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Stricter rules for rapid tests come into force

The federal government would like to continue to allow state-subsidized rapid corona tests. When citizens have to pay for the citizen test has now recently been regulated.

Stricter rules now apply to free rapid corona tests. This was established by a new regulation that entered into force on Friday, as confirmed upon request by the Federal Ministry of Health. This is intended to ensure a seamless legal link, even if the old regulation would have applied up to and including Friday.

The “city tests” of the test centers remain free before visits to clinics and nursing homes, as well as if you have had yourself “tested free” after a corona infection with a certificate.

Citizen tests of other occasions, which have been there since the summer with three

However, co-payment in euros is no longer possible. The once very large range of state-funded testing, which has already cost the federal government billions, is thus further reduced. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) had made it clear: “We must protect patients and those in particular need of care against corona infection again this winter.”

The new test rules apply until February 28, 2023. According to coalition information, the budget committee of the Bundestag had decided that test funding for the “free tests” should end on January 15. In general, the remuneration for suppliers is now falling from 9.50 euros to 8 euros per trial.

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