For Large Groups (6 or greater)
PRAXES is authorized to provide COVID-19 testing for:
- Urgent work-related travel that requires a COVID test before departure
- Students or migrant workers returning to their home countries when a COVID test is required by their country
- Travel to visit a vulnerable, ill, or elderly relative, attend a funeral, or for other events on compassionate grounds when required by provinces (outside Nova Scotia) or countries
PRAXES is not authorized to provide CoVID testing for non-essential travel ex: vacations; business travel when virtual meetings are possible; anxiety regarding possible CoVID exposure; etc.
If you need a CoVID-19 PCR swab test, please complete the form below. Each request will be considered. After you have submitted the form, someone from our team will get back to you, ideally within 1 business day. Due to scheduling constraints and lab processing times, please contact PRAXES at least 5 days in advance of your travel. Sample collection, lab processing, and reporting times are based on activity and fluctuate between 24-60 hours.
If you currently have symptoms of COVID-19 (Click here for the latest list) please click here to do the online COVID-19 Self-Assessment. Use this service to find out if you or a family member needs to get tested for COVID-19. Call 811 if you cannot access the online assessment tool to determine if you require testing.
COVID Swabs for International Travel:
We recommend for most international travel that you book your COVID test appointment time 3 days (72 hours) prior to travel. Check with your airline or receiving country to ensure you understand their exact requirements for the timing of the COVID test. Processing of the swabs is done by the Province of Nova Scotia’s Lab. Processing and reporting times are based on activity and fluctuate between 24-48 hours, and PRAXES has no influence over the processing time.
Fields with an asterisk (*) are required.