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Pre-Departure PCR Fast Track Drop Off for China


Customers can purchase on behalf of family members – we only ask for personal data at the time of testing.

This PCR test is used to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the nasal swab by analysing the sample for the presence of at least one virus-specific gene.

What is a PCR Test?

  • The PCR test has been the gold standard test for diagnosing COVID-19 since authorised for use in February 2020
  • The test is 100% sensitive and detects the presence of a virus if you have the virus at the time of the test
  • Recognised globally for travel
  • Accurate everyday testing

FastTrack Drop Off

FastTrack PCR will be processed within 4 hours from receipt at our Circular1 labs or drop box. Please note any FastTrack received after 16:00 will be processed next day. Circular1 Labs close at 20:00 daily (Paddington Lab pending confirmation)

To receive a Health Declaration Certificate (HDC) from the Chinese Embassy you must provide evidence of two PCR tests for COVID-19, taken 48 hours before you travel.

At least one of the tests must be taken within 24 hours of your departure. The two tests must be conducted in different testing institutions,, and you can use any legal testing centre that can provide a PCR test and full report.

You will not be able to receive a HDC if you have had COVID within the last 14 days. If you have previously been diagnosed with COVID, you will need to upload two additional negative nucleic acid test reports with an interval of more than 24 hours at least 14 days before the departure date.