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Antwerp Central Station test centre

Antwerp Central Station test centre

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You can go to the Antwerp Central Station test centre (in commercial centre of the station) for a COVID-19 test. The result is known within 24 to 36 hours. An initiative of UZA, Altrio Thuisverpleging and Provincie Antwerpen.

 

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

The test indications have recently changed. The current procedures to get tested can be found at www.info-coronavirus.be.
 
You can go to the test centre for a PCR test:
  • at the request of your doctor, e.g. in case of symptoms or because you have to be hospitalised (hospital other than UZA)
  • when you go abroad
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.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 13:30 - 17:00.
  • Weekend and public holidays: closed
 

Your PCR test at the Antwerp Central Station test centre

How much does a test cost?

A test is free unless you need a travel certificate, in which case the test costs €50. You always pay on the spot with Bancontact or credit card. There is no RIZIV reimbursement.

How does the test proceed?

  1. Go to the test centre at the time of your appointment. Wear a mouth mask.
  2. The desk officer will register you by using your eID or passport. For a travel test, you pay €50 per bank card.
  3. The nurse will take a PCR test (polymerase chain reaction). A sample is taken from your nose with a swab.
  4. Your sample is sent to the laboratory for analysis.
  5. You will receive your result by text message within 24 to 36 hours after taking the sample.

How do I get my result?

Your test will be sent as soon as possible for analysis to the lab.

As soon as your result is known, you will receive a text message with your result. You can also download/print your result via CoZo. Search for your result on www.cozo.be:

  1. Log in with your eID (card reader) or the Itsme app.
  2. In the menu on the left, click on 'Results'.
  3. Open the document (PDF) of the lab 'Labo Microbiologie'.

Are you travelling and do you need a travel certificate? You will not receive this automatically via mail and you need to generate it yourself via www.mijngezondheid.be or the covidsafeBE-app.

 

I have a Belgian national number

I am travelling within the EU:

  1. Go to www.mijngezondheid.be.
  2. Log on with your eID (card reader) or the Itsme app. 
  3. Go to the section 'COVID 19 - Testing, vaccination, certificates'. 
  4. Click on 'EU digital COVID certificate'.
  5. Print or download the certificate. You can also find it digitally via the covidsafeBE app.

I am travelling outside the EU:

  1. Go to www.cozo.be.
  2. Log in with your eID (card reader) or the Itsme app. 
  3. In the menu on the left, click on 'Results'.
  4. Open the document of the lab 'Labo Microbiologie'.
  5. Print or download the lab report of your COVID-19 test.

 

I do not have a Belgian national number

I am travelling within the EU:

  1. Go to www.mijngezondheid.be
  2. Log on with your CTPC code (your test code consisting of 16 characters that you received via SMS) and the last four digits of your mobile phone number. 
  3. Print or download the EU digital COVID certificate. You can also find it digitally via the covidsafeBE app.

I am travelling outside the EU:

Are you travelling outside the EU and do not have a Belgian national number or are you a Belgian citizen with a residential address abroad? Report this to the test centre employee and you will receive an English lab report via secure mail.


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 Test centre UZA 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 Test centre UZA 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 Test centre UZA. Under no circumstances can the partners of Test centre UZA 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 Test centre UZA 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 Test centre UZA or the laboratories be obliged to pay compensation that is higher than the fee(s) paid to UZA for taking the test.

Contact

Address: Koningin Astridplein 27, 2018 Antwerp
 
The Antwerp-Central Station test centre is located inside the Antwerp-Central train station in the commercial zone behind the toilets.

Questions or need help making your appointment? Contact the test centre via 03 821 23 74 (on weekdays from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 16:30) ) or testcentrum [at] uza [dot] be. You will also only receive replies to e-mails during office hours.
 
Laatst aangepast: 17 november 2022
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