Ensure you're double checking the type of test required for the activity you're trying to do, whether that be a medical appointment, official/leisure travel, or just going out to eat.
Antigen test: (frequently referred to as a rapid test). Turnaround times for results is usually quick and in some cases, results can be reported the same day as collection.
PCR test: PCR testing is considered the “gold standard” in SARS-CoV-2 detection and is typically required for air travel. Turnaround times are longer, generally 2-3 days, but some can be turned in as little as 24 hours. When testing demand is high, results may take longer.
The 52d Medical Group offers two types of tests, PCR and Antigen.
You can schedule a 52 MDG test using the Spangdahlem AB link below.
Additionally, you can retrieve your Covid-19 test results anytime (including weekends) in the TRICARE Patient Portal at
If you do not have a Patient Portal account you can request one at
**Printed Covid-19 test results outside of normal duty hours must be coordinated with your PCM team prior to pickup.
Free COVID-19 tests are also available to military members and their families in the Bitburg-Prum district.
All links listed are best viewed in Google Chrome to utilize the translation feature from German to English.
Test Center in Wittlich by the county administration
Röntgenstraße 13, 54516 Wittlich
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday: 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
Medizinisches Versorgunszentrum (MVZ) Trier
Max-Planck Strasse 5
Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Frankfurt Airport Test Center
On the pedestrian bridge connecting Terminal 1 and long-distance train station.
Mondays through Sundays 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
24 hours/7 days a week
Eco Care Lab
Monday through Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.