Halt in COVID-19 testing

 

Nova Scotia is currently in the midst of a 3rd wave of COVID-19 and strongly discouraging all travel. As such, the Nova Scotia Health Microbiology Lab is receiving a very high number of tests to be processed as every effort is made to identify and contain COVID-19 in our province .

As per Federal and Nova Scotia guidelines, travel is not recommended at this time. Processing times are expected to take longer than 72 hours and at this time PRAXES will no longer be providing COVID-19 testing for travelers until processing times stabilize again.

We suggest either postponing your travel until the current provincial shut down has been lifted, or book your flight to Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver on a separate ticket from your international flight, and leave sufficient time to get a COVID test in one of those centers prior to your international flight.

If you decide to postpone your travels and have an appointment for testing already booked, please contact us at covid@praxes.ca to re-book your appointment. There is no cost to re-book your COVID testing appointment at this time.

Sincerely,
PRAXES Medical Group