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Free PCR tests for children aged 6 to 17

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Children between the ages of six and 17 will be eligible for the free novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests planned by the Government for people wishing to travel this summer, as will adults who have not yet taken both doses of a vaccine.

Speaking after the Consultative Committee meeting on Friday, Health Minister Franck Vandenbroucke said tests done in Belgium after receiving a code from his ministry will be free during July, August and September.

A ceiling of €55 has been set for the reimbursement of each test.

The measure could cost about 40 million euros, although the exact amount will depend on various parameters such as the percentage of green-zone destinations chosen by travellers and the rate of attendance of festivals, Minister Vandenbroucke said.

The Brussels Times

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