COVID Test Request for Individuals

For Large Groups (6 or greater)

If you looking for COVID-19 testing for a large group of people (6 or greater), please contact us via our group request form.


For Individuals

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.

Please reference our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for answers to common questions and concerns.


Fields with an asterisk (*) are required.

Mobile Phone Number (with Area Code) *

Company/Organization Information

Screening Questions

Are you an essential worker? *

Are you currently in quarantine? *

Is the COVID-19 test a work requirement? *

Do you currently have symptoms of COVID-19? *
Here are the defined symptoms of COVID-19, as per directive from Nova Scotia Health (NSH):
- Fever (i.e. chills/sweats) OR Cough (new or worsening),
- Or Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening): Sore throat, Runny nose/nasal congestion, Headache, Shortness of breath


Travel to another Province or Country for work purposesTravelling in to Nova Scotia from another Province or Country for work purposesRequired for an educational or work training placementRequired for working at a long term care facilityRequired to travel for compassionate reasons (i.e. visit a family member in a long-term care facility, caring for a loved one, repatriation of children or for attending a funeral)Currently in quarantine and require test to join a ship or fly out of countryOther

Trip Information

Terms and Conditions

I understand that performing the COVID-19 PCR Swab Test is not a 100% guarantee that you do not have COVID. A negative test just means that COVID was not detected by the lab when the sample that was taken.

Click here to consent to our Refund Policy – Once you pay for your COVID-19 PCR swab test, there are no refunds. Once your appointment is booked, you are able to re-schedule it, pending there are 24 hours notice. You must notify our team at if you require to change your appointment date/time.

I understand that it is my responsibility to know the timelines required by my airline or country.I understand that my results will be returned 24 - 48 hours after my COVID swab is taken by the PRAXES health professional. I also understand that this timeline cannot be fast-tracked, and is variable depending on the Provincial Health lab volumes at the time.