You may have to travel abroad for whatever reason. Nowadays it is mandatory to present a health certificate upon arrival in the country.
In this way you show that you are not infected with the coronavirus and you can enter the country.
Antigen and PCR Test
With only the antigen test you are eligible for the travel certificate valid for 27 European countries in the event of a negative result. With the PCR test you are also eligible for the travel certificate for international use in the event of a negative result. When boarding, you must present the travel certificate. Each country has its own conditions.
Negative COVID-19 result
With the rapid antigen test, you will receive the results via email within 15 minutes via a secure environment. With the PCR test, this differs in the time that you have the test taken on location. At certain locations it is possible to test before 11.00 and receive the result and travel certificate the same day.
Which test do I need then?
The requirements per country are different. Many countries outside the EU now require a negative PCR-Test result.
Difference PCR and Antigen test
The difference between the PCR and the antigen test is quite simple. The PCR Test is examined by Laboratories and also searches for the smaller substances (spikes) of the coronavirus. With the PCR you can therefore determine whether the coronavirus is present.
The antigen test is most effective when you really have complaints, the Antigen Test measures the proteins of the Coronavirus. In proportion, the proteins are larger than the micron particles that the PCR test can measure.
That is why you can exclude the result within 15 minutes with an Antigen Test and with the PCR test it takes a little more time.
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: