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Atlantic Canada

PCR Covid-19 Testing for Atlantic Canada

What is a PCR Test?


A PCR test (polymerase chain reaction) is performed to detect genetic material from a specific organism, such as a virus. The PCR test for COVID-19 detects the presence of a virus if you are infected at the time of the test. The test could also detect fragments of virus even after you are no longer infected. A PCR test for COVID-19 is a test used to diagnosis people who are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, which is the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The PCR test is the “gold standard” test for diagnosing COVID-19 because it’s the most accurate and reliable test.

Everyone flying into Atlantic Canada is now required to provide proof of a recent negative test result for COVID-19 as of Jan 2021. Even with proof of a negative test, travelers entering Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland) must quarantine for their first 14 days in the country. Anyone whose quarantine plan is not considered acceptable will be placed in a federal quarantine facility. Federal quarantine facilities will also be used to house anyone who is arriving in Canada from a country that does not offer PCR travel tests. Passengers on Canada-bound flights will still have to answer health screening questions, undergo temperature checks and wear masks as required.

Can I get a PCR Covid Test for Travel to or from Halifax NS?

Yes, you can get a Covid-19 test if you are traveling to or from Halifax Nova Scotia. Order your PCR testing kit for COVID-19 if you are traveling to or from Halifax, Dartmouth, Moncton, Fredericton, Edmunston, Charlottetown PEI, Sydney NS, or St John's Newfoundland.


A positive test result means that it is very likely that you have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and can recover safely at home without medical care. Contact your healthcare provider if your symptoms get worse or if you have questions or concerns.

PCR Covid-19 Travel Testing For The Following Areas in Atlantic Canada:

Covid-19 PCR test Halifax NS

Covid-19 PCR test Halifax NS
Covid-19 PCR test Dartmouth NS
Covid-19 PCR test Moncton NB
Covid-19 PCR test Fredericton NB

Covid-19 PCR test Edmunston NB
Covid-19 PCR test Sydney NS
Covid-19 PCR test Cape Breton
Covid-19 PCR test Saint John NB
Covid-19 PCR test Charlottetown PEI
Covid-19 PCR test St johns Newfoundland

ORDER your Atlantic Canada PCR Covid Test Now!

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The purpose of this website is to offer Canadians safe, convenient and professional private lab collection services and COVID-19 testing while alleviating the workload from our distressed health care system due to the COVID-19 crisis. Ichor Blood Services is now offering PCR Covid-19 travel testing that is not otherwise accessible through the public system.


For Virtual PCR test by mail booking support please email us at virtualpcr@ichorblood.ca


For urgent and immediate booking needs please call us at 1-403-828-9770