free tests for everyone as you research the clusters


Free nasal swab tests (PCR) for coronavirus are now available for “absolutely anyone” in France – one of many additional measures intended to reduce the risks of a second Covid-19 wave and new rules for confinement.

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There are 3,200 testing centers across the country – see details here: – and no prescriptions are needed.

Temporary test sites have also been established at several tourist hot spots. Tests are aimed at determining if you have the virus, unlike blood tests which show if you have ever been infected. You will be asked to provide an address and ID, but you will not have to pay and will not be required to be in the French health system or be resident. Laboratories will be reimbursed directly. Most results will be available within 36 hours.

When to get tested

The government, however, recommends that you only get tested if you have reason to believe you may have caught the virus, as demand is expected to be high. Call 0800 130 000 or …


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