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Alles gurgelt! is a COVID testing scheme in Vienna. One takes a gargle PCR test at home, drops off the kit at various locations and receives an answer within 24 hours.

I am not Austrian or an EU member and may visit Vienna as a tourist. I am vaccinated for COVID, but I still need to take a PCR test. Could I take an Alles gurgelt test? This page seems to imply the answer is "yes", but their website says participation is open to "all people who live or work in Vienna", which doesn't seem to include tourists.

If I can take the test, is it possible to get the resuts in English? And will the report contain my (foreign) passport number? A report in German or one without my passport number is not useful to me.

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    Why the downvote?
    – morsor
    May 25 at 9:37
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    I surely don't hope that these tests are accepted for travelling even if the provider claims so in their FAQs. With a self test, there is neither a verification that the correct person has been tested, that the test sample has been obtained correctly, nor when the sample has been obtained (which is relevant since most time limits start when the test was taken and not when the test result was completed). May 25 at 10:24
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    Not a downvoter, but in central Europe many people have not started travelling as a Tourist, as they don't consider the pandemic being over. May 25 at 10:40
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    @Erik This provider actually offers a PCR-test, which is done by yourself and then delivered to a laboratory for analysis. May 25 at 11:25
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    @Tor-EinarJarnbjo Yes, I know. The PCR gargle test result is analysed in a Labor as with a PCR-Test. This type of test is widly used in Austria (where it was developed) because it doesn't require medical personal to take the sample. 2020-08-22: Neuer Corona-Test: gurgeln, spucken, analysieren | BR24. Your consern about the 'self' (do it home) tests is, however, completely justified. May 25 at 13:06
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I was able to register without stating that I work or live in Vienna.

After registering you will receive a QR code that can be used to pick up the test kits at any of the pickup/drop off locations like Billa or Bipa.

The results are in both English and German. Included in the results there is a document/ID number that I believe can be your passport number.

To take the at-home test you can use the same login that you used to register or sign in as a guest. This means that if someone else registers and picks up a test, you should be able to use it for yourself with all your own personal details (if for some reason you were not able to register).

Hope that helps

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