I am arriving in Prague from Denver on 7/31/21 and am leaving on 8/10/21. I need a Covid antigen test to return to the U.S. Is it easy to get those tests in Prague and what is the price?
We are in nearly the same situation, also returning from Europe on Aug 10. The Points Guy has a link to a site which offers DIY tests that are approved by the CDC for re-entry to US. I purchased a 6 pack for $150. It's a supervised DIY test online. Have a great trip!
I know the question was for antigen testing but people might look at this for PCR testing as well. The official portal for recognised Covid testing in Prague is at https://covid.praha.eu/. It shows you the companies, opening hours, costs and speed of result. I've been through this list and I can at least personally recommend GHC on Wenceslas Square (in Google just search "GHC Wenceslas Square" and the site has a good English option) and you'll see a link to GHC Genetics. Select Prague/Self-Payer/Reservation. There are Basic and Standard tests depending on how you want the result. People from the USA have told me that sometimes there's an issue with receiving SMS messages so they are going for a Standard Test where you get the paper result and the SMS is a backup. Last time I looked only the airport was offering 24hr testing, otherwise expect that most other options will close by 6pm. Hope that helps.
I have rented an apartment in Prague through Booking.com for the last several days of my trip. I have asked my landlord about Covid-19 antigen tests in Prague. He has provided me with a link to testing sites - https://testovani.uzis.cz/. He said that tests cost about 10 Euros, do not require reservations, and take about 15 minutes to get the results. I will post further information when I return from my trip.
Hi Huskerco. Yes that's the Ministry of Health list, same places for Prague but it also extends out nationwide. Be careful. If you just want an antigen test so you know if you have covid or not then yes, that's 15 minutes and costs 10 Euros (you can buy them at chemists). The problem is if you need this for foreign travel. Some places offer Antigen with a separate "laboratory" sheet but to use that for travel abroad the "Laboratory" has to be recognised by your country (that at least doubles the price). The most expensive option is the Certificate of Travel which means a government regulated approval of the testing procedure and result. You may find that Certificate of Travel is only valid with a PCR test. Personally I like Bradley's suggestion if it's CDC approved.
Hi Jason. Thanks for the information. You warn that the test may have to be recognized by your country and that that may cost more money. However, it seems that the U.S. is not very discriminating and that any antigen test will work. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/covid-19_testing_required_US_Entry.html