COVID-19 TRAVEL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE + FIT TO FLY
We do not offer Covid-19 testing for unwell people or community case contacts.
With coronavirus still prevalent in many countries, some airlines and countries now require a Covid-19 Travel Clearance Certificate to allow an individual to fly or to enter a country.
A Travel Clearance Certificate is needed as proof to show that an individual has had a Covid-19 PCR test and is clear of infection within a determined time frame. Some airlines and countries currently require the certificate to be issued 72 hours before travelling (exception is Emirates Airlines 96 hours).
This service is available in clinic and is a private service. Please book your Covid-19 test with our reception: Monday to Saturday. We provide results the day after the test, after hours and on weekends.
By requesting COVID-19 testing individuals are providing their consent for results to be sent through to the national result repository. This is a Ministry of Health requirement for all notifiable diseases.
CORONAVIRUS ANTIBODY TESTS
A blood sample can be taken to check to see if there are specific antibodies to Covid-19 present. These are specialised proteins and indicate if you had a previous infection with the virus. Turn-around time for test result is 3-5 days.
There are several candidates in Phase III trials; it take longer because we need to see how truly protective the vaccine is and we also need to see how safe it is. Once we have a safe and effective vaccine it will be available through our clinic.