COVID-19 tests

Rapid antigen test:

  • Are available in Zermatt’s medical practices.
  • Booking is essential.
  • The result is back in 15 minutes.
  • The federal government covers the costs of rapid tests for persons residing in Switzerland.

 

PCR test:

  • Are available in Zermatt’s medical practices.
  • 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.
  • Costs have to be paid direct to the practices. For people resident in Switzerland, the PCR test costs CHF 156, for everyone else it costs CHF 180. If the test is requested by a doctor, the Swiss government will cover the cost.

 

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.