PCR test for winter sports
Are you going on winter sports and do you need a PCR test? Coronalab offers a COVID-19 PCR test and PCR certificate for winter sports enthusiasts. We have our own RIVM validated laboratory for corona testing and have already helped more than 15,000 travelers for more than 50 countries with a test and travel statement.
Pay attention. Antigen rapid tests are not suitable for winter sports. Make an appointment now via our online tool.
Test by ISO certified and RIVM validated lab for COVID-19 PCR testing.
COVID-19 PCR certificate widely accepted. Many test locations in the Netherlands!
Tested in the morning before 11:30 am? Result the same day around 10 p.m.
Corona test for winter vacation
Have you booked a winter sports holiday to a country with an entry restriction? Then it is likely that you will need a PCR test with a COVID-19 certificate to gain access and avoid quarantine. Not all winter sports areas have the same rules about corona. For example, the validity of the certificate differs per country. To help you with this, we have made an overview with the requirements per country for important winter sports destinations from the Netherlands. Please note that these rules are changeable. See the overview below for more information about the corona measures in your (holiday) country of destination.
Note: the situation changes every day. There may be anomalies and you are responsible for checking entry restrictions for the destination country with the local authorities and the tour operator. This also applies to the test method that is required.
National government travel advices
We always recommend that you read the travel advice provided by the Dutch government. Also, make sure you follow the information from your travel organization or airline. They will notify you of any specific requirements that may be set. We also advise you to take a good look at the travel information and status of your travel destination.
The RIVM website provides a lot of information about COVID-19. You can also consult the website of the government of the country of destination. 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.
Disclaimer: our information is continuously updated. Information about the COVID-19 crisis varies by country and specific area and is subject to change. We therefore make no guarantees that the information on this page is always up-to-date.
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, if tested before 11:30 in the morning, you will have the results the same day.
How our doctor works
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 issue a certificate confirming your COVID-19 PCR status. This certificate is sent personally via secure e-mail.
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?
You can visit us in the morning (until 11.30 a.m.) and have the results with the COVID-19 PCR certificate signed by one of our doctors around 10 p.m. the same day.
The costs for a test including a certificate are Eur 149.95 per person. You can pay this amount in advance in our planning tool.
Frequently asked questions about PCR testing
Going on vacation or traveling during this period brings some more concerns. We try to help you as best we can with all questions that arise about testing for travelers. That is why we have answered a number of frequently asked questions below. If your question is not listed here, please email us at email@example.com. We are happy to help you.
How are tests 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.
When will I get the results?
If you have been tested in the morning before 11.30 am, you will receive the results at Coronalab around 10 pm on the same day. It may therefore be that the results are there before 10 p.m., but on busy days it can also be a little later.
At the other locations you will also receive the results the same day if you are tested in the morning. The times may vary per location due to logistics, so check this carefully.
If you are tested in the afternoon, you will receive the results the next day around 10 p.m.
How can I make an appointment?
This can be done through our reservation system
Do I have to bring my passport or ID card?
Yes. We use your passport / ID number on the result and we must verify these travel documents. So don’t forget to bring it with you.
How long is the result valid?
This differs per country.
Internationally we see that the COVID-19 PCR test with the statement is often valid for up to 7 days. Countries have different requirements with regard to the validity of a PCR test. Always check the specific requirement for your destination. This way you avoid arriving with an expired statement.
Is your PCR certificate valid everywhere?
You are often asked for the PCR certificate from a lab that has been approved. We have been approved by the RIVM 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 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.
What time is stated on your certificate?
The certificate shows the time when the certificate was generated.
Do you also use antigen (rapid) tests for travelers?
No. At the moment we only use the antigen (rapid) tests for people with symptoms. This is in line with the OMT advice of 12-10-2020. The antigen (rapid) tests have not yet been validated for travelers (people without symptoms). If this does happen, we will also apply this test for this target group.
What language are the results in?
You will receive the results in English.
How do I receive the results?
You will receive the results via secure e-mail to the e-mail address provided when booking.
Should children be tested?
Yes. However, there are many differences between countries with regard to the age of PCR testing for children. We recommend that you check this carefully.
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.
Home tests ordered online are not provided with a certificate.
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 the same day around 10 pm. Our doctor provides this statement. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.