Reimbursement of COVID-19 Tests

 As of 11 January 2022

Test name SARS-COV-2 detection  Conditions Reimbursement

RT-PCR test 

and

Rapid Antigen Test

Mucous membrane swab.

Detection and diagnosis of the virus in case of symptoms or suspicion.

Carried out in a test centre recognised by the health authorities or on its mandate.

And

In strict compliance with the requirements pertaining to suspicion, tracing or prevention.

Reimbursed according to the General Rule
RT-PCR test

Mucous membrane swab.

Detection and diagnosis of the virus

Duty Travel: Carried out in a test centre recognised by the health authorities or on its mandate. See Admin-e guide (summary table) and the dedicated HSE page here.
RT-PCR test or Rapid Antigen Test or Saliva test RT-PCR Private travel or obtaining a "health pass" for leisure Not reimbursed

Saliva test

RT-PCR

 

Authorized in France 

Collection of salivary fluid in the mouth.

 

Detection and diagnosis of the virus.

Screening in schools :

Carried out by health professionals, within the school, with parental authorization.

Reimbursed according to the general rule
Carried out in a medical analysis laboratory when nasopharyngeal sampling is difficult, if not impossible Reimbursed according to the General Rule
Saliva self test
Not reimbursed

Serological test

Blood sample.

Identification of the presence of IgM and IgG antibodies specific to SARS-COV-2.

Determines an individual’s immune status at the time of blood sample, i.e. whether he or she has developed antibodies to the virus.

Serological analyses must be carried out exclusively by analysis laboratories that are authorised to perform them, in accordance with the laws governing epidemics and the associated implementing orders.

These tests are not relevant for the diagnosis of virus infection.

Not reimbursed
Serological test Self-test performed by dripping droplets of blood onto testing strips. These tests are not medically recognised: the results are unreliable as false positives and negatives occur frequently. Not reimbursed

Antigen self-test

available in pharmacies

Nasal swab self-test

Detection of the virus.

Self-assessment, for asymptomatic people

Not reimbursed
Self-assessment at the request of the school Reimbursed according to the General Rule and with proof from the school