COVID-19 Tests for travel to China
Do you need a negative COVID-19 test to travel to China? 🇨🇳
On November 8 the Chinese government announced new guidelines for all Chinese and foreign passengers flying from Australia to China.
These guidelines require all passengers to take a real time COVID-19 PCR (nucleic acid) and IgM anti-body test at least two days before boarding.
As a trusted and certified provider, Medical Hub @ RMIT provide both of these tests for a private fee.
- The total cost for both tests at our clinic is $240+GST – there is no Medicare rebate for these tests
- Weekend travel requiring results/certificate on weekend, additional $40+GST fee
- Weekend tests $280+GST
我们在 Medical Hub @ RMIT 诊所有提供新冠病毒核酸检测和血清特异性IgM抗体检测。总费用是240澳元 (不能用医疗保险回扣)。
7 easy steps to get tested
Step 1: Simply schedule a 15 appointment with the Practice Nurse by calling 03 9999-2778 or by making a booking here.
Step 2: Attend for your appointment, answer some screening questions and have your temperature checked at reception. Please wear a mask.
Step 3: Wait at the front of the practice for our Practice Nurse to greet you in full PPE
Step 4: Our Practice nurse will take a brief history
Step 5: Our Pathology collector will undertake the COVID-19 swab and blood test
Step 6: Settle account at reception and go straight home
Step 7: Our Practice Nurse will contact you when the results are finalised and email you a copy of the results and a certificate. You are welcome to collect a hard copy if you do not have access to a printer, as a hard copy will be required to fly. Schedule a telehealth consultation with the practice nurse for 2 days time for your results. Expected turn around times for results are up to 48 hours, although this may vary depending on Victorian testing volumes at the time. A certificate will be issued and a copy of the results attached and emailed to you.
What happens after my test?
Medical Hub @ RMIT has the capacity, depending on Victorian testing volumes at the time, to provide test results within 24 – 48 hours of the sample being taken.
After we receive your results we will send you an email with a certificate that you can provide to the Chinese embassy.
An immunoglobulin test is used to assess the level of different antibodies present in a patient’s blood. Antibodies are produced by the body to protect it from viruses, bacteria and allergens.
Immunoglobulin tests are used to decipher whether a patient has had a specific infection. In the case of COVID-19 it is used to test whether somebody has been infected with the virus.
Where can I learn more about the new requirements?
If you’d like more information on the Chinese government’s new requirements for arriving passengers please visit the Chinese embassy’s website: http://au.china-embassy.org/eng/tzgg/t1828526.htm
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Medical Hub @ RMIT is conveniently located in Melbourne’s CBD. Book into our clinic, situated at the front of RMIT University on Swanson Street, to get your COVID-19 tests.