Covid-19 test for travel
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No appointment required
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We come to you for sample collection
With 5 locations throughout South Africa, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Rustenburg and Port Elizabeth.
Horizon Laboratories During The Pandemic
Horizon Laboratories Offers

Get Results within 2-24 hours


2 hour results for urgent travel itineraries

Evidence to Travel

Horizon laboratories generates reports accepted by majority airlines

Certified Labs

Our Lab is a high complexity CLIA certified lab

Multiple Locations

Open 7 days a week throughout South Africa

At Home Test

Available throughout Johannesburg, Cape Town, Rustenburg and Port Elizabeth

Support Desk

Horizon laboratories is available 24/7 for results and appointments

Self Check-In

Get seen faster and reduce your risk of exposure

Airline Requirements
Covid-19 Testing Walk In Centres
Insurance Coverage
Frequently Asked Questions

Does Horizon Laboratories Guarantee Results In 2-24 Hours?

98% of results produced by Horizon laboratories are returned in less than 2 hours. There is a normal margin of error of 1-2% that accounts for technical error, human error and inadequate sample type that may result in delayed results. As such, we cannot guarantee any result time but can assure you everything is done in order to return results in the intended time frame with a >98% success rate. Please see result return time guidance here:


Covid-19 PCR Swab ( R500):
24 hours (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth,Durban)
10-24 hours ( Rustenburg )

Expedited Covid-19 PCR Swab (R850):
2-6 hours (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth)
2-4 hours (Rustenburg)

Rapid Antigen Swab test (R 250)
Results in 30 minutes or longer depending on patient testing volume.

How Accurate Is The Test?

The Covid-19 PCR swab test detects DNA strands of the Coronavirus, where other test types detect protein biproducts of the coronavirus. This makes the Covid-19 PCR swab test the most reliable test, though accuracy runs quite similarly throughout each COVID-19 test types. At our Horizon laboratories in-house lab, we use the 7500 fast DX RT-PCR device coupled with the Lyra Direct SARS-CoV-2 Assay which produces a result of 98.7% accuracy.

Can A Provider Fill Out Additional Paperwork Required By My Destination To Allow My Entry?

Should any tester have with them at the time of appointment any additional documentation that needs to be filled out by a provider to gain entrance to their destination, the provider can do this at the time of appointment.

Please ensure you have these documents printed and ready to present to your provider at the time of your appointment.