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Old 02.05.2021, 16:58
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Re: PCR Test Costs

You can also get free self tests!
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Re: Covid 19 test cost

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Hi all,
New to this forum thank you for the nice welcome in my previous post.

I am frustrated and frustrated is an understatement!

I need to fly back to Switzerland and the cost apparently of a Covid 19 test from boots is 130-180 Sterling!!!!

How can someone charge that for a Covid 19 test then on top of that to fly back for a funeral I have to pay for one in Switzerland price unknown as I havenít flown from Zurich this year yet.
I assume it will be something like 130CHF
And then on top of that I have the same again for a test to fly back!!!!
On top of airfare!

I understand Covid 19 is life threatening and all but still this frustrated me a lot!

Iím hopefully the travel announcement on the 17th of May they reduce the Covid 19 travel cost for tests because itís just crazy

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ExpressTest £80 for fit to fly, I have used them with good results
Amavita Pharmacy for free test for entry into the UK
Need to fork out for the Day2+8 (maybe day 5 if you want to waste more money)
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Old 02.05.2021, 21:31
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Re: Covid 19 test cost

Aren't the free pharmacy tests only for residents ?
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Re: Covid 19 test cost

Well I had a bad experience with Spital Maennedorf - went on Friday at 16.50 to get the test done for travel on Sunday. Last time I needed a test certificate, it took 16 hours or so for the total process, so I figured 36 hours should be plenty.

Sunday morning, I am at the airport, my check-in closes at 9.30 and still no sign of my results. Test centre doesn't open until 10.00... Ergo, I miss my flight to see my parents. I had to rebook, but instead of a direct flight ended up taking one with a layover of 5 hours. When I called them at 10.00, they were like oh yeah it's here let me e-mail it to you.

And the icing on the cake, it's going to cost me CHF 250. I would stay away from them and rather go to Stadelhofen or HB for an Amavita appointment, which is what I will do if I need one from now on.
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You can also get free self tests!
But they are good for nothing official, just to keep your social circle safe.
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Aren't the free pharmacy tests only for residents ?
Correct, as one needs to present the card of a CH health insurance to which they would charge it to.
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Old 07.05.2021, 15:20
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Re: Covid 19 test cost

AED135-250 in Dubai, if you go there the test is worth it as it's cheaper than here.
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