As of October 11, 2021, the previously free citizen tests will be subject to a fee. Continuing to be free
are the rapid tests for the following asymptomatic persons (according to § 4a TestV "Testing in vaccine-naïve and segregated persons"):
- Children who are not yet twelve years of age at the time of testing or who have only turned twelve years of age in the last three months prior to testing.
- Persons who cannot be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at the time of testing due to a medical contraindication, particularly pregnancy in the first trimester, or who could not be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the three months preceding testing due to a medical contraindication.
- Persons who are participating in clinical studies of vaccine efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at the time of testing or have participated in such studies in the three months prior to testing/li>.
- Persons who are in seclusion at the time of testing due to proven infection with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, if testing is required to terminate seclusion.
In addition, until December 31, 2021, persons,
- who are still minors at the time of testing.
- who are pregnant at the time of testing.
- who are studying at the time of testing and who have been vaccinated with other than the vaccines mentioned by the Paul Ehrlich Institute on the Internet at the address http://www.pei.de/impfstoffe/covid-19.
Also free of charge are, for example:
- asymptomatic contact persons according to §2 paragraph 2 of the TestV, e.g. persons in the same household, less than 1.5 meters apart, increased risk in the Corona warning app.
- asymptomatic contact persons according to §3 "Testing of persons after occurrence of infections in facilities and enterprises".
- asymptomatic persons according to §4 "Testing to prevent the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2", e.g. employees, patients and visitors of nursing homes or hospitals
Please note that it is imperative that you bring proof that you are eligible for free rapid testing for one of the reasons listed.
In the case of number 2, an original medical certificate stating that you cannot be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus due to a medical contraindication is required.
The testing regulation can be found here in the Bundesanzeiger.