PCR test for traveling to Great Britain

Are you traveling to Great Britain? 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 Great Britain. Easily schedule an appointment at one of our clinics in the Netherlands. You will receive the result including travel certificate the same day.

Great Britain requirements for PCR certificate

A negative PCR or antigen test with certificate (non COVID statement) that is not older than 72 hours before departure is mandatory.

Age limit testing

Children 11 years and older must be tested to enter Great Britain.

Submit certificate

Make sure you have your PCR status statement with you when you travel. Before departure you must make an appointment for a PCR test in Great Britain and fill in the Contact Locator Form.


Update 5/15/2021
Quarantine on arrival is mandatory in Great Britain. Before departure you must make an appointment for a PCR test on day 2 and day 8 of the quarantine.

Home quarantine is mandatory upon return to the Netherlands.

PCR test


Aan de hand van de COVID-19 PCR test kunnen we bepalen of je nu besmet bent met het coronavirus.

  Inclusief Engels reiscertificaat
  Vandaag getest, vandaag uitslag
  RIVM/WHO gevalideerde testen
  16 klinieken in Nederland
  Geanalyseerd in eigen lab
  Eerste in NL met PCR certificaat
  Tienduizenden gingen je voor!

Rapid test


Met de COVID-19 antigeen sneltest heb je binnen 2 uur uitslag of je nu besmet bent

  Binnen twee uur uitslag
  RIVM/WHO gevalideerde testen
  Roche / Biosensor testen
  16 klinieken in Nederland
  Uitslag met Engels certificaat
  Door arts gecontroleerd

Corona test for Great Britain

For Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) a COVID-19 PCR test is required with a negative result. The statement may not be older than 72 hours before departure.

The situation regarding the corona test for Great Britain changes regularly. An up-to-date overview with all the requirements that a country sets for the corona tests can be found on the page of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This organization maintains an overview of all countries here.

Corona tests for travelers

Do you need a PCR test for travel? Many countries have specific requirements to combat COVID-19 infections. Think of a statement of a negative test. At Coronalab we offer PCR tests with a travel statement. It states that you have taken a negative corona test. A negative PCR test is required for almost all trips. Countries do have different rules about the validity and duration of the certificate. Therefore, always read the rules about the country you are going to. For this you can view one of our pages about the relevant country.

How does testing work?

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. If you are tested in the morning before 11.30 am, you will receive the result and the COVID-19 PCR statement always the same day around 10 pm. Our doctor provides this statement. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@coronalab.eu.

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Where can I take the PCR test for Great Britain?

We have 12 test locations for PCR tests in the Netherlands. This way there is always a test location near you. On our test locations page you can find an overview of this and choose the location that is closest to it. You can then easily schedule an appointment for that test location.

Frequently asked questions about PCR testing

When will I receive the results?

You will always receive the same day result at Coronalab. The results of the PCR test must be in your mailbox before 10 p.m. Is this not the case? Check your spam folder and otherwise contact us via the email address info@coronalab.eu

This also applies to your serological test.

Will I receive a certificate with the result?


Coronalab offers a COVID-19 PCR certificate for travelers. This is a personal certificate and we will state the information on the PCR certificate that you provided us with when booking, as well as the test method. So check this carefully before you book. This also applies to the precise requirement in terms of PCR test method. Travelers are responsible for communicating the correct method.

We recommend that you always print the document and take it with you when traveling. More information can be found on our travel clinic page.

What time is noted on your certificate?

The certificate shows the time when the certificate was generated.

Is your PCR certificate valid everywhere?

We are often asked for PCR certificates from a lab that has been approved. We have been approved by the RIVM (Dutch CDC) for the COVID-19 PCR tests and are allowed to perform these tests.

It may be that additional requirements are set. 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 statement is required for the country of destination.

We always recommend that you take a good look at the travel advice provided by the Dutch government and the information from your travel organization or airline. We also advise you to take a good look at the travel information and the status of your travel destination. They will notify you of any specific requirements that may be set. This is your responsibility and we do not provide travel advice.

You can find current information about the situation per country on the websites of the government, the National Coordination Center for Travel Advice, 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 can be done through our reservation system. Make an appointment at a test location of your choice.

Can I cancel my appointment?

Yes, this is possible up to 48 hours before your test appointment. You can do this yourself. 

Do I have to bring my passport or ID card?

If you wish to receive a travel certificate, please enter your passport number when booking. Then you are also requested to bring your identification document with you to your appointment. We use your passport / ID number on the certificates and we must verify these travel documents. So don’t forget to bring it with you.

A driving license is therefore not sufficient.

How do I receive the results?

You will receive the results by e-mail at the e-mail address that was provided when booking. Please also check your spam folder if you have not received the result.

We only call if the result is positive.

How long is the result valid?

Countries have different requirements with regard to the validity of a PCR test. More information can be found on our travel clinic page.

Always check the specific requirement for your destination. This way you avoid arriving with an expired statement. You are responsible for checking the entry restrictions for the destination country with the local authorities and the tour operator. This also applies to the test method that is required.

What language are the results in?

You will receive the results in English.

At which locations can I be tested?

There are now 12 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 by means of 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 the country and local authorities request it.

Should children be tested?

Yes. However, there are many differences between countries with regard to the age of PCR tests for children. We recommend that you check this carefully.

Our doctors take your child into account during testing. We understand that it is exciting for your child. Prepare your child for it as well as possible.

When will I be called if the result is positive?

If the result is positive, you will be called within 24 hours. We do this with an anonymous number.

Coronalab.eu stands for quality

Same day result

At Coronalab you will always receive your test result the same day.

ISO certified

Microbe & Lab is ISO certified. Our CEO is a medical microbiologist. All tests are monitored by a doctor.

RIVM (Dutch CDC) accredited

Privacy and GDPR

The results are all sent exclusively via secure e-mail in accordance with GDPR.

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 will always have the results the same day.

How our healthcare professionals work

Our doctor or nurse will take some mucus with a throat and nasal swab. Our laboratory analyzes your material. The doctor will check the results and make a certificate confirming your COVID-19 PCR status. This certificate is sent personally via secure e-mail.

What is a COVID test?

We determine whether you are currently carrying the corona virus on the basis of a corona test. In countries with an entry restriction, this is necessary to avoid mandatory quarantine. There are different ways of testing. The PCR test is required for travel. Based on this test, we determine whether the virus is in the throat or nasal cavity.

Before you can travel, you must be able to submit a negative PCR test with a medical certificate of health. In some cases you have to send it in advance.

About Coronalab

Coronalab (Microbe & Lab) has an ISO certified laboratory at the Science park in Amsterdam. Our laboratory has been approved by the RIVM for COVID-19 PCR testing.

Experts in infectious diseases

Our company is managed 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 on 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 more than 10 years of experience in developing certified medical tests.

Need a quick result?

With us you always receive the results of your test the same day. Usually you will receive the results of and the COVID-19 PCR certificate around 10 p.m., this can also be earlier. 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 a travel certificate. View the test locations available to you and book your appointment in our online booking tool.


The costs for a test including a certificate are Eur 89.00 per person. You can pay this amount in advance in our planning tool.