Welcome to antwerpen.testcovid.be, the website for the TestCovid village – Sportcentrum Wilrijkse Plein. You can apply for a Covid-19 test here.

IMPORTANT:

  • You cannot come to the test village without an appointment
  • The cost of the test to travel is €46.81. There is no RIZIV reimbursement (National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance). Always check availability of tests first before you pay. After payment, you will receive an email with a link allowing you to set a date and time for an appointment. The test cannot be reimbursed or moved to a different date.

Opening hours week 07/06:

  • Monday until Sunday: 9.00a.m. – 2.00p.m.

Opening hours week 14/06:

  • Monday until Sunday: 9.00a.m. – 2.00p.m.

If you need help registering with the test village digitally,
the City of Antwerp can help you on 03/435 95 55 (Monday – Sunday: 9am – 5pm).

Who can apply for a test?

All those who meet all of the following conditions can make an appointment for a test at the testing village:

1.a. You received a text message containing a CTPC code (Covid Test Prescription Code) which you can use to book an appointment for a test.

1.b. Several countries require foreigners to present a certificate of a recent negative test, or to go into mandatory quarantine upon arrival. You can find these requirements on diplomatie.belgium.be. Those who go abroad for professional reasons or on holiday, can now be tested at the testing village. For this purpose, you can purchase a test for €46.81 per person. The test is not reimbursed by the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance. You will receive your test result (English traveller’s certificate) by e-mail. It is up to travellers to adequately inform themselves about the travel advice for the country of destination and the period of validity of their test.

Please note: the number of tests for travellers per day is limited. The registration form states the number of tests that are still available for the following days. Please keep this in mind before buying a test. A purchased test cannot be refunded. It is not possible to change your appointment.

You have no or only mild Covid-19 symptoms.
You live in Antwerp or one of the municipalities that shares a GP services centre with Antwerp. This applies to the postcodes listed below.
Please note: Currently, you can only apply for an AG-Covid rapid tests at the testing village provided you have a code supplied by a group physician (for instance, an occupational physician working for priority services or clusters from businesses where continuity of production is essential – school physicians…). If the testing strategy is amended, Testing village Antwerp will make adjustments and communicate about them.

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.
  • 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.

  • • At the test village, everybody has to walk up to the testing area. Maintain a safe distance from others at all times. When it is your turn, take a seat for the test. A healthcare expert will administer the test by taking a nose swab.

Where is the test site?

At the start of June, we will be moving the test village from Spoor Oost to Wilrijkse Plein, Vogelzanglaan 6, 2020 Antwerp (close to Antwerp Expo)

ACCESSIBILITY

Address: Wilrijkse Plein, Vogelzanglaan 6, 2020 Antwerp (close to Antwerp Expo)

The new test village is easily accessible by public transport (buses 17 and 22, trams 2 and 6). There are bike racks and Velostation 300 (Wilrijksepleinen) for cyclists. You can park your car along Vogelzanglaan. The Wilrijkse Plein car park is not accessible for motorists who are coming to be tested.

Administering the Test: On Foot

Everybody has to queue on foot at the new test village and take a seat on a chair for the test. It is no longer possible to have the test in a drive-through setting.

ON FOOT

The test centre is accessible on foot via the entrance on Wilrijkse plein on the side of Vogelzanglaan. Follow the arrows as soon as you get close by.

BY BICYCLE

Every inhabitant of Antwerp can reach the test centre by bicycle. Come by bike and cycle in the direction of Vogelzanglaan. The test centre is on the site of the Wilrijkse Plein. Enter the site on your bike and there are plenty of bike racks to stall your bike by the entrance to the test centre.

Are you taking a Velo bike? Leave your bike at Velo-station 300 – Wilrijksepleinen right next to the entrance to the test centre. If the Velo station is full, you can use Velo-station 299 – Antwerp expo 600 metres away.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The test centre is very close to main tram and bus stops that have connections with all of Antwerp every 10 minutes.

Every 10 minutes, you can take tram 2 or tram 6 and alight at stops Antwerp Expo or Volhardingstraat and walk for just 500 metres to reach the entrance. Take bus 22 and alight at stop Antwerp Expo or take bus 17 and alight at stop G. Le Grellelaan. Both stops are served every 10 minutes and are situated at a mere 600-metres walk from the entrance to the test centre.

Plan your visit here.

BY CAR

If you are driving to the test centre, drive in the direction of Antwerp Expo and park at the Vogelzanglaan car park, address Vogelzanglaan, 2020 Antwerp. Follow the arrows to the test centre as soon as you get close by and follow the instructions of the stewards.

People who are coming for a test are NOT allowed to enter the Wilrijkse Plein site and have to park along Vogelzanglaan and then follow the pedestrians signs.

PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY

There are car parking spaces for people with a disability along Vogelzanglaan.

TAXI

There are reserved taxi rank spaces along Vogelzanglaan. Ask your taxi driver to drop you off and pick you up from there.

FAQ

Nee. Dat kan alleen als je:

  • de procedure via deze website volgde (zie ‘Wat moet je doen?‘)
  • een afspraak kreeg

Belangrijk!
Je krijgt geen test zonder afspraak en bijhorende e-ticket met QR-code. Dan sturen we je terug.

Neen.  Je hebt enkel je e-ticket met QR-code nodig en je identiteitsbewijs om je in het testdorp te laten testen. Neem beide mee, anders kan je niet getest worden.

Bij de registratie moet u niet betalen. Of je test terugbetaald wordt of niet, hangt af van beslissingen van de overheid.

Binnen de 48 uur na afname van de test.

  • Je arts. Hij beheert je globaal medisch dossier (GMD).
    Hij informeert je over het testresultaat en welke acties je moet nemen.
  • De overheid.
  • Jijzelf. Je kan je resultaat zelf zien op www.mijngezondheid.be.
  • Test je positief? Je bent besmet. Bel dan onmiddellijk je huisarts.

Als je 1 of meerdere symptomen van Covid-19 hebt. Ga dan naar je huisarts en volg de veiligheidsrichtlijnen. Na dat advies kan je je niet meer laten testen in ons testdorp.

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 (see ‘Who has access to the test result?’).

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:

 
 

With the help of Golazo and Mediris.

Het Ziekenhuisnetwerk Antwerpen VZW -Leopoldstraat 26 – B-2000 Antwerpen

Be0862382656

Person in charge of administration testing centre: Fatima Van Loon.

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