Corona test station for travel returnees started at ZOB

Corona test station for travel returnees started at ZOB

The Covid-19 test station at the Central Bus Station (ZOB) in Berlin has started operation. Since Monday, returning travellers from risk areas have had the opportunity to be tested for Covid-19 upon arrival, as the Senate Department of Health announced on August 3, 2020.

Central Bus Station

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Passengers bring their luggage into the coach at the Central Bus Station (ZOB).

In the early morning, the first 20 of them would have been needed. According to the information provided, the test centre is open all day and the tests are free of charge. The only people who can be tested are those who do not show any corona symptoms.

Corona tests at the parking lot Soorstraße

According to the health administration, the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) has set up the test centre at ZOB on the car park Soorstraße. The German Red Cross Berlin has taken over the operation. Another test station is planned at Hauptbahnhof. Buses from Serbia, Northern Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, for example, arrive at the ZOB - countries that are considered Covid-19 risk areas.

Negative corona test exempt from quarantine

In accordance with the current infection protection ordinance of the State of Berlin, returning travellers who have stayed in a country classified as a corona risk area by the Robert Koch Institute within 14 days of entry are obliged to maintain a 14-day domestic quarantine. Exempt from this requirement are persons who can show a current negative corona test. Until the test result is received, travel returnees must remain in quarantine. A second test after 5 to 7 days is strongly recommended.

Source: dpa/deepl.com

| Last edited: Monday, 3. August 2020 12:39 Uhr

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