Pre-departure travel COVID PCR tests in Sydney and Brisbane

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Member since 04 Jan 2022

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With news reports circulating about available of testing, I'm wondering about people's experience with pre-departure travel COVID PCR tests. As a paid service, are they readily available in Brisbane and Sydney? Are the same day tests a safer bet to ensure results are received before the departure flight? Any feedback would be appreciated!


Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus

Member since 15 Jan 2013

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If it can be done and turned around fast why not.I have dealt with SA Pathology where the Quickest was 17 hours turn around from getting tested to results next day which was the best to the worst which was Queensland Health including Drafts sent between their own people and the testing place in Adelaide and a Hospital in Cairns a disgusting 72 to 75 hours.


Member since 18 Oct 2019

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We travelled SYD - LAX end of December. We did the test at the international terminal the morning we departed. Test result back in less than a hour. Service was good. The line was a bit long but moved well. If you use it make sure to prebook and pay online.


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 18 Jan 2016

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We also used the Sydney service at the airport before our flight and turnaround was within an hour. We booked and paid online and it went quickly. This was early December.

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