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Pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test locations

Last updated 22 June 2021, 0900hrs (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 certificate must be issued by a clinic, hospital, or testing centre recognised by the authorities. 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).

Air Travel Bubble passengers returning to Hong Kong may use their Air Travel Pass and air ticket to secure a test appointment.

> 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.

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

You will be required to present a negative PCR test result to enter or transit in Singapore

All travellers aged 7 years and older, including Singapore Citizens and permanent residents, will need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours before their scheduled flight departure. ​

Those who have stayed in lower-risk countries/regions in the last 21 days before departure for Singapore, are exempted from this requirement. This currently includes travellers from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Mainland China, New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR and Macau. ​

A-E

Country/region Test location and other information
Australia Multiple test locations available.
View list for:
  Queensland (Pathology service providers: Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Queensland Medical Laboratories
 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 National Institute of Public Health Laboratory
Pasture Institute
Province Referral Hospital
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 >

For greater convenience, book your pre-departure Covid-19 test online (available for selected clinics only)
Italy Multiple test locations available.
View list (in Italian) for:
 Rome, Lazio Region
 Milan

Selected clinics provide both PCR and serology tests. Passengers are advised to contact the clinic to check if the test they require is provided.

A doctor’s note is not required at Campus Biomedico. For all other locations, passengers are advised to check directly with the clinic.

Passengers on selected flights from Rome (FCO) to Milan (LIN) may be able to take the test at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport.
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.
Maldives Multiple test locations available. View list >
Nepal Multiple test locations available. View list >
Netherlands Multiple test locations available. View list >

Make an appointment for a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test via KLM Health Services
New Zealand Multiple test locations available. View list >

P-T

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