To the attention of all interested stakeholders
Please be informed that the most recent update of the EU common list of COVID-19 antigen tests was published on 26.07.2023.
This list is available online:
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Security Committee established in May 2021 a technical working group on COVID-19 diagnostic tests. This technical working group brought together experts from the 27 EU countries and Norway, as well as representatives from the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
The aim of the technical working group was, in particular, to review the proposals put forward by EU countries as well as manufacturers for devices to be included in the EU common list of COVID-19 antigen tests.
In case the technical working group considered that an update of the EU common list of COVID-19 antigen tests was required, a proposal was presented to the Health Security Committee for formal agreement. Such updates concerned additions and/or removals of antigen tests, or updates regarding the availability of data and information (e.g. the publication of new validation studies). An addendum was published alongside every update of the EU common list, setting out further details and background information regarding the decisions taken by the technical working group.
This Annex is available online: