Covid-19 – What will cover the costs of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests performed abroad?

If it is possible to travel and stay abroad (except for strict restrictions), it is necessary to submit a PCR test before returning to French territory under penalty of a fine. But how much does the test cost is outside our limits because health insurance coverage does not exceed a flat rate of € 60.

If you need to have the PCR test done in an EU member state or in Switzerland 100% coverage is provided, but only on the basis of a flat rate of € 60. The latter includes both the costs of sampling and analysis. Thus, the transgression remains the responsibility of the patient.

For example, if you had to spend more than 72 hours in a neighboring country, you would have to take a screening test abroad to return to France and pay the costs. Unless you have symptoms of Covid-19. In this case, you will be covered immediately upon presentation of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

But if you do not have one, or if screening is not necessary, the costs will be reimbursed upon return to France. At this point, you will have to complete Cerfa 12267 shape “I received care abroad” and send it to your health insurance fund with the bills paid.

The price of the PCR test varies widely from country to country. If the cost in France is 54 euros, for example, it is necessary to pay between 60 and 150 euros on average in Germany, 115 and 180 euros in Spain or even 60 euros in Belgium.

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