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).  

See below how the test centre works.

  • ​​​​Passengers arriving from a red zone. They are obliged to get tested when arriving in Belgium and can immediately get tested upon arrival at Brussels Airport, or later at any other testing facility.
  • Persons with an activation code. 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.

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

A soon as it will be possible to analyse the nose-swab samples on-site (expected by end of September) , departing passengers too can get themselves tested at the airport. This may be useful when travelling to a country that requires a negative test certificate.

Taking a test is possible from the age of 2 years.  For returning passengers from red zones, 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.

Register

To register, you will need:

  • Your activation code i.e. the "corona test prescription code" which exists of 16 digits and letters.
  • Your current address as well as the address where you will be staying for the next 14 days.

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.

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 case of a mandatory test (with an activation code) you will receive the results as follows:

  • If the test is taken before 2 p.m., you will receive the certificate the same day, before midnight. 
  • If the test is taken after 2 p.m., you will receive the certificate in the course of the following day.

With a rapid test you will get the result after about 3 hours. This test will shortly be available at this location.

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.   

An online registration is strongly recommended.

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

Passengers who return from a red zone and receive an SMS with a "corona test prescription code" on arrival at Brussels Airport, pay the rate of €46.81. If you are a member of a Belgian health insurance fund, that amount is covered by the health insurance and you do not have to pay. This is done directly between the health insurance and the lab.

For tests for departing passengers without an activation code or prescription, the standard PCR test will cost €67. For a quick test you pay €135. This will only be possible in a second phase.

You can pay by various means of payment, either at registration or on site. We advise you to pay contact-free, if possible.

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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