COVID-19 Tests for travel to China

COVID- 19 Tests for travel to China

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Asymptomatic Covid-19 testing and certificate distribution is not available outside of practice hours.

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer asymptomatic Covid-19 PCR testing for individuals who have attended intrastate or interstate hot-spots, red zones, orange zones, Tier 1 or 2 locations. Please refer to the DHHS for advice on where to be tested.

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



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.

What is an IgM antibody test and why do I need one?

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:

We speak your language

Our clinicians speak the following languages:
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Hokkien
  • Malay
  • Arabic
  • Greek

Our location

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.