COVID-19 tests

Rapid antigen test:

  • Are available in Zermatt’s medical practices.
  • Booking is essential.
  • The result is available within 15 minutes.
  • Foreign guests pay CHF 90 for the test in any case.
  • The Swiss government covers these costs for persons residing in Switzerland.

 

PCR test:

  • These can be carried out in the medical practices in Zermatt or at the Amavita pharmacy. 
  • Booking is essential.
  • The PCR test is analysed by an external laboratory.
  • The result can take up to 48 hours. 
  • Certificates are issued in German or English.
  • Foreign guests pay CHF 180 for the test in any case.
  • Persons residing in Switzerland pay CHF 156 for the test. The Swiss government covers these costs if the test is carried out on the basis of symptoms or contact tracing.

 

Antigen self-test:

  • You can test yourself for coronavirus using an antigen self-test.
  • You take the sample yourself by doing a nose swab, and then read off the result.
  • The result of the test is available within 15 to 20 minutes.  
  • You can obtain self-tests at pharmacies. People with a Swiss health insurer are entitled to 5 tests every 30 days free of charge.
  • Foreign guests cannot obtain antigen self-tests from pharmacies.

Rules that apply from 1 October:

  • Rapid antigen tests for asymptomatic persons (e.g. for a test certificate) are no longer reimbursed by the federal government. Exceptions apply for:
    • Children and adolescents under 16 years of age
    • Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons (certificate required)
    • Visitors to health care facilities (no issuance of a Covid test certificate)
  • In principle, tests of symptomatic persons and persons in close contact with an infected person as well as PCR confirmation tests no longer lead to a Covid certificate.
  • In principle, self-tests are no longer reimbursed by the federal government

Travel groups wishing to be tested are requested to use the hospital in Visp.