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Where to Get a PCR Test and a Rapid Antigen Test to Fly From Barcelona to Amsterdam

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Q: I have a flight from Barcelona to Amsterdam early in the morning, at around 06:00.
To enter the Netherlands I need to get a negaive COVID test result of a test made no more than 72 hours before arrival in the Netherlands.
Where can I get these COVID tests in time for my flight? How do I arrange and book these COVID tests so I can catch my flight without any problems?

A: First of all, make sure to always check the Coronavirus COVID-19 page of official website of the Government of the Netherlands for the latest COVID entry requirements when travelling to the Netherlands from abroad.

We know of several laboratories in Barcelona city centre that perform PCR tests for travel and they can deliver your PCR test travel test certificates in 12, 24 or 48 hours after you got tested, depending on the testing centre and results delivery option you select. These labs will provide COVID test travel certificates that are ‘FIT-TO-FLY’ in time for your flight.

Below, we provide links where you'll find a list of testing centres in Barcelona that perform COVID tests.


1. Where to get a PCR test in Barcelona to fly to Amsterdam

As explained above, make sure to double check the latest COVID entry requirements to the Netherlands on the Coronavirus COVID-19 page of official website of the Government of the Netherlands, to look up if PCR tests are accepted to enter the Netherlands at the time of your trip, and the time range you have to get your COVID test before your arrival time in Amsterdam.

You'll be able to view the laboratories of Barcelona that perform PCR tests and their results delivery period on the following page:

COVID PCR test in Barcelona: how and where to get tested

On the Barcelona laboratories comparison table provided on the page above you'll be able to see the opening times of each testing center, the price of the PCR tests, the test results delivery period and the location of the laboratory in Barcelona.

Some testing centres can deliver urgent PCR test results within 12 hours, or 24 hours or 48 hours after you got tested.

The comparison table will enable you to choose the lab that’s more conveniently located to you depending on where you’re staying in Barcelona.

We have also indicated the opening days and times of the laboratories. Some laboratories are open from Monday to Friday while others are open on Saturday and Sunday.

All the labs we have listed on the page COVID PCR test in Barcelona: how and where to get tested provide FIT-TO-FLY test travel certificates, the travel document you need for aeroplane flights and any other transport means to travel from one country to another.


2. Where to get a rapid antigen test in Barcelona before your flight to the Netherlands

As explained above, make sure to double check the latest COVID entry requirements to the Netherlands on the Coronavirus COVID-19 page of official website of the Government of the Netherlands, to look up if rapid antigen tests are accepted to enter the Netherlands at the time of your trip, and the time range you have to get your COVID test before your arrival time in Amsterdam.

You'll be able to view the laboratories of Barcelona that perform rapid antigen tests on the following page:

COVID rapid antigen test in Barcelona: how and where to get tested

On the page above, you will see that we have provided a comparison table for different testing centres in Barcelona where you can view the opening times of each testing center, the price of the rapid antigen tests, the test results delivery period and the location of the laboratory in Barcelona.

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