PCR test for travel to South Africa
Are you going on a trip to South Africa? A negative PCR test with explanation is then mandatory. On this page you will find more information about the COVID-19 test that is required for South Africa. Simply schedule an appointment for a PCR test for South Africa in one of our clinics in the Netherlands. You can get the results including travel certificate within 24 hours. You will receive a message from us when the results are ready in our secure environment.
You don’t need to be tested then. Take a printed proof of your vaccination with you when you travel.
Not (fully) vaccinated?
A negative PCR test with certificate (non-COVID statement) that is not older than 72 hours before departure is mandatory. A negative rapid test with certifcate not older than 48 hours before departure is also allowed.
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Coronatest South Africa
For South Africa, a COVID-19 PCR test is required with a negative result. The statement must not be older than 72 hours before departure . A rapid test with a negative result no more than 48 hours before departure is also allowed.
The coronatest situation for Germany may change. A current listing of all country coronate testing requirements can be found on the Netherlands Worldwide page. This organization keeps a record here of travel advisories for all countries.
Coronatesten voor reizigers
Heb je een COVID-19 test voor reizen nodig? Veel landen stellen bepaalde eisen om de COVID-19 besmettingen tegen te gaan. Denk hierbij aan een verklaring van een negatieve test. Bij Coronalab bieden we PCR én sneltesten met reisverklaring. Hierin staat dat je een negatieve coronatest hebt afgelegd. Voor sommige reizen is deze negatieve test nodig. Landen hebben wel verschillende regels over de geldigheid en de duur van het certificaat. Lees je daarom altijd goed in in de regels over het land waar je naartoe gaat. Daarvoor kun je een van onze pagina’s over het betreffende land bekijken.
How does the PCR test work in the clinic?
You make an appointment for a test via our planning tool. Our doctor or nurse will collect material from you. The material is examined in our laboratory. You can always request the results and COVID-19 PCR statement within 24 hours. The statement is drawn up by our doctor. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I take the PCR test for South Africa?
We have several test locations for PCR testing in the Netherlands. This way there is always a test location near you. You can find an overview of these on our test locations page and choose the location that is closest to you. You can then easily schedule an appointment for that test location.
PCR testing FAQs
When will I get the result?
You always get results within 24 hours at Coronalab. You will receive a message from us when your test is ready. Isn’t this the case? Check your spam folder and otherwise contact us via the email address email@example.com
Will I receive a certificate with the result?
Coronalab offers a COVID-19 PCR certificate for travelers. This is a personal certificate and we state the data on the PCR certificate that you provide us with when you book, as well as the test method. So check these carefully before you book. This also applies to the exact requirement in terms of PCR test method. Travelers are responsible for passing on the correct method.
We recommend that you always print the document and take it with you when you travel. More information can be found on our travel advice page.
What time is noted on your certificate?
The certificate shows the time when the certificate was generated.
Is your PCR certificate valid everywhere?
You are often asked for the PCR certificate from an approved lab. We have been approved by the RIVM for the COVID-19 PCR tests and are allowed to perform these tests.
Additional requirements may be imposed. For example, China has made a selection of test locations. And some countries require different test method. The traveler is responsible for checking whether the test method or other health declaration is required for the country of destination.
We always recommend that you take a good look at the travel advice given by the Dutch government and the information from your travel company or airline. We also advise you to take a good look at the travel information and the state of affairs of your travel destination. They will inform you of specific requirements that may be made. This is your responsibility and we do not provide travel advice.
Current information about the situation per country can be found on the websites of the government , IATA and those of your travel organization and/or airline. The ANWB also provides a lot of information.
How can I make an appointment?
This is possible via our reservation system . Make an appointment at a test location of your choice.
Can I cancel my appointment?
Yes, this is possible up to 24 hours before the test appointment. You can do this yourself via the secure environment. You will find a link to the secure environment in the confirmation email. More information about cancellation can be found in Article 7 of our terms and conditions .
Do I have to bring my passport or ID card?
If you wish to receive a travel certificate, please enter your passport or ID card number when booking. Please bring your ID with you to the appointment. We use your passport/ID number on the certificates and we need to verify these travel documents. So don’t forget to take this with you.
A driver’s license is therefore not sufficient.
How do I receive the result?
You will receive a message that the results are ready by e-mail to the e-mail address that was provided when booking. Also check your spam folder if you haven’t received it.
Coronalab only calls if the result is positive.
How long is the result valid?
Countries have different requirements regarding the validity of a PCR test. More information can be found on our travel advice page.
Please check the specific requirement for your destination at all times. This prevents you from arriving with an expired statement. You are responsible for checking the entry restrictions for the destination country with the local authorities and the travel company. This also applies to the test method that is required.
In which language is the result?
You will receive the result in English.
At which locations can testing be carried out?
There are now several locations in the Netherlands where you can take a test. View the overview on our test locations page.
How is the PCR test administered?
We take the test with a throat and nose swab. This is in accordance with the RIVM guideline.
We don’t do a gargle test. For some travelers, we do custom testing methods if requested by the country and local authorities.
Should children be tested?
Yes. However, there are many differences between countries regarding the age of PCR testing for children. We recommend that you check this carefully.
Our doctors take your child into account during the testing. We understand that it is exciting for your child. Prepare your child as best you can.
When will I be called in case of a positive result?
If the result is positive, you will be called within 24 hours.
Coronalab.eu stands for quality
Results within 24 hours
At Coronalab.eu, you always get the results and certificate within 24 hours.
Microbe & Lab is ISO certified and led by a microbiologist. All tests are performed and verified by professionals.
Security and Privacy
Your personal data will be processed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, such as AVG and your results will be shared with you via Multifactor Authentication and a secure connection.
COVID-19 Priority PCR Test
Several countries have made COVID-19 testing mandatory for people who want to enter the country. Coronalab helps travelers offer COVID-19 tests that we analyze with priority. As a result, you always have the results within 24 hours.
How our healthcare professionals work
Our doctor or nurse will take some mucus off with a throat and nasal swab. Our laboratory analyzes the material. The doctor checks the results and creates a certificate that confirms your COVID-19 PCR status.
What is a corona test?
We use a corona test to determine whether you are currently carrying the coronavirus. In countries with an entry restriction, this is necessary to avoid mandatory quarantine. There are different ways of testing. For travel, the PCR test is required. On the basis of this test, we determine whether the virus is in the pharynx or nasal cavity.
Before you can travel, you must be able to submit a negative PCR test with a medical certificate. In some cases you have to send these in advance.
Coronalab (Microbe&Lab) has an ISO certified laboratory at the Science Park in Amsterdam. Our laboratory is approved by the RIVM for COVID-19 PCR testing.
Infectious Disease Experts
Our companyis led by a Physician-Microbiologist. Together with a team of scientists in the field of medical microbiology and infectious diseases, we do a lot of research into infectious diseases and we develop, certify and produce our own CE-IVD marked tests. We validate and implement these in hospitals in the Netherlands and abroad.
We have over 10 years of experience developing certified medical tests.
Need fast results?
With us, you can always get your test results within 24 hours. You will receive an email from us when this is ready. The certificate is signed by one of our doctors.
You can go to various Coronalab.eu locations in the Netherlands for a PCR test with travel certificate. View the test locations and book your appointment in our online booking tool .
The costs for a test including a certificate are EUR 69 per person. You pay this amount in advance in our planning tool .