Thread: PCR Test Costs
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Old 17.03.2021, 10:07
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Re: PCR Test Costs

1. My understanding is that a test, not necessarily a PCR test, is required for the UK. It must meet these conditions:
"The test must meet performance standards of ≥97% specificity, ≥80% sensitivity at viral loads above 100,000 copies/ml.

This could include tests such as:

a nucleic acid test, including a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or derivative technologies, including loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) tests
an antigen test, such as a test from a lateral flow device"

2. For CH, it is a PCR test but in exceptional circumstances could be a rapidgen:

"Type of test and requirements the result must meet
Basically the negative result must be from a PCR test conducted less than 72 hours previously.

If, for example, you are travelling too long or the result of the PCR test is not available quickly enough, a rapid antigen test conducted less than 24 hours previously is also permitted for the boarding check. However, you need the negative result of a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours previously at the latest for the check that may possibly be carried out at the Swiss border. If you cannot show proof of a negative PCR result at that point, you must have a test at your own expense immediately after entering Switzerland (PCR test or rapid antigen test). "

BTW, Swiss will summarise travel requirements between any pair of origination/destination points

Q1. Anyone concur/disagree with my interpretation?

Q2. Also interested in any personal experiences relating to my previous post?
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