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Covid Test in France? Cheaper?

Is it allowed to get pcr testing for travel in Ferney/Annemasse, is it cheaper? (As a swiss resident), it is quite expensive in CH
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Old 26.01.2021, 12:57
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Re: Covid Test in France? Cheaper?

Unlikely - it can't be cheaper than free:

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...ov/testen.html

The online check tool seems to have been updated to recommend a test for almost any symptom.

Unless you are taking it for travel reasons without any suspicion that you are infected.
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Old 26.01.2021, 13:00
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Unlikely - it can't be cheaper than free:

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...ov/testen.html

The online check tool seems to have been updated to recommend a test for almost any symptom.

Unless you are taking it for travel reasons without any suspicion that you are infected.
The clue is the bit I highlighted in bold.

I suspect they tests are cheaper in France than in Switzerland for those who have to pay for them themselves.
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Old 26.01.2021, 13:47
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Re: Covid Test in France? Cheaper?

I misread that as being allowed to travel there to get the test
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Re: Covid Test in France? Cheaper?

Interesting question- would love to know the answer if anyone finds it.
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Old 26.01.2021, 13:58
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I guess there should be no problem since the France border is open to travelers by car and train without requiring a negative test.

The only question left is if the airline accepts it. In the end laws and regulations and interpreted and applied by the people behind a counter at the airport, why not ask them?
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Old 26.01.2021, 15:46
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...In the end laws and regulations and interpreted and applied by the people behind a counter at the airport, why not ask them?
Because it often depends on who is behind the counter as to what the answer will be.
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Old 27.01.2021, 15:48
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Re: Covid Test in France? Cheaper?

The Federal government will cover costs of tests for persons without symptoms.

https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/do...-id-82136.html

Although, I think this is rapid, rather than PCR testing. Good move though.
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The Federal government will cover costs of tests for persons without symptoms.

https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/do...-id-82136.html

Although, I think this is rapid, rather than PCR testing. Good move though.
It’s not clear if that also applies to tests required for travel.
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Old 27.01.2021, 17:31
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Re: Covid Test in France? Cheaper?

They say the criteria will be updated, so presumably the check site https://check.bag-coronavirus.ch/screening will as of tomorrow tell you using the new rules.
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