With those who travel abroad for work in mind, we have introduced the possibility of obtaining a medical certificate with your RT-PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2. The certificate bears the doctor’s certified electronic signature and may help avoid a 2-week quarantine in certain countries. Certificates in German and English, and Russian and Ukrainian may be used by employees when crossing the border or may be presented to employers:
Real-time RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 exclusively at Drive&Go-Thru test sites with result and medical certificate in English
Real-time RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 exclusively at Drive&Go-Thru test sites with result and medical certificate in English with ID number
We also offer medical certificate with your antigen test result for SARS-CoV-2. The certificate bears the doctor’s certified electronic signature:
How to buy an examination online in a few simple steps? Click HERE.
Testing for the virus SARS-CoV-2 is carried out exclusively at Drive&Go-Thru test sites and stationary swab points. A medical certificate* with RT-PCR or antigen test result for SARS-CoV-2 is required by the competent authorities of certain countries for crossing the border. It bears a certified electronic signature of the doctor issuing the document. It will be available online alongside the test result. Presenting a medical certificate at the border lifts the obligation of a 2-week quarantine.
*It is up to the tested person to check whether their country of destination requires a certificate to be issued according to a specific template and how long before the planned journey the test needs to be carried out.
Testing for the virus SARS-CoV-2 is carried out exclusively at stationary swab points and Drive&Go-Thru test sites (set up in dedicated tents). You find them HERE by selecting the checkbox "SARS CoV-2 metoda RT-PCR wymaz" or "SARS CoV-2 antygenowe szybkie testy (wymaz)".
IMPORTANT Phone registration is required at some facilities. More information you find HERE
after choosing a facility.
How to prepare for the test:
Swabs should be collected in the morning after rinsing your mouth with cooled boiled water or approximately 3 hours after your last meal.
Before samples are collected the tested person must not brush their teeth or use mouthwash, throat lozenges or chewing gum.
Swabs should be collected at least 2 hours after any nasal antimicrobials (drops, ointments, aerosols) are applied.
Before samples are collected the tested person must not rinse or blow their nose.
Before samples are collected the tested person must take out removable dentures.
Real time RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 shows greatest sensitivity the day after clinical symptoms occur or 7 to 9 days after potentially becoming infected. Samples for SARS CoV-2 test are collected from the patient’s airway.
Genetic tests for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are carried out using the real time RT-PCR method. The tested samples are swabs collected from the throat or nasopharynx, from which genetic material of the virus (SARS-CoV-2 RNA) is then isolated.
According to the references of the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Hygiene (PZH), the test, depending on its type, identifies two or three genes of those shared by the Sarbecovirus subgenus (gene E) and those characteristic exclusively of SARS-CoV-2 (N, RdRp or ORF1ab).
Should the obtained result be indeterminate, it is necessary to repeat the test from a new sample. For epidemiological reasons, until the result of the repeated test is obtained, it is recommended to proceed as in the case of a positive result.
Covid-19 test grants exemption from quarantine
A change of rules concerning quarantine after crossing the border, which comes into effect on 30 March, allows travellers to undergo a SARS-CoV-2 test in order to avoid quarantine.
According to the modification, travellers who received a negative result of an antigen test or an RT-PCR test in Poland are automatically exempt from quarantine imposed on them after entering Poland.
Change of rules concerning quarantine after crossing the border from 30 March
THE SCHENGEN AREA
Obligation to hold a negative coronavirus test. Test carried out no later than 48 hours before crossing the border.
Test type: PCR or antigen
All means of transport – collective and personal transport, crossing the border on foot
Persons with a negative test result will be exempt from obligatory quarantine
Travellers on whom quarantine was imposed in Poland may undergo a test, a negative result of which will make them exempt from quarantine
OUTSIDE OF THE SCHENGEN AREA
Quarantine will be imposed on each traveller.
A test carried out in the country of departure does not grant exemption from quarantine.
Travellers on whom quarantine was imposed may undergo a test in Poland, a negative result of which will make them exempt from quarantine
Test type: PCR or antigen
SARS-CoV-2 testing in Diagnostyka facilities
Pursuant to the latest changes, we carry out tests granting exemption from quarantine in safe conditions of our Test Sites.
The list of sites which collect samples for RT-PCR tests and antigen tests is available in the Test Sites Catalogue: https://diag.pl/katalogi/placowki/ after a box with the name of the test is checked.
Covid-19 tests are available not only to travellers, but also persons who would like to check whether they are infected with coronavirus.
SARS-CoV-2 tests are available in Diagnostyka’s e-Shop.
Tests for travellers in Warsaw
In Warsaw we perform SARS-CoV-2 tests in 3 special swab collecting sites:
at ul. Okrzei 18/U5, opening hours are available here,
at ul. Olbrachta 126, opening hours are available here,
at ul. Marszałkowska 68/70 – opening hours are available here.
Rapid antigen test at the Gdansk Airport
We perform rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests at the Gdansk Airport. The examination is planned to be available to persons arriving from and outside of Schengen Area, as well as to persons departing Gdańsk.
Test Site and registration point for rapid tests is located in T2 passenger terminal, in the restricted zone of the Gdansk Airport. Details are available here.