Rapid Antigen Testing
Pre-Departure Supervised Rapid Antigen Testing Service
Many overseas destinations and airlines now require documented proof of a supervised negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test result prior to international travel departure.
If you need a COVID-19 test prior to departure, we can supervise this for you and provide a certificate for you to travel.
You should book online, or phone us in advance to make sure there is capacity to see you for a supervised rapid antigen test
There is a charge for this service. You can check the cost of this service on our booking site here.
When should I get my test?
The test needs to be taken as close as possible to your date of travel — check the timing that applies to your country. However, the COVID-19 supervised Rapid Antigen Test is usually required to be taken within 24 hours prior to the international travel departure time.
The pharmacy staff must verify your identity by requesting your passport or driver’s license.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms - Do not come into the pharmacy for a Rapid Antigen Test.
How long will it take to get my results?
RAT tests do not rely on a laboratory. Results are available in about 15 – 30 minutes.
We will provide you with the Proof of a Supervised Rapid Antigen Test Result for Travel form to use that you can use as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.
Remember to take your negative test results with you to airport check-in. You may need to show your results to customs or immigration on arrival at your destination.
What will happen if my test is positive?
If the test is positive, your pharmacist staff member will talk with you about what happens next. You will not be able to travel.