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.

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.

Operating Hours: 5am-10pm
Bookings are required: 011 697 2923

Covid Testing Options

PCR Test:
Results 24 hours | R750 all-inclusive*

Swift PCR Test:
Results 2 hours | R1250 all-inclusive*

Antigen Test:
Results 1 hour | R350 all-inclusive*

*All-inclusive = Test Fee plus Convenience Fee plus VAT

Please note that the swift 2-hour PCR test utilizes technology that is significantly more expensive and faster in order to deliver results within 2 hours to serve travellers whether either airline or specific country rules require test results within specified timeframes of departure.

Travellers who would like to make use of the Swift 2-hour PCR Test at OR Tambo are to please CLICK HERE.

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).

Emirates travellers who would like to make use of the Swift 2-hour Covid PCR Test at OR Tambo are to please CLICK HERE.

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
Sandton
70 Rivonia Road
Underground Parking
Sandhurst
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

For more information contact: 011 697 2931

DURBAN

Location Type of testing facility Operating hours Festive Season Trading Hours
Cornubia Mall
Undercover Parking M30,
Cnr Tacoma 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
16th Dec: 8am-1pm
25th Dec: closed
26th Dec: closed
27th Dec: 8am-1pm
1st Jan: closed

CONCIERGE SERVICE

Covid Testing in the privacy and safety of your home or office
Available in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town & Durban.

Test Type Turnaround Price
PCR Test Results 24 hours R650
Swift PCR Test* Results 4 hours R1250
Antigen Test Results 1 hour R200


* Swift PCR Test option only available in Johannesburg

Call-out Fee (within 30kms)                       R650 (limited to 10 people)
Off-Site Swabbing Fee per person           PCR R100 | Antigen R50

Bookings essential.
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

Sandton

70 Rivonia Road, Underground Parking, Sandhurst

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

For more information contact: 011 697 2931

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 Tacoma 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

Festive Season Trading Hours:
16th December: 8am-1pm
25th December: closed
26th December: closed
27th December: 8am-1pm
1st January: closed

CONCIERGE SERVICE

Test in the comfort of your home, hotel or lodge

Available in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town & Durban.:

Test Type: PCR Test
Turnaround: Results 24 hours
Price: R650

Test Type: Swift PCR Test*
Turnaround: Results 4 hours
Price: R1250

Test Type: Antigen Test
Turnaround: Results 1 hour
Price: R200

* Swift PCR Test option only available in Johannesburg

Call-out Fee (within 30kms)                R650 (limited to 10 people)
Off-Site Swabbing Fee per person           PCR R100 | Antigen R50

Bookings essential
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 that whilst we strive to achieve our turnaround times and give accurate results, Next Pathology will not be held liable, in any way, if your test could not be conducted, or if your test result was delayed, marginally positive or negative or was a false positive or negative.

Please note that we are a laboratory providing testing, so whilst we can discuss the suitability of a test, we cannot advise which test you should take as we do not know your specific reasons for doing a Covid test and the requirements for your test result report. It is therefore imperative that you consult your doctor, school, workplace, travel agent, airline etc to confirm this. Consequently we can not be held liable for the choice of your test.

Next Pathology is a Certified Trusted Travel Laboratory

Next Pathology is a Certified Trusted Travel Laboratory
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