tests carried out abroad will not be reimbursed, recalls Véran

“The PCR and antigenic tests carried out by the French wishing to return to France will not be covered by the Health Insurance”, declared the Minister of Health.

It’s no. Interrogates in The Parisian this Thursday, the Minister of Solidarity and Health recalled that French tourists wishing to carry out a PCR or antigen test to return to the national territory will have to take out their wallets. “PCR and antigenic tests carried out by French people wishing to return to France will not be covered by Health Insurance.», Declared Olivier Véran.

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The Minister specifies to our colleagues that the “procedures of a more administrative nature, such as the possibility of taking a plane“, Do not allow you to be reimbursed for your test,”at this stage“. The insured must therefore take out his wallet in the country of destination to be tested, or be vaccinated and present a complete vaccination schedule.

In detail, the only tests carried out in a European State or in Switzerland which can be covered by the Health Insurance are those “of an administrative nature (compulsory to enter the territory of certain States), and medical tests (presence of symptoms)», specifies Ameli. In this case, the individual must present his European health insurance card, or return documents to the administration retrospectively.

Outside the European Union and Switzerland, the conditions of support are more restricted: “Only medical, urgent and unexpected tests will be covered up to 27% of the amount of the expense, up to a maximum limit of 35 euros.“. In this case, proof that may take the form “a medical prescription or a medical certificateMust be attached.

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