COVID-19 - get tested

5. In preparation for a trip

In general

When planning a trip abroad, it is important to find out about the requirements of the destination country and, if applicable, of the transport company, as well as the FOPH requirements for re-entry into Switzerland depending on the country where you have stayed.

The requirements of each country vary and are likely to change depending on the evolution of their epidemic situation. It is therefore necessary to keep yourself informed right up to your travel dates.

The tropical and travel medicine consultation unit of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) provides an updated summary document with general information by country with regard to PCR and antigen tests (RDT) and to recognised COVID vaccination certificates or recovery certificates.

HUG - General information regarding COVID tests : List of countries (in French only).


Screening tests

People who need a rapid PCR or antigen test for travel purposes can book in advance to be tested at one of the screening centres in Geneva. 

You will find hereafter a list of screening centres sorted by age category, as well as all the information you need to get tested : contact details, opening hours and days, types of tests performed, with or without appointment.

As a reminder, PCR tests for travel purposes are at the expense of the person tested. Rapid antigen convenience tests are also at the expense of the person tested as from the age of 16.

In the case of a family, it is necessary to make as many  appointments as there are people to be tested in the family group. Several screening centres test both children and adults.


COVID certificates

The COVID certificate is a means of documenting a vaccination, a cure or a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test result. It is available in paper or electronic form (PDF file) with a QR code. You can also download it on your mobile phone by using the "COVID Certificate" application. 

Find hereafter all the updated information on COVID certificates and on how to obtain a COVID certificate in the canton of Geneva :

Dernière modification
30 November 2021
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