Please find the frequently asked questions below. You can always contact us if you need more information after reading the frequently asked questions.
The Covid-19 test is a snapshot. The result is therefore no guarantee that you do not carry the virus. During the incubation time of COVID-19 it is possible that the virus could not be detected yet. You can also become infected between the period in which you are tested and the start of your trip.
Every person can be tested for the virus. Minor children (younger than 16) can only be tested if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Travel insurance covers material and immaterial damage that you may incur during your trip. This includes damage to luggage or personal property, but also damage caused by an illness or accident during your trip. The costs for taking a COVID-19 test are incurred prior to your trip and are therefore not covered by your travel insurance.
The health regulations and entry requirements may be different in each country. You should therefore check well before departure which aids and travel documents you need in addition to a Non-Covid19 statement to be allowed to enter the country.
At the time of your flight, the test result may not be older than 48 or 72 hours, depending on your destination. If this is the case, you can still use your Non-Covid19 statement. If the time between receiving your negative result and your flight is longer than 48 or 72 hours, you must make another appointment to get yourself tested.
Are you experiencing complaints that resemble symptoms of the SARS-CoV-2 virus? Then you can contact the GGD for a free test. Reimbursements for healthcare costs can vary widely per insurer. For more information, please visit our Reimbursements PCR test Covid19 page. By contacting your health insurance, you can check whether and which costs are reimbursed by your insurer.
We advice you to follow the advice of the Rijksoverheid and the RIVM in this respect.
Yes, you should be able to identify yourself upon arrival at the test location. You should also bring your appointment confirmation to the test location that you have selected.
It is not mandatory for every minor traveller to take a PCR test before departure. Every country has set it's own rules. Please check from what age a Covid test is mandatory for the country you're traveling to.
You can use the order form on our website to make an appointment. If you have any questions, you can send an email to email@example.com. We are available from Monday to Friday between 09:00 a.m. and 05:00 p.m.
You can choose from various payment methods. You can pay after completing the online form via iDEAL or credit card. It is not possible to pay cash at the location.
For some countries, you must upload a Non-Covid19 statement to apply for your immigration card to enter the country. You can upload it in the portal for applying for your digital immigration card for these countries. For other countries take the Non-Covid19 statement, which you will receive in case of a negative test result, with you on holiday and show it at the request of the airline company or at the request of the local authorities.
The result of the COVID-19 test represents the situation at the moment of testing. Every country has its own guidelines regarding how long you can travel into the country with the Non-Covid19 statement. In many countries it should be no more than 48 or 72 hours old. Please check carefully before departure which conditions apply to your country of destination.
By means of an antibody test, it can be demonstrated that you have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past. It has not yet been proven that people cannot get infected with the same virus a second time. However, this may mean that people who have antibodies in their body experience fewer or no complaints at a new destination.
In some cases, the email to confirm your appointment or your test result might end up in your spam box. Make sure to check this carefully.
You will receive the test result within 72 hours after being tested. You can also review the result by downloading the "COVID-19" app on your telephone.
For questions you can also reach us per email and telephone during working days.
Please contact the helpdesk for this via telephone number +31(0)853031280.
Yes, it is. However, the reliability of these home tests is questioned.
The result of the test is in English.
At some locations it is possible to take a PCR test and an antibody test. However, it may happen that on certain days it is not possible to take an antibody test. Do you therefore have to change your test location? Please contact us.
No, if you have a Non-Covid19 statement, you do not have to take a new test. However, the test result for entry into some countries may not be older than X number of days. Therefore, make sure you do not take the test too early before departure.
You enter on the form on our website for which day and at which test location you want to make an appointment. At some of our test locations you can walk in freely. During this day, you can go for a test at any time, within the opening hours of the test location. It is important that you bring your appointment confirmation with you to the test location. Please note that the opening hours of the test location can change. Therefore, check the current opening hours of the relevant test location on the test day. Some of our test locations work by appointment, in which case you make an appointment for a specific time on a specific day
It can sometimes happen that the opening hours of a test location are adjusted. This may mean, for example, that a location uses other times or is closed on a certain day. Do you therefore have to change your test location? Please contact us as soon as possible.
The costs for an antibody test (blood test) are € 59.95.
The costs for the PCR test are € 149.95. This includes the costs for the Non-Covid19 statement.
When taking a PCR test, it is reviewed whether you carry the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. A cotton swab is used to take a sample from the nose and throat. After taking the test, you will receive a Non-Covid19 statement digitally. It will be sent to you per email. The medical staff that is present at this test will wear protective clothing and equipment during the test.
A COVID-19 test can show whether a person carries a variant of the corona virus. This is a molecular test, in which mucus is taken from your nose and throat with a cotton swab. A laboratory examines whether the virus is in your mucus. The result of the test can be negative or positive. A negative or positive test result only shows whether you are carrying the (corona) virus at the moment of testing. It is therefore not possible to use the test to find out whether you have had the virus in the past. This can only be demonstrated by means of an antibody test.
There are several Corona viruses. A large part of these viruses causes mild complaints. However, the virus that broke out in 2019 causes more serious complaints in many people. The virus that infects humans is called SARS-CoV-2 and causes Covid-19 disease.
If you meet the conditions for the testing policy in the Netherlands and have complaints, you can go for a free test at the GGD. Do you have no complaints, but do you need to be able to submit a negative test result before traveling abroad in order to be allowed to travel to the country? Then you can visit our website.
When traveling by plane, wearing a face mask on the plane is mandatory for all travellers. Guidelines can also be applied at airports to prevent the spread of the virus. Make sure to follow applicable local guidelines.
Upon arrival at your test location you must be able to identify yourself. You may do this with an identity card or passport. You can also show your driving license.
In case of a positive result, we are legally obliged to report this to the GGD. They will then contact you and inform you of the current precautions.
You must enter a number of personal details on the application form. We need this information to be able to offer our services. Your data will be deleted after a period of 6 weeks. The test is completely anonymous.
You can best contact your airline company, tour operator or visa office for this.
After taking the PCR test, you should take into account that you will receive the results within 24-36 hours. You will receive this by e-mail or SMS.
PCRtest.nl cannot be held liable for not obtaining test results on time before the start of your trip.
The PCR test locations you can go to are located throughout the Netherlands. So there is always a test location near you. Please check the opening hours of the chosen test location before making an appointment.
Since 1 July 2020, more and more countries have opened their borders to European and International passenger traffic. In order to prevent the spread of the virus, a number of countries have set requirements for Dutch travellers who wish to enter these countries. These travellers are obliged to present a negative test result on arrival by means of a Non-Covid19 statement. This is a condition for entry into the country. You can contact us for a Covid-19 test by appointment.
Travelers who are not covered by the Dutch testing policy and who do not show any complaints or symptoms of the SARS-CoV-2 virus can make an appointment via our website to have themselves tested. If you have a fever, cough or cold complaints, we unfortunately have to refer you to the GGD.
No, your data will not be shared with third parties without your consent. In case of a positive PCR result, we are however obliged to report this to the GGD.