Important notice: in light of improving covid situation and diminishing need for testing, we will be ending our service by 12 May 2023. We want to thank everyone for choosing our service and allowing us to support the community. For those who have any unused services, please do so by 12 May 2023. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email .
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Pre-Departure Testing

The HKIA COVID-19 Rapid RT-PCR Test is the gold standard in COVID-19 testing, and is accepted by most countries. Take the test at Hong Kong International Airport to get a certified digital report before your flight.

Receive digital test report in 2 hours via SMS and email - view sample report.
Combined nasal and throat swab collection will be performed by a trained health professional.*
*For travellers to Japan,  Prenetics provides Nasopharyngeal swab, which is one of the approved tests for entry by the Government of Japan.
Bookings available as early as 1 week in advance.
Project Screen Airport Counter operating hours:
Monday to Sunday: 9:30am - 1:30pm & 2:30pm - 6:30pm

*Starting from 28 June 2022 onwards, our new operating hours will be 1:00 AM - 1:30 PM & 2:30 PM - 6:30PM

Pre-departure Testing

COVID-19 Rapid RT-PCR Test

Hong Kong International Airport

Receive test results in 2 hours in your digital health passport, SMS and email -
view sample report
Negative results issued by our government-recognised ISO 15189 laboratory can be accepted anywhere a PCR test is required
Combined nasal and throat swab collection will be performed by a trained health professionalFor passengers travelling to Japan, Nasopharyngeal swab will be performed as required by the Government of Japan
Bookings available from 2 hours to 2 weeks in advance

What Is an RT-PCR COVID-19 Test?

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RT-PCR is a highly-accurate, global gold standard technology in the detection of COVID-19. RT-PCR tests are widely recognised and accepted by majority of countries for pre-departure certification.
The presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus
Collection Method
Deep throat saliva sample collection
Testing Method
RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) Test
Gold Standard
The same technology used by Sanatorium and Hong Kong Government
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How It Works

Register and Book Your Appointment
We recommend you book a slot at least 4 hours prior to your departure time. We accept VISA, Mastercard and AMEX credit cards for online payment.
Flight Day
Receive Your Testing Kit & Perform Sample Collection
Upon arrival at HKIA, visit our counter A03 at Arrival Hall A with your booking details. Proceed to sample collection.
Receive Your Results in 2 Hours
You will be notified of your digital test results via SMS and email.

In case sample recollection is required, we will attempt to contact you by email and phone call.

What Happens Upon Receiving Test Results?

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Continue with the rest of the check-in journey and board your flight.
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You will be alerted by our team and the Centre for Health Protection to arrange for immediate medical attention.

Certified Digital Report For Travel

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Your certified COVID-19 test report comes in a digital format to ensure an easy and convenient pre-departure testing journey. The report is issued by Hong Kong government-recognised, ISO-15189 certified laboratory. View full report.
ISO-15189 certified laboratory
Easy, safe and accurate COVID-19 testing services
Private, secure results adhering to ISO-27001 Information Security Standards with SSL encryption
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Where Can You Find Us?

We’re located at Service Counter A03 at Hong Kong International Airport’s Arrival Hall A.

*Please arrive at the Information Counter at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment to begin registration.

We may no longer be able to provide testing if you arrive more than 10 minutes late to the appointment time.

For further queries, please contact us at, or our hotline: +852 3008 1006.
Operating hours:
Monday to Sunday: 9:30am - 1:30pm & 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Service Counter A03, Arrival Hall A, Hong Kong International Airport
CLICK HERE for Google Maps
Recognised by the Hong Kong Government
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9 million COVID-19 tests Completed Globally
ISO-15189 Internationally Accredited Laboratory
Secure results adhering to ISO-27001 with SSL encryption
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About Project Screen

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With increased global demand for COVID-19 testing, we launched Project Screen by Prenetics in 2020 in support of keeping our community safe. We took advantage of our laboratory network, scientific expertise, and digital systems to deliver best-in-class, safe and accurate COVID-19 testing solutions.

Project Screen has become the trusted testing partner for the Hong Kong government, major corporations, event organisers, and individuals. We are proud to be playing our part in helping the people of Hong Kong stay safe and reclaim normalcy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for the test?
All asymptomatic individuals (excluding children under 3 years old and people not suitable for testing) holding valid Hong Kong identity cards, birth certificates or other valid identity documents (including Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents) are eligible for the test.

If you have symptoms, please seek medical advice. For the safety of our staff and other customers, we will refuse entry to anyone with symptoms in the last 14-days.
Do I need to book in advance?
Please book your appointment for a timeslot at least 4 hours prior to your departure time. At the moment, we do not allow any walk-ins for the test.
What do I need to bring / prepare for the test?
Please do not eat, drink, chew gum or smoke 30-mins before you intend to do the test. You must bring the travel document(s) you intend to use for clearing customs (e.g. Passport, Home Return Permit, etc.). Please ensure the personal information entered in your booking is consistent with the details in your travel document(s).
When will the results / test report be ready?
Under normal circumstances, reports will be released in 2 hours after sample collection, however report release times may differ due to unexpected circumstances including the need to recollect or retest samples due to quality issues.

You are advised to book an appointment for a timeslot at least 4 hours prior to your departure.

Important: In case sample recollection is required, we will attempt to contact you by email and phone call. Please ensure you have provided a valid email and contact number.

Prenetics does not accept any responsibility or liability for losses arising as a result of any delay within this timeframe, or where we have been unable to reach you for sample recollection. Prenetics does not accept claims for losses where you have been unable to travel or work.
Can I request for the test report to be released earlier / at a specific time?
Unfortunately, we cannot fulfil such requests.
How will I receive the results / test report?
Please log in to Prenetics account to view your result. You will also receive SMS and email notification once the result is ready.
Can I use the test report for my destination country?
While our test reports are accepted in most cases, we highly recommend individuals check the relevant government agencies for entry requirements to clear customs before doing our test.
What are your opening hours?
Monday to Sunday: 9:30am - 1:30pm & 2:30pm - 6:30pm
How much is the test? What payment method is accepted?
The test costs HK$499. We accept VISA, Mastercard and AMEX credit cards for online payment.
Can I purchase my test directly at the Information Counter at the airport?
Currently, we do not accept any direct purchases at the Information Counter. However, you may book your appointment online ahead of time.
Can my child perform the test?
Children under 3 years old are ineligible for the test.
If I no longer need the test, can I ask for a refund or transfer my booking to others?
All sales are final and bookings are non-transferable. Special conditions apply for customers impacted by flight disruptions or entry restrictions due to COVID-19. Please email with a valid proof of flight change for further assistance.