PCR Test

PCR Test

Last update: 05/08/2022

The PCR test is a test that takes a few seconds and can be more or less painful depending on the sensitivity of each individual. To confirm or deny the presence of the virus, deep nasal cells are removed using a swab, a kind of long cotton swab that is inserted into the nasal cavities, up to about 15 cm.

Test results are available within 24/48 hours.


Important information: To get a PCR test you can:


  • Visit the National Screening Centre without an appointment between 8.30 am and 4 pm from Monday to Friday


Instructions: for symptomatic or asymptomatic patients

  • Patients who are Monegasque nationals or residents must bring proof of identity and a mask
  • Non-resident patients who are employed or attend school in the Principality must bring proof of identity, a medical prescription for a test and a mask
  • Minor patients who are not accompanied by a legal representative or do not have parental consent (download the form here), will not be able to get a test

You can have a PCR test at a medical biology laboratory in town (see list below) or at the National Screening Center (Rainier III Auditorium - Tunnel Louis II, Boulevard Louis II, 98000 Monaco).

Laboratoire de la Condamine
Phone. +377 97 98 62 68 | Fax +377 97 77 56 45

Laboratoire de Fontvieille
Phone +377 97 98 62 62 | Fax +377 97 98 62 63

Laboratoire de Monte-Carlo
Phone +377 93 30 45 50 | Fax +377 93 30 67 32

Laboratoire des Moneghetti
Phone +377 93 50 99 00 | Fax +377 93 50 99 05

Yes, on medical prescription.

  1. If you have COVID symptoms and the antigen test result is negative, it is a good idea to have a PCR test to confirm that you do not have the disease. While waiting for the result of your PCR test, you should self-isolate at home
  2. If your antigen test result is positive but you do not have symptoms, the result should be confirmed before epidemiological tracing begins. Out of caution, you should self-isolate at home while awaiting the PCR test result

An employer cannot ask to receive the results of the PCR tests of his or her employees. The employer can contact the office of occupational medicine (OMT) to obtain confirmation of the possible response of the work of its employees following the epidemiological investigation carried out.


If your PCR test is positive, you must self-isolate for 7 days. You will be covered by a medical certificate that you can send to your employer.

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