COVID-19 Test Centre

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At Brussels Airport you can take a COVID-19 PCR test. The COVID-19 Test Centre, operated by Ecolog, is located just outside the airport terminal (on the Departure level).  

Both arriving and departing passengers can have themselves tested. See below how the test centre works.

  • All passengers can have a test taken, regardless of whether they are arriving or departing. 
  • If you received an activation code, you are obliged to get a test. You can get yourself tested at Brussels Airport. You will receive this "corona test prescription code" by SMS from the Belgian government. This is done following a contact tracing procedure, for example after filling in a Passenger Locator Form.  The code consists of 16 digits and letters. 
  • Are you about to travel to a country for which a negative test certificate is required? The COVID-19 Test Centre at Brussels Airport is open 7/7, including on Sundays and public holidays, nonstop from 3.30 in the morning until midnight.

You can only get tested if you do not show any COVID-19 symptoms

Taking a test is possible from the age of 2 years.  By government decision, children under the age of 6 should not be tested.

Operator Ecolog performs a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test. A sample is taken from the nose with a cotton swab (according to Sciensano's instructions, the Federal Scientific Institute of Public Health in Belgium).

The molecular test gives an indication of the presence of the COVID-19 virus only at the time of testing. 

You may not eat, drink, smoke or brush your teeth 15 minutes prior to the test. 

Ecolog collaborates with an ISO 15189 accredited lab, which makes the results internationally valid.

You can register online for a COVID-19 test through the platform of operator Ecolog.

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To register, you will need:

  • Your passport or identity card 
  • Your current address as well as the address where you will be staying for the next 14 days
  • Activation code or "corona test prescription code", if you received one. The code consists of 16 digits and letters

After registration you will receive an email with a QR code which you have to present to the Test Centre.  

At the test centre itself, you must also be able to present your passport or identity card. Please keep in mind that wearing a face mask is compulsory at the airport premises.

An online registration is strongly recommended.

If you don’t have the possibility to register online, you can also register on site. Please take into account that there may be a queue.

In the case of a rapid test, receipt of the result depends on when the test was taken: 

  • If a test is taken between 3.30am and 6am, the result will be available a few hours later between 10am and 11am. 
  • If the test is taken between 6 am and 4 pm, you will receive the result after 4 to maximum  6 hours.
  • If a test is taken between 4pm and midnight, the result will be available between 10am and 11am the next day.

Be sure to take this into account if you want to fly the same day.

In the case of a standard test, you will receive the result within 24 hours.

Operator Ecolog will send you the results of your COVID-19 test by e-mail if you have registered online for the test, by post if you have registered on site. This means that you can just go home and wait for the result or continue your stay.   

The certificate can be issued in the following languages: English, Dutch, French and German.

If you have received an activation code from the government (on return from a red zone or as part of contact tracing) and are affiliated to a Belgian health insurance company, you can get tested free of charge. If you have an activation code but are not a member of a Belgian health insurance, you pay €46.81 for a standard PCR test. 

Without an activation code, you will pay €67 for a standard PCR test and €135 for the rapid PCR test.

You can pay by various means of payment, either at registration or on site. We advise you to pay as much as possible contactless.

At Brussels Airport you can wait for results in a pleasant and useful way.

If you do not show any symptoms of COVID-19, you are of course welcome to wait for your results at the airport. A few tips? In the terminal you can enjoy a delicious hot coffee at Starbucks. At the Regus Meeting Centre you can catch up on some work or hold a meeting. That's also possible at Sheraton, where you can even rest for a few hours or take a shower.

If you show symptoms, you are expressly asked not to come to the airport, nor to the Test Centre. Please contact your doctor. The symptoms corresponding to COVID-19 are fever, coughing, breathing difficulties, loss of taste and smell, fatigue, ...

The Test Centre is open 7/7, including Sundays and public holidays, from 3.30am to midnight. If you would like to take a test, we recommend making an appointment online.

The facility is located at departure level just outside the terminal.

In the event of a positive test, we ask you to leave the airport premises immediately and respect a self-quarantine.  Also contact your doctor. 

In the event of a positive test result, operator Ecolog will also notify the necessary authorities, even if you are not a Belgian national. The contact tracing process is initiated in the same way as in other laboratories.

The COVID-19 Test Centre will be operated by Ecolog in partnership with Van Poucke-Eurofins. 

Ecolog is active in global logistics and crisis management and Van Poucke-Eurofins is specialised in laboratory research. The laboratory is accredited by Scienscano, the Federal Scientific Institute of Public Health in Belgium.

Ecolog is also active with a test lab at the airports of Munich and Eindhoven.

The COVID-19 Test Centre will be operated by Ecolog in partnership with Van Poucke-Eurofins. 

Ecolog is active in global logistics and crisis management and Van Poucke-Eurofins is specialised in laboratory research. The laboratory is accredited by BELAC, the Belgian Accreditation body and recognised by Scienscano, the Federal Scientific Institute of Public Health in Belgium.

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