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Old 27.04.2021, 18:37
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Re: Covid Test sites? (Needed quick results for travel)

Does anyone know somewhere in Zurich that can provide the test in English? Need it in English, French or Spanish to travel to UK

Worst case can do at the Airport but then it is 80chf
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Old 28.04.2021, 11:37
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Does anyone know somewhere in Zurich that can provide the test in English? Need it in English, French or Spanish to travel to UK

Worst case can do at the Airport but then it is 80chf
btw, we found one at Stadlehofen
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PCR covid test in Zurich, price, where

I need a PCR for traveling. Flight on Monday, so I need to do the test on Saturday.
It must be PCR, not the fast one.

Any idea about where to do it and pricing?
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Old 03.05.2021, 20:29
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Re: PCR covid test in Zurich, price, where

Loads of information already discussed. Use the search function?
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Old 03.05.2021, 22:34
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Loads of information already discussed. Use the search function?
Thanks, merged abete's post into this thread. Folks can compare prices in this one:
https://www.englishforum.ch/family-m...est-costs.html
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Re: Covid Test sites? (Needed quick results for travel)

Has anyone used viselio.com in Radisson Blu at the airport for PCR test?
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Old 19.05.2021, 18:51
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Getting really annoyed that test centres don't seem able to guarantee results for a Tuesday afternoon flight. Most say the results will be back in 24-48 hours, best one we've found so far says 24-36 hours, which means that even an early Monday morning appointment doesn't guarantee getting the results back in time for our 1600 departure.

I seem to be going round in circles and still haven't found a solution that works - noone seems to be open for tests on Saturday afternoon, i.e. within the 72 hours window, so I just don't see any way we can guarantee it. Any ideas welcome, although I'm not expecting a magic wand here.

(We're in Valais, BTW, flying from Geneva, so no suggestions for sites in Zurich, please).
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Old 19.05.2021, 18:56
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Re: Covid Test sites? (Needed quick results for travel)

I know you said not Zurich, but maybe still check if the one at Zurich airport that has a result 5 hours after pick up by courier has some other branches in Switzerland?
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Old 19.05.2021, 18:56
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Re: Covid Test sites? (Needed quick results for travel)

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Getting really annoyed that test centres don't seem able to guarantee results for a Tuesday afternoon flight. Most say the results will be back in 24-48 hours, best one we've found so far says 24-36 hours, which means that even an early Monday morning appointment doesn't guarantee getting the results back in time for our 1600 departure.

I seem to be going round in circles and still haven't found a solution that works - noone seems to be open for tests on Saturday afternoon, i.e. within the 72 hours window, so I just don't see any way we can guarantee it. Any ideas welcome, although I'm not expecting a magic wand here.

(We're in Valais, BTW, flying from Geneva, so no suggestions for sites in Zurich, please).
Where are you flying from? Might be easiest to go to the airport early on Tuesday if they offer rapid result tests.
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Old 19.05.2021, 19:19
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I meant that as general info for everyone, sorry.

List of places you can get tests in each Kanton. Then phone/email a provider and ask. https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...html#197439718
Yeah, already found that and gone through all the local places, and some not quite so local.

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Where are you flying from? Might be easiest to go to the airport early on Tuesday if they offer rapid result tests.
Geneva, but no, they don't seem to have a fast turnaround service there, or else my search mojo is broken, 'cos I can't find one.

A notice a couple of unanswered questions earlier in the thread which prompted me to check; the 72 hour period is before arrival (at least, this is true for where we're flying to) and it's a requirement to show the test on arrival. Does this mean that it's not needed at the departure airport?

Anyone flown recently and can confirm - do the airlines (Easyjet in this case) require the test result before letting you fly?

Reason being, our arrival time is about 36 hours after the earliest Monday morning appointment I could get with the place saying results take 24-36, so I should be able to trust that it would come through before arrival...
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Re: Covid Test sites? (Needed quick results for travel)

If you can go to GVA on the Monday afternoon (also open Sunday)...... https://www.m3-test.ch

They will definitely need your test on boarding.
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Re: Covid Test sites? (Needed quick results for travel)

The PCR test not older than 72 hours on entry to your destination (or so I think I understand) and taking up to 36 hours at present is a bit of an annoyance. It's like a game, a challenge, something designed to break you down and make you sit at home forever.

You will show it at the airport and the bright spark might check your arrival time too. Check in does want to see it. The airline does not want the expense and inconvenience of shipping you back.....

What you don't want is squeaky bum time if your result is not back PLUS you are really nervous when your flight is delayed.
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Re: PCR covid test in Zurich, price, where

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I need a PCR for traveling. Flight on Monday, so I need to do the test on Saturday.
It must be PCR, not the fast one.

Any idea about where to do it and pricing?
Same day Covid test with result (PCR) at below location (close to Zurich HB):

Medica Wolfbachstrasse 17 x 8032 Zurich 1.22 km
044 269 99 99
https://www.medica.ch/portrait/medica-laboratorien
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If you can go to GVA on the Monday afternoon (also open Sunday)...... https://www.m3-test.ch

They will definitely need your test on boarding.
Booked now. There's actually another centre in Geneva a little closer to us than the airport, open normal working hours, whereas the airport one is, as you say, also open on Sundays.

They also do, for an additional chf50, an expedited same day results service. That's on top of the chf155 for the saliva PCR test (150 for the more invasive nasopharyngeal test) that we'll have to pay anyway, and 24 hours gives plenty of leeway, so we won't be needing that.

Thanks for the help, by the way. I'd already searched the airport website without finding it.
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Old 31.05.2021, 22:22
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Booked now. There's actually another centre in Geneva a little closer to us than the airport, open normal working hours, whereas the airport one is, as you say, also open on Sundays.

They also do, for an additional chf50, an expedited same day results service. That's on top of the chf155 for the saliva PCR test (150 for the more invasive nasopharyngeal test) that we'll have to pay anyway, and 24 hours gives plenty of leeway, so we won't be needing that.

Thanks for the help, by the way. I'd already searched the airport website without finding it.
We did the saliva test with M3 in Geneva, in the evening after work. The results were back in about 15 hours. It's pricey for such a quick test but was worth it and 1000% better than a nasal swab.
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We did the saliva test with M3 in Geneva, in the evening after work. The results were back in about 15 hours. It's pricey for such a quick test but was worth it and 1000% better than a nasal swab.
Was the 15 hour turnaround with or without the extra fee for expedited service? Thanks.
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Re: Covid Test sites? (Needed quick results for travel)

Has anybody done a test for symptoms, ideally at Kasernenareal? They mention that they send an "unencrypted email" to confirm the result. What information is in that email? I need it for a private event that requires proof of negative if somebody is experiencing any kind of symptoms.
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Old 01.06.2021, 18:22
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Was the 15 hour turnaround with or without the extra fee for expedited service? Thanks.
Regular fee of 155 CHF, no expedited service. Our appointment was just before closing at 7 p.m. on a weekday. The results were back at 10 a.m. the next day.
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Regular fee of 155 CHF, no expedited service. Our appointment was just before closing at 7 p.m. on a weekday. The results were back at 10 a.m. the next day.
Amazingly fast. Thanks for the info 3Wishes!
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