COVID-19 Testing for International and Domestic Travel


As COVID-19 continues to impact international travel, many countries around the world are seeking to contain the spread by requiring travelers to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken in the past 72 hours.

We care about you. With the effect of the pandemic on many hospitals and clinics, obtaining a test result quickly can prove challenging. That's why at Olive, we provide:

  • Expedited 24-48 hour test results
  • Tests using true Real Time-PCR technologoy
  • Professional and responsive service
  • Excellent attention to detail and care
Many outpatient testing currently has prolonged or unreliable wait times for appointments and/or results (3-14 days), making the results useless. Or they use non-compliant rapid antigen or LAMP technology that is not accepted by foreign governments. Olive is authorized to perform Real Time-PCR tests as a CLIA certified high complexity molecular lab under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA.


    Before booking your flight tickets, you should check the laws and regulations of the country you are flying to. Different countries have specific laws regarding COVID-19 testing and quarantine periods for travelers. Some countries ask for a test result within 72 hours before your flight, other countries test travelers upon arrival at the airport. For a comprehensive updated list of status and entry requirements for all countries in the world, click here.


    The lab report may show a "Report Date/Time" as early as 19:00PM on the same day as collection. Some countries may use the Report Date/Time and not the Collection Date/Time. Please check with the requirements and make your travel arrangements accordingly so that the test is not too early for your travel. Most people schedule their test two days before their flight.

    As of October 9, the state government of Hawai'i announced that only tests performed by limited partners will be accepted for entry to Hawai'i starting on October 15. Travelers at this time will have to follow the government's guidelines (