Mehiläinen’s Antigen and PCR tests for people travelling to the Netherlands

Instructions for people aged 13 and over travelling to the Netherlands:

  1. In order to board the plane, you must present a negative PCR test result not older than 24 hours.
  2. Alternatively, you can present the result of a PCR test not older than 72 hours in addition to a negative antigen test (“rapid test”) result not older than 24 hours.
  3. If you change flights in Amsterdam, you need a PCR result not older than 72 hours.

Read more about the travel guidelines on the embassy’s website. 

You need a referral from a Mehiläinen remote appointment  or the Digital Clinic  service for the PCR test and antigen tests.

Learn more: Price list for coronavirus testing

Where are PCR tests performed?

The result of a PCR test cannot be older than 24 hours in order to travel to the Netherlands.

Some of the coronavirus PCR drive-in testing stations are accessible also without a referral. In such cases, the need for an examination and a referral will be assessed and issued at the station.

More information and instructions about sampling, locations and prices can be found on the coronavirus test page.

Where are antigen tests performed?

Antigen tests are taken during the opening hours of the laboratories of the testing stations (Airport, Tikkurila, Töölö), either with or without booking an appointment. Check the opening hours of the laboratories, especially if you have not booked an appointment. Antigen tests for people travelling to the Netherlands are performed at the following Mehiläinen testing stations:

The opening hours of the laboratories can be found on the testing stations’ pages, in the Laboratory section.

We recommend arriving at least four hours before the departure of your flight for an antigen test, also known as a rapid test, in order for the results to be ready in time. Please note that the testing station may occasionally be busy and that you may have to wait for the result. When arriving at the testing station, please let the personnel know you are travelling to the Netherlands.

The price of an antigen test can be paid with a debit/credit card or you can ask for an invoice to be sent to your home address. If you do not have a referral, a referral can be issued at the station.

Learn more: Price list for coronavirus testing

Travel guidelines issued by the embassy

The travel guidelines issued by the embassy entered into force on 23 January 2021. The guidelines were updated on 16 March and remain valid until further notice.

Read more about the travel guidelines on the embassy’s website.