Lufthansa is to offer Covid-19 tests for passengers using its key hubs in Germany.

The virus testing involving a throat swab will be available at Frankfurt and Munich airports in a bid to avoid quarantine.

Lufthansa Group product management ground and digital services senior director Bjorn Becker said: “These test centres offer our customers the opportunity to avoid being quarantined, when arriving in Germany and Austria, with a negative corona test in their hand.

“Results are usually available within four to five hours after testing and are linked to the customer’s flight ticket.

“This also makes it easier for them to travel safely to other countries worldwide that accept a certified PCR corona test as well to avoid quarantine.“

Tests must be booked in advance with results sent via an app link.

The Frankfurt facility will evaluate up to 380 tests an hour in a certified laboratory at the airport.

Passengers arriving into Germany and Austria are currently subject to a 14-day quarantine if their travel originates from certain countries.