Media Centre

Pre-departure COVID-19 Test Available at HKIA for Passengers Starting 8 December


(HONG KONG, 7 December 2020, 1930hrs)  –  To facilitate the need of COVID-19 test result for travel purpose, COVID-19 testing services for departure passengers will be available at two non-restricted area locations of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) starting 8 December. The specimens will be tested by HKSAR Government recognised local COVID-19 nucleic acid testing institutions.

One of the COVID-19 testing service locations is run by Prenetics and will be available starting 8 December. Passengers who want to take Prenetics' test will need to arrive at HKIA at least four hours before boarding to allow sufficient time for completing the test and obtaining test result on the same day.

Starting 21 December, Raffles Medical Group will also provide testing services for passengers. Passengers can go to the Airport Medical Centre to conduct the test. Test result will be available in 24 hours for specimen collected before noon.

Passengers are advised to book the test in advance. For more details on the testing services, please refer to the below information:


Service hours: 0930hrs – 1800hrs (subject to change based on operational needs)

Service counter: Terminal 1 L5 Counter A03 (across Arrivals Hall A)

Telephone: +852 3008 1006

Raffles Medical Group

Service hours: 0700hrs - 2359hrs

Medical centre location: Terminal 1 L6, 6T104 (accessed by elevator near L7 departures level Aisle A)

Telephone: +852 2261 2626

Media Enquiry Hotline:
+852 2188 7152
Contact Email:
Airport Authority Website:
Customer Enquiry Hotline:
+852 2181 8888