If you have not yet received your results, request them here.

With the antigen rapid test and the antibody test wou will receive the result within 30 minutes after you have taken the test. It’s different for the PCR test. It depends on the PCR test that you will choose.

The following applies to the NAAT (PCR) Test:
You will receive the result within 30 minutes.

The following applies to the PCR – Rapid test:
If you got tested before 12:00 pm, you will receive your result around 01:30 am.

The following applies to the PCR – Economy:
By default, you will receive the results within 24 hours.

The following applies to the antigen rapid test:
You will receive the result within 30 minutes.

The most frequently asked questions

Please pay attention! You will only receive a proof of recovery with a positive result from a PCR test at Spoedtest.nl. 

If you have a positive result from a PCR test, your proof of recovery will automatically appear in the CoronaCheck-app after 11 days. Did you still not receive the proof of recovery? Then you can request this via the Dutch government. Use the link below for more information.

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-certificate/proof-of-recovery/

Spoedtest.nl is not responsible for your proof of recovery and is not able to generate it for you.

You must bring the following to the appointment:

  • A valid ID. If you are going to travel, this must be the ID with which you booked the appointment! A valid ID is required for all ages. Only the following IDs are accepted:
    • Passport
    • ID card
    • Dutch driver’s license
    • Residence permit
  • The QR code (digital or printed) that you can find in the appointment confirmation.
  • A facemask.

Please note: A photo, copy or digital ID and a foreign driver’s license will not be accepted.

Each country has its own rules regarding the validity of a test result. Make sure to check the travel advice for your destination on the Netherlands Worldwide website. Note: The number of hours that the test is valid is counted from the moment you have the test administered, NOT from the moment you receive the test result.

Your test result is a snapshot. It indicates whether you have the coronavirus in your body at the moment of testing. Please stick to the Dutch measures against COVID-19 at all times, even if your test result is negative.

At Spoedtest.nl you have the possibility to choose between the PCR-Economy test, the NAAT (PCR) Test and the PCR-Rapid Test.

The price of the PCR-Economy is €79,95 and you will receiv the results within 24 hours. The price of the NAAT (PCR) Test is €149,95 and you will receive the result within 30 minutes. The NAAT (PCR) Test cannot be booked at all locations. The PCR-Rapid Test costs €99,95 and you will receive the result around 01:30 am, if you have been tested before 12:00 pm.

It is important to check how long in advance you need the result of your test. The most up-to-date information can be found on the Dutch Government website.

Please pay attention! This is NOT a list with all the countries. The situation changes every day. There may be deviations. It’s your own responsibility to check the entry restrictions with the local authorities and the tour operator before you travel.  

Last updated on: 26-4-2022

Spoedtest.nl made this list for you to make it easier for you while booking your appointment.

  • Argentina (no coronatest needed)
  • Aruba (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • Australia (max. 72 before departure)
  • Austria (max. 72 hours before departure)
  • Bahamas (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • Belgium (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • Bonaire (max. 48 hours before departure)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • Brazil (max. 24 hours before departure)
  • Canary Islands (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • China (max. 48 hours before departure)
  • Corsica (max. 24 hours before departure)
  • Croatia (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • Curaçao (no coronatest needed)
  • Cyprus (max. 72 hours before departure)
  • Czech Republic (no coronatest needed)
  • Dubai (max. 48 hours before departure)
  • Denmark (no coronatest needed)
  • Finland (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • France (max. 24 hours before departure)
  • Germany (max. 48 hours before arrival)
  • Greece (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • Hungary (no coronatest needed)
  • Ibiza (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • Indonesia (max. 48 hours before departure)
  • Iran (max. 72 hours before departure)
  • Italy (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • Japan (max. 72 hours before departure)
  • Lebanon (max. 48 hours before departure)
  • Luxembourg (max. 48 hours before departure)
  • Mexico (no coronatest needed)
  • Morocco (max. 48 hours before departure)
  • Mykonos (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • New Zealand (max. 48 hours before departure)
  • Poland (max. 48 hours before arrival)
  • Portugal, Madeira/Azores (max. 72 hours before departure)
  • Romania (no test needed)
  • Russia (max. 48 hours before arrival)
  • Rwanda (rapid antigen test max. 72 hours before departure)
  • Saba (max. 48 hours before departure)
  • Santorini (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • Sardinia (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • Sicily (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • Sint Eustatius (max. 48 hours before departure)
  • Sint Maarten (max. 48 hours before departure)
  • Spain (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • Sri Lanka (max. 72 hours before departure)
  • Suriname (max. 48 hours before departure)
  • Sweden (no coronatest needed)
  • Switserland (no coronatest needed)
  • Thailand (max. 72 hours before departure)
  • Turkey (max. 72 hours before arrival)
  • United Kingdom (no coronatest needed)
  • United States (max. 24 hours before departure)
  • Verenigde Arabische Emiraten (max. 48 hours before departure)
  • Vietnam (max. 72 hours before departure)

You can cancel your appointment via the link that we have sent in the confirmation email. If you cancel up to 24 hours before your appointment, a partial refund will be made. We charge €10 administration costs. If you cancel outside this period, no refund will be made. If you cancel outside this period, NO refund will be made.

You change your appointment via the link we have sent in the confirmation email. This is possible up to 24 hours before the appointment. It’s not possible to change the appointment outside of this period. 

It is not possible to make an appointment at the location, because the staff is not authorized to schedule this appointment for you.

If you do not have any of the above payment methods, you can, for example, ask a friend/acquaintance/neighbor to do the payment for your.

Please pay attention! It is important that you fill in your personal details when making the appointment. 

Cancel the appointment that was scheduled via the link that we have sent in the confirmation email. If you have cancelled the appointment up to 24 hours before your appointment, your money will be refunded within 7 working days. We charge €10,- administration costs.

Spoedtest.nl carries out three types of tests:

  1. The PCR-test. This test reveals genetic material from the coronavirus in the swab that is taken from your throat and nose. Our PCR-test is processed by an ISO certified laboratory and works according to the guidelines of the RIVM. You will receive an international travel certificate with the test result.
  2. The rapid antigen test. This test detects SARS-CoV-2 antigens within 30 minutes. Our rapid test is CR-certified and had been found reliable by the RIVM. You will receive a travel certificate in English. It’s your own responsibility to check if the rapid antigen test is valid to travel with to your destination. Please check this carefully before you travel.

You will receive you result by email via a secured server.

Adapted travel advice (for Dutch residents)

If the colour code of your destination has changed to orange or red, you have to have a corona certificate for your return to the Netherlands. The corona certificate must indicate that you have been vaccinated, have recovered from COVID-19 or that you have been tested negative for the coronavirus. So if you do not have a vaccination or recovery certificate, you have to get yourself tested abroad. Check the website of the Dutch government to see exactly what you need to do before travelling back to the Netherlands.

In some cases an adjusted travel advice means that your trip is cancelled. If you have booked a test appointment for your trip at Spoedtest.nl, you can cancel via the link we have sent in the confirmation email. If you cancel up to 24 hours before your appointment, there will be a refund. We only charge €10,- adminstration costs.

Click here for a list of locations for PCR and rapid tests abroad.

You change your appointment up to 1 hour before your appointment via the link we have sent in the confirmation email. Do you want to cancel your appointment? This is possible up to 24 hours before the appointment. If you cancel up to 24 hours before your appointment, there will be a refund. We only charge €10,- administration costs. If you cancel outside this period, there will be NO refund.

The advice from the Dutch government is to only travel to countries with a yellow or green colour code. For an overview of the most recent travel advice and entry restrictions for all countries, visit Netherlands Worldwide.

General

It’s not painful, however a lot of people experience it as unpleasant. Contact us if you have a medical condition.

It differs per corona test what exactly you can expect. If you want to know what to expect from a PCR-Economy, PCR-Rapid or NAAT (PCR) Test – Last Minute, look under the heading PCR test.

If you want to know what to expect from a rapid antigen test, look under the heading rapid antigen test.

If you do not wish to have the test administered in the manner described (see the question ‘What can I expect from a PCR test/rapid antigen test?’), this must be agreed in advance with one of our medical doctors. In some cases we can come up with an alternative together. We never take rapid antigen tests through the throat only. Other options can be discussed. Please contact us via info@spoedtest.nl.

SARS-CoV-2 falls under the notification obligation for infectious diseases according to the Dutch Public Health Act (Wpg). We are obliged to report positive test results to your local GGD and may not do this anonymously. After notification, the GGD will contact you for a source and contact investigation. The infectious disease control doctor at the GGD assesses the risk of infection and whether measures are necessary such as: isolation and quarantine. Always follow the guidelines of the RIVM.

Yes, we test people from all ages. Will you be bringing a child that’s younger than 12 months, please call or send us an e-mail beforehand, so that one of our doctors will be notified and will take extra good care of your child. Do this only after you have booked the appointment.

Please note: Children also need to identify themselves at the appointment.

Yes, because we are a healthcare provider, everyone is obliged to identify themselves at the test appointment. This also applies to children.

You will pay directly while booking the appointment. You can do this with your debit card or credit card. For companies with multiple employees, it’s possible to pay by invoice. For more information, please visit our ‘For Companies’ page.

This depends on the test that you have taken.

  1. PCR-test: name, date of birth, document number, the way the test was taken, date and time of the test, date of the result, test result, type of test, laboratory information, name and signature of medical director.
  2. Rapid antigen test: name, date of birth, document number, date and time of test, test result, type of test, name and signature of our medical director.

We do our best to provide the best service possible, but it can still happen that you are dissatisfied with our services. If you have a complaint, please send an email to info@spoedtest.nl with your ordernumber and the location of your appointment included. We handle all complaints with utmost care.

Most of our locations are wheelchair accessible, but it varies by location. You can find this information on our homepage. Per city it is indicated by means of a wheelchair icon whether the location is wheelchair accessible. Is the information unclear? Send an email to info@spoedtest.nl and we’ll gladly help you.

No, please stick to the guidelines of the RIVM at all times.

Traces of the virus will be traceable in the throat and/or nose, weeks after contamination. You will therefore not be able to travel. You don’t have to worry about contaminating anyone anymore.

Refunds will be processed within 7 working days.

Yes, we are open during all holidays.

The appointment confirmation may have ended up in your spam box. Make sure to always check your ‘unwanted’ mailbox and / or spam box. Can’t find an appointment confirmation here? Please contact us via info@spoedtest.nl.

You should get yourself tested in any of the following cases:

  • When you have (minor) symptoms that fit the new corona virus.
  • When you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the new corona virus.
  • When you have received a notification in the CoronaMelder app.
  • When you are going on a (business) trip, and a negative result of a corona test is required.

No, we do not cooperate with the Public Health Service (GGD). However, we are obliged to inform the GGD in case of a positive corona test result.

To make an appointment you can easily choose a location and a type of test on the Spoedtest.nl homepage. After this you will be redirected to our booking system. When you have booked your test appointment, you will immediately receive a confirmation by email.

No, it is not possible to make an appointment by email. You can easily and quickly book an appointment on our website.

You will receive an appointment confirmation in your email after you have booked an appointment online. In this email we confirm the appointment, and here you can find all information about the appointment such as the location, date and time. You can also find a QR code in this email, with which you can easily check in at the test location for which you have booked your appointment.

The test will be administered by certified employees, under the supervision of one of our doctors.

Our doctors train the employees. The doctors are available by phone at all times, but unfortunately they cannot be constantly present at every location.

Unfortunately, this is not possible unless you have a medical condition. The PCR test will then solely be taken from the throat, but we do this only in exceptional cases. This should always be discussed with one of our doctors. Therefore, please make sure to send an email in advance.

Pay attention! Each test always has a percentage of false positives and false negatives.

  • The PCR test has a very high sensitivity, and is thus internationally ranked as the “golden standard”. This means the PCR test is considered the best corona test available and it is used to investigate the reliability of other tests.
  • The Rapid Antigen Test we use is the Flowflex from the Acon Biotech brand. This test has a sensitivity of 97.1% and a specificity of 99.5%.

Yes! The negative test result we will send you is in English. The document is checked on the following 5 points:

  • Type test: at Spoedtest.nl we use the ‘TR PCR’.
  • Test result: must be negative.
  • First and last name: in accordance with your passport.
  • Date and time of administering the test.
  • Data from te institute or laboratory that administered the test.

Yes, all Spoedtest.nl locations are open seven days a week.

STI tests

You can order an STI test on our page STI tests. Ordering a test is very simple:

  1. Place the product you want to order in your shopping cart.
  2. Enter your details. You can use a psydonym if you prefer.
  3. Checkout. You can pay with credit card or iDeal.
  4. If you order on working days before 23:00, we will ship the package the same day. This usually means you receive the STI test the next day.

A STI may not always cause symptoms. Therefore, it is possible to have an STI without noticing it. If you want to be on the safe side, it is wise to get yourself tested. The advice is to do an STI test at least every year if you are sexually active.

In addition, do an STI test when you:

  • have had unprotected sex (such as penetration, exchanging sex toys or oral sex, without a condom or dental dam);
  • have had safe sex, but the condom has broken;
  • have been warned by a sex partner;
  • have a new partner and want to have sex without a condom;
  • have complaints that are consistent with an STI, such as painful urination, blood loss or itching.

An STI test for chlamydia, gonorrhea and/or mycoplasma genitalium is most reliable from 14 days after the last (unsafe) sexual contact. Do you have symptoms? Then do an STI test right away.

With all our STI tests you will receive a thorough instruction and guideline written by our in-house doctor. With the STI test Women, Oral or Anal you take the test by means of a swab. With the STI test Men you take the test by collecting urine in a tube.

After taking the test, you send the tube, with urine or the swab, in the supplied packaging to our ISO-certified laboratory. You can request the results after 24 to 36 hours* in our online portal.

*For a test with Mycoplasma genitalium this is after 36 to 48 hours.

With us you can get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea and mycoplasma genitalium. We hope to also offer other types of STI testing in the future.

We think (sexual) health is very important. Therefore, we aim to make STI testing affordable to ensure health and safety for everyone. That’s why you can order an STI from €49,95. We can keep prices low because we work with a lab that allows for this. An STI test from us is therefore much cheaper than an STI test from the GP.

Our STI test are analyzed by an ISO-certified laboratory. If you follow the administration instructions carefully and you do not administer the test earlier than 14 days after the last sexual contact, the result you receive from us is just as reliable as when you receive the result from the GP or GGD.

Read more about the reliability here.

Our STD test has several advantages compared to an ST test at the GP or GGD:

  • You stay anonymous: Only you know that you are getting tested anDd only you get to know the results. Your doctor will not be informed (unless you prefer it, of course).
  • It’s time saving: You won’t have travel waiting times. You can request the results after 24 to 36 hours.*
  • It’s cheap: Our STI tests are cheaper than those of the GP.
  • Privacy and comfort: You can take an STI test from Spoedtest.nl in your own environment, without compromising on quality or reliability.

*For a test with Mycoplasma genitalium this is after 36 to 48 hours.

With self-tests, you get the result almost immediately, but these are often less reliable. The test may miss an STD or give an incorrect result. In a study by the Maastricht Infection Center, one Chlamydia self-test from the drugstore scored 12% on specificity. That means that 88% of people with a positive result do not have Chlamydia! The advice is, therefore, to do an STD test that is analysed in a lab. You take our STD test yourself and then send it to the laboratory. Therefore, you have to be patient until you have the result, but this way, you know that the result is reliable.

Yes. The bacteria the vaginal STD test detects are in the mucous membrane of the vagina. So when you have your period, the menstrual blood mixes with the mucous membrane, but this does not affect the reliability of the test.

In your package, you will receive a code from us. Make sure to hold on to this code because it will be your access to a portal with your result. Your result will be available 24 to 36 hours* after the sample arrives in the lab. Note that the result will be deleted after 5 days for privacy reasons.

*With a Mycoplasma genitalium test this is 36 to 48 hours.

Unfortunately we cannot help you with this. To guarantee your privacy, you are the only one who has received this code. Our employees cannot access the portal to find out your result. You will have to get yourself tested again.

If you have tested positive, it is important to contact your doctor. Read more about what to do if you have tested positive.

That’s great news! A negative result means that no STI was found on the tested body part at the time of testing. Keep in mind that a negative result does not always mean with 100% certainty that you do not have an STI. Read more about this on the tested negative page.

We ship all of our tests in discreet packaging via PostNL. The packaging is discreet, meaning that there is no logo or company name on the package. Keep in mind that we’re only shipping to The Netherlands.

Once you have taken the sleeve off of the package, you will have to follow these steps to successfully send the sample to us:

  1. Place the tube with your sample in the seal bag
  2. Put the seal bag in the return box
  3. Seal the return box shut by taking off the strip on the side of the box and taping it shut
  4. Put the return box in a PostNL mailbox – you will not have to pay any costs to send this back to us, nor will you need a post stamp.

Did you order the wrong test? Or have you changed your mind? It happens! You can cancel your purchase within 14 days without having to give any reason. If you want to cancel your purchase, send an email to soa@spoedtest.nl in which you indicate that you are canceling your purchase. We will then send you the instructions to return your package.

The shipping costs for returning are for your own account. Make sure that the STI test is complete and the packaging is unopened, otherwise we cannot process your return.

For more information, please refer to our page returns.

PCR-test

PCR stands for polymerase chain reaction. The PCR-test shows genetic material of the coronavirus in the swab that is taken out of your throat and nose. The pieces of genetic material that are found will be copied and multiplied in the laboratory. This multiplication gives the PCR-test a high sensitivity.

You can expect the following of a PCR test:

  • We ask you to blow your nose.
  • Then we first take a swab from your throat. It is important that your mouth is wide open. We may ask you to say “aaa” so that the pharynx is wider.
  • After we take the throat swab, we use the same swab to take a swab in one of the nostrils. For this we ask you to tilt your head back, so that the test stick can enter the nose more easily.
  • The test stick goes deep into the nose. Here we spin it around for a few seconds. You can get tear eyes or start sneezing, that’s normal.
  • After the throat and nasal swabs have been taken, we put the test stick in a tube with liquid.
  • We send the swab from PCR-Economy and PCR-Rapid in a tube to our laboratory. You will receive the result in your email within 24 hours.
  • The NAAT (PCR) Test is analyzed directly at the test location by our PCR machines. You will receive the result in your email within 30 minutes.

The PCR – Rapid test gives a faster result than the PCR – Economy test. If you test before 12 p.m., you will receive your result around 1:30 a.m. The PCR – Rapid test has a priority in our laboratory.

  • Faster result than the PCR – Economy test and cheaper than the NAAT (PCR) Test.
  • Validated by the RIVM
  • International travel certificate

With the PCR – Economy test, your result will be sent within 24 hours. We process the test during off-peak hours in our laboratory. This allows us to guarantee that you will receive your result within 24 hours. Do you want a cheaper test and are you not in a hurry? The PCR – Economy test is the perfect fit for you.

  • The most economical option
  • Result within 24 hours
  • International travel certificate

With the NAAT (PCR) Test the result comes within half an hour! We process your test at the test location with our state-of-the-art machines, so you get your result within half an hour. The NAAT (PCR) Test is recommended if you really need your test result last minute.

  • Fastest result of the PCR-test
  • RIVM approved
  • International travel certificate

Yes, all PCR tests on the coronavirus are RT-PCR. RT stands for Reversed Transcription. Because a PCR requires double-stranded material and a corona virus is an RNA virus, the single-stranded RNA has to first be converted into double-stranded material. This process is called Reversed Transcription.

With a PCR-Economy test, your result will be sent within 24 hours. We process the ‘Economy test’ in our laboratory during off-peak hours. This allows us to guarantee that you will receive your results within 24 hours. So do you want a cheaper test and are you not in a hurry? Then the PCR Economy test is perfect for you.

  • Best value for money
  • Result within 24 hours
  • International travel certificate

You can book a PCR test for any time of the day. Opening times vary per location, so make sure to check this in advance to know if it suits your needs.

  • NAAT (PCR) Test – Last Minute costs €149,95
  • PCR – Economy costs €79,95
  • PCR – Rapid costs €99,95

No, it is not possible to have the corona test taken anonymously. If you are tested positive, we need all your data to pass this on to the Public Health Services (GGD). We are obliged to inform the GGD in case of a positive corona test result.

You will receive the certificate in English. The PCR test is the most commonly used test for international travel, so it is important that we provide the travel certificate in English.

Rapid antigen test

The rapid antigen test detects SARS-CoV-2 antigens. Antigens are proteins of the virus where our immune system can give a reaction to. The rapid antigen test shows you if there are found any antigens in your system by a swab out of your nose. Our rapid test is CR-IVD certified and has been found reliable by the RIVM.

The test result comes with a travel certificate in English. It’s your own responsibility to check if the rapid test is valid to travel with.

  • Sensitivity: 97.1%
  • Specificity: 99.5%

You can expect the following of a rapid antigen test:

  • We ask you to blow your nose.
  • Then we first take a swab from your throat. It is important that your mouth is wide open. We may ask you to say “aaa” so that the pharynx is wider.
  • After we take the throat swab, we use the same swab to take a swab in one of the nostrils. For this we ask you to tilt your head back, so that the test stick can enter the nose more easily.
  • The test stick goes deep into the nose. Here we spin it around for a few seconds. You can get tear eyes or start sneezing, that’s normal.
  • At the moment there are also thicker antigen test sticks in circulation than the test sticks we normally use. These test sticks go less deeply into the nose, namely about 2.5 cm.
  • After the throat and nasal swabs have been made, we put the test stick in a tube with liquid.
  • We then drip the liquid onto a test strip. This will indicate within 15 minutes whether you have been tested positive or negative for the coronavirus. You will receive the result in your email within 30 minutes.

Yes, the Rapid Antigen Test is reliable. This counts for the CE marked rapid antigen tests that are approved by the RIVM. You are probably not contagious when you have a negative test result but it is never 100% certain.

In some cases yes, that is why you will receive an international travel certificate from us. However, a PCR-test is often required. Make sure you carefully check the requirements set by the country in question before you travel.

Vaccinations

We don’t know yet. The vaccines are relatively new, so there is insufficient evidence about the effectiveness available.

Yes, you do. Anyone who has been vaccinated should still follow the general corona measures. You can find these measures on the website of the Dutch government.

A vaccine protects you against the coronavirus disease, but we don’t know if someone who has been vaccinated can still spread the virus. In addition, one to two weeks after vaccination, 60-90% of people are protected against the new corona virus, so not everyone is protected. The chance that you will contract the virus after two vaccinations is very small, but it’s not impossible. That is why (for the time being) the same corona measures apply to vaccinated people as to people who have not been vaccinated.

After the first vaccination, you can still get infected with the coronavirus, because your defense against the virus has not yet been fully built up. After the second vaccination, the chance of getting sick is much smaller. Therefore it is important to get the second vaccination.

We do not know yet if vaccinated people can still spread the virus. That is why we are erring on the safe side for now: for vaccinated people the same measures apply as for people who have not been vaccinated.

Book your appointment

Book your test appointment: quick and easy!

Do not forget to bring a valid ID to the test location. Please note: At the location we will ask you for your Citizen Service Number, your document number, your zip code and your house number. If you do not have this with you, we cannot take the test.

Do you want to cancel? You can do this easily up to 24 hours before your appointment via the link sent in the confirmation email. If you cancel up to 24 hours in advance, a partial refund will be made. We charge €10,- administration costs. If you cancel outside this period, no refund will be made.