Updated on 29/11/2022

Covid-19: to be tested from Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly





Cerballiance centers


Strike and closure, in public aera, at Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle,
from Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd December 2022.



Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, Paris Aéroport has been working hard to ensure you can travel in the best possible conditions.

Together with the Cerballiance laboratory, we have implemented several Covid-19 test centres (antigenic, rapid PCR and RT-PCR), which are only available by appointment on the Doctolib website (in French). At the same time, airport pharmacies allow antigenic tests to be carried out throughout the day; however, beware of the crowds!

If you want to travel with peace of mind, we strongly recommend arriving at the airport with a pre-test in hand.
#ParisAéroportSafeTravel


Important information


Only passengers with a valid travel document departing from Paris-Charles de Gaulle or Paris-Orly, and scheduled to leave within 72hhave access to the Cerballiance test centres.

Only insured and non-insured persons living in France are eligible for coverage:

check all the conditions for reimbursement by the French Health Insurance (in French)


Where to get tested at the airport?







How to get to the Cerballiance test centres at Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly



Because of the very high number of people in the testing centres, we invite you to arrive 3h before your appointment, in addition to the time required to receive your results. We also invite you to create your individual file beforehand on the CovidExpress website by selecting the Roissy CDG Airport or Orly Airport site. 


How much do the tests at the airport screening centres cost?



If the test is not covered by the French health insurance system, prices will depend on the test.

Please note that passengers can choose between an antigenic test, a rapid PCR test or an RT-PCR test. Once the choice has been made on the Doctolib website, it is no longer possible to change the type of test selected once at the airport. 


Puce-Bleue  Antigenic test: €30

Puce-Bleue 
RT-PCR test: 50

Puce-Bleue rapid PCR test: 50+ €20  (in all cases at the patient's expense, not reimbursed)



How long does it take to get my test result?



Please note that the time periods indicated below are valid from the moment the nasal swab occurred

Puce-Bleue  Antigenic test: the result (in French and English) is available within 1 to 2h.

Puce-Bleue
  Rapid PCR test: the result (in French and English) is available within 1 to 4h for the Paris-CDG centre and 1 to 2h for the Paris-Orly centres

Puce-Bleue  RT-PCR test: results sent to passengers (in French and English) by SMS or e-mail and available on the Cerballiance website within 48h.


Where are the test centres located at Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly and how can I make an appointment?



Testing centres are located in public areas and are open 7 days a week. Customer reception is interrupted 15 minutes before closing time.


Puce-Orange  At Paris-Charles de Gaulle :


Location: Terminal 2E, above the TGV station on the same level as the flight board, follow instructions on the terminal.
Opening hours: 
- From Monday to Friday: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.
- Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 am to 6:30 pm.




Puce-Orange  At Paris-Orly :


Location: Orly 4, door F, Departures area, level 1.
Opening hours: From Monday to Sunday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

INFORMATION: from 07/15/2022, only the Orly 4 center will remain open. Passengers who have made an appointment at the Orly 3 center are invited to report to the Orly 4 center.




Do an antigen test at airport pharmacies



All pharmacies at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports carry out antigen tests without an appointment throughout the day.

Passengers are guaranteed a result (in French and English) between 30min  and 2h.

Please note that due to the very high number of people visiting the pharmacies, you are advised to come early. 

Puce-Bleue  In the absence of coverage by the French Health Insurance, the price of the antigenic test is €35. 

Find pharmacies and consult the opening hours







Frequently asked questions


How long is the maximum and minimum time to obtain the results of an PCR test done at the airport? Is it possible to guarantee the results before my flight?

Results for an PCR test done in Paris airports can be delivered within a maximum of 48 hrs.

Please note, that the time required to get the results depends on the number of people visiting your screening center. 

Rapid PCR tests are available at Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airports, and remain limited in number. These rapid tests are only offered to passengers with a flight ticket for a same-day flight on departure and only for passengers who have made an appointment beforehand. They allow rapid results to be obtained within 1 to 4 hours, the passenger tested will be charged 20€. 

Is it still possible to do an antigenic test on the day of departure instead of an PCR test when travelling to Overseas France?

No. As of 18 January 2021, only PCR tests are now allowed before boarding to Overseas France. 

Can we have priority? Is it possible to pay more for a fast result? 

No, there is no prioritization. Rapid PCR tests are available at Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airports, and remain limited in number. These rapid tests are only offered to passengers with a flight ticket for a same-day flight on departure and only for passengers who have made an appointment beforehand. They allow rapid results to be obtained within 1 to 4 hours, the passenger tested will be charged 20€.

Can we have test center addresses close to Paris airports?

Passengers on departure can take an appointment in a Cerballiance network laboratory or in an airport screening center via the Doctolib platform.

Take an appointment for Paris-CDG airport
Take an appointment for Paris-Orly airport

How will I receive my results (email or post)? 

Analysis results can be downloaded from the Cerballiance website by clicking on the "Access my results" tab. You will be notified by email or text message (previously given at Cerballiance) when the results will be available online. It is important not to delete this email or text message to have access to your results.

I have deleted, lost or have not received the email and/or text message with login details to consult the results on the Cerballiance website. What should I do?

If you have deleted, lost or have not received the email or text message which lets you have your results back, you can send an email with your name, first name and date of birth to the following address:

For Paris-CDG: covid.IDFE@cerballiance.fr
For Paris-Orly: Orly.ADP@cerballiance.fr

It is useless to send an email before 48 hrs. after your test, because it will not be taken in consideration.

The email or text message will be sent to you. For reasons of medical confidentiality, no results will be sent to an email address or mobile phone other than those communicated during the nasopharyngeal swab.

What kind of documents will I have when I come for the test?  Will I receive a document (with date and time) proving that I am waiting for the results?

Analysis results can be downloaded from the Cerballiance website by clicking on the "Access my results" tab. You will be notified by email or text message (previously given at Cerballiance) when the results will be available online. It is important not to delete this email or text message to have access to your results.

The PCR test results done at the airport are sent to passengers by dematerialized way, by text message or email within 48 hrs maximum (or within 90 minutes for the rapid PCR tests)

Which documents do I need to present to do the test? If I'm a European citizen, do I need my European Health Insurance Card? 

Any person holding a registered travel document departing from a Parisian airport is eligible.

The European Health Insurance Card is not required as PCR tests (except rapid PCR tests) are supported on French soil, including for patients without Health Insurance or for those from abroad.

What are the official procedures for getting tested? Is the test free of charge? Can a person of foreign nationality do the test? 

Free screening (PCR or antigenic tests) is now reserved only for persons living in France.

Non-residents can benefit from free testing with a medical prescription or if they are identified as a contact case (subject to presentation of the European Health Insurance card).

Rates for persons living outside France:
- PCR tests: 50€
- Antigenic tests: 30€

For a "rapid PCR test", the person tested will be charged 20€, not covered by the French National Health Insurance, and payable exclusively by credit card. It will be possible to pay in cash in Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport to subject to the availability of money.

Could I be refused?

The access to the center will not be refused if the patient respects all the conditions of access to screening.
The Cerballiance laboratory can refuse a person who would represent a danger to the safety of the staff, or any disturbance to public order. 
Without a personal flight ticket, you will not be able to do a test in the Paris airports. 

In which countries testing is required?

Passengers are advised to contact their airlines to confirm the precise sanitary conditions for their travel. More information also available on our dedicated page and on the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs website.


Starting when a child has to test negative in countries that require it?

We invite you to get in touch with your airline. The conditions of entry to each country are likely to change on a regular basis.

Airlines

Are there any medical contraindications to this test for some pathologies?

No.

Who proceeds with the samples? Do the staff have a medical degree or training?

Nasopharyngeal samples are performed by authorized healthcare staff in conformity with the order published in the Official Journal of 24 July 2020.
These include medical biologists, medical laboratory technicians, state-qualified nurses, under certain conditions, students in dentistry, maieutic and pharmacy, nursing auxiliaries, firefighters, state-qualified physiotherapists and first-aid attendants in approved civil protection associations with appropriate first-aid training.