Hong Kong COVID-19 PCR Test for Travel, Compulsory Testing and Pre-Departure Testing | INDICAID lab (Hong Kong Testing Center)

COVID-19 PCR Test Hong Kong

Sample collection: Nasal and throat swabs / Nasopharyngeal or nasal swab / Deep throat saliva
  • Standard:
    $480.00 HKD (test report available within 24 hours)
  • Express:
    $780.00 HKD (test report available at 6pm on the day of test1)

Hong Kong government-recognised reports suitable for

Nasal and throat swabs
  • Infection check
  • Pre-departure test2
  • Certificate for work3
  • Quarantine-free travel to mainland China
  • Large-scale events
  • Nasal/Nasopharyngeal swab provided for entry to Japan5
Deep throat saliva
  • Pre-departure test2
  • Large-scale events
  • Certificate for work3
  • Entry to Japan


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PCR test report available

as fast as 6 hours1

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Hong Kong government recognised report
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Pre-departure test2

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Suitable for all ages4
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Conveniently located

in Central

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Samples collected by trained medical professionals
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Online reservation;

no queue no hassle

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Independent sampling room;

cozy and hygienic

1 PCR test report available as fast as 6 hours
- Express PCR test report available at 6pm on the same day for samples submitted before noon (all express PCR test reports are issued at 6pm on the day of sample submission)

2 Pre-departure test
- Since the entry restrictions of each country/region are different and may change over time, it is the responsibility of the customer to check the test report requirements of the destination before purchasing
- Suitable for entry to the Mainaldn
- Suitable for entry to Japan (our PCR test report can fulfill all testing requirements from Japan, extra testing certification is not required). We provide 3 types of specimen collection approved by Japan, incl. nasal/nasopharyngeal swab and deep throat saliva

3 Certificate for work
- Please seek advice from your employer on the requirements of test report

4 Suitable for all ages
- Suitable for toddlers under 3 years old; eligibility for the PCR test for travel is subject to the judgement by our on-site trained medical professionals

5 Nasal/Nasopharyngeal swab is provided for entry to Japan
- Travellers to Japan can request for a nasal/nasopharyngeal swab on the day of test to receive a PCR test report recognized by Japan

Refund policy
  • INDICAID labTM Hong Kong Testing Center PCR test for travel bookings cancelled by clients via INDICAID lab account more than 24 hours before appointment will be refunded within 3-5 business days. We will not accept any cancellation within 24 hours before appointment. If you need to get tested at another time, please start a new booking and pay accordingly
  • In case of any dispute, INDICAID®reserves the right of final decision

Suitable for


Our technology

Our PCR test employs RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription – PCR) laboratory technology to detect the presence of a SARS-CoV-2 specific RNA. Through reverse transcription of RNA into DNA and amplifying specific DNA targets, RT-PCR has a high sensitivity and provides qualitative detection result for targeted RNA, and has become a gold standard for COVID-19 testing.


PCR test Hong Kong is eligible for:
Those who hold a valid ID card, birth certificate, or any other valid identification documents (including both Hong Kong and non-Hong Kong residents), and have no serious symptoms (Please refer to the questions below to see what serious symptoms are not suitable for PCR test for travel).
Can pregnant women, children and toddlers be tested?
Pregnant women can be tested. PCR test will not bring any harm to the body and the pregnancy will not affect our test results.

INDICAID labTM Hong Kong Testing Center employs professional medical staff to provide consultation and specimen collection services, and can provide testing services and reports for children aged 3 or under. However, eligibility for the test is subject to judgement of on-site medical staff on the day of testing.

Any precautions prior to the test?
Please bring your original ID document and email/SMS confirmation on the day of test. If the test report is used for travelling purpose, please bring the ID documents required by your destination region (e.g. Home Return Permit, passport or other travel documents) so that the document number can be listed on the test report.

Please note that if the required documents are not presented before the test, we will not be able to provide you with services and the payment will not be refunded.

Preparations of PCR test Hong Kong vary depending on the sampling method:

Deep Throat Saliva Sample Collection
Please do not eat, drink, smoke, brush your teeth, use oral hygiene product or chew gum 2 hours prior to collection

Nasal and Throat Swabs Sample Collection
Please avoid using nasal spray within 10 hours before your appointment



Shop 3, Central 88, 88-98 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong (follow the stairs to 2/F from the G/F entrance)


3700 8888

Opening hours: 

Monday to Sunday 10am - 8pm

Testing service hours: 

Monday to Sunday 10am - 7pm