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Old 02.02.2021, 14:49
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Re: PCR Test result for Covid within 3 days or 72 hours are they up to expectations ?

PCR tests are pretty simple and I had to get a number of them done in various countries the last months... no lab ever did not meet the deadline. However, my worst experience was the Zurich airport service: https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...ml#post3267826
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Old 02.02.2021, 15:23
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Wasn't it decided last week that it would be possible to shorten the quarantine to 7 days with a negative test?
Yes, but the new quarantine rules do not apply until the 8th of February. Note, that all arriving from high risk countries must provide evidence of a negative test taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...-id-82136.html

Lousy timing for me as I arrive back on the 6th...
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Old 02.02.2021, 18:26
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Even with "fair" pricing people might want to avoid the fee and/or guarantee a negative result.
That was my thought, and there are plenty of entrepreneurial folk with photoshop. I said on a different thread I don't see how these tests are really evidence of safety anyway. It's just governments again wanting to show they're "doing something".
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Old 02.02.2021, 18:31
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Re: PCR Test result for Covid within 3 days or 72 hours are they up to expectations ?

I had a test recently after experiencing some symptoms. Booked a test at my local hospital for 2pm. The result (negative) came through by SMS at about 8am the following morning, so about 18 hours in my case. When I went in for the test, the nurse asked me if I needed a certificate for travel. Had I said yes, I'd have been charged (I presume) though I'm guessing that the turnaround time would be roughly the same. For people with symptoms, the test is free - make sure you bring your medical card and ID.
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Old 02.02.2021, 18:38
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Re: PCR Test result for Covid within 3 days or 72 hours are they up to expectations ?

tested at the airport at 15:00
had my results via email the next morning.
flew out in the afternoon.
Cost 190CHF
the only annoying thing is that its a spit test, and i dont think anyone but truckers are able to do it comfortably :P
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Old 02.02.2021, 21:00
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Yes, but the new quarantine rules do not apply until the 8th of February. Note, that all arriving from high risk countries must provide evidence of a negative test taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home...-id-82136.html

Lousy timing for me as I arrive back on the 6th...
Actually, all arriving by air must provide evidence of a negative test taken within 72 hours prior to departure and those from high risk countries still have to go into quarantine.
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Actually, all arriving by air must provide evidence of a negative test taken within 72 hours prior to departure and those from high risk countries still have to go into quarantine.
Yes, you are right about all arriving by air/negative COVID test requirement but this new measure takes effect starting the 8th of February. Also, those arriving from high risk countries will be able to leave quarantine after 7 days provided they produce another negative COVID test (current quarantine is 10 days).
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tested at the airport at 15:00
had my results via email the next morning.
flew out in the afternoon.
Cost 190CHF
the only annoying thing is that its a spit test, and i dont think anyone but truckers are able to do it comfortably :P

Honestly I'll take a spit test over swab tests any day of the week. Unless the folks taking mine have been particularly brutal the nose swab really isn't pleasant and both mine have felt like it's almost behind my eyeball its that far up your nose.
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Re: PCR Test result for Covid within 3 days or 72 hours are they up to expectations ?

But this won't be free for non-residents?

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I will get one in France on Saturday, been told it's free & results same day or within 24 hours.
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Old 03.02.2021, 11:43
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Honestly I'll take a spit test over swab tests any day of the week. Unless the folks taking mine have been particularly brutal the nose swab really isn't pleasant and both mine have felt like it's almost behind my eyeball its that far up your nose.
Only as far as your eyeball? Mine went as far as the back of my brain. Really not pleasant!
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Old 03.02.2021, 11:58
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But this won't be free for non-residents?
So I was told, I said I did not have a carte vital when asked.
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Re: PCR Test result for Covid within 3 days or 72 hours are they up to expectations ?

Did you ended up going to France to do the test? I am wondering what is the price there. Tried to google it, but not much information.

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Old 06.02.2021, 11:33
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Did you ended up going to France to do the test? I am wondering what is the price there. Tried to google it, but not much information.
I had a PCR test in France this morning, cost for non residents €62.37
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Old 06.02.2021, 16:36
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Re: PCR Test result for Covid within 3 days or 72 hours are they up to expectations ?

Hello
any suggestions where I can do a antigen covid-19 rapid test with a certificate in Zurich?
Oerlikon if possible.
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Old 06.02.2021, 16:52
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any suggestions where I can do a antigen covid-19 rapid test with a certificate in Zurich?
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At the airport. Not the same service as the PCR test offered there, so I don’t have experience with it, I just saw the signs for it...
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Old 06.02.2021, 18:04
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I had a PCR test in France this morning, cost for non residents €62.37
Results were available to download about 9.5 hours later, my wife & I are both negative so will have no problem flying on Monday.
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Old 06.02.2021, 20:05
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Results were available to download about 9.5 hours later, my wife & I are both negative so will have no problem flying on Monday.
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tested at the airport at 15:00
had my results via email the next morning.
flew out in the afternoon.
Cost 190CHF
the only annoying thing is that its a spit test, and i dont think anyone but truckers are able to do it comfortably :P
On which airport did you take the test? Don't like the nose PCR test, very uncomfortable..
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Old 08.02.2021, 16:32
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tested at the airport at 15:00
had my results via email the next morning.
flew out in the afternoon.
Cost 190CHF
the only annoying thing is that its a spit test, and i dont think anyone but truckers are able to do it comfortably :P
I think a spit test is better than a 15cm stick rammed up both nostrils then turned backwards & forwards, very unpleasant would be my comment
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Old 08.02.2021, 17:18
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Re: PCR Test result for Covid within 3 days or 72 hours are they up to expectations ?

Just boarded a flight at Zürich airport & have not been required to show the result of my PCR test
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