Getting Kiwis flying again
with Test to Travel
A dedicated COVID-19 pre-departure screening service delivered by APHG
Starting from NZD $70
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Board your flight with confidence
Simply book online, attend your appointment and receive your QR code verified Travel Certificate. Test to Travel is a service delivered by the Asia Pacific Healthcare Group (APHG), who are New Zealand’s largest COVID-19 testing service provider. Your sample will be processed locally by one of our laboratories when booking your pre-departure test with Test to Travel.
The testing you can order
Antigen Test (RAT)
within 1 hour
Covid-19 swab (RT-PCR)
Covid-19 swab (RT-PCR)
& Total (IgM + IgG) Nucleocapsid Antibody Test
* Express is a 24 hour turnaround time from your test being taken to receiving your travel certificate.
Express service is an additional $100 NZD per person. The express service is only available at specified locations
Book and Pay directly online at the following testing clinics
Below are the currently available online booking pre-departure testing clinic locations. Keep checking back for updates as more sites become available.
Wellington SCL – Newtown
145 Riddiford Street, Wellington
Taranaki Pathology, Bell Block
1 Paraite Road, Bell Block, New Plymouth
Medlab South, Nelson
Level 3, Nelson Hospital, Tipahi St, Nelson
Medlab Wairau Hospital
Main entrance, Wairau Hospital, Hospital Road, Blenheim
Southern Community Labs, Dunedin Central
18 Filleul Street, Dunedin
Canterbury SCL – Northfield
Northfield Business Park, Level 0, 60 Langdons Road, Papanui
16-18 College Rd, Northcote, Auckland
Level 2, 280 Queen Street, Auckland CBD
Labtests, Mt Wellington
37-41 Carbine Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland
How it works when using a Test to Travel Clinic
Enter all travellers’ details and select your test type
Choose your location and book and pay online
Answer screening questions online 48 hours before your appointment
Bring your passport to your scheduled appointment
Our trained team will perform or supervise your test
Receive your Travel Certificate via email within 24 – 48 hours* (1 hour for RAT results)
*RAT results are provided within the hour
*Not all locations can provide express services
Welcome to our Knowledge base
Recently asked frequently asked questions
When should I get my test?
Many countries, airlines and cruise lines require traveller’s COVID-19 test be taken no sooner than 72 hours prior to departure. However, there are some countries that require sample collection no sooner than 48 hours before departure, and some 24 hours before departure. It can be challenging.
We suggest that you follow your destination country, airline or cruise line guidelines and test as close to their “no-sooner than time” as possible. Please note that our team cannot personally advise you when you should take your test.
Testing too early can result in having to purchase and retest again and given the uncertainty of public health demands, we cannot guarantee urgent one-off requests.
Do I have to have an appointment?
Yes, everyone needs to have an appointment. This provides certainty for travellers that they can access testing on the day required.
How long do results take?
- PCR and serology results will be provided to your email address within 24 hours (if Express Service* is selected) or 48 hours of the swab/bloods being collected if the standard service is selected.
- Results for supervised RATs will be emailed within 1 hour of your appointment.
For Express Service*, please note most results take a minimum of 18 hours and your certificate will be provided within 18-24 hours.
Public health demands
We do all we can to treat and process travel pathology tests as urgent. However, public COVID-19 outbreaks must take priority and the increase in public health demand can sometimes put a strain on turnaround times.
We appreciate that it may not always be possible, however the best way to decrease your test turnaround time is to attend a dedicated Test to Travel clinic.
*Express service is not available at all locations