Travelling with a test certificate
Do you want to travel abroad with a test certificate? That is possible. When booking your COVID-19 rapid test, you can choose between a blood prick test, an antigen rapid test (nasal swab) or a PCR test. Only when booking an antigen rapid test or a PCR test can you add a separate travel certificate as a product option. This is a digital document signed by our certified doctor.
Antigen Rapid Test + Travel Certificate
The Antigen corona test is a validated test by the RIVM and approved by the Dutch government, which means that this test is approved for travel within most of the EU * Outside the EU our certificate is not valid, unless validated by our service desk.
*A negative result of a PCR test is currently required for more and more European countries. An antigen test is not always accepted for this so check this before you book a test!
The certificates are made and sent out within a maximum of 24 hours, but this is usually within the same day of testing. The travel certificates are then valid for 48 hours.
PCR Test + Travel Certificate
The PCR Coronatest is an internationally recognized test and has of course been approved by the RIVM and the Dutch government. The PCR test is considered the golden standard for corona testing worldwide and the travel certificate is therefore recognized and accepted almost everywhere in the world. The sample has to be sent to a lab and analysed, so it takes 24 to 48 hours before the result is known.
The travel certificates are issued within 48 hours after testing
The PCR test has to be be carried out within 72 hours before arrival.
Be aware of the coronavirus and the rules that apply in the relevant country for your holiday.
Outside the EU, the rules differ enormously from country to country, so check well in advance with your travel organisation as to which test is required. It is your own responsibility to check the current situation and related measures. On the website of the Dutch government and on the website of IATA you will find the most up-to-date travel information for your destination.