Coronavirus tests for travellers

Do you want to travel abroad again? Then it may be the case that specific requirements for preventing infection with the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been put in place in your country of destination. In some cases, a coronatest (COVID-19 PCR test) is required and you will need to provide a certificate confirming that you have tested negative for COVID-19. KLM Health Services provides PCR tests by appointment.

We are currently offering the test at 3 locations in the Netherlands. Do you want to make an appointment immediately? Then click here. The test meets the guidelines of the RIVM and the requirements set for the official travel document. Read all about the test in the frequently asked questions. Do you have any more questions? Please call 020 72 10 438 (during office hours).

COVID-19 PCR test

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COVID-19 PCR test


About the test

PCR is the abbreviation for “polymerase chain reaction”. A COVID-19 PCR test checks whether there is genetic material (RNA) from the COVID-19 virus in the nose or pharynx. A swab is taken from the nose and throat with a cotton swab. This is sent to the laboratory where it is examined for the presence of the virus. We provide this test and ensure that the results are available after 24 – 32 hours. You will then receive the result in an English statement by email. A negative result means that you are not a carrier of the COVID-19 virus. A positive test means that you have tested positive for COVID-19. In case of a positive test result, we are obliged to report this to the GGD.

Please note this PCR-test for travel is exclusively for persons who are free of health complaints. Health complaints include (but are not limited to) fever, cough, sore throat and colds (runny nose). Neither do we test people returning from countries for which the Dutch government has issued an orange or red travel advice.