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Lower Prices of PCR Testing in Bosnia

At yesterday’s session of the Management Board of the Institute of Health Insurance and Reinsurance of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a decision was made to amend the tariff of health services in the FBiH, which reduced the prices of testing for coronavirus.

The commercial price of PCR testing will now cost 68 BAM without VAT, or 79.56 with VAT, while the price of serological testing will be 36 BAM without VAT, or 42 BAM with VAT, and antigen testing 32 BAM without VAT. or 37.44 BAM with VAT.

As a reminder, the price of commercial testing for coronavirus before this decision was 96 BAM, and as explained, the commercial price of testing refers to self-testing without a referral from a competent doctor and is binding on public health institutions. For patients with a referral from a competent doctor, testing is free.

The decision on lowering the prices of coronavirus testing, made by the Management Board of the Health Insurance and Reinsurance Institute of the Federation of BiH, enters into force on the day of its adoption, and is applied from April 1, 2021, Klix.ba writes.

At the Sarajevo International Airport, passengers, as well as all other citizens, can be tested for the presence of coronavirus from today. Namely, the Eurofarm polyclinic, with which a cooperation agreement has been concluded, will perform antigen and RT-PCR test at the airport, and the time required to obtain the test results will be 15-20 minutes for antigen testing, or one and a half hours for PCR test. 

It is planned that antigen testing will be performed inside the terminal building, while PCR testing would be performed in the area in front of the terminal building according to the drive-in principle, where a suitable container will be placed in which people and equipment needed for sampling and analysis will be placed. 

The price of PCR testing is 100 BAM, while antigen testing costs 45 BAM, and the prices are formed taking into account the speed of sample processing and obtaining results. Also, it is important to emphasize that the Airport has selected a polyclinic as a partner in this project that already has experience with coronavirus testing at airports, and they have also been selected as a partner from Ramsgate Airport in London. 

Finally, it is important to note that the target group when it comes to users of these services are not only passengers flying from Sarajevo Airport, but also all other people who need a fast and quality testing service for the Covid-19 virus. 

The working hours of the test points at Sarajevo International Airport will be in line with the openness of Sarajevo International Airport, from early morning to late evening.

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