COVID-19 PCR Test / Pre-departure Test

As of 1 December 2020, COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab testing is available to all individuals, including non-travellers, without the need for approval from the Ministry of Health. To find out which clinics offer pre-departure COVID-19 PCR testing, please refer to the table below.

If you're taking the PCR test for travel purposes, take note of the testing window to ensure you meet travel requirements.

PCR test is available at $170 (inclusive of GST).

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Since 1 July 2020, individuals aged 13 and above and display symptoms of acute respiratory infection (ARI) will have to undergo COVID-19 swab testing under the enhanced Swab-and-Send-Home (SASH) programme. More than 30 Shenton medical clinics are under the Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPC) scheme and offer the SASH initiative.

Testing Window for Pre-departure PCR Test

Test must be done within 48– 72 hours before your flight. Please kindly call and confirm with the clinic on your individual flight schedule.

Travellers are responsible for checking the testing window requirements of their destination country and if the clinic can meet the required timeline.

Documents to prepare

Please bring the following documents for your PCR swab test:

    • Identity card for Singapore citizens, permanent residents, and long-term pass holders only, and passport (for all travellers)
    • Soft copy booking reference showing your departure flight timing

    Test Results

    We will inform you of your COVID-19 test results within 24 hours.

    We will email the results memo to you within 24 hours. You are advised to print this for easy reference during your travel.

    Digital Results with Accredify

    Parkway has partnered Accredify to provide verifiable digital COVID-19 swab results to enable an easy and smooth travel process for outbound travellers. Travellers can present their medical record’s unique QR code to immigration authorities for immediate verification.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    List for Pre-departure Test FAQs

    • I have to leave the country urgently in less than 48 hours. Can I get swabbed?

    • Can I take a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR swab test without an appointment?

    • What should I do if I missed my appointment?

    • What should I do if I am feeling unwell? (eg. fever, cough, cold symptoms)

    • Where can I find an accredited PHPC offering pre-departure COVID-19 PCR testing?

    • What happens after the pre-departure COVID-19 PCR swab test?

    • How long does it take to get tested? Do I need to prepare prior to the procedure?

    • Can I get tested even if I’m not travelling?

    • What is the required testing window for a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR swab test?

    • What is Accredify HealthCert?

    • How can I contact Accredify if I have issues with my generated test result?

    • What is the Accredify process for Shenton like?

    • Where can I store my Accredify HealthCert?