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#Covid-19 and Travel

List of laboratories that allow a virological RT-PCR test for travel

Covered by health insurance in France

Before taking my flight, I can ask for an RT-PCR test without a prescription and obtain the result before my departure. This nasopharyngeal test will rule out any suspicion or doubt about the presence of the SARS-COV-2 virus. Some countries or regions require a negative RT-PCR test, which allows the duration of the mandatory quarantine on site to be cancelled or reduced. This is the only test recognised by all countries; the antigenic test, which is less reliable because it is salivary, is only accepted by a few countries.

⚠️ Beware, the Regional Health Agencies (ARS) guidelines do not prioritise travellers, resulting in a delay that can be well over 72 hours. It is important to contact the chosen laboratory to confirm the delay.


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🇫🇷 France

Updated on 7 October 2021

In France, PCR tests will be fully reimbursed for vaccinated and unvaccinated people with a prescription from 15 October 2021. Otherwise, a PCR test costs €44, compared to €22 for an antigenic test. The latter are priced slightly higher in pharmacies. The tests remain free in French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte and Guadeloupe.

Tests performed by foreign residents in France are no longer reimbursed as of 7 July 2021. The fee is €49 for PCR and €29 for antigenic tests.

For a French person abroad, the Assurance Maladie covers tests carried out in 30 European countries (EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland). If the test is not " immediately necessary " or if you do not present your European health insurance card at the time of the examination, you will have to send the invoice and a form to the Sécu, which will reimburse you on the basis of a flat rate of 35 euros.

In all other countries, only ' urgent and unexpected ' tests (i.e. not administrative tests) are covered, up to 27% of their cost and also up to a limit of 35 euros, on presentation of a prescription or a medical certificate.

🇧🇪 Belgium

Update of 9 July 2021

The compulsory health care insurance reimburses 100% of the cost of Covid-19 tests. Coronavirus tests are completely free of charge in Belgium if you are covered by a Belgian mutual insurance company and have received a CTPC activation code or a medical prescription.

Administrative Covid tests, in the context of a trip, are not reimbursed by the mutual insurance company. However, from 1 July to 30 September 2021, 2 free PCR tests are possible for children aged 6 to 17 and those who have not been fully vaccinated.

DZ🇺 Luxembourg

Update of 9 July 2021

Until 15 September 2021, the government is offering Luxembourg residents the opportunity to voluntarily undergo a COVID-19 PCR test free of charge. The appointment can be made via

PCR testing is only possible for people aged 4 years and over. No samples will be taken from children who do not meet these age criteria.

On the other hand, laboratory and airport tests are not free of charge. You can expect to pay €79 for a rapid antigen test at Findel, €119 for a PCR test and €169 for a PCR express test.

🇨🇭 Switzerland

Update of 9 July 2021