In this article, we look at how you can arrange a Covid test in Chamonix, should you need to keep your Pass Sanitaire updated (or be experiencing symptoms of Covid).
Adult holidaymakers from the UK now require a Pass Vaccinal (proving you are fully vaccinated) to go on ski lifts, as well as to access bars and restaurants, and venues such as fitness centres and cinemas.
The NHS Covid pass is accepted in France and can be used as proof.
Children under 12 are not included in these regulations. Children aged 12-15 who are single vaccinated are still allowed to use the lifts with a 'Pass Sanitaire', which can be obtained with a daily negative Covid test.
How to get a Covid test in Chamonix
The good news is that it is simple to obtain an antigen Covid test while in Chamonix and the easiest way to do this is at one of the resort’s pharmacies.
Both the Pharmacie des Alpes (53 Rue du Dr Paccard) and the Pharmacie Mont Blanc (Place de l’Eglise) are centrally located and are open 6 days a week from 0900 to 1930. Both are closed on Sundays, except in high season, so if make sure you check in advance.
Each of these pharmacies has a dedicated testing area. You need to book in at the main counter and then move to the dedicated area to have your test.
Test costs €29 and results are delivered by email and text message within 15 minutes.
Alternatively you can also book a Covid test via Doctolib.fr at the main testing centre in the centre of Chamonix.
Can I get a PCR test in Chamonix?
It is possible to get a PCR test in Chamonix at the Mirialis Laboratory. This is available from Monday to Friday from 1400-1600, as well as every other Saturday from 1000-1130.
Appointments are not necessary and cost €49. Results are delivered within 24 hours.
Where can you get a Covid test in Chamonix?
In addition to the two pharmacies listed above, other locations that you can take tests include:
Pharmacie de la Vallée, Rue Vallot, Chamonix
Pharmacie des Pèlerins, Place des Séracs, Chamonix
Pharmacie de l’Aiguille du Midi, Av. de l’Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix
Cabinet Médical, Argentière
Pharmacie d’Argentière, Argentière
Pharmacie, Les Houches
Alternatively, you can book a test at the main test centre in the heart of Chamonix via Doctolib.fr
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