For the official and up-to-date information of the FOPH (Federal Office for Public Health) on this subject please visit the following link: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/testen.html
In these cases, we recommend you to inform yourself in advance about the cost of the test at the competent center, as it may vary.
Last modification 15.03.2020
The federal government now covers all the costs of rapid tests that you have done at a testing centre, at your doctor’s, in a hospital or at a pharmacy. These types of tests are thus also free of charge if you don’t have symptoms of the coronavirus.
Whether the federal government pays the costs of PCR tests depends on why you are getting tested:
- The costs of PCR tests will be covered if you are getting tested e.g. because you have symptoms, because you received a notification from the SwissCovid app, or because you were ordered to by an authority or doctor.
- The costs of PCR tests will not be covered e.g. if you require a negative test result to travel.
If the costs of a test are not covered by the federal government, we would advise you to find out how much the test will cost in advance.