As South Africa has been identified a level 3 risk area by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), all passengers entering or transferring through Germany from a risk area such as South Africa are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result at the time of boarding their flight. The test result may not be older than 48 hours upon entry into Germany.
In order to ensure passengers obtain their necessary COVID-19 test results on time, before their scheduled flight departure, the Lufthansa Group has partnered with Atter Pathology Services (APS) in South Africa.
There are two testing sites available specifically for Lufthansa Group passengers:
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 12pm.
Saturday by request only (based on a minimum number of bookings needed)
Ottery, Cape Town
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm.
Saturday & Sunday by request only (based on a minimum number of bookings needed)
Should any passenger wish to utilize the services of APS, it is essential to make a booking, as no walk-in customers will be accepted.
Further information about APS & how to make a booking for Covid-19 testing through the services of APS
Atter Pathology Services (APS) are the Lufthansa Group’s partner of choice in COVID-19 testing in South Africa. We have redesigned the testing process to guarantee test results in a quicker time frame. German directive is 48 hours upon arrival in Europe, which effectively means needing a result in 30 hours.
Atter Pathology Services (APS) have been and continue to be Dis-Chem nationwide exclusive Covid-19 testing partner since 2020 (13 sites nationally).
The labs run the three gene test kit, which is the gold standard around the world.
NICD and National Department of Health full integration.
The testing sites are specifically open in Cape Town and Johannesburg for Lufthansa Group passengers. Bookings are essential. No walk-ins permitted.
To book: WhatsApp message us on 0744385073.