Paid PCR and antigen tests from the fall, unless prescribed by a doctor

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COVID – Starting this fall, you won’t be able to perform PCR tests whenever you want, at least not without paying the price. Indeed, the “comfort” PCR tests will be chargeable from this fall, except medical prescription, whereas they are currently free, announced Emmanuel Macron during his televised address this Monday, July 12. This is to force the reluctant to be vaccinated.

PCR and antigen tests, down sharply since their peak in early April at 4 million weekly samples, started to rise again in early July, note The echoes. The latter also specify that for the PCR, the operation is billed 49 euros to Medicare and the antigen test, when it is carried out in a pharmacy (which covers 85% of cases), costs 25 euros to the patient. Health Insurance.

Since July 7, PCR and antigenic tests have been paid for for foreign tourists on French soil: 29 euros for an antigen test and 49 euros for a PCR test. Gabriel Attal, government spokesperson, said in the evening that antigenic tests will no longer be reimbursed to French residents from this fall.

Thus, the health pass will no longer be free, unless you get vaccinated. This could represent a certain cost while the famous pass will be extended from July 19. Indeed, it will be necessary to enter places of leisure and culture. “Concretely, for all our compatriots over 12 years, it will be necessary, to access a show, an amusement park, a concert or a festival, to have been vaccinated or to present a recent negative test”, announced the president.

Emmanuel Macron also wants to extend the health pass to “cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, hospitals” as well as to planes, trains, long-distance coaches from “early August”. This extension to other establishments in early August requires the passage of a law and its promulgation, he said.

See also on The HuffPost: Covid-19: Emmanuel Macron’s speech with his July 12 announcements in full

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