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COVID 19 testing in Germany

My husband and I are traveling to Bavaria in June 2022. We will be staying for a couple of days in Ruhpolding before traveling from Munich to Zurich. I understand in order to enter Switzerland we need to have a negative PCR test 72 hours before traveling. I would like to have this test done in Ruhpolding and not the Munich airport because I know it can take up to three days for the results. My question is are PCR testing sites readily available in the area ? How much are they and how long do the results take to get back? I plan on bringing some Abbott's home test kits with us for the antigen test required to get back into the USA. I know you call a toll free number to have that proctored has anyone had any problems with reception in Europe using an Iphone from the the US?

Thank you so much for all your help,


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Our friends in Germany have no problem getting tested, now. Things will probably change half a dozen times between now and June. Try investigating again in March or April.

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Thank you both for your quick replies. I knew the Munich airport has PCR testing and you can get quick results. I would rather have the testing done 3 days before we fly just for peace of mind. It's a worry not knowing if you will be able to get the test on time, what the results are etc. I am hoping we can find a testing site in Ruhpolding or close to it so we can have the results a couple of days before we fly to Switzerland.