COVID-19 Testing Travel Requirements For Your Destination

Travel requirements vary widely across the globe. With the table below you can select a COVID-19 test* suggested for your travel destination.
Destination
Type of COVID-19 Test
What Should I Expect?
When Should I Take the Test?
Can I use a self-adminstered test?
Source
Remarks
Australia
Passengers whose first embarkation point is China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) must have a negative COVID-19 test.
48 hours (RT-PCR)/ 48 hours (RAT)
Taken by or under the supervision of an authorised person

You can take:
- a Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA) test, including the following types:


  • polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)

  • loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP)

  • transcription mediated amplification (TMA)

- a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) administered or supervised by a medical practitioner.
- Serology or antibody tests will not be accepted.

(Sample collection method was not mentioned.)

Canada
Passengers entering or transiting through Canada and whose first embarkation point is China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China), COVID-19 negative cerificate is required regardless of vaccination status.
48 hours (RT-PCR)/ 48 hours (RAT)
Monitored by a telehealth service or an accredited laboratory or testing provider

As of 12:01 a.m. EST on January 5, all air travellers who are two years of age and older, arriving on flights originating from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macao, will need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than two days before their departure, to the airline prior to boarding. The test could be either a negative molecular (such as a PCR test), or a negative antigen test that has documentation to show that it has been monitored by a telehealth service or an accredited laboratory or testing provider. Passengers who tested positive more than 10 days before their departure flight, but no more than 90 days, can provide the airline with documentation of their prior positive, in place of a negative test result. (Sample collection method was not mentioned.)

France
Passengers whose first embarkation point is China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) must have a negative COVID-19 test from the first embarkation point.
48 hours (RT-PCR)/48 hours (RAT)
Autotests are not accepted.

N/A

India
Negative cerificate is required regardless of vaccination status for travellers departing from * China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Japan.
72 hours
N/A

Children under 12 years of age are exempted from both pre-departure and post-arrival random testing.

Italy
Passengers whose first embarkation point is China (People's Rep.) or who arrive on a direct flight from Hong Kong (SAR China) must have a negative COVID-19 test before arrival.
72 hours (RT-PCR)/ 48 hours (RAT)
N/A

N/A

Japan
All returnees and entrants are required to provide either a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate (3 doses) of vaccines on the Emergency Use List of World Health Organization (WHO), or a certificate of negative result of pre-departure COVID-19 test.
72 hours
N/A

Sample collection method is valid only for one of the following:

- Nasopharyngeal Swab

- Nasal Swab

- (Deep Throat) Saliva

- Nasopharyngeal Swabs and Oropharyngeal Swabs

Singapore
Travellers who has not reached minimum WHO-EUL vaccine dosage at least two weeks before arrival in Singapore, and cannot show proof of vaccination are required to conduct Pre-departure testing.
48 hours (RT-PCR)/ 48 hours (RAT)
RAT is only applicable for Singapore citizens, PRs and Long-Term Pass Holders.

A PCR is not required only if you tested positive for COVID-19 between 14 to 90 days before your date of departure for Singapore.

South Korea
Passengers whose first embarkation point is China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at the first embarkation point.
48 hours (RT-PCR) / 24 hours (RAT)
Needs to be completed or observed by a professional

Effective 7 January 2023, passengers whose first embarkation point is Macao (SAR China) or Hong Kong (SAR China) must have:
- a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
- a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

USA
COVID-19 negative cerificate is required regardless of vaccination status.
48 hours (RT-PCR)/ 48 hours (RAT)
Must be administered and monitored by a telehealth service or a licensed provider and authorized by the Food and Drug Administration or the relevant national authority

N/A

*Updated on 31 January 2023 - please confirm the most up-to-date entry requirements with your airline prior to ordering a test. Prenetics does not accept any responsibility or liability for losses arising as a result of your inability to enter your destination country. This includes claims for losses where you have been unable to travel or work.