Last updated on 23.09.2021

Tests

Just got back from holiday? Get tested!

Thanks for helping limit the spread of COVID-19 and protecting those around you. Follow these recommendations:

  • Even if you don’t have symptoms, you could be carrying the coronavirus. So we urgently recommend that you get tested after arriving back home (this excludes people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID). 
  • If you have symptoms, get tested immediately (this includes those who have been vaccinated or have recovered).
  • In the overview of cantons you can find out where repetitive testing is done in your canton, as well as all the relevant contacts.

To prepare for your return, we recommend the new Travelcheck tool. It shows what preparations you have to make for entering Switzerland.

You’ll find more details relating to your return in the information material.

Repeat testing even if you don’t have symptoms

Repeat testing allows the virus to be detected early to stop it spreading.

For this reason, repeat testing is an important part of managing the pandemic alongside testing people with symptoms.

You’ll find the latest information on repeat testing below.

The page is continually updated and added to and a lot of extra information, functions and elements will be provided. Check back regularly to make sure you don’t miss any new information on repeat testing.

Why repeat testing?

Repeat testing is important to detect the virus early and stop it spreading.

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How can I get repeat tests?

Repeat testing – particularly in businesses, clubs and schools – is free of charge and a crucial part of effectively managing the coronavirus. Read on to find out how repeat testing works.

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How does repeat testing work?

Several tests that have been approved by the FOPH and independent inspection authorities are used in Switzerland.

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FAQs on testing

Have you got other questions related to testing? You’ll find answers below.

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