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What is a PCR test?

The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a method to explicitly multiply one or more parts from a minimal collection of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) until there are enough to analyze the DNA. The PCR test is used worldwide to show whether someone is infected with the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The material is examined in a RIVM-certified laboratory. This results in a negative or positive test result.

Why a PCR test?

The PCR has a high sensitivity. The PCR can detect the coronavirus with minimal amounts of NRA. There is a good chance that a positive result will arise in a person infected with corona. This is why the PCR is considered the most reliable test worldwide.

PCR Speekseltest


The PCR test shows pieces of coronavirus genetic material from a swab from the nose and throat. Our PCR test is processed by a certified laboratory according to the guidelines of the RIVM.

With the test you will receive an international travel certificate. In addition to the nose and throat swab, we also offer the PCR Saliva test. The PCR Saliva test is available at all locations.

  • Schools
  • Employees
  • Minors
  • International travel certificates
  • Testing friendlier for everyone

Which countries require a PCR Corona test? And how long in advance?

Below you will find an overview of countries where a negative PCR test result is required on arrival.

It is important to know that the situation changes every day. You should consult the current information yourself via the website of the central government.

NAAT PCR Sneltest

Country Submit test result before departure

Aruba 72 uur

Azerbaijan 48 uur

Bahama’s 10 Dagen

Barbados 72 uur

België 72 uur

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba 72 uur

Brazilië 72 uur

Cambodja 72 uur

Canarische Eilanden 72 uur

China 72 uur

Colombia 96 uur

Comoren 72 uur

Costa Rica 72 uur

Curaçao 72 uur

Cyprus 72 uur

Denemarken 72 uur

Dominicaanse Republiek 5 dagen

Dubai 96 uur

Duitsland 48 uur

Ecuador 7 dagen

Egypte 72 uur

Ethiopië 72 uur

Gabon 5 dagen

Grenada 7 dagen

Griekenland 72 uur

Honduras 72 uur

Indonesië 72 uur

Iran 96 uur

Italië 48 uur

Ivoorkust 7 dagen

Japan 72 uur

Kenia 96 uur

Koeweit 96 uur

Kroatië 48 uur

Libanon 96 uur

Liberia 72 uur

Marokko 72 uur

Nigeria 5 dagen

Oeganda 72 uur

Pakistan 96 uur

Portugal, Madeira/Azoren 72 uur

Rusland 72 uur

Rwanda 72 uur

Saint Lucia 7 dagen

Senegal 5 dagen

Servië 48 uur

Soedan 72 uur

Spanje 72 uur

Sri Lanka 72 uur

Suriname 72 uur

Taiwan 72 uur

Thailand 72 uur

Turkije 72 uur

Uruguay 72 uur

Verenigde Arabische Emiraten 96 uur

Vietnam 5 dagen

How is a PCR test taken for you?

Our certified COVID-19 testers always ask about the nature of your complaints and are happy to help you.


You will arrive at the agreed time, protected with a mouth cap. You show your ID and are then escorted to a seat where the tester asks you to remove your mouth cap from your nose.

cotton swab

The tester will prepare the test and will then insert a cotton swab into your nose for 3 seconds. Then another cotton swab is placed in your pharynx, after which it is removed.

The result

The PCR test is sent to a RIVM approved laboratory. At most locations you will receive the test result the same day if you have the test taken before 11:00 and in Amsterdam before 10:00. Important! Read the condition carefully when booking an appointment.

Tested positive?

You will receive the test result by email in a secure environment. Have you tested positive? Then the GGD urgently requests that you go into isolation and keep your distance from your housemates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does it cost to cancel my appointment?

    Canceling an appointment costs €10,- including VAT and will be deducted from the refunded amount.

  • What do I need to bring to the appointment?

    To your appointment you should bring:

    -A valid ID or passport, this goes for all ages.

    Note: a copy, photo or digital ID will not be accepted

    -A mask

    -Your reservation confirmation that you received by email.

  • How can I change my appointment?

    Changing appointments is done by sending an email to [email protected] Appointments can be changed no later than 3 hours before the original booking time. Within 3 hours it is unfortunately not possible to change an appointment. Canceling an appointment costs €10,- including VAT and will be deducted from the refunded amount.

  • Are these tests reliable?

     Speed Covid Test exclusively works with CE European and RIVM verified tests. Our PCR tests are of the global golden standard. Speed Covid Test only works with laboratories that are verified by the RIVM to examine the PCR tests.

  • I must be tested 24/48/72 hours before flight, is this from receipt or result?

    The time limit is set for the moment your test was TAKEN. Take note that if you have to be tested 24 hours before your flight, you book your test appointment 24 hours before departure at the earliest.

    If this doesn’t work with the standard economy PCR test (results within 12 hours), we also offer rapid PCR tests;

    Business: results within 4 hours.

    Priority: results within 20 minutes.

  • How does the Rush PCR work?
    Our urgent PCR is analyzed in our own laboratory, a “run” takes 1.5 hours, but to prevent any re-analysis and to give the logistics service some space, we give the margin of 4 hours. It is also possible that due to delays and an analysis that takes a little longer than usual, it can take a little longer than 3 hours, but if this is the case we will always keep you informed.

Under the supervision of a doctor (BIG)

Our services are carried out according to the RIVM guidelines. We are working under the supervision of:

Drs. I.R. Madijokromo-Ramlal
BIG-number: 59045296101


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