Covid-19
Testing Centers

Are you traveling abroad?
Receive a Covid-19 test at one of our testing centers in Seychelles?

Book a Covid-19 test on our website

Did you know you can book a Covid-19 test online? Visit our website to book an appointment instantly. You don’t have to wait in long lines to book online. Schedule your test right away on this website. Save up to 15% and get the best prices for the test when you book an appointment online. Get the best service from the most reliable testing centers in Seychelles.



Walk in Bookings

Are you wondering, ‘Where can I get an instant PCR test near me?’. We are the solution to your concerns. Seychelles Medical Services have  numerous certified testing centers in Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue Island in Seychelles. You can choose to visit any testing center near you to book a Covid-19 test. No need to make an appointment before arriving at the center.

Government Travel Authorization website

Traveling abroad has become a highly scrutinized process in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Countries have made specific requirements mandatory upon travelers, which they must abide by in order to travel abroad. We provide you with a clearance certificate of Covid-19 for international travels. You will receive an email with a button to register to take your test!It will allow you to visit any country if your Covid-19 test result comes out negative. 

Were you searching online for 'RT PCR test lab near me?'

Seychelles Medical Services has numerous Covid-19 testing locations in Seychelles. Book an appointment in any of the centers near you. You can do it online or get a walk-in booking according to your convenience. 

RT PCR For Travel. How does it work?

Countries you are traveling to will ask for a negative COVID-19 test before they let you enter. In order to gain the ‘Fit To Travel’ certificate, you must visit a public or a private hospital to take the Covid-19 test. You can book an appointment online at the Seychelles Medical Services website or do a walk-in test. 

First, you must research what type of tests are accepted by the country you are planning to visit. Get a clear idea of the time it will require for you to receive the result of the Covid-19 test. If you visit our testing center, we can provide your different offers for testing based on which you can get quick test results.

The next step is to find the nearest testing center. If you are searching online for ‘RT PCR rapid test near me, then we have got just the information for you. Visit our website and check out the nearest Seychelles Medical laboratory to you. Get all the required documents with you while visiting the laboratory and get an RT PCR test done. 

Safety measures to follow while traveling by air.

Apart from taking a Covid-19 test and receiving a ‘Fit To Fly’ certificate to travel, you must also follow the safety measures mentioned below to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Practice social distancing while traveling by air. While taking a flight, you will be spending time in security lines, airport terminals, and crowded flights. Such situations can bring you in close contact with people, and it’s better to practice social distance to stop the spread of the virus. 

Many airports have installed scanners for inspecting boarding passes as a measure to minimize the transfer of viruses through high-traffic areas. 

Carry a hand sanitizer to use 20 seconds before and after the screening process.

Avoid unnecessary movement during flight. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose after you touch any high traffic surfaces.

Use contactless payment methods while traveling as it highly decreases the chances of spreading the virus.

Traveling increases your chances of spreading and contracting the Covid-19 virus, and it’s essential for you to follow all the safety measures mentioned above to keep yourself safe. 

If you feel any of the symptoms of Covid, you can book an appointment through our website before traveling and get yourself tested. 

Conclusion

Seychelles Medical Services provides you with the most reliable and accurate Covid-19 tests. We have internationally accredited laboratories with the latest equipment. We also visit the hotel you are staying at to get your swab sample in order to carry out the test at our laboratory. We aim to give you the best hassle-free service and quick results.

Frequently asked questions

People who have symptoms of Covid-19 should get immediately tested before the symptoms increase and pose a danger to their health. If you have visited a social gathering or been in a crowded indoor setting, get yourself tested. It is highly possible that one can contract Covid-19 from being in close contact with a large number of people.

 Isolate yourself from your family and follow all safety measures when visiting the testing center to avoid spreading the infection to others.

If you are not vaccinated and maintain close contact with a Covid-19 positive patient, you should get yourself tested. Coming in contact with a Covid-19 patient puts you at a higher risk for Covid-19.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you must get tested immediately. RT PCR test detects the virus and gives you a definite result so that you can initiate your treatment based on whether you are positive or negative for Covid-19. Don’t wait till the symptoms of Covid-19 increase, as it is easier for the treatment to work when you are in the initial stages of contracting Covid.

Consider getting tested as soon as possible if you have any of the following symptoms of Covid-19. 

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

New loss of taste or smell

Fever or chills

Cough

Sore throat

Muscle or body aches

Fatigue

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting

Diarrhea

Headache

A PCR test is done to detect a particular organism based on its genetic material. It is highly popular among public and private hospitals to detect the Covid-19 virus in the body. 

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, countries have established travel restrictions on people who wish to visit their country. These restrictions allow the countries to curb the spread of the virus and speed up the process of going back to a normal lifestyle. One such requirement of countries for travelers is to possess a negative Covid-19 test while traveling. People will only be able to enter a country if they have the ‘Fit to Fly; certificate.

Several countries accept an RT PCR test as its the golden standard for detecting the Covid-19 virus. Make sure to research what type of Covid-19 test the country accepts before making the trip. Since travel restrictions differ based on different countries, it is necessary to take the test acceptable by the country you are visiting.

The process of performing the Covid-19 test can be summed up in a few stages like collecting samples, screening, preparing the report, and transporting the positive samples.

Private facilities like Seychelles Medical Services also collect samples from your hotels and homes. This practice is aimed at minimizing the contact of suspected Covid-19 with other people at the testing center.

Officials from the testing centers will visit your home or hotel to collect a swab sample from the suspected Covid-19 patients. Once the sample is collected, it is taken back to the laboratory for testing and screening. The patient will get their result in 24hrs from the swab collection.

Safety measure to follow in public if you develop symptoms

If you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, you should follow safety measures until you undergo a PCR test and treat the symptoms according to the test results.

Self-isolation is a must to stop spreading the virus to other people. Limit yourself to unnecessary contact if you have trouble breathing.

Practice social distance by staying in a specific room and avoid going outside. Make sure you don’t come in contact with animals as well. 

Wear a facemask when you are around other people while visiting the medical center. Cover your cough and sneezes with tissues and dispose of them in a lined trash can.

Clean your hands more often with an alcohol-based sanitizer or with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth if you are outside and if you did not wash your hands. Use soap and water, preferably to wash your hands.

All high-traffic surfaces around you in your home should be cleaner with spray sanitizer frequently. High-traffic surfaces such as toilets, phones, tablets, tables, tabletops, doorknobs, and counters can spread the virus as it comes in contact with many people frequently. 

Avoid sharing personal household items with your family members, and make sure to clean them as soon as you use them.

When should you get a Covid-19 test?

It is necessary to get a negative Covid-19 PCR test certificate before traveling abroad by air. Major countries of the world will not permit you to enter without a negative Covid-19 result.

RT PCR test is advisable if symptoms such as fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing last for more than the usual period of common cold and fever. Some of the other health issues which are a common symptom of Covid-19 are sore throat, fatigue, mucous formation, running nose, muscle pain, loss of taste or loss of smell. If you experience these symptoms and fever and cough, you should isolate yourself and get an RT PCR test as soon as possible. 

You must also get a PCR test after exposure to a Covid-19 positive patient. Once you get the test, you will be able to follow medication according to the PCR swab test result

Benefits of RT PCR test

RT PCR test is the most effective testing method widely used by hospitals and laboratories to detect the Covid-19 virus. It has the edge over other forms of Covid-19 testing because of its various advantages.

  • It is a highly efficient procedure with great precision with increased sensitivity and specificity.
  • The medical staff is well acquainted with the robust technique of the RT PCR test.
  • We process a considerable number of samples together.
  • The chances of getting a false positive or a false negative result are minimum through an RT PCR test.
  • It has become the gold standard for detecting Covid-19 viruses. 
  • The process of collecting a swab sample for the test is minimally invasive.

Book online to save up to 15% - PCR travel test

The scenario of international travel has completely changed since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Countries have imposed strict safety for arrival and departures. Getting a PCR test for travel purposes is a mandatory requirement for traveling by air. 

Get a PCR test for traveling abroad from our laboratory in Seychelles as you need a negative PCR test result to enter any country. We issue acceptable results by Seychelles authorities for PCR testing and ANTIGEN testing. With our results, you can get a “Fit to travel” certificate that will be accepted everywhere.

Everyone traveling from Seychelles, including infants and children, must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate from an accredited laboratory such as ours, regardless of vaccination status. Samples should be taken of the PCR test within 72 hours before arrival and departure. 

Don’t worry about visiting our laboratory for testing, as we will visit the hotels you are staying in to collect the required sample. 

Private PCR test process & ANTIGEN test

We provide the PCR test as well as the ANTIGEN test at our fully licensed laboratory in Seychelles. In case of an RT PCR home test, our officials will come to your home to perform the test. We maintain the highest standards  for collecting, storing and testing samples to ensure the accuracy of every test we perform in our lab. 

We take the sample of your nasal or throat swab back to our laboratory. In the laboratory, we check for coronavirus RNA present in the swab; if it is present, then we convert into DNA. We produce many copies of the viral DNA so that we can use it to produce a measurable result.

An RT PCR test is the most accurate test, which helps deliver accurate results. The accuracy of the test also depends on factors such as the collection and maintenance of the sample and during which stage of illness did we perform the test. 

We follow the best practices of collecting and storing the sample at our laboratory to deliver accurate and quick PCR test results. The ANTIGEN test service is also available in our laboratory at Seychelles Medical. 

Get the result of your PCR test in 24 hours.

Covid-19 infection rate is on the rise since the beginning of the pandemic. Countries all over the world follow safety measures to control the spread of the virus. The importance of testing and isolating has been acknowledged by all governments worldwide. 

A PCR test is the ideal test to detect the Covid-19 virus. At Seychelles Medical, we provide the service of RT PCR (reverse-transcription PCR) testing. This is the most reliable test, as it has the ability to detect even a single virus particle from the swabs taken from the nose or mouth. 

We have a fully licensed laboratory with international accreditations for Covid-19 testing in Seychelles. The RT PCR test result will be available in 24 hours after collecting the swab sample from your nose or mouth.