Home-Based Pre-Departure Covid-19 PCR Test

Pre-Departure Test

Get your Pre-departure COVID-19
PCR Swab Test (PDT) at the convenience
comfort of your own home

What do you need to do before leaving Singapore? If your answer is “get a pre-departure covid-19 PCR test (PDT) done”, then you’re right! It is common for people to choose a clinic close to their home or workplace to get the test done. It does have some disadvantages, such as the time required to travel, the long waiting times, the lack of privacy, and the possibility of exposure.

Would you believe you can do PDT from the comfort of your home?

Many people don’t know that they can take their pre-departure covid-19 PCR test at home.

It’s best to use a Home-based Pre-Departure PCR Test service so that you won’t have to worry about any of these things!

Benefits of Choosing a home-based Pre-Departure PCR Test

  1. No more travelling time to the clinic
  2. No More Waiting Time
  3. No More queues
  4. Avoid the Crowds
  5. Reduce Contact Risk Exposure
  6. Total Privacy
  7. The comfort of home
Complimentary Airport Departure Transfer Fully Redeemed

The complimentary departure airport transfer offers will end on 31 Jan 2022.

Everything you need to know about the pre-departure polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test

You are feeling frustrated that you’ve been stuck in one place for such a long time and longing to go overseas again?

Have you been thinking about travelling but do not know the latest requirements for leaving Singapore? The most important of all is to have your pre-departure test done.

Have a lot of questions about the pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test? Such as when to take the test, which countries require a PDT, and more.

The main objective is to walk you through everything you need to know about the pre-departure polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test you need to do before you travel overseas.

Number One Prerequisite: Obtain a Pre-Departure PCR Test in Singapore

If your destination country requires you to take a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test, book an appointment with us. Click here to book.

We collaborate with a number of MOH approved PCR test provider to perform a home-based pre-departure PCR test for all travellers departing Singapore.

Number Two Prerequisite: Obtaining a Digital Authenticated Pre-departure COVID-19 Test Result

One of the benefits of getting a Home-based Pre-departure PRC test is that Travellers will receive their Notarised digital PDT memo with a QR Code in their email within 24 hours after the test.

All successfully authenticated digital result certificates will be converted into QR codes which can be used during boarding and immigration clearance overseas.

Sample of how authenticated digital result certificates will look like

Notarised Digital PCR Test Memo

Number Three Prerequisite: Obtaining a Digital Authenticated Vaccination Certificate

Vaccination records found on mobile applications such as TraceTogether and HealthHub may not be accepted for use overseas. Therefore, it is crucial to have them digitally authenticated before travelling.

Travellers who are vaccinated in Singapore and required by foreign authorities to show digitally verifiable proof of vaccination should obtain a digitally verifiable vaccination certificate at Notαrise.

How to Notarise - Steps

Frequent Ask Question

How to Use Notarise?

It is a simple 4-step process, and you can receive your digitally authenticated Vaccination Certificate in 15 minutes. This vaccination certification will have a QR code that can be used to verify its authenticity.

P.s I got mine in under 2 minutes.

You can now add your HealthCert on Google Pay, and even add it as a shortcut on our phone.

What is the cost of taking a home-based pre-departure test?

It cost S$188 for each person. It’s the same for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th person doing together.

Type of Test Each Person Express Swab
(before 6pm)
Express Swab
(After 6pm)
Home-Based Pre-Departure PCR Test $188 $390 $430
What time can I arrange the appointment for the swabber to come to my house?

You can schedule an appointment one day in advance any time between 0800 to 2200 hours.

When do you take your Test?

Your departure flight timing determines the required testing window.

In general, you should take the test at least 48 to 72 hours before your flight (depending on your destination country’s requirements).

Please allow adequate time for taking and receiving test results before leaving Singapore. The table below summarizes the testing window period for some vaccinated travel lane countries. The list is non-exhaustive. 

Countries When to take a Pre-Departure PCR Test
Australia Within three days prior to flight departure
Brunei 48 hours prior to flight
Cambodia No more than 72 hours prior to arrival
Canada Within 72 hours prior to direct flight arrival
Thailand Within 72 hours prior to departure
USA Within 1 days prior to flight
Malaysia Within 2 days prior to flight

P/s: For the latest testing windows requirement, alway check with the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority website.

Where can you book your home-based Pre-departure COVID-19 Test?

You can book your test easily by using the contact form here

Procedure for booking

  • Choose your preferred date and time with at least one day notice.
  • Fill in the details required in the form and submit.
  • TMAC swabber will call to confirm and verify your details.
  • Swabbers will arrive at your doorstep at the scheduled appointment time.
  • Swabbers will don Full PPE outside your house before entering.
  • PCR Test will be conducted by our certified swabber or nurses.
  • Despatch specimen to Lab.
  • The traveller will receive their Notarised digital PDT memo within 24 hours.
Which are the countries that require you to take a Pre-departure COVID-19 Test?

Some of the countries are Cambodia, Canada, Malaysia, The Maldives, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, The UK, The USA, Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, The Netherlands, South Korea and China. For more information about each country entry requirements, you can find more from the Singapore government agency website here.

For the pre-departure PCR, what documents do I need?

Please bring the following documents for your PCR swab test:

  • Identity Card for Singapore citizens, permanent residents, and long-term pass holders only.
  • Passport (for all travellers)
  • Booking reference showing your departure flight time (if applicable)
How long will the COVID-19 PCR swab test take?

The swab test will take no more than 30 minutes. Please note that before performing the swab test at your home, our staff will spend approximately 5 minutes verifying some of your particulars, such as your name and ID/passport number.

What is the turnaround time for the pre-departure swab tests results?

Your results memo will be sent by email to you within 24-48 hours. You are advised to print this for easy reference during your travel.

If you have elected an Express Service, you will receive your result memo within 6-7 hours.

How will I receive the swab test result?

Trinity Medical & Aesthetic Clinic send out the test memo via email within 24 hours.

Is it possible to receive my swab test results in less than 24 hours?

Yes, it is. We have an express swab test service that allows you to receive your result in under 7 hours.

Where do I find the testing requirements for my destination?

You can head over to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website to learn more about the testing requirements for each country. 

Travellers are responsible for checking the latest travel and COVID-19 test requirements to countries of interest. *Prime Aces Limousine* will not be held liable for missing tests.

Who needs to take a serology test?

If you are travelling to Mainland China, you will need a PCR and serology test.

I must leave the country urgently in less than 48 hours. Is it possible to get swabbed?

Yes. We offer express Swab Service for those who need it fast. The turnaround time is an estimated 7 hours. However, we cannot guarantee that we will meet your requested timeline and the results will be received in time for your flight.

What should I do if the traveller’s flight timing has changed?

We understand that your flight timing may change.

Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Swab Test must be conducted at least 48 hours before the revised flight time.

We reserve the right not to conduct the COVID-19 PCR Swab Test if we observe inconsistencies or irregularities.