COVID-19 - get tested

5. Covering the costs of the screening test

Screening tests recommended by SMC are free of charge and costs are covered by the Confederation :

  • If you have symptoms compatible with COVID-19
  • During a quarantine following close contact with a positive person, even without symptoms
  • Following a notification from the SwissCovid app
  • At the request of the cantonal doctor's office (SMC)
  • On specific request of the SMC during the investigation of an outbreak of contamination. 

Screening tests are not free of charge in the following situations :

  • To shorten the quarantine on return from a state or risk zone (since February 8, 2021, possible lifting of quarantine if negative test from the 7th day) 
  • In preparation for a trip
  • Test performed at the request of an employer
See also

When should one get tested

Dernière modification
10 February 2021
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