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Covid test in Switzerland

Hi,

Looking at scheduling trip to Switzerland in July. US citizens will need negative test to re-enter US. Does anyone know the average cost of covid test in Switzerland?

Thank you.

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This link shows you the options available at Zurich airport with prices. I'm not sure about other locations. You can probably do a google search with the address of your hotel to find testing info. near where you will be staying.

https://www.flughafen-zuerich.ch/en/passengers/news/corona/general-information

Here's an example of the pricing, but it looks like it's cheaper in different parts of the airport and even cheaper if you pre-register:

PCR test: CHF 149.- (children under 18 years: CHF 99.-), "fast track" premium: CHF 195.-
Rapid antigen test: CHF 80.– (children under 18 years: CHF 60.-)

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Thank you. Actually flying out of Geneva but assume the prices are about the same. Approx 75-100 US dollars.

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There are self-administered tests you can take with you, and then do a telehealth visit on your laptop/tablet/smartphone to get confirmed results. $50 or less, depending on how many tests you buy.
https://store.optum.com/products/?search=binaxnow%20travel
https://www.emed.com/products/covid-at-home-testkit-six-pack

More in-person options
https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-us/planning/about-switzerland/covid-pcr-test/
At Basel airport, for example
Rapid test (antigen tests): € 40 / CHF 45.-
PCR test «Classic»: € 100 / CHF 110.-
PCR test «Flash»: € 175 / CHF 195.-

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Seems like the self-administered tests may not meet CDC requirements for international travel.