Last updated on 04.04.2022


Testing is still a very important measure in safeguarding the healthcare system and critical infrastructure, as well as protecting persons at high risk.
Here we explain when it is a good idea to get tested, and provide further important information.

When should I get tested?

It is a good idea to get tested…

  • if you are experiencing symptoms, are at high risk or have close and regular contact with persons at high risk
  • if you have had contact with a person who has tested positive, are in the high-risk group, or have regular close contact with persons at high risk.

The federal government covers the costs of:

  • tests for anyone experiencing symptoms and those with whom they have come into contact (professionally administered PCR or rapid antigen test);
  • professionally administered pooled PCR tests and rapid antigen tests for everyone.

Please note: The cantons are responsible for testing so differences in application may occur.

You can find more information on testing, the assumption of test costs and which test you should use under “Testing” and under “Frequently asked questions”.

Here you can find information material on testing.

FAQs on testing

Have you got other questions on testing? In the FAQs you’ll find answers to frequently-asked questions.