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Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

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I need an covid test in English or French

My vaccine letter was in German

So I don't want to get an antigen and get a result in German (translations not allowed)

Its for flying from Basel
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

ive seen basel airport does it, but if anybody got a test done from there, did you get reimbursed from health insurance?
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

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ive seen basel airport does it, but if anybody got a test done from there, did you get reimbursed from health insurance?
Travel tests don't get paid for by health insurance - so if you get one at the airport, definitely not. Most places will do the certificate in English, as it will be a requirement for many destinations, ask before taking the test.
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

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Hi

I need an covid test in English or French

My vaccine letter was in German

So I don't want to get an antigen and get a result in German (translations not allowed)

Its for flying from Basel
I'd be really surprised if any test centre in Bern could not provide you with one or both of French or English, if you ask for that in advance.
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

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Travel tests don't get paid for by health insurance - so if you get one at the airport, definitely not. Most places will do the certificate in English, as it will be a requirement for many destinations, ask before taking the test.
If you only need an antigen test and not the PCR one then it is free, you just have to pay the small fee for the travel certificate.
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

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If you only need an antigen test and not the PCR one then it is free, you just have to pay the small fee for the travel certificate.
If you go to a normally pharmacy etc …. Not at the airport test centres.
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

I don't know if I'm doing something wrong

I want the antigen fast test

Like drive-in place, but I answered the questions

And says I cant get a free PCR test because I answered no to everything
(no symptoms)

I am willing to pay!

Can I just walk in somewhere in Bern?
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

Call your Doctor or local pharmacy and ask if they can do a rapid test with travel certificate.
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

They both said no
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

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They both said no
These guys do it https://www.hirslanden.ch/en/klinik-...estcenter.html (click travel link on left) although if you want certificate in English you'll have to do the PCR.
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

You say you're are flying from BSL. Then do it there https://www.euroairport.com/en/covid-test-centre.html
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

I found a practice that said yes
But only in German

Didnt want to go to basel super early, like 6 hours before scheduled flight, because the test times are up until approx midday

Hmmmmm or day before perhaps

Thinking....
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

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I found a practice that said yes
But only in German

Didnt want to go to basel super early, like 6 hours before scheduled flight, because the test times are up until approx midday

Hmmmmm or day before perhaps

Thinking....
Basel airport says rapid antigen result is in 15 minutes
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

as in, the appointment times (not expected turn around)

So thinking do I book at 12:00 on same day as flight

Or day before

I'm an over-thinker lol
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

Does anyone have a list of places they have used in Bern for the PCR Test?
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Re: Covid test result in English or French in German speaking Bern!

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...Can I just walk in somewhere in Bern?
Not likely. Most places require appointments. The number of tests has increased substantially as people are allowed to travel more.

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Does anyone have a list of places they have used in Bern for the PCR Test?
I used the Amavita in the train station for the PCR test and the results were provided in English within maybe 30 hours or so? But I had to specify English up front. FYI - The pharmacy doesn't "run" the tests themselves, it is sent to a lab.

I also used them for a rapid test, but I seem to recall they would only provide that certificate in German. It didn't matter to me since I was traveling with Lufthansa.

I used the CityNotfall by Welle7 for the rapid test last week, but the results were in German. I didn't ask if they could be provided in English but I guess you could ask? They had more appointments available than Amavita and I could book online.
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