Information on the further procedure after the COVID-19 test

Below you will find some important information regarding the further procedure after the test for COVID-19.

The procedure is based on the recommendations of the FOPH (Federal Office of Public Health). You can expect the PCR result within 48 hours of the PCR analysis. The evaluation of the rapid antigen test usually takes 15 minutes and you will receive the result immediately. 

General: 

  • We cannot provide any information or guarantee regarding entry requirements to other countries.
  • The responsibility lies solely with you. Please check the official homepage of the country of entry, which test (rapid antigen test or PCR) is valid and for how long test is valid.
  • Some countries accept a printout of the test result (PDF), others require in the future and already an electronic certificate. You will receive both automatically with the with the result of the test.
  • You will receive the test result on the one hand directly via SMS and on the other hand in form of an email with a link to the test results (see above) with a link to a PDF containing a QR code and the official test result.
  • If the link does not work close all browser windows that are open in the background and try again.
  • We recommend that you take a printout of the certificate with you on your trip.
  • In case of incorrect data entry on your part during registration for example Mail address, phone number and other required information (e.g. passport number, etc.), we assume no liability.
  • If you do not receive a mail, please check your spam folder. If the email isn't there either use the contact sheet with this link
  • For all other problems belonging your test results also use this link

In case of a positive test result:

  • In case of asymptomatic persons and a positive rapid test-results, the result must be proven by a PCR test to avoid false positive results.
  • The costs of this PCR test are covered by the federal government.
  • The PCR sample should be taken immediately after the positive antigen rapid test and can be carried out by the testing center here or by any other testing center.
  • The result of the PCR analysis overrides the result of the rapid antigen test.
  • Both results will be reported to the federal government and you will be contacted by the cantonal medical service of your canton of residence.

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