Testing Service for Cross-Border Commuters From the Netherlands

April 8th, 2021 | by

The RWTH Rectorate and the Crisis Management Team have announced that RWTH has now set up a testing service for cross-border commuters from the Netherlands, who can take the coronavirus self-test required by federal and state law with help and supervision from medical professionals. The University Medical Center offers this testing service Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. in lecture hall 4 at Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30.

If you would like to use this service, please note the following general conditions:

  • The testing service is aimed exclusively at RWTH employees and students who live in the Netherlands and currently have to travel to be at RWTH in person (to work at the office or lab, or complete an internship, etc.). All other employees and students are asked to continue to take advantage of the available testing options, such as the free rapid COVID-19 test (“Citizens’ Test”) or the coronavirus self-tests that can be carried out at home.
  • Access to the University Hospital is currently restricted. When planning to use the testing service, you must, therefore, carry the commuter certificate issued by your respective human resource department or a current RWTH student ID (not the Bluecard) with you. You must also be able to present an additional form of ID that shows your place of residence.
  • Please note that the certificate the University Medical Center issues after you take the test only serves to allow you to cross the border to and from the Netherlands. This test, or the resulting certificate, is not equivalent to a so-called citizens’ test, which allows you to shop at certain retail stores, for example.

The University Medical Center can be reached at if you have any question regarding the testing service. For further information, please refer to the FAQs on COVID-19 tests.

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