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Pre-departure Covid-19 test locations

Last updated 26 November 2021, 19:35hrs (GMT +8)

Many countries and regions require you to take a Covid-19 Pre-Departure Test (PDT) and present a valid negative test result before you are allowed to transit through or enter. The timeframe the test needs to be taken varies and is specific to each country’s entry requirement. Countries that require a PDT usually only accept a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, with some countries specifying the particular PCR tests needed e.g. nucleic acid test (NAT) or reverse transcription (RT). Antigen and antibodies tests may not be accepted unless otherwise specified. So please ensure you check the test requirements carefully.

The test must be taken at a recognised or accredited clinic, laboratory or medical facility. For a smoother check-in process, you should check if the clinic is able to provide a test certificate with a corresponding QR code. This QR code should link to your digital pre-departure test certificate. 

Please ensure that you have allocated sufficient time to undergo the test and receive your results in order to meet the requirements of your transiting airport or travel destination. Do also ensure that you carry a printed copy of your test results as you may be asked to produce it at immigration for verification. This also applies to customers with digital health credentials. Do note that customers from selected countries travelling to Hong Kong are required to provide documentation to show that the clinic or laboratory is either ISO 15189 accredited or recognised by the relevant local authorities. Click here for more information.​

Please always check the travel advisories for your destination before your trip. While the information in our travel advisories are updated regularly, entry requirements may change at short notice and customers are advised to check the latest travel advisory issued by the relevant local authorities before their trip. 

Clinics in Singapore

If you need a pre-departure Covid-19 test to fly out of Singapore, you must make an appointment at an approved clinic or testing centre in Singapore. For greater convenience, make an appointment and check your test results online (available for selected clinics only).

For travellers flying to France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Turkey, you can verify your Covid-19 pre-departure test result or vaccination certificate online or via the SingaporeAir mobile app within 48 hours before your flight, or at the self check-in kiosk at Changi Airport. This service may not be available for some passengers such as those transiting in Singapore. 

> Book your pre-departure Covid-19 test
> Travel advisory for Singapore residents


Clinics, hospitals, and testing centres around the world

Find a recognised clinic, hospital, or testing centre near you. If your departing country or region is not listed below, please check with your local health authorities. Do note that the cost of the PDT may differ, depending on the test location and medical provider.

Do note that pre-departure test certificates in languages other than English are not accepted for international travel. Always check the certification requirements for all transit and final destinations in your itinerary, and confirm with your chosen clinic that the certificates issued meet the requirements and can be issued to you in time before your flight.

View by country/region : A–E | F–J | K–O | P–T | U–Z

You may be required to present a negative pre-departure Covid-19 test result to enter or transit in Singapore

Depending on your travel history in the 14 days prior to arriving in Singapore, travellers entering or transiting through Singapore, including Singapore citizens and permanent residents, may be required to take either a pre-departure Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test or professionally administered (e.g. by medical professionals or Government-recognised trained professionals) Antigen Rapid Test (ART). 

The test must be conducted within two days before the scheduled departure date of their flight. Please note that self-administered tests will not be accepted for entry or transit through Singapore.

Find out more on which test you may need to take and the test memo requirements here.

A-E

Country/region Test location and other information
Australia Multiple test locations available.
View list for:
 Queensland
 New South Wales
 Northern Territory
 South Australia
 Western Australia
 Victoria
Bangladesh Multiple test locations available. View list >
Brunei Make an appointment for a PDT at any of the locations below:
  •     Sports Complex Swab Centre RIPAS Hospital
  •     SARI Centre, Suri Seri Begawan Hospital
  •     Berakas Health Centre 
  •     PAPHMWHB Gadong Health Centre
  •     Pengkalan Batu Health Centre
  •     Seria Health Centre
Cambodia InterCare Medical Center
National Institute of Public Health Laboratory
Pasture Institute
Province Referral Hospital
Youth Sport Club (Siem Reap) 
China Multiple test locations available. View list (in Chinese) >
Denmark Available at selected locations by appointment only. View details >

F-J

Country/region Test location and other information
France Multiple test locations available. View list (in French) >
Germany Available at all clinics and hospitals. No prior appointment needed. View details >
Hong Kong SAR,China Multiple test locations available. View list >

For greater convenience, book your pre-departure Covid-19 test online (available for selected clinics only)
India Multiple test locations available. View list >
Indonesia Multiple test locations available. View list >

To facilitate a smoother check-in process, book your test at a clinic which is able to provide a test certificate with a corresponding QR code. View these clinics here. The QR code should link to your digital pre-departure test (PDT) certificate.

For those who prefer to book their pre-departure Covid-19 test online, click here (available for selected clinics only). QR codes are available with all digital PDT certificates.
Italy Multiple test locations available. View list (in Italian) >

Selected clinics provide both PCR and serology tests. Passengers are advised to contact the clinic to check if the test they require is provided, and also check that the test certificates issued meet the requirements of your transit and final destinations. Please note that the list of test centres is non-exhaustive.

PCR testing is also available at Rome Fiumicino Airport (Terminal 3 Arrivals area) and Milan Malpensa Airport (Sheraton Airport Hotel). Passengers must pre-register for the PCR test at Rome Fiumicino Airport via this link, while pre-registration for the PCR test at Milan Malpensa Airport is optional via this link.
Japan Multiple test locations available. View list >

K-O

Country/region Test location and other information
Malaysia Available at all clinics, hospitals or laboratories certified by the Ministry of Health.

To facilitate a smoother check-in process, book your test at a clinic which is able to provide a test certificate with a corresponding QR code. View these clinics here. The QR code should link to your digital pre-departure test (PDT) certificate.
Maldives Multiple test locations available. View list >

Most resorts can arrange Covid-19 pre-departure tests (PDT) for guests. Customers are advised to check with the resorts on the PDT ahead of their departure flight.  

Where PDT facilities are not available, travellers may consider taking the test at the airport on their day of departure. This will cost approximately USD$250 and is subject to change. Travellers requiring this assistance should arrive at the airport at least 3.5 hours in advance. 
Nepal Multiple test locations available. View list >
Netherlands Multiple test centres available:
SpoedTest
Coronalab
Snelle PCR test
Reis PCR
Medische Testen 24/7 
Test 2 Fly
Spoed Test Straat

Please note that the list of test centres is non-exhaustive, and passengers are required to contact them directly to ensure that their PCR samples are tested at a government-approved laboratory.
New Zealand Multiple test locations available. View list >

P-T

Country/region Test location and other information
Philippines Multiple test locations available. View list >

To facilitate a smoother check-in process, book your test at a clinic which is able to provide a test certificate with a corresponding QR code. View these clinics here. The QR code should link to your digital pre-departure test (PDT) certificate.
Russia Multiple test locations available. View list (in Russian) >
South Africa Make an appointment for a PDT at any of the locations below:
Ampath Laboratories
Lancet Laboratories
Lab 24
PathCare
Epicentre Health Research
Testaro
Neuberg Global Laboratories
Hamadi Clinical Laboratories
South Korea Multiple test locations, including Seoul and Busan. View list (in Korean)
Spain Available at all laboratories certified by either The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) or The Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification (AENOR). 
Switzerland Available at all GPs, hospitals, or specially set up test centres. View details >
Taiwan,China Multiple test locations available. View list >
Thailand Available at most major hospitals in Bangkok and Phuket.

Please note that pre-departure testing is not available at the airport.
Turkey Multiple test locations available. View list (in Turkish) >

U-Z

Country/region Test location and other information
United Arab Emirates Multiple test locations available. View list >
United Kingdom Available at private hospitals and private GPs.

Do note that pre-departure test certificates from the UK National Health Service are not accepted for international travel. Always check the certification requirements for all destinations in your itinerary before you fly.

For greater convenience, book your pre-departure Covid-19 test with our partner, Collinson.
United States of America Multiple test locations available.
View list for:
 Los Angeles
 Seattle and King County
 New York City
 San Francisco - San Mateo County

Kindly note that these lists are non-exhaustive, and passengers are encouraged to check directly with their local healthcare providers on the availability of a CDC approved pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test required for their travel itinerary.
Vietnam Multiple test locations available. View list (in Vietnamese) >

Do note that some of the clinics listed at the link do not issue the PCR test certificates in English. As non-English pre-departure test certificates are not accepted for international travel, passengers should contact the clinic/hospital to check if the test certificate can be issued in English before booking their PCR test.