The armed forces will start the next series of tests on Monday. It is free of charge for all Lower Austrians, but only takes place at five locations. However, this is not the only possibility for a pre-Christmas test.
The Federal Army tests everyone who wants that on Monday and Tuesday. As usual, the campaign is voluntary and is aimed at Lower Austrians aged six and over. Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. The armed forces created the conditions for the tests at five locations spread across the country: in St. Pölten, Korneuburg, Wiener Neustadt, Amstetten and Zwettl.
To register, please register via the online portal testung.at. The personal data required for the test is collected in advance in a form. However, such registration is not absolutely necessary.
Additional offer from AK and WKO
There is an additional and also free option for Employees such as Entrepreneurs. The Chamber of Labor and the Chamber of Commerce operate their own test roads in Hollabrunn, Ybbs (Melk district) and Pottschach (Neunkirchen district). In addition to these locations, so-called pop-up test streets can also be set up on request.
As before, many providers also have chargeable rapid antigen tests in the range, including 23 pharmacies and many general practitioners throughout Lower Austria. Schwechat Airport also offers these tests, where they cost 35 euros each. There are also offers in some communities, for example in Tulln since October. The municipality enables its residents and employees there to take advantage of discounted rapid tests for EUR 20 each. For the same price, you can recently get tested in Altlengbach (St. Pölten district)
Free in case of suspicion
There are still no costs for those people who use the classic Covid symptoms demonstrate. As usual, you are invited to call the health hotline 1450. You will then be forwarded to the existing PCR test lanes. Alternatively, in these cases, a free antigen rapid test is also possible with participating general practitioners after prior telephone registration – more on this in rapid tests as a new part of the CoV strategy (noe.ORF.at; October 21, 2020).