Testing clinics and centres

A list of metropolitan and regional clinics are available on the SA Health site.

Covid-19 clinics and testing centres

Information about testing

Symptoms of COVID-19

People who have any of the symptoms below, even if symptoms are very mild, should get tested for COVID-19:

  • fever OR chills (with no alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste and smell.

If you experience any of these symptoms, stay home and get tested.

Testing of arrivals

Essential travellers in categories defined as emergency services, commercial transport and freight, remote and isolated workers or cross border community members who are approved to enter SA must obtain a test as soon as practicable within seven days of entering SA.

They must produce evidence of having a COVID-19 test, or a COVID-19 test result, that is not more than seven days old, upon request from an Authorised Officer (e.g. SA Police Officer). Self-quarantine restrictions may still apply.

All other Essential Travellers (other than those mentioned above or passing through) are required to partake in the mandatory COVID-19 testing on day 1 and 12 of entry into SA.

For more information visit the cross-border travel page or refer to the Essential traveller table (PDF, 101.4 KB).

You can use the referral form you received at the border to attend a drive-through testing clinic.

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 must self-quarantine while waiting for test results.​

More information

Call centres and information lines

Page last updated: 29 September 2020