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Find a testing location for your pre-departure test

If you're travelling internationally, you may need a COVID-19 pre-departure PCR or Rapid Antigen test, even if you've received a COVID-19 vaccination. 

COVID-19 has changed the way we travel. You may need to provide proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result before you can check in for your international flight.

Testing requirements, including valid test types, testing providers and result documentation, are set by the country you are travelling to or transiting through. It's your responsibility to check latest government travel requirements well before your departure date so you can prepare. 

Many countries require your test to be taken at a recognised or accredited clinic, laboratory or medical facility. Self-administered COVID-19 tests may be accepted, taken under supervision of a trained person depending on government requirements. You are responsible for paying for your COVID-19 test.

If you're travelling within Australia, see Australian Domestic travel requirements.

    Where can I get my COVID-19 test?

    The following testing facilities provide valid tests along with approved paperwork which you may require for International travel.+ Discounts are available at some laboratories for Qantas passengers#

    Australia

    Tests offered
    COVID-19 RT-PCR
    Rapid Antigen test (RAT)

    Indicative Price
    A$79 - PCR test
    A$59 - Rapid Antigen test

    Histopath Collection Locations

    • Sydney International Airport
    • Melbourne International Airport
    • Brisbane International Airport

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    Tests offered
    COVID-19 RT-PCR

    Indicative Price (PCR test)
    From A$150

    Promo Code
    Use FLYAWAY20 for A$20 off per test#

    Healius Collection Locations

    • Abbot Pathology Laboratory (SA)
    • Dorevitch Pathology (VIC)
    • Laverty Pathology (NSW and ACT)
    • QML Pathology (QLD and NSW - Northern)
    • Tasmanian Medical Laboratories (TAS)
    • Western Diagnostic Pathology (WA and NT) 

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    Tests offered
    COVID-19 RT-PCR (for 48-72 hour pre-departure tests)
    Same day COVID-19 RT-PCR
    Rapid Antigen test (RAT)

    Indicative Price
    From A$150 - PCR test
    From A$64 - Rapid Antigen test

    Promo Code
    Use QF20 for A$20 off per test PCR only#

    Australian Clinical Labs Locations

    • Locations in NSW, VIC, ACT, SA, WA and QLD

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    Tests offered
    COVID-19 RT-PCR
    IgM Antibody

    Indicative Price (PCR test)
    A$120-180

    4Cyte Pathology Locations

    • Locations in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland

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    Tests offered
    COVID-19 RT-PCR
    Igm Antibody 

    Indicative Price (PCR test)
    A$145

    Sonic Travel Testing Locations

    • Capital Pathology (ACT and South-East NSW)
    • Clinipath Pathology (WA)
    • Clinpath Pathology (SA)
    • Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology / Barratt & Smith Pathology (NSW)
    • Hobart / Launceston / North West Pathology (TAS)
    • Melbourne Pathology (VIC)
    • Southern.IML Pathology (NSW - Wollongong, Illawara region)
    • Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (NT, QLD and Northern NSW)

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    Tests offered
    COVID-19 RT-PCR

    Indicative Price (PCR test)
    A$150

    Promo Code
    Use QANTAS21 for A$20 off per test#

    Safework Collection Locations

    • Jobfit (NSW, QLD, VIC and WA)
    • Safework Laboratories (NSW, QLD, VIC and WA)

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It's important you choose your test provider carefully, including doing your own research into: 

  • the services they supply,
  • testing locations,
  • whether a booking and/or doctor's referral is required,
  • if the clinic tests all ages,
  • costs and turnaround times, and
  • whether they can provide acceptable documentation to travel.

Note: Qantas does not take responsibility for any delay by a test provider in providing results. It's your responsibility to ensure you obtain a valid COVID-19 test certificate in time for check-in.

Important Information

Undertake the required COVID-19 pre-departure test under the advice of a medical practitioner.

+ Qantas does not endorse, recommend or approve any providers listed above. Qantas does not take responsibility for any delay by a test provider in providing results. It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure they obtain a valid test certificate in time for check-in.

# Discount available to Qantas passengers and subject to change without prior notice.