Your destination country(ies) through which you will be traveling or transiting have specific COVID-19 testing requirements. These requirements change regularly. It is your responsibility to check the travel testing requirements. It is important that you check, and keep on checking:

  • with your travel agent
  • the map on IATA Travel Centre. You can click on a country to see their latest entry requirements.
  • countries’ official websites, and
  • airline websites. Some airlines have their own requirements.

Travelers
Next Pathology is licensed by the Department of Health specifically for the diagnostic testing of SARS COV-2 and issues an official Travel Certificate with your results for those travelling.

Issuing of Results Certificate
Next Pathology will issue an approved results Certificate. The certificate has a QR code present for airlines to confirm the authenticity of the certificate.

Issuing of Travel Certificates
Next Pathology will issue a travel certificate along with your results certificate which you are able to produce when travelling.

Covid Testing Options

Next Pathology offers the following tests at all of our testing sites:

COVID RT-PCR TEST                                          Results: 24 hours | R850

COVID ANTIGEN TEST                                       Results: 60min | R390

For more information about each test click here.

OR Tambo International Airport

Next Pathology has a testing centre at OR Tambo International Airport specifically to cater for travelers.

It is located at the Intercontinental Hotel, OR Tambo International Airport

The following additional options are available at OR Tambo International Airport ONLY:

SWIFT 2 HOUR COVID RT-PCR Test
Results: 2 Hours | R2000


12 HOUR COVID RT-PCR TEST
Results: 12 Hours | R1450


24 HOUR COVID RT-PCR TEST
Results: 24 Hours | R850


Operating Hours: 6am-10pm
Bookings are required: 011 697 2923

Testing for Emirates travelers (Next Pathology is a preferred laboratory for Emirates travellers)

Emirates has recently issued travel requirements for all passengers arriving in Dubai. Click here for more info

Requirements for passengers travelling from South Africa:

  • A valid negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate with a QR code issued within 48 hours prior to departure from an approved health facility
  • A rapid PCR test report with a QR code for a test conducted at the departure airport within six hours of departure

The rapid PCR test can be conducted at Next Pathology testing site at OR Tambo International Airport (see left). There is a special Emirates rate for travellers when producing your airline ticket.

Emirates travelers who would like to make use of the Swift 2-hour Covid PCR Test at OR Tambo are to contact travel@nextpath.co.za or 011 697 2923

Additional Covid Testing Sites

CAPE TOWN

Location Type of testing facility Operating hours
Old Christiaan Barnard Hospital
111 Bree Street
Cape Town City Centre
Drive-through and walk-ins
No booking required
Monday- Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-2pm
Public Holidays: 8am-2pm
Century City Conference Centre
P2 Parking, 5 Kinetic Way
Century City, Cape Town
Drive-through
No booking required
Monday- Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-2pm
Public Holidays: 8am-2pm

GAUTENG

Location Type of testing facility Operating hours
Blubird Shopping Centre
Cnr Atholl-Oaklands Road and Fort Street
Birnam Johannesburg
Drive-through and walk-ins
No booking required
Monday- Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-2pm
Public Holidays: 8am-2pm
Next Biosciences
International Business Gateway
Cnr New Road and 6th Road
Midrand
Walk-ins
No booking required
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed
Loftus Park Shopping Centre
Loftus Park Undercover Parking
416 Kirkness St,
Arcadia, Pretoria
Drive-through and walk-ins
No booking required
Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-2pm
Public Holidays: 8am-2pm
Village View Shopping Centre
Basement Level Parking
Cnr Ivy & Van Buuren Road
Bedfordview
Drive-through and walk-ins
No booking required
Monday- Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-2pm
Public Holidays: 8am-2pm

DURBAN

Location Type of testing facility Operating hours
Cornubia Mall
Undercover Parking M30,
Cnr Tecoma and Flanders Drive,
Mt Edgecombe
Drive-through and walk-ins
No booking required
Monday- Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-1pm
Public Holidays: 8am-1pm

CONCIERGE SERVICE

Next Pathology offers a nurse concierge service where a nurse safely and conveniently conducts a test in the comfort of your home, hotel or lodge

Concierge Pricing:
PCR Test: R850
Nurse Swabbing Fee: R100
Nurse Call Out Fee: R650

In order to enquire or make a concierge booking please contact travel@nextpath.co.za or 011 697-2923

LODGE TESTING

Next Pathology offers PCR testing in the comfort of your lodge in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

On-site testing will enable the guest to remain at the lodge without having to forfeit an entire day for the purpose of obtaining the required documentation before departure.

In order to enquire or make a booking please contact travel@nextpath.co.za or 011 697-2923

Additional Covid Testing Sites

Please click on a testing site below to view details.

CAPE TOWN

Old Christiaan Barnard Hospital

111 Bree Street, Cape Town City Centre

Type of Testing Facility:
Drive-through and walk-ins
No booking required

Operating hours:
Monday- Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-2pm
Public Holidays: 8am-2pm

Century City Conference Centre

P2 Parking, 5 Kinetic Way, Century City, Cape Town

Type of Testing Facility:
Drive-through
No booking required

Operating hours:
Monday- Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-2pm
Public Holidays: 8am-2pm

GAUTENG

Blubird Shopping Centre

Cnr Atholl-Oaklands Road and Fort Street, Birnam Johannesburg 

Type of Testing Facility:
Drive-through and walk-ins
No booking required

Operating hours:
Monday- Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-2pm
Public Holidays: 8am-2pm

Next Biosciences

International Business Gateway, Cnr New Road and 6th Road, Midrand

Type of Testing Facility:
Walk-ins
No booking required

Operating hours:
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed

Loftus Park Shopping Centre

Loftus Park Undercover Parking, 416 Kirkness St, Arcadia, Pretoria

Type of Testing Facility:
Drive-through and walk-ins
No booking required

Operating hours:
Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-2pm
Public Holidays: 8am-2pm

Village View Shopping Centre

Basement Level Parking, Cnr Ivy & Van Buuren Road, Bedfordview

Type of Testing Facility:
Drive-through and walk-ins
No booking required

Operating hours:
Monday- Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-2pm
Public Holidays: 8am-2pm

DURBAN

Cornubia Mall

Undercover Parking M30, Cnr Tecoma and Flanders Drive, Mt Edgecombe

Type of Testing Facility:
Drive-through and walk-ins
No booking required

Operating hours:
Monday- Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-1pm
Public Holidays: 8am-1pm

CONCIERGE SERVICE

Test in the comfort of your home, hotel or lodge

Next Pathology offers a nurse concierge service where a nurse safely and conveniently conducts a test in the comfort of your home, hotel or lodge

Concierge Pricing:

PCR Test:                                                          R850

Nurse Swabbing Fee:                                        R100

Nurse Call Out Fee:                                           R650

Please note that we also offer Antigen tests on request.
*Ts & Cs apply.

In order to enquire or make a concierge booking please contact travel@nextpath.co.za or 011 697-2923

LODGE TESTING

PCR testing in the comfort of your lodge in Mpumalanga and Limpopo

Next Pathology offers PCR testing in the comfort of your lodge in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

On-site testing will enable the guest to remain at the lodge without having to forfeit an entire day for the purpose of obtaining the required documentation before departure.

In order to enquire or make a booking please contact travel@nextpath.co.za or 011 697-2923

PLEASE NOTE: Whilst we strive to achieve our given turnaround times, sometimes there are excessive volumes or tests need to be re-run and then this is not possible. We will contact you if to let you know. If you have not received your results within 24 hours and not heard from us, please contact us. Sometimes contact details are incorrectly captured and/or emails get lost in cyberspace.