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Corona PCR tests detect the genetic material of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in your swab sample. The swab from the nasopharynx is taken at the Corona test station and usually sent to an external laboratory for analysis. The abbreviation PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and refers to a laboratory method in which precisely defined DNA sections of the SARS-CoV-2 virus present in the sample are amplified with a special enzyme. The genetic material of the virus can then be detected with a special device. The PCR test provides reliable evidence of an acute COVID-19 infection and is recognised by most authorities when entering the country (negative corona test evidence). A PCR test also provides information on the viral load (Ct value) and thus on the infectivity of the person tested. A negative COVID-19 test must not be more than 48 hours old when entering the country, in order to reduce the probability of an infection having occurred in the period between the test and the journey.