Corona certificate

Depending on the type of appointment, you will receive one of the following corona certificates after your test:

Hestia test services

By using your own eight digit code and pin code, you can access your own personal environment (available at hestia-csc.com/corona-flowchart) to view your test history, advices and test results. Any potential travel documents are also available here.


Exception: after a NAb test you will only receive a doctor's statement in writing.


Your personal environment is compliant with the GDPR (privacy legislation) and we are unable to view eight digit codes or pin codes.

Testing for Entry

You will receive the test result with a collection code through Stichting Open Nederland. This code can be entered within the CoronaCheck app to obtain a QR-code that's valid in the Netherlands.

Proof of recovery

A proof of recovery is available from the CoronaCheck app when you have been tested positive by the GGD within at least 11 up to a maximum of 180 days ago. A proof of recovery after a PCR-test by the GGD can be used to travel, whereas a proof of recovery after an antigen test is only valid to obtain access to the Netherlands.


From October 13, 2021, CoronaCheck can also convert positive tests at other test providers into proof of recovery.


Requirements for “other test provider” (not GGD):

  • Do you want to use the proof of recovery for travel? This is only possible if you were tested after September 8 with a PCR test by another test provider. And that provider has passed on your test data to the GGD.
  • For use within the Netherlands you will receive a proof of recovery after an antigen test. For example if you want to go to a restaurant.

When can I make a proof of recovery?
https://coronacheck.nl/nl/faq/2-3-ik-heb-corona-gehad-en-ben-hersteld-hoe-maak-ik-een-herstelbewijs/

Arranging proof of recovery as corona proof:
https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/coronabewijs/herstelbewijs

Application form corona proof of recovery for people who have not been tested at the GGD:
https://vragen.coronatest.nl/herstelbewijs-elders/

Proof of recovery

A proof of recovery is exclusively available from the CoronaCheck app when you have been tested positive by the GGD within at least 11 up to a maximum of 180 days ago. A proof of recovery after a PCR-test by the GGD can be used to travel, whereas a proof of recovery after an antigen test is only valid to obtain access to the Netherlands.


The Government of the Netherlands is currently working on the possibility of obtaining a proof of recovery after a positive test at other test providers. This option does not currently exist!


More information can be found on the website of the Government of the Netherlands at rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/coronabewijs/herstelbewijs