FAQ

The comfort of our passengers is extremely important to us, which is why we have prepared answers to the most frequently asked questions.
  • Is there any registration for pre-departure/post-arrival tests?
    Registration is not mandatory, but we strongly recommend registering for the test both before departure and after arrival. Go to https://d-lab.pl/register-lawica/en and follow the instructions. Registering in advance reduces the duration of the entire test procedure – you will not have to fill out registration documents at the airport. All you need to do is report to the Registration Point with the number you received during registration.

    Can I be sure that the Testing Point will be open before my departure/after my arrival?
    Yes, you can be sure that the Testing Point will be open before your flight. The operating hours of the Point are adjusted to the flight schedule. We perform tests before each scheduled and charter flight, regardless of the direction and airline operating a given route.

    In what form will I receive the test results? Will I get the result in English?
    You will receive the test results in two language versions: in Polish and English, to the e-mail address provided during registration, and/or as a printout – on request.

    I am not a passenger of the Poznań airport. Can I still be tested at Ławica?
    The offer of the Testing Point at Ławica is addressed to the passengers of the Airport. In order to be able to handle travellers seamlessly, we try to control the number of people tested. If you want to be tested at the DNA Research Center (CBDNA), please contact the laboratory directly:
    BOK CBDNA
    e-mail: bok@cbdna.pl
    phone: +48 509 658 006

    What are the opening hours of the Testing Point at the Poznań Airport?
    The Testing Point does not have fixed opening hours. It operates according to the flight schedule. If you would like to know if it will be open on a particular day and time for you to get tested, please contact the DNA Research Center (CBDNA) team directly:
    BOK CBDNA
    e-mail: bok@cbdna.pl
    phone: +48 509 658 006

    What are the prices of the different types of tests and how long do you wait for the results?
    The price list of tests along with the waiting time for the results is as follows:

    • RT-PCR test – PLN 290 Waiting time: up to 24 hours from taking the sample.
    • RT-LAMP test – PLN 219. Waiting time: up to 1 hour from taking a sample.
    • Antigen test – PLN 149. Waiting time: minimum 25 minutes from taking a sample.

    What if I should already have the test result and I still have not received it?
    In such a case, contact the laboratory staff directly:
    BOK CBDNA
    e-mail: bok@cbdna.pl
    phone: +48 509 658 006

    Are tests also available for charter passengers?
    Yes, the offer of the Testing Point is addressed to all passengers of the Airport, including those travelling on charter flights.

    Do children also have to be tested post-arrival/pre-departure?
    According to the regulations, there is no age limit exempting from quarantine, and therefore every arriving passenger, including the youngest children, must be tested in order not to be sent to quarantine.
    There are different age limits for pre-departure tests, depending on the country of destination. The obligation to present a negative test result when travelling to the United Kingdom applies to all passengers over 11 years of age, and in the case of Germany – over 6 years of age. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the requirements of the country of destination you are travelling to.

    I am flying to Poznań from the Schengen area – when and what test do I need to undergo to be released from quarantine?
    When you fly to Poznań from a Schengen country or Ireland and you want to be released from quarantine, you need to have a negative PCR or antigen test result for SARS CoV-2 in Polish or English. The test result at the moment of crossing the borders of Poland cannot be older than 2 days, counting from the moment of obtaining the result. We do not perform tests at the airport before crossing the border. If you do not have the test result, you will be quarantined by the Border Guard. When arriving from the Schengen area, you can get tested at our airport after crossing the border. A negative test result introduced into the Sanepid (Polish State Sanitary Inspectorate) system by the DNA Research Center (CBDNA) team will shorten your quarantine. The Testing Point, located outside the Departure hall building facing the P1 Blue car park, is available to both arriving and departing Passengers.

    I am flying to Poznań from outside the Schengen area. Can I get tested at the airport to be released from quarantine?
    In accordance with the applicable regulations, all Passengers arriving in Poland from outside the Schengen area are quarantined by the Border Guard. A negative result of a diagnostic test carried out before crossing the border shall not release from quarantine. At the airport in Poznań, you can perform a test (antigen or PCR) after crossing the border. A negative test result sent by the DNA Research Center (CBDNA) team to the IT system of Sanepid (Polish State Sanitary Inspectorate) within 48 hours will shorten your quarantine. The Testing Point, located outside the Departure hall building facing the P1 Blue car park, is available to both arriving and departing Passengers.

    I am a convalescent / vaccinated with a double dose of COVID19 vaccine. Will I still be subject to quarantine upon arrival in Poland?
    Quarantine upon arrival in Poland does not apply to persons who have received a full vaccination course consisting of two doses of EU-approved COVID19 vaccine and have a certificate of vaccination. Moreover, quarantine does not apply to convalescents, i.e. persons who have completed hospitalisation, isolation or home isolation due to a confirmed coronavirus infection.

    What is the testing procedure after arrival in Poznań?
    If you are arriving in Poznań and you want to be tested at our airport:

    1. Register at: https://lawica.d-lab.pl/
    2. Once you have passed border control, report to the Registration Point located at the main entrance to the Departure hall.
    3. If you have previously registered online, please enter the generated number. If you have not registered online, fill in the documents you will receive.
    4. Report to the Specimen Collection Point point located outside the Departure hall building facing the P1 Blue car park.
    5. Submit yourself to sampling.
    6. Wait for the result (rapid antigen test – result within 25 minutes minimum; RT-PCR test – result within 24 hours). You will receive the test result in two language versions: in Polish and English, to the e-mail address provided at the Registration Point, and/or as a printout (on the passenger’s request). The DNA Research Center (CBDNA) team will enter the result into the Sanepid (Polish State Sanitary Inspectorate) system.

    Are the results of the tests performed upon arrival (both negative and positive) forwarded to the State Sanitary Inspectorate (Państwowa Inspekcja Sanitarna)?
    Yes, all the results of the tests performed upon arrival are entered by the DNA Research Center (CBDNA) staff into the systems of the State Sanitary Inspectorate.

    I want to get a rapid test before my flight. When should I arrive at the airport?
    The Testing Point is open for departing passengers 4 hours before departure. If you want to perform the RT-LAMP test, please visit the Registration Point at least 3 hours before departure. If you plan to perform an antigen test, please visit the Registration Point at least 2 hours before departure.

    I want to perform a PCR test before my flight. When should I arrive at the airport?
    To arrange a specific date for the PCR test, please contact the diagnostic center directly:
    BOK CBDNA
    e-mail: bok@cbdna.pl
    phone: +48 509 658 006

    What is the step-by-step pre-departure testing procedure for performing rapid tests?
    In order to perform a rapid test before departure:

    1. Please register in advance at: https://lawica.d-lab.en/
    2. Report to the Registration Point located at the main entrance to the Departure hall, at the latest:
      – 3 hours before departure in the case of an RT-LAMP test,
      – 2 hours before departure in the case of an antigen test.
      Have the number you received after completing the online registration form with you.
    3. If you have not registered online, please fill in the documents you will receive.
    4. Make the payment – in cash or by card.
    5. Present the document received at the Registration Point at the Specimen Collection Point located outside the Departure hall building facing the P1 Blue car park.
    6. Submit yourself to sampling.
    7. Wait for the result (rapid antigen test – result within minimum 25 minutes from sampling; rapid RT-LAMP test – result within 1 hour from sampling). You will receive the test result in two language versions: in Polish and English, to the e-mail address provided at the Registration Point, and/or as a printout (on the passenger’s request).

    What is the step-by-step pre-departure testing procedure for performing PCR tests?
    In order to perform a PCR test before departure:

    1. Make an appointment for the test:
      BOK CBDNA
      e-mail: bok@cbdna.pl
      phone: +48 509 658 006
    2. Register at: https://lawica.d-lab.en/
    3. Show up at the Registration Point located at the main entrance to the Departure hall on the appointed date. Have the number you received after completing the online registration form with you.
    4. f you have not registered online, please fill in the documents you will receive.
    5. Make the payment – in cash or by card.
    6. Present the document received at the Registration Point at the Specimen Collection Point located outside the Departure hall building facing the P1 Blue car park.
    7. Submit yourself to sampling.
    8. Wait for the result. You will receive the result within 24 hours, in two language versions – Polish and English. You will receive the result at the e-mail address provided at the Registration Point and/or as a printout (on the passenger’s request).
  • The required documents for the child are a valid ID card or passport. In the case of a child’s travel with a guardian who is not his/her parent, we recommend taking a statement issued by the parents, authorising the indicated person to accompany the child during the journey.

    If in doubt, please contact the Border Guard Post in Poznań-Ławica:

    Phone: +48 61 861 13 00
    E-mail: poznan@strazgraniczna.pl

  • People suffering from diabetes can carry medicines and an insulin pen in their hand luggage.

    Passengers are advised to bring a medical certificate confirming that these are medical supplies necessary for their own needs.

  • It is allowed to carry meals and drinks for infants in the hand luggage in the amount necessary for the time of air travel. Therefore, you can safely take powdered milk, liquid milk, food jars or fruit juices for your baby on the plane.

    Please note that baby food and drink will be screened together with your hand luggage. Therefore, they must be placed separately in the hand luggage box.

  • Alcohol and cigarettes may only be brought into the UK from an EU Member State for personal use. Although there are no strict limits, the amounts intended for personal use are: up to 800 cigarettes, up to 1 kg of tobacco, up to 110 liters of beer, up to 90 liters of wine and up to 10 liters of strong alcohol.

    More information on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the “Pole abroad” tab at:
    http://www.msz.gov.pl/pl/

    We also recommend that you ask the customs authorities of the country to which you are going for detailed information.

  • The list of prohibited and allowed items is available on the airport’s website in the redirection to section tab and on the website of the Civil Aviation Office.

  • Food (sweets, sandwiches, vegetables, fruit) can be carried in hand luggage. However, all liquids, aerosols and gels must be in containers with a maximum volume of 100ml/100g.
    The containers should be placed in a resealable, transparent plastic bag with a capacity of up to 1 liter, and the content of the plastic bag fits freely and the bag is tightly closed. A passenger may carry 1 plastic bag with liquid containers in hand luggage.

    More about hand luggage.

  • We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least two hours in advance (2 hours) as check-in and security checks can be time-consuming.
    Arriving at the airport late may result in the passenger not being allowed to board the plane!

  • Bus line 59 runs directly between the Railway Station/Bus Station and the Airport. The current timetables can be found here.

    More information on how to get to/from Poznań Airport can be found here.

  • In order to avoid any unpleasantness while travelling, we advise you to contact the carrier as soon as possible if you notice an error. Please note that most changes to your airline tickets will incur additional costs.

    • Lufthansa Service Centre: +48 22 512 3917
    • PLL LOT Hotline : + 48 22 577 77 55
    • SAS passenger hotline in Poland: 022 8500 500
    • Ryanair:
      Hotlines for passengers in Poland:  703 403 363 (emergency assistance); 703 303 033 (general information)
      Information on the possibility of correcting minor errors on the flight ticket
    • Wizz Air:
      Hotlines for passengers in Poland: 703703003
      Online correction of information
  • On the carriers’ websites, you can check not only the current prices of airline tickets, but also purchase them.

    Poznań airport offers flights of the following regular airlines:

    • PLL LOT,
    • LUFTHANSA,
    • SAS,
    • KLM,
    • RYANAIR,
    • WIZZAIR

    Tickets can also be booked through the airport’s website..

In case of doubt, please also contact the Airport Information Point.