As an official vaccination centre of the canton of Basel-Stadt, we offer the following COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • SpikevaxTM XBB.1.5 by Moderna (mRNA-vaccine)
  • Comirnaty® Omicron XBB.1.5 by Pfizer/BioNTech (mRNA-vaccine)
  • Comirnaty for children (5-11 years; mRNA-vaccine)
  • Nuvaxovid by Novovax (protein-based vaccine)

Appointments for children and Novovax can only be booked by phone: +41 61 284 82 55 (Mon–Fri, 08:00–12:00 and 13:30–16:30). Please have your health insurance card ready.

Important: As of 1 April 2023, the vaccination costs will only be covered for people who are particularly at risk, see info box on the right. All other people will have to pay for the vaccination themselves.

As of June 2023, the Janssen vaccine will no longer be available. Novavax's protein-based vaccine Nuvaxovid will continue to be available as a non-mRNA vaccine.

Please bring the following documents in full with you to your vaccination appointment:

  • vaccination record 
  • ID or passport
  • Swiss health insurance card

Recommendation Autumn/Winter

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing for People Without Symptoms

The Centre for Tropical and Travel Medicine of Swiss TPH offers the following SARS-CoV-2 tests for asymptomatic individuals age 6 years and older. The tests are usually carried out from Monday to Friday. Appointments can be made by phone +41 61 284 82 55 (Mon–Fri, 08:00–12:00 and 13:30–16:30).


Test Price Description
PCR normal 161.80 CHF Nasopharyngeal swab
Test before 10 a.m. --> result same day at around 4 p.m. incl. certificate
Test after 10 a.m. --> result next day at around 4 p.m. incl. certificate.
Before public holidays and weekends, testing is only possible until 10 am.
PCR fast (2 hours) 444.85 CHF

Nasopharyngeal swab
Test result within 2 hrs. incl. certificate (by email) in German and English.

Antibody detection (IgG, IgA, IgM) for certificate                       99.00 CHF Blood sample can be taken daily; laboratory test is carried out every Tuesday and Thursday; must be paid directly on site; result and certificate within 24 hours after performance on the day of the laboratory test.

It is the responsibility of each traveller to select the valid test for the destination country and airline and to know the validity period.