PCR test for travel to the United States
Are you going on a trip tothe United States (America) ? A negative PCR test or rapid test with explanation is then mandatory. On this page you will find more information about the COVID-19 test that is required for the United States. Simply schedule an appointment for a PCR test for the United States at one of our clinics in the Netherlands. You can request the results including travel certificate the same day. You will receive a message from us when the results are ready in our secure environment.
Er zijn weinig besmettingen met het coronavirus, en er gelden geen restricties voor dit land. Je kan dus onbezorgd op vakantie!
Voor je vertrek naar dit land moet je in de meeste gevallen wel een negatieve coronatest kunnen overleggen. Deze boek je gemakkelijk direct via onze tool.
United States requirements for certificate
A negative PCR test or Antigen rapid test with certificate (non-COVID declaration) that is not older than 1 day before departure is mandatory.
Testing age limit
Children 2 years and older must be tested to enter the United States.
Make sure you have the statement of your PCR status or Antigen rapid test status with you when you travel.
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Corona test for the United States
For the United States, a COVID-19 PCR test or Antigen rapid test with a negative result is required. The statement must not be older than 1 day before departure .
The situation regarding the corona test for the United States changes regularly. An up-to-date overview of 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 keeps an overview of all countries here.
Corona tests for travelers
Do you need a PCR test for travel? Many countries have certain requirements to prevent the COVID-19 infections. Think of a statement of a negative test. At Coronalab we offer PCR tests with travel declaration. This 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 carefully. For that you can view one of our pages about the country in question.
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 the COVID-19 PCR statement on the same day around 11 p.m. The statement is drawn up by our doctor. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I get the PCR test for the United States?
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?
At Coronalab you always get the results the same day. You can request the results of the PCR test before 11 p.m. 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?
Can I cancel my appointment?
Do I have to bring my passport or ID card?
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?
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
Same day results
At Coronalab.eu you always receive the results and certificate on the same day.
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. This means you always have the results the same day .
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?
You can always request the results of your test from us the same day. You will receive an email from us when this is ready. Usually you will receive this around 11 pm, this can also be earlier. The certificate is signed by one of our doctors.