dann erfolgt die Abholung Ihrer Probe um 12 Uhr. Sie erhalten Ihr Testergebnis bis 17 Uhr per E-Mail.

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Time slots for sample pick-up
for PCR Test

In order for you to plan your sample collection in accordance with your travel schedule, please note the following timetable.

It details the times of sample pick-ups and the expected time it will take to receive your COVID-19 test result by email.

Sampling
(daily)
Sample transport
(5 times a day)
Expected
Result
04:00 – 06:55
07:00
12:00
07:00 – 08:55
09:00
14:00
09:00 – 11:55
12:00
17:00
12:00 – 13:55
14:00
19:00
14:00 – 16:55
17:00
22:00
17:00 – 20:00
The next day at 07:00
The next day at 12:00

The COVID-19 test result for samples that are handed in after 5 pm will be communicated the next day at 12 pm.

Notice: Samples are picked-up and transported to our partner lab 5 times a day. You will get your result within 5h after your sample has been picked-up by the transport.

E.g. If you arrive at the test center at 10 am, and you give your sample at 10:15, then the pick-up of your sample will take place at 12 pm. You will receive your test result by email until 5 pm.

Please check beforehand if your destination and transition destination accept our test results.

For more information about the different COVID-19 test regulations in different countries please check:

What you need to know

Instructions and precautions

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Vorsichtsmaßnahmen bei der Probenahme

Für 30 Minuten vor der Probenahme NICHT essen, trinken, rauchen oder Kaugummi kauen.

NICHT die Kunststofffolie vom Trichterdeckel entfernen.

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Benutzeranleitung

Vor der Probenahme alle Anweisungen lesen.

Warnhinweise und Vorsichtsmaßnahmen

Mit den Augen oder der Haut in Kontakt gekommene Stabilisierungsflüssigkeit mit Wasser abwaschen. NICHT verschlucken. Kleine Kappe, Erstickungsgefahr.

VERFAHREN

Bei den meisten Personen dauert die Abgabe der Probe nach Schritt 1 bis 5 zwischen 2 und 5 Minuten.

Solange in den Trichter spucken, bis die Menge der Flüssigkeit (ohne Luftbläschen) die in Bild 1 gezeigte Fülllinie (Fill Line) erreicht.
1
Das Röhrchen mit einer Hand aufrecht halten. Mit der anderen Hand den Deckel fest angedrückt wird, bis ein lautes Klicken zu hören ist. Die Flüssigkeit im Deckel wird in das Röhrchen freigegeben und vermischt sich mit der Probe. Sicherstellen, dass der Deckel fest verschlossen ist.
2
Das Röhrchen aufrecht halten. Den Trichter vom Röhrchen abschrauben.
3
Das Röhrchen mit der kleinen Kappe fest verschließen.
4
Das verschlossene Röhrchen 5 Sekunden lang schütteln. Den Trichter wegwerfen.
5

Die entnommene Probe ist potenziell infektiös und muss unter Anwendung geeigneter biologischer Sicherheitspraktiken gehandhabt werden.

SOURCE: OMNIgene ORAL OM-505 Instructions, by DNA Genotek

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Collection precautions

Do NOT eat, drink, smoke or chew gum for 30 minutes before giving your sample.

Do NOT remove the plastic film from the funnel lid.

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User instructions

Read all instructions prior to collection.

Warning and precautions:

Wash with water if stabilizing liquid comes in contact with eyes or skin. Do NOT ingest. Small cap, choking hazard.

PROCEDURE

Most people take between 2 and 5 minutes to deliver a sample following steps 1 to 5.

Spit into funnel until the amount of liquid (not bubbles) reaches the fill line shown in picture #1.
1
Hold the tube upright with one hand. Close the funnel lid with the other hand (as shown) by firmly pushing the lid until you hear a loud click. The liquid in the lid will be released into the tube to mix with the sample. Make sure that the lid is closed tightly.
2
Hold the tube upright. Unscrew the funnel from the tube.
3
Use the small cap to close the tube tightly.
4
Shake the capped tube for 5 seconds. Discard the funnel.
5

Collected specimen is potentially infectious and should be handled with appropriate biosafety practices.

SOURCE: OMNIgene ORAL OM-505 Instructions, by DNA Genotek

Frequest Asked Questions

PCR test

It is a PCR test with saliva self-sample collection.

Sensitivity: 95.7%
Specificity: 100%

You will receive an email with an encrypted file. Your password is on the label you received after you have given your sample. Insert the password and download your pdf test result.

Samples are picked-up 5 time a day and transported to our partner lab. You will get your result within 5h after your sample has been picked-up.

E.g. If you arrive at the test center at 10 am, and you give your sample at 10:15, then the pick-up of your sample will take place at 12 pm. You will receive your test result by email until 5 pm.

First please check the timetable of sample pick-up to see if your result is actually delayed or not.

Then check your spam folder.

If you haven’t received your email please visit the Test Center Counter or call at the helpline telephone.

No, you can walk in anytime during the opening hours.

The test center is opened daily from 4 am to 8 pm.

It is better to come early in the morning, but you should be present at the test center at least 1 h before our last pick-up transport at 5 pm. Note that there might be a queuing line, so please plan accordingly.

If my test is declared invalid I have to come and take a new test for which I must pay again. The invalidity of the test results from an improper sample collection: not enough saliva liquid provided, spill of tube contents, spill of buffer, incorrect closing of cap.

Please read carefully the Collection Instructions and Precautions.

Usually not, however small children and babies make self saliva collection very difficult to execute. Your child must be able to offer sufficient saliva in order for the sample to be valid. Consider consulting your pediatrician if you need a PCR test for your child.

The report is in English and in French.

Yes, you cannot register for the test without a valid ID or Passport (no other documents are allowed as identification e.g. Drivers License). Your ID or Passport number is written on the test result document. When you need the test result document for traveling purposes, please consider which document, ID or Passport, is accepted by your destination country.

Antigen test

It is an Antigen Test with a nasal swab, taken by specially trained staff.

Sensitivity: 91.4 %
Specificity: 99.8 %

You will receive an email with an encrypted file. Your password is on the label you receive at the reception desk. Please take the flyer with the label and the password with you after the nasal swab was taken. Insert the password and download your pdf test result.

Sampling and testing are done right at the test center. The test needs 15 – 20 minutes processing after the nasal swab has been taken.

Please check your spam folder.
If you haven’t received your email please visit the Test Center Counter or call at the helpline telephone.

No, but please bear in mind it can be busy, so allow time to take the test and receive your results.

The test center is opened daily from 4 am to 8 pm.

It is better to arrive at least 2h earlier at the test center before your planned trip or departure of your flight. You will receive the result 2 h after your nasal swab has been taken. Consider your airline rules and regulations regarding the check-in and drop off of luggage options before having an antigen test result at hand. Usually, you need to have the test result at hand before you check-in or drop of your luggage.

If my test is declared invalid I have to come and take a new test for which I must pay again. Please consider that invalid test results are rare but cannot be excluded due to various factors which can have an influence on the chemical reaction of the test.

Usually not, however taking a nasal swab of small children and babies may better be performed by a pediatrician.

The test result document is in English.

Yes, you cannot register for the test without a valid ID or Passport (no other documents are allowed as identification e.g. Drivers License). Your ID or Passport number is written on the test result document. When you need the test result document for traveling purposes, please consider which document, ID or Passport, is accepted by your destination country.

Download and fill in the Terms & Conditions

If you want to fill in the Terms & Conditions in advance and save some time at the test center, download, fill in and print them beforehand.