COVID-19 Test Centre

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At Brussels Airport you can have a COVID-19 PCR-test taken at one of the COVID-19 Test Centres, operated by Ecolog. The Test Centre for departing passengers is located just outside the Departures hall. The Test Centre for arriving passengers is located on level 0 (bus station)

See below for any questions related to the Test Centre.

  • Departing passengers who travel to a country for which a negative test certificate is required.
    • You can also get tested at the Test Centre at the airport if you are travelling abroad by train, car, bus, bike…
    • Tests are provided for all travellers from the age of 2 onwards.
  • Arriving passengers who receive an SMS with a code to get tested.
    • You receive this code based on the info you provide in your Passenger Locator Form (e-PLF) before flying to Belgium.
    • The latest info on who is required to get tested upon arrival can be found on this website of the Belgian Government.

You are welcome to have a test taken at the COVID-19 Test Centre at Brussels Airport as long as you do not show any COVID-19 symptoms.

 

The tests offered are RT-PCR tests. They are performed by taking a sample from the nose with a cotton swab. The price and the delay in which you will receive the result vary depending on the type of PCR tests you choose. More info under ‘How much does a test cost?’.

Ecolog also offers Covid-19 antigen rapid tests. The antigen tests used are listed on the list of recommended tests by FAMHP, Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products. The sample from the nose is collected in the same way as for a PCR test, using a cotton swab.

  • If you choose an antigen test, make sure to provide enough time to have the test taken and receive the results.
  • Make sure that your destination indeed accepts this test before you choose this option.
  • Please note that for Belgian residents, antigen test results are not uploaded into the CovidSafeBE-app. You will only receive the result and test certificate via email.

Yes. As of June, 28 Belgian residents who are eligible for the 2 free PCR-tests can also use their codes to get tested at the Covid-19 Test Centre at the airport.

However, in order to receive your free PCR-test at the airport Test Centre, please register online at least one day in advance.

Belgian residents from the age of 6 onwards who have not yet had the opportunity to get  fully vaccinated can request a code for a free test on the website of the Belgian government. Departing passengers without this code will not be able to get tested free of charge.

You will receive a 16-character code by text message (SMS) which you will have to fill in when registering online for your test in the Ecolog Covid-19 Test Centre at the airport.

  • Be sure to bring this code with you when you come to the airport to get tested, as well as your ID-card.

You will receive your test result maximum 36 hours after your test is performed. The result will immediately be shared with you via email. It will become visible in the CovidSafeBE app 1 to 2,5 hours later. 

For departing passengers:

 

Test

Price

Results available in

PCR test with ‘free test’ code

€0    

  24 to 36 hours

Standard PCR test

€55    

  24 hours

PCR rapid test (available from 6am to 9pm)

€120    

  • If a test is taken between 3.30am and 6am, the result will be available a few hours later between 10am and 12am.
  • 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 12am the next day.

 

Antigen test

€55    

  50 minutes

 

If you are an arriving passenger and have received a 16-character activation code by text message (SMS) based on the information you entered on your Passenger Locator Form (e-PLF).

  • You can get tested free of charge using this code during the registration process on the condition that are affiliated to a Belgian health insurance fund.
  • You will pay €40.44 for a standard PCR test if you have an activation code but are not affiliated to a Belgian health insurance fund.

You can pay by various means of payment, either during your online registration or onsite. We recommend paying in advance as much as possible to avoid long queues.

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

Register

For the free PCR tests offered by the Belgian government it is mandatory to register at least 1 day in advance.

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
  • To be eligible for a free PCR test as a Belgian resident: your 16-character activation code received by text message (SMS)
  • For arriving passengers: an activation code received from the government via SMS after completing the Passenger Locator Form (e-PLF).

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 mandatory 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.

How quickly you will receive your test results depends on the option you choose.

For departing passengers:

 

Test

Results available in

PCR test with ‘free test’ code

24 to 36 hours

Standard PCR test

24 hours

PCR rapid test (available from 6am to 9pm)

  • If a test is taken between 3.30am and 6am, the result will be available a few hours later between 10am and 12am.
  • 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 12am the next day.

Antigen test

50 minutes

 

For arriving passengers, results are available between 24 to 48 hours after your test is carried out.

How do you receive the results?

All test results are shared with you via email

For Belgian residents PCR test results (except for antigen tests) are also automatically uploaded into the CovidSafeBE app. Please note that there can be a delay of up to 2.5 hours between the time you receive your results by mail and the results being visible in the CovidSafeBE app.

  • It is key that you provide the correct national registration number during your online registration, as without, the results will not be made visible in this application.

This is the official app in Belgium where your EU (European Union) Digital Covid-19 Certificates are available.

A Covid-19 certificate allows you to travel safely and freely within the European Union.

There are 3 distinct types of certificates that prove you are Covid-safe:

  • A vaccination certificate proves that you have been fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.
  • A test certificate proves that you have taken a negative Covid-19 test.
  • A recovery certificate shows that you have recovered from Covid-19 after a previous positive Covid-19 test.

More info on this app can be found here.

The COVID-19 Test Centre at Brussels Airport is open 7/7, including Sundays and public holidays.

The Test Centre for departing passengers is open nonstop from 3.30 am until midnight.

  • Please be advised that Fast PCR tests are available between 6am and 9pm

The Test Centre for arriving passengers is open nonstop from 6am i until midnight.

 

For departing passengers, the Test Centre is located on the Departures level just outside the terminal.

It is open 7/7, including Sundays and public holidays, from 3.30am to midnight.

PCR rapid tests are available every day from 6am to 9pm.

If you would like to get tested at the airport, please register online beforehand to avoid long queues.

For arriving passengers, the testing facility is located immediately outside the terminal on level 0 (bus station). 

The Test Centre for arriving passengers is open 7/7, including Sundays and public holidays, from 6.00 am to midnight.

At Brussels Airport you can wait for results in a pleasant and useful way. Especially if you decided to get a test with fast results before departing on your trip.

A few tips?

·       You can have a picknick or enjoy the sun at our picknick tables on the Departures level just outside the terminal.

·       In the terminal you can enjoy a delicious drink or have a bite to eat before your flight.

·       At the Regus Meeting Centre you can catch up on some work or hold a meeting.

·       At Sheraton hotel you can also have a meeting, visit their restaurant, or book a room for a few hours or a night.

Discover our offers here to enjoy your time ate the airport while waiting.

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, ...

Since the Test Centre is located right next to the airport terminal, it can easily be reached by public transport. Click here for more information on the various transport options to the airport.


Are you coming by car? Please park your car in public car park P2. The car park is within short walking distance from the test centre.

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.

Operator Ecolog processes the data and test results and shares them with Sciensano, the Federal Scientific Institute of Public Health in Belgium, to support contact tracing. 

Brussels Airport Company has no access to the personal data, nor to the test results.

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

Ecolog is a leading global provider of integrated service solutions and Van Poucke-Eurofins is specialised in laboratory research. The laboratory is recognised by Sciensano, the Federal Scientific Institute of Public Health in Belgium.

Ecolog can be reached on: 

  • +32 (0)2 588 23 60 from Monday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., including public holidays. 
  • Or by email at brussels@ecocare.center