“Is my test for the health pass valid 48 hours after the sample or the results?” “

Hello Eric,

From August 9, the health pass will be requested in coffee shops, fairs and exhibitions, planes, trains and coaches long journeys, as well as at the entrance of medical establishments, except emergencies. It is already compulsory in places of leisure and culture (cinemas, museums, etc.) which bring together more than 50 people.

One of the three ways to get the precious sesame is to justify a Covid-19 negative PCR or antigen test of less than 48 hours. Be careful, do not count from the date of the result, but from the date of the sample. In other words, the 48 hour period is calculated from the moment the test is performed. On your results sheet, you will find a QR Code. It is the latter that must be presented when entering a place requiring a health pass.

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Note that the time to get the result varies depending on the test. For a PCR, it takes an average of 24 hours, which means that, for the health pass, your test will only be valid for 24 hours. The antigenic tests will be valid for a longer time since they deliver their results in less than 30 minutes.


The sanitary pass can be obtained by two other means:

► The justification via a QR Code of a complete vaccination schedule, ie 7 days after the second injection for the Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, or 4 weeks after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. For people who have been sick with Covid-19 and who have been vaccinated with a dose, it is also necessary to wait 7 days.

► Proof of a Covid-19 infection older than 11 days and less than 6 months by presenting a positive PCR test which serves as a “certificate of recovery”.

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