Where to get a COVID-19 test

You can get a COVID-19 test at a range of locations, including community testing centres, doctors practices and pharmacies.

Where to get a PCR test

There are some situations where you need to get a PCR test. PCR tests are the most accurate way of detecting the COVID-19 virus.

Find out when you need a PCR test

What happens when you get a PCR test

Get a test from your doctor

Your doctor may offer PCR tests. Call them to find out, and follow their advice.

Search for a testing location

Healthpoint lists testing locations by area. You can also search for a location near you on a map.

Search for a PCR testing location near you (external link)

PCR Community Testing Centre locations

North Island testing locations

South Island testing locations

Where to get a rapid antigen test (RAT) for domestic travel

Free RATs are available at selected community pharmacies until 31 January 2022 for travellers from any part of New Zealand who:

  • are not fully vaccinated, and
  • are over the age of 12 years and 3 months, and
  • do not have COVID-19 symptoms, and
  • need a negative test result to travel with a transport company, for example Air New Zealand.

If you get a positive result, you will need to get a follow-up PCR test from your doctor or community testing centre.

Find pharmacies offering supervised RATs | healthpoint.co.nz (external link)

Where to get a pre-departure test for international travel

If you need a pre-departure test for international travel, call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or your doctor to check where you can get tested.

You can also search online to find pre-departure testing labs in New Zealand. Check their services to make sure they can provide you with your result in time for your flight.

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