COVID-19 PRE-DEPARTURE PCR TRAVEL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE + FIT TO FLY
We do not offer Covid-19 PCR testing for unwell people or community case contacts.
Auckland’s leading pre-departure flight testing centre. Take the stress off while preparing for your flight. We have assisted more than two thousand travellers (including visitors) since international borders reopened in September 2020, with not a single traveller having an issue at any customs . Our travel doctor suggests the best timing for your appointment based on your itinerary. Our doctor does the naso-pharyngeal brush as gently as possible, follows through with the results and documentation (100% success rate).
Country entry requirements are increasingly becoming more complex. Most airlines and countries currently require the certificate to be issued 72 hours before check in at Auckland airport. A few countries require it within 24 hours of departure or within 48-72 hours of arrival. We advise you check with us before booking flights over public holidays & long weekends eg Easter.
This service is available in clinic and is a private service. Our clinic is a safe & relaxed environment; we have not attended to any Covid positive travellers this past year. Please use a reliable email address to request your Covid-19 PCR pre departure test to email@example.com. Include your passport names, date of birth, contact number and itinerary. Do check your ‘junk’ mail folder for our confirmation of appointment. We cannot accept telephone bookings as all requests have to be cleared by our travel doctor who selects the appropriate appointment time & date. Late booking fees apply for appointments requested the next day.
The email you provide us at the time of booking is the email we use to send you the PCR certificate. We cannot change this email when you come in for your appointment. We can provide results the day after the test, including after hours and on weekends. All charges are to be paid at reception before your testing.
Results will be emailed to your email in PDF format; please check your ‘junk’ mail folder before calling us. The pdf report includes: your name, date of birth, gender, our doctors name/clinic, Labtests logo, date of test, type of test and the result (sample report below).
We can ‘fast track’ processing times/results & Fit to Fly medical certificates if needed (fees apply). Weekend testing can take longer than weekday processing times.
The date you get tested is the date on your laboratory report (this cannot be changed). No passport numbers are included in the report, however do bring your passport/drivers licence in to verify identity. We advise you carry a printed hardcopy of the PCR report. A certified hard copy can be provided and collected from our reception after you sight the electronic PDF report; it helps to support the validity of your test report (please request a certified hard copy at the time of the booking).
** It is your responsibility to check your Airlines & Country Covid-19 entry requirements as they continually change, we advise you do a final check 5 days before your flight **
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR VACCINATIONS + YELLOW IMMUNITY PASSPORT ARE UP-TO-DATE
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 (for past + current infection)
A blood sample can be taken to check to see if there are specific antibodies ie IgM to Covid-19 present. These are specialised proteins and indicate if you are currently infected with the virus. Turn-around time for test result is 24 hours. We can also check if you have a past infection.
The gold standard for current infection is the PCR swab test.
Covid vaccines will be available in our clinic in the coming months for international travel and ‘at risk’ groups