Covid-19 Testing Information by Country - Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.

 

Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed healthcare provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.

 

The list below includes basic information by country as well as links to CDC guidelines, embassy/consular information, and local links for testing info.

 

 

 

Austria

U.S. citizens who are exempt from travel restrictions can obtain a COVID-19 test at Vienna International Airport. Visit the Local Covid testing linkfor details.

 

Belgium

Testing Using the QR Code Generated by your Passenger Locator Form:
1. Find a testing center near you.
2. After completing the first two questions, you will be routed to a page that asks for your postal code. Upon entering your postal code, different testing centers will appear. When you select a testing center, you will be able to see the hours of the testing center and a website with additional information.

 

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Private clinics around the country perform PCR and serological COVID-19 tests. Payment is due in full at the time of the test and current prices are roughly 100 convertible marks (km) for PCR and 40km for serological. Results are quick (usually within 24 hours).

 

Croatia

Travelers must present a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 that is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point) or have the PCR test done immediately upon arrival to Croatia and remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative test result.

 

Czech Republic

According to the anti-epidemic system (PES), the overall risk index for the Czech Republic is 73. A possible change in the standby level would depend on the current epidemic situation, the burden on the health system and also on the decision of the expert epidemiological group.

 

Denmark

Tourists and others without NemID can be tested at many test sites in Denmark at no charge. However, Danish health authorities will call you if your test is positive and they will not provide you with a written documentation of your test result (except for pop-up testing centers). To obtain written documentation of your COVID-19 test you have two options:

 

England

If you are not a part of the NHS, you will need to seek a private clinic for testing. Testing may cost anywhere from £40 – £500 depending on where you are tested and the type of test you take. COVID-19 tests differ in the amount of time they take to get results (from 45 minutes to 48 hours).

 

Estonia

Individuals wishing to request a COVID test, antibody testing, or are in need of a certificate for travel may contact a private laboratory, such as Synlab, Confido, Medicum, or Qvalitas, directly for an appointment. Costs at private facilities are approximately €78 to €81 for nasopharyngeal/PCR testing, €18 to €23.50 for anti-body testing, and €13 for a medical certificate.

 

Finland

U.S. citizens can obtain COVID-19 tests and Fit2Fly certificates via various private clinics, including (but not limited to) Mehiläinen, Terveystalo, Aava and Pihlajalinna. In addition, at the Helsinki-Vantaa airpApproximate cost of testing is 200 to 300 Euro and must be paid up front. There is a private operator, Aava Medical Centre, where departing passengers may get tested. The center is open Mon-Fri 08.00-17.00 and is located in the gate area after the security check, next to gate 26. (Test results may take up to a day.)

 

France

As of January 18, 2021, travelers arriving from outside the European Union, including the United States, must present results of a negative PCR test, carried out less than 72 hours before boarding or they will not be allowed to board their transport to France. COVID viral (PCR) testing is available at many laboratories and testing centers, usually by appointment. Some pharmacies can do serologic tests. PCR tests generally cost between 70 and 100 euros, payable in advance.

 

Germany

U.S. citizens in Germany can obtain a COVID-19 test by visiting the Local Covid testing link below (in German) to book an appointment, or by calling 116 117 to be connected to the local health authorities who will explain testing options.

 

Greece

COVID-19 tests are available at many major hospitals in Greece, as well as the Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (at Arrivals level between entrances 2-3). Testing is paid by the individual being tested. The cost for COVID-19 PCR tests is capped at 60 euros. Patients needing COVID-19 tests or exhibiting possible symptoms may contact the COVID-19 hotline at 1135 for guidance on testing and referral for medical care.

 

Hungary

First Med Center: Prices and detailed descriptions in this link.
Address: 1015 Budapest, Hattyú utca 14, 5th floor, Hattyúház. Phone: +36-1-224-9090

 

Iceland

Tests that are not conducted upon request are at the citizen’s expense and average 11.000ISK or $85.Test results are provided via text message or via the tracking app Ranking C-19.

 

Ireland

The cost for a COVID-19 test through commercial suppliers typically range from €100 to €150 for RT-PCR tests. Most people will get their results within 2 days, but it can take longer.

 

Italy

The Government of Italy periodically updates these restrictions based upon changing conditions, and all travelers should refer to current Italian health decrees when making travel plans. English-language guidance on current entry and exit requirements is maintained on the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website.

Latvia

The cost, per test, is 53 euros. Map of locations

Luxembourg

The fee for the prescription can be as much as 51EUR and a test is approximately 60EUR. Test results are communicated by text message.

 

Malta

COVID-19 PCR tests can be scheduled through the Health Ministry’s contact hotline: 111. There is no fee for the test, and results are communicated via SMS and e-mail to the applicant. Private clinics also offer rapid antigen tests for a fee. Fees vary widely, and results are communicated to the applicant within minutes.

 

Netherlands

Commercial COVID-19 test centers provide negative test results, including a PCR certificate, via email. Travelers are encouraged to print out the email prior to traveling to ensure you have a copy of the results during your trip. The average costs for a travel-related COVID-19 PCR test in the Netherlands is 130 to 160 euros.

 

Northern Ireland

If you are not a part of the NHS, you will need to seek a private clinic for testing. Testing may cost anywhere from £40 – £500 depending on where you are tested and the type of test you take. COVID-19 tests differ in the amount of time they take to get results (from 45 minutes to 48 hours).

 

Norway

Private clinics are usually able to carry out the test the same day, or next day. At least one clinic (Legevakt Vest in Oslo) is open for testing every day, including weekends. It usually takes an average of 24-48 hours, but in some cases can take up to 72. hours, depending on the number of tests being processed. The test costs approximately 1,000 – 1,500 NOK at most private clinics, but can cost up to 3,100 NOK at some locations for same-day results. Test result delivery methods vary. Most clinics appear to offer electronic delivery, but please contact the medical provider directly for information regarding test result delivery.

 

Poland

Private COVID-19 testing is available at laboratories and medical facilities throughout Poland. Results are available within 72 hours, and the average cost of a PCR test is approximately $120 USD.

 

Portugal

For the nearest testing facilities and collection consult Portuguese health authorities (SNS) using the Portuguese COVID-19 Health Hotlines: Mainland Portugal – (+ 351) 808 24 24 24 (Press 9 for English) Azores – (+351) 808 24 60 24 Madeira – (+351) 800 24 24 20

 

Russia

Testing in widely available in Russia, both through government healthcare providers and private clinics. Testing is free at government healthcare providers for those suspected of having coronavirus. In Moscow, residents of Russia who have mandatory medical insurance may schedule a free test at any time at one of 207 government healthcare providers in Moscow that provide testing. Private clinics also provide COVID testing on a fee-basis. Results are delivered electronically or on paper, depending on the clinic.

 

San Marino

The US mission is managed from the consulate in Italy

Scotland

If you are not a part of the NHS (National Health System), you will need to seek a private clinic for testing. Testing may cost anywhere from £40 – £500 depending on where you are tested and the type of test you take. COVID-19 tests differ in the amount of time they take to get results (from 45 minutes to 48 hours).

 

Slovenia

For a voluntary PCR test, the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Ljubljana University Medical Centre (UKC) is offering self-pay testing for the novel coronavirus at the price of EUR 93.

Spain

U. S. citizens can obtain a COVID-19 test in Spain for free if prescribed by a public health doctor, or by paying an average of €120 if they obtain the test from a private medical facility.

 

Sweden

esting in Sweden is organized by regional and local authorities and is primarily conducted through private clinics. Individuals who do not possess Swedish citizenship or residency are expected to pay all the costs of testing. Costs vary depending on the clinic conducting the test and they type of test requested, ranging between approximately 500 SEK (USD 60) and 3000 SEK (USD 360).

 

Switzerland

Federal government assumes test costs: In order to rapidly break chains of infection it is important that as many people as possible infected with the virus are identified and tested. As of 25 June 2020, the federal government is therefore assuming test costs where the FOPH’s criteria are met. This is the case, for example, if you experience symptoms compatible with COVID-19 and your doctor advises that you get tested for the coronavirus. A notification via the SwissCovid App of a contact with an infected person is also a criterion for cost coverage. If the FOPH’s test criteria are not met, the federal government will not pay the test costs. This can be the case if you require a test result in order to be able to travel, or if the test is carried out at the request of your employer.

 

Wales

If you are not a part of the NHS (National; Health System), you will need to seek a private clinic for testing. Testing may cost anywhere from £40 – £500 depending on where you are tested and the type of test you take. COVID-19 tests differ in the amount of time they take to get results (from 45 minutes to 48 hours).

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