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Federal warning over self-testing

National News // Nov. 17, 2020

Some Swiss travel agents are selling self-testing kits for those who need to show a negative result before entering some countries – but the Federal Health Office says it doesn’t recommend it and the results may not be accepted by all countries.

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The tests are being sold by Migros Holidays and Hotel Plan. They cost CHF 165 – which the agencies say is cost price.

The customer does the test at home and sends the swab to a lab. The results are emailed back within a few hours.

But the health office says there’s a high error rate and not all countries accept them.

The advice is to be aware.

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