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ZAG Covid-19 Testing Centre

From January 23, 2021, it is possible to perform rapid antigen testing and PCR testing for passengers on flights at Franjo Tuđman Airport.

The airport testing facility is located in the Departures (check-in area), Level 2. 

The ZAG Covid -19 Testing facility working hours:

Antigen test – from 4:30am to 7:00pm (including weekends and public holidays). Each person partaking in the Antigen test will receive the test results within 15 min from the time the test has being taken (sampling completed) in a hardcopy (printed test results to be collected directly at the ZAG COVID-19 Testing centre) and/or within 20 min via provided e-mail. Price of antigen testing is 250 HRK.

PCR test - from 7am to 2pm weekdays. Results will be delivered within 24 - 36 hours via provided e-mail. Price of PCR testing is 650 HRK (plus translation cost).

The reservation for testing at the ZAG Covid -19 Testing centre is not required, however due to occasional unpredictable increases in traffic, at times queuing is possible. Passengers bear the cost. Tests are payable in cash or by credit card at the testing facility.

Please print out (if possible) and fill out the form,  and take it to the airport to expedite the process.  

All restrictions and regulations of entry into destination country considering temporary bans, i.e. restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 should be checked directly with the airline.

The difference between Antigen and PCR tests
 
Antigen test (frequently referred to as a rapid test) detects protein fragments specific to the Coronavirus. Turnaround time for results is usually very quick and  results can be reported within 15 minutes.
 
PCR testing is considered the “gold standard” in SARS-CoV-2 detection. This test actually detects RNA (or genetic material) that is specific to the virus and can detect the virus within days of infection, even those who have no symptoms.
 
It is important to know difference between antigen and PCR tests from serological tests. Antigen and PCR tests indicate the presence of the virus in the body and a positive result of these tests suggests that you are currently infected. At the same time, serological tests indicate the presence of antibodies that your body has developed when it infected with the virus, and a positive result in that type of test suggests that you have either recovered from the infection or been in contact with the virus.

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