CTPC requested by citizens

As from 28 June 2021 citizens can obtain themselves a corona test prescription code (CTPC). This CTPC can be used to undergo a PCR test based on a sample collection at a sample collection center or a lab.

The test based on a CTPC that a citizen has applied for himself must be paid by him. However, every Belgian resident from 6 years of age, who has not yet had the chance to be fully vaccinated, will be eligible for 2 free PCR tests that can be carried out on the basis of a CTPC requested by him.

The process to obtain a CTPC for oneself is described in this chart.

A CTPC for a free PCR test can be obtained twice if the following conditions are met

  1. the person to be tested is 6 years or older and
  2. has his main residence in Belgium according to the information in the National Register and
  3. has not already obtained a CTPC for a free test twice and
  4. is in one of the following cases at the time of the request for a CTPC for a free test
    • the person has not yet been invited for vaccination
    • the person has been invited for vaccination less than 35 days ago
    • the person has received a first of two required doses within 35 days after the invitation and less than
      • 98 or 70 days ago for AstraZeneca, depending on whether the first dose was given before May 25 or May 25 onwards
      • 49 days ago for Moderna
      • 49 or 35 days ago for Pfizer, depending on whether the first dose was given before July 13 or July 13 onwards
    • the person has received a dose of Johnson & Johnson within 35 days after the invitation and less than 14 days ago.

A CTPC for a free PCR test is valid for a 10 days period. A CTPC for a paid test is valid for a 30 days period.