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Antwerp Central Station test centre: COVID-19 testing

Antwerp Central Station test centre: COVID-19 testing


You can go to the Antwerp Central Station test centre (in commercial centre of the station) for a COVID-19 test. An initiative of UZA, Altrio Thuisverpleging and Provincie Antwerpen.

When can you get tested at the Antwerp Central Station test centre?

  • If you came into contact with someone who has the coronavirus. 
  • By appointment at TravelTest@ Antwerp Central Station if you are going abroad.
  • If you have been abroad for more than 48 hours and you receive a text message after completing the Passenger Locator Form (PLF).
  • At your doctor's request.
Other nearby test centres where you can get tested when you go abroad:

Make an appointment

Come to the test centre at the agreed time and avoid the queues. With an appointment you get priority over people waiting without an appointment. In this way, you contribute to the safety of yourself, our care providers and other people.

Procedure to get tested

If you came into contact with someone who has the coronavirus:

  • You will receive a phone call or a text message from contact tracing.
  • Stay at home. Go into quarantine for 7 days. The quarantine period starts when you last had contact with the person who has coronavirus.
  • You will get a test after receiving a contact tracing phone call. This only applies if you receive a phone call within 72 hours of your last contact with someone who has coronavirus.
  • On day 7 after your last contact with the person who has coronavirus. Did you test negative on day 7? You no longer need to quarantine. Stay alert for another 7 days.

How does the test proceed?

TravelTest@ Station Antwerpen-Centraal: before you go abroad

Before your departure, always check the travel advice and the necessary measures you need to take for your destination via and

  • Make an appointment. We work by appointment only. Come to the test point at the agreed time to avoid queues.
  • Bring your eID, kidsID or passport with you for your appointment.
  • Depending on your destination, the test may be taken no more than 48 to 72 hours before departure. Check this carefully on before booking an appointment. 

How much does a COVID test cost?

A COVID test for travellers costs €50. You pay for the test on the spot with Bancontact or credit card. There is no RIZIV-INAMI reimbursement.

If you have not yet had the chance to get vaccinated, you can request two free PCR tests from July 1 to the end of September for any reason (e.g., travel, festival). Anyone between 6 and 17 years old gets those two free tests in any case after requesting the code. From the age of 18, you get two tests for free, unless you already had the chance to be vaccinated. 

How it works:

  1. Request a code that you can download at Please note, that code is only valid for ten days. 
  2. Make an appointment at the test point  and bring the code.

How do I find out my result?

Your test will be sent as soon as possible for analysis to the lab that works for the Federal Government: Platform BIS UZA/UAntwerpen.

    1. Log in with your eID (card reader) or the Itsme app.
    2. Go to the 'COVID 19 - Personal data' section and click on 'My test results'.
    3. Go to 'Results'.
    4. Print or download the lab result for your COVID-19 test.
  • You will receive your certificate for foreign travel (only valid within the EU) via or the covidsafeBE-app. You do not automatically receive your certificate via email. Find your certificate on
    1. Log in with your eID (card reader) or the Itsme app.
    2. Go to the 'COVID 19 - Personal data' section.
    3. Click on 'My EU digital COVID certificate'.
    4. Print or download the certificate.
  • Not in possession of a Belgian national number? You will receive a certificate in English via secure email.
Is it taking longer than expected to get the result, do you still have a question, or can't you find the result? Contact the TravelTest team on 03 821 23 74 (weekdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm) or traveltest [at] uza [dot] be (always mention your name, first name, date of birth and mobile phone number). Make sure you have all necessary documents in your possession in time. During the night you will not receive an answer via email.

We strive to make the result of your test available as quickly as possible, specifically within 24-36 hours after taking the test. However, this lead time is indicative and is not binding for the partners of TravelTest or the laboratories. In exceptional cases, there may be a delay or the person concerned may be asked to have a new sample taken because the quality of the investigation cannot be guaranteed due to a technical or analytical problem. The partners of TravelTest or the laboratories cannot guarantee the speed at which the results will be available. When taking the tests, you accept that the time period within which we strive to deliver the result constitutes an obligation of means only and not an obligation of results. If you want to exclude all risk of not receiving the test results, or a delay in receiving them, please be aware that other test methods are possible that provide a faster result (the so-called 'quick testing').  Locations where these can be taken include the national airport in Zaventem, but not the TravelTest points. Under no circumstances can the partners of TravelTest or the laboratories be held responsible or liable for reimbursement of any losses due to non-receipt or late receipt the results of the test, with the exception of damage caused by intent or gross negligence. Even if the test results are not available via the official website mentioned above or if a retest is required, the person concerned cannot claim damages. The partners of TravelTest or the laboratories cannot be held responsible or liable for reimbursement of intangible, indirect or consequential damage, including (but not limited to) loss of profit, loss of sales, loss of income, production limitations, administration or personnel costs, increased general costs, loss of clientele or receivables from third parties, except in cases that the damage has been caused by their intent or gross negligence. Under no circumstances can the partners of TravelTest or the laboratories be obliged to pay compensation that is higher than the fee(s) paid to UZA for taking the test.

If you return from abroad:

How does the test proceed?

Telecovid: remote health monitoring

Have you just been tested for COVID-19 to travel abroad, or to attend a festival? Even with a negative test, it is important to continue to report symptoms quickly and in an accessible way. This way, a possible further spread of the virus can be slowed down in time.

You can ask for health monitoring by UZA. To do so, register with Telecovid via telecovid [at] uza [dot] be (please state your name, first name, date of birth and mobile phone number). With Telecovid, the UZA can remotely monitor your health condition with a digital diary. On the digital platform you fill in a short questionnaire every day. A medical team from UZA monitors your answers and provides guidance if symptoms persist or get worse. They can also give you advice on how to treat the symptoms. All information is treated with strict confidentiality and only the follow-up team has access to your details. This offer is free of charge for travellers and festival goers. Together we are working to continue the fight against the virus.

Antwerp Central Station test centre

For your test, you can go to the Antwerp Central Station test centre (in commercial centre of the station). 

Opening hours
  • Weekdays: 9am – 20pm
  • Weekend and holidays: 9am – 19.30 pm


Questions or need help making your appointment? Contact the test centre on +3238212374

Other test centres

Would you like to take your COVID-19 test in another test center? Book your test here.