The laboratories of the national testing platform are experiencing major backlogs at the moment. Therefore, many results will arrive late.

Welcome to antwerpen.testcovid.be, the website for the TestCovid village by Park Spoor Oost.
You can apply for a Covid-19 test here.

Attention!
Open – Saturday 24/10 and Sunday 25/10: 9.00a.m.-12.30p.m.

What is the reason for the test village?

Many citizens need to be tested for Covid-19 for many different reasons, even though they may not feel ill or have merely mild corona complaints. This test Village allows us to relieve the pressure on health care providers, so that they can focus all their attention on those people who are showing severe symptoms of the corona disease.

Do you have severe Covid-19 symptoms? Then make sure to always contact your GP.

Who can apply for a test?

You have to meet all three conditions below:

1.a. You were contacted by an official contact tracer and you have received an activation code for a Covid-19 test.

OR your doctor made you a prescription for the test centre

1.b. Several countries demand that foreigners can present proof of a recent negative test or go into mandatory quarantine after arrival. You can find more information about this requirement on diplomatie.belgium.be. From now on, those who are going abroad for business or pleasure can get tested at the test village. The test is not reimbursable by the RIZIV. It is the travellers’ responsibility to get up-to-date information about the travel advice for their destination and the validity period of their tests.

Please note: there are a limited number of tests for travellers per day. The registration form will show the number of available tests for the coming days. Please take this into account before purchasing a test.

A purchased test is not refundable.

2. You do not have any Covid-19 symptoms. So, you are not ill.

3. You live in Antwerp or in a town that shares an out-of-hours GP practice with the city of Antwerp. This includes the postcodes in the table below.

Antwerp2000 (centre)
2018 (between Leien and Singel)
2020 (Kiel + Tentoonstellingswijk)
2030 (Luchtbal)
2050 (Linkeroever)
2060 (Antwerp North)
Berendrecht-Zandvliet-Lillo2040
Berchem2600
Borgerhout2140
Deurne2100
Ekeren2180
Hoboken2660
Merksem2170
Wilrijk2610
Schoten2900
Stabroek2940
Wommelgem2160
Borsbeek2150

What do I need to do before taking the test?

Beforehand

  • Answer a number of short questions on the e-form.
  • Are you eligible for a test? Then make an appointment straight away. You can book a test for the same day or for the next 2 days.
    • Opening hours:
      Monday: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
      Tuesday: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
      Wednesday: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
      Thursday: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
      Friday: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
      Saturday: 9.00 am – 12.30 pm
      Sunday: 9.00 am – 12.30 pm
  • It is not possible to book an appointment more than 2 days in advance.
    In the event of a surge in demand, we will extend the opening times.
    Important! Do not come to the test village if you do not have an appointment.
  • Do you have an appointment?
    Then, you will receive an e-ticket with a QR-code.
    Bring your (paper or electronic) ticket to the test village.
    Present your ticket together with your ID card.
    Important! You will not be tested without that code or ID card.

At the test village

Arrive at the test village in time for your appointment but do not come before your allotted time slot. If possible, come by car.

  • Arriving by car?
    Drive through the test site in your car.
    Remain in your car at all times.
    A specialised healthcare worker will administer the test by taking a swab of the inside of your nose.
  • Walking, cycling or arriving on public transport?
    Walk through the test site. Keep your distance from the person in front of you.
    When it is your turn, walk over to the chair.
    A specialised healthcare worker will administer the test by taking a swab of the inside of your nose.

Where is the test site?

Our test village is by Park Spoor Oost along the Noordersingel (nearby the Sportpaleis). We can help several people there at the same time.

You can drive or walk through the test lanes.

Cycling? There are spaces where you can park your bicycle. You will have to walk down the test lane.

Mobility information

The Spoor Oost site has several points of access for entering the site.

Schijnpoortweg (North)

  • The main entrance on the North side is between the Q8 and LUKOIL service stations, especially convenient if you are travelling by public transport.
  • At the crossroads where Schijnpoort, Noordersingel and Slachthuislaan meet.

Buurtspoorweglei (South)

  • In the bend of the Buurtspoorweglei (slanting slope)
  • At the corner of Buurtspoorweglei and Noordersingel (steps)

Singel Noord (East)

  • By the traffic lights. This is the main entrance if you are travelling by car
  • There are more entrances with steps for pedestrians along the Singel.

If at all possible, walk or cycle.

15-minute walk to Spoor Oost

20-minute cycle to Spoor Oost

Suggested Public Transport Routes

Main stop for Spoor Oost is stop Schijnpoort (along the northern edge of the site). This stop is served by:

Underground:

  • Tram 2: Hoboken – P+R Merksem
  • Tram 3: P+R Melsele – P+R Merksem
  • Tram 5: P+R Linkeroever – Wijnegem
  • Tram 6: P+R Olympiade – P+R Luchtbal

Overground:

  • Tram 12: Central Station – Sportpaleis
  • Bus 23: Central Station – Dam – Noorderplaats

Additional stop for Spoor Oost is stop Hof ter Lo (along the southern edge of the site). This stop is served by:

  • Tram 10: P+R Schoonselhof – Wijnegem
  • Buses: 410, 415, 416, 417, 427, 429

By car

You can find the Spoor Oost entrance for cars by the traffic lights on the Noordersingel.

  • You have to pay to park from Monday to Saturday from 9am till 7pm.
  • No longer than 10 hours.
  • €1 + €1.40 for every consecutive hour.

FAQ

No. You are only eligible if you:

Important!
You will not be tested if you do not have an appointment with an e-ticket containing a QR-code. You will be turned away.

No.  You only need your e-ticket with QR-code and your ID card to have a test at the test village. Bring both, otherwise you will not be able to take the test.

You do not have to pay when you register. It depends on the government’s decision whether your test will be reimbursed or not.

Within 48 hours after administering the test.

  • Your GP. He manages your centralised medical record (GMD).
    He will inform you about your test result and what the next steps are.
  • Your government.
  • You can access your result on www.mijngezondheid.be.
  • Is your test result positive? You are infected. Please contact your GP immediately.

When you have 1 or more Covid symptoms. Go to your GP and follow the safety instructions. After that advice you can no longer get tested at our test village.

How do you respect my privacy?

We will only use your personal and medical data for Covid-19 testing, tracing and follow-up purposes. Only you, the healthcare workers involved and the government have access to the data.

Others will not have access to your data. We will make sure of that. Moreover, your data will be processed anonymously.

Who are our partners?

The partners of the test village are:

 
 
 

Together with Golazo and Mediris.

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