PCR test for travel
Are you traveling and do you need a PCR test? Coronalab offers a COVID-19 PCR test and PCR certificate for travelers. We have our own RIVM validated laboratory for corona tests and have already helped thousands of travelers for more than 50 countries with a test and travel declaration. You will always receive the result the same day of tests taken in our clinic.
Pay attention: rapid antigen tests are not suitable for travelers. Make an appointment now via our online tool.
COVID-19 test for holidays
Have you booked a holiday to a country with an entry restriction? Then in most cases you need a PCR test with a COVID-19 certificate to gain access and avoid quarantine. Not all countries with an entry restriction have the same rules. 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 travel destinations from the Netherlands. 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.
Microbe & Lab is ISO certified. Our CEO is a medical microbiologist. All tests are monitored by a doctor.
RIVM (Dutch CDC) accredited
Our laboratory is accredited by the RIVM for Sars-CoV-2 diagnostics.
Privacy and GDPR
The results are all sent exclusively via secure e-mail in accordance with GDPR.
10 years experience
We have more than 10 years of experience in developing medical tests for infectious diseases.
Our test locations
More information about the availability of the tests and opening hours of the various locations? Then click here.
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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 will always receive the result and the COVID-19 PCR statement on the same day around 10 PM. The statement is drawn up by our doctor. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. This means you always have the results the same day.
How our healthcare professionals work
Our doctor or nurse will take some mucus by means of 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 in person via secure e-mail.
What is a corona test?
Based on a corona test, we determine whether you are currently carrying the corona virus. 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.
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 result and the COVID-19 PCR certificate around 10 p.m., this can also be earlier. The certificate is signed by one of our doctors.
The costs for a test including a certificate are Eur 139.00 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.
When will I get 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 stated 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?
Can I cancel my appointment?
Yes, this is possible up to 48 hours before your test appointment. You can do this yourself. More information about canceling can be found in Article 7 of our general 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 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 it 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 testing 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.