When to perform a Covid-19 PCR test?

You can perform a Covid-19 PCR test in the following cases:

You have symptoms:

You have symptoms (fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, etc.) within the first 7 days

Living under the same roof as an infected:

You live under the same roof as an infected person: do a PCR test as soon as possible

Contact with an infected person:

You have been in contact with an infected person: do a PCR test 7 days after the last contact

Trip abroad:

Covid-19 screening prior to overseas travel (usually within 72 hours of departure time)

The Covid-19 screening strategy

As the Covid-19 screening strategy has intensified since the first deconfinement (May 11, 2020), everyone can get tested today. It is indeed possible to be tested with or without a medical prescription since July 25th. But, faced with the congestion of medical analysis laboratories which leads to longer delays for making appointments and results, the government has decided to make the test a priority for certain people:

⦁ those with symptoms of the disease;

⦁ contact cases;

⦁ those with a medical prescription;

⦁ nursing or similar personnel.


Protect yourself and others

Close Contact

Maintain a safe distance from everyone


Avoid crowded and enclosed spaces

Hand clean

Wash your hands very regularly


Cough or sneeze into your elbow


Wear a mask when you are sick


Clean and disinfect nearby objects