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 Test COVID-19
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I change my appointment?
You can change appointments by sending an email to email@example.com. Appointments can be changed no later than 3 hours before the original reservation time. Unfortunately, it is not possible to change an appointment within 3 hours.
Do I also receive a travel certificate with an antigen test?
Yes! With all our rapid tests (except the antibody test) you will receive a travel certificate (PFD) that you can show on your phone or print out.
Is the PCR Saliva Test Reliable?
The regular PCR test is the gold standard worldwide. The examination of the sample when taking the PCR Saliva test is done in the same way as with the regular PCR test. For this, Speed Covid Test works together with laboratories Pro Health and TLR International Laboratories. The PCR saliva test is a test approved by the RIVM.
Important! In case you want to travel, you should check yourself whether a country accepts the PCR Saliva test. Regulations concern the type of test and travel changes regularly.
I must be tested 24/48/72 hours before flight, is this from receipt or result?
The time starts from DECREASE. So keep in mind that if you have to be tested 24 hours in advance, you pay attention to the time of purchase.
If this does not work with a PCR test, you can also order an emergency PCR from us, which will give you the results within 3 hours.
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: