COVID Test Centre at the airport

Basel-Mulhouse Airport has two different types of Covid tests in a test centre in the terminal.

Out of consideration for your fellow passengers, we ask you not to use the EuroAirport Covid Test Centre if you are experiencing symptoms of a Covid infection. In this case, please contact a test centre in your country of residence.

When should I take a test?
Many countries require a negative Corona test for entry into the country, it must usually be presented before you can fly. Please check with your airline or the authorities in the country of destination before travelling, to understand what kind of test you need for entry and the time period in which it must be taken before departure. Attention: Conditions of entry to particular countries are changing rapidly and regularly. The airport does NOT give you legally binding information on the entry criteria for your respective country.

What types of tests are available?
The EuroAirport Test Centre has both rapid tests (antigen tests) and PCR tests:
  • Rapid test (antigen tests): results within 15 minutes incl. confirmation
  • PCR test «Classic»: results available before midnight on the same day, including laboratory confirmation
  • NEW from 14 April: PCR test «Flash»: results / confirmation from the laboratory by e-mail within 90 minutes.

For the PCR test "Flash" we recommend to perform it at least 3.5 hours before boarding. Due to a limited number of places, access to the "Flash" PCRs cannot be guaranteed for passengers who have not made a reservation.

From what age can the test be performed?
In principle, the test are performed regardless of the age.
For adults, the PCR and antigenic tests are performed with a nasopharyngeal swab. In case of medical contraindication, but also in the case of children, an oropharyngeal swab can be taken. For children, the test can also be carried out as a saliva test, or as a suckling test for toddlers. Please consult staff on site to find the appropriate swab method.

What are the opening hours?
The opening hours of the test centre are:
Monday to Sunday, incl. public holidays: 07:30 to 12:30 (last tests at 12:15)

What do the tests cost?

  • Rapid test (antigen tests): € 40 / CHF 45.-
  • PCR test «Classic»: € 100 / CHF 110.-
  • PCR test «Flash»: € 175 / CHF 195.-
Payment can be made in cash or by credit card.

The rapid antigenic test, as well as the PCR test «Classic», are paid for by the Social Security for holders of a French "Carte Vitale", without any advance payment. For the PCR test «Flash» there is a charge of € 100 for holders of a "Carte Vitale", which must be paid by the client directly.
Other travellers will have to pay for the test and will be able to obtain proof of payment for possible coverage by their health insurance in their country of origin.

Do I have to make a reservation?
A reservation is recommended. To reserve a slot for an appointment, please click on the following link:  Appointment

Where is the test centre located?
The test centre is located in the departure hall on level 3, on the French side, of the airport terminal (crossing over in the terminal from the Swiss side to the French sector and vice versa is possible).

How will I receive the results of my test?
For rapid antigen tests: the result is given to you directly on the spot in form of a paper certificate written in French, German and English.
For PCR tests: the result is sent by email in French, German and English.

For more information, please consult the FAQs or send us an email at testcovid@ext.euroairport.com.


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