Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Antigua & Barbuda (max 48 hours before departure)
  • Aruba (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Azerbaijan (max 48 hours before departure)
  • Bahamas (max 5 days before departure)
  • Barbados (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Belgium (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Brazil (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Cambodia (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Canary Islands (max 72 hours before departure)
  • China (max 48 hours before departure)
  • Colombia (max 96 hours before departure)
  • Comoros (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Costa Rica (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Curaçao (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Cyprus (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Dubai (max 96 hours before departure)
  • Denmark (max 24 hours before departure)
  • Dominican Republic (max 5 days before departure)
  • Germany (max 48 hours before departure)
  • Ecuador (max 10 days before departure)
  • Egypt (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Ethiopia (max 5 days before departure)
  • Gabon (max 5 days before departure)
  • Grenada (max 7 days before departure)
  • Greece (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Honduras (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Indonesia (max 48 hours before departure)
  • Iran (max 96 hours before departure)
  • Italy (max 48 hours before departure)
  • Ivory Coast (max 5 days before departure)
  • Japan (entry ban for travelers from the Netherlands)
  • Kenya (max 4 days before departure)
  • Kuwait (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Croatia (max 48 hours before departure)
  • Lebanon (max 96 hours before departure)
  • Liberia (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Morocco (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Nigeria (max 96 hours before departure)
  • Uganda (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Pakistan (max 96 hours before departure)
  • Portugal, Madeira/Azores (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Russia (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Rwanda (max 48 hours before departure)
  • Senegal (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Serbia (max 48 hours before departure)
  • Sudan (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Spain (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Sri Lanka (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Suriname (max 120 hours before departure)
  • Taiwan (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Thailand (15 days quarantine)
  • Turkey (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Uruguay (max 72 hours before departure)
  • Verenigde Arabische Emiraten (max 96 hours before departure)
  • Vietnam (entry ban for travelers from the Netherlands)

Let op! De situatie verandert per dag. Er kunnen afwijkingen zijn.  Je bent zelf verantwoordelijk om de inreisbeperkingen voor het land van bestemming te controleren met de lokale autoriteiten en de reisorganisatie.

PCR stands for polymerase chain reaction. The PCR-test shows genetic material of the coronavirus in the swab that is taken out of your throat and nose. The pieces of genetic material that are found will be copied and multiplied in the laboratory. This multiplication gives the PCR-test a high sensitivity.

The rapid antigen test detects SARS-CoV-2 antigens. Antigens are proteins of the virus where our immune system can give a reaction to. The rapid antigen test shows you if there are found any antigens in your system by a swab out of your nose. Our rapid test is CR-IVD certified and has been found reliable by the RIVM.

The test result comes with a certificate in English. It’s your own responsibility to check if the rapid test is valid to travel with.

An antibody test shows whether you have been in contact with SARS-CoV-2 in the past. Antibodies are detected from a small amount of blood from the fingertip. These antibodies ensure fast reaction of the immune system in case of a new infection. If you get infected for the second time you will not get sick at all or hardly as sick as the first time you were infected. The sicker you were on the first infection, the more immune you are. The test does not say whether you are infected with the coronavirus at the time of testing. Preferably, get tested  at least four weeks after (alleged) exposure to the virus. The antibody test is CE marked.

Yes, the rapid antigen test is reliable. This counts for the CE marked rapid antigen tests that are approved by the RIVM. You are probably not contagious when you have a negative test result but it is never 100% certain.

Yes, all PCR tests on the coronavirus are RT-PCR. RT stands for Reversed Transcription. Because a PCR requires double-stranded material and a corona virus is an RNA virus, the single-stranded RNA has to first be converted into double-stranded material. This process is called Reversed Transcription.

It’s not painful, however a lot of people experience it as unpleasant. Contact us if you have a medical condition.

You will receive you result by email via a secured server.

SARS-CoV-2 falls under the notification obligation for infectious diseases according to the Dutch Public Health Act (Wpg). We are obliged to report positive test results to your local GGD and may not do this anonymously. After notification, the GGD will contact you for a source and contact investigation. The infectious disease control doctor at the GGD assesses the risk of infection and whether measures are necessary such as: isolation and quarantine. Always follow the guidelines of the RIVM.

Yes, we test people from all ages. Will you be bringing a child that’s younger than 12 months, please call or send us an e-mail beforehand, so that one of our doctors will be notified and will take extra good care of your child.

You can pay online when you’re booking a test.

This depends on the test that you have taken.

  1. PCR-test: name, date of birth, sex, document number, the way the test was taken, date and time of the test, date of the result, test result, type of test, laboratory information, name and signature of medical director.
  2. Rapid antigen test: name, date of birth, sex, document number, date and time of test, test result, type of test, name and signature of our medical director.
  3. Antibody test: name, date of birth, sex, document number, test result, date and time of test, test result, date and time of test, test result, type of test, name and signature of our medical director.

In the confirmation email, which you receive after making an appointment, we will send a cancellation link and QR code. You can only cancel your appointment via the link sent. If you do this up to 24 hours before your appointment, there will be a 100% refund. If you cancel outside this period, there will be NO refund.

  • Refunds take place Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Each country has its own rules, we would like to refer you to the website of the National Government for more information.

For more information and questions about Schiphol, please refer to this Schiphol page.