Where to get a COVID-19 PCR test in Brisbane for overseas travel

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Need to get a COVID-19 test in Brisbane for overseas travel? Compare clinics and prices here.

If you're planning to leave Brisbane for an overseas trip this year, you will need to prove you are COVID-19 free by taking an RT-PCR test. Failure to comply could result in the airline refusing to board you.

Fortunately, it's not too difficult to book an RT-PCR test and receive your travel certificate for as little as $100 per person. You can arrange a test from a number of clinics around Brisbane up to 72 hours before you fly.

Compare COVID-19 tests in Brisbane and Queensland

Name Product Test purpose Test type Test location Key benefits Price
 COVID-19 PCR Test for travel
Pre-departure to return
PCR
Airport, Clinic, Home
$150
Combined COVID PCR & Antibody Test
Pre-departure to return
PCR
Clinic
$150
COVID-19 testing for travellers
Pre-departure to return
PCR
Clinic
$120
Express PCR Testing
Pre-departure to return
PCR
Airport, Clinic
$150
Real Time RT-PCR and IgM Tests for Travel
Day 2
PCR
Clinic
$150
Real-time COVID-19 PCR and IgM Test
PCR
Clinic
$195
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PCR tests in Brisbane

COVID-19 testing for pre-departure international travel clearance is only available at private pathology collection centres. This means you cannot rely on a free test from a COVID-19 testing clinic. Instead, you will need to pay a fee for a COVID-19 Travel Certificate.

The amount you pay will depend on the clinic and how quickly you need the results. You can find a list of clinic locations and compare prices in the table above.


How to book a PCR test from Brisbane airport

Safework Laboratories offers express PCR testing from Brisbane Airport.

This test is required for international travel to most countries and meets the needs of all destination governments. You can book a test at Brisbane airport online or call 1300 905 180 for more information.


How to book a PCR test before arriving at the airport

A number of private clinics provide RT-PCR tests for travel from collection centre locations around Queensland. Clinics operating in Brisbane include Australian Clinical Labs, Safework Laboratories and Healius.

To book a test, simply head to the website of your preferred (or most local) testing provider and follow the relevant appointment booking instructions outlined. Some testing locations don't actually require an appointment and offer services on a walk-in basis.


How much do express PCR tests cost?

An express RT-PCR swab test costs around $150 at most clinics in Australia. If you are travelling to China, you will also need to take a blood antibody test. Both tests combined cost in the region of $200.


RT-PCR testing centres in Brisbane and Queensland

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