COVID-19 Testing Requirements by Destination Country

For Travelers from the United States

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This list is updated periodically but we cannot guarantee it is accurate. Please double check the requirements for your destination/airline. We have attempted to provide links to each country so you can double check on current requirements. (c) 2020 My Doctor Medical Group San Francisco

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Albania

Tests required: None
Timeframe: N/A
Other info: You can expect a health screening on arrival.
Web site:  Albania

Antigua and Barbuda

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: 7 days before departure
Other info: Testing required for 12 and older
Web site:  Antigua and Barbuda 

Aruba

Tests required: PCR
Timeframe: 72 hours before departure
Other info: 15 and older; You must also purchase specific Aruba visitors insurance
Web site:  Aruba

Austria

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of arrival
Other info: Medical certificate with physician signature and seal required
Web site: Austria

The Bahamas

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: (?) 5 days before departure
Other info: Must take a subsequent  test during the visit, if staying for more than five days, to avoid quarantine. Updated requirements as of Nov 2020
Web site: the Bahamas 

Bangladesh

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: 72 hours before departure
Other info: Quarantine 14 days even with negative test
Web site: Bangladesh

Barbados

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: 72 hours before departure
Other info: Submit form to government 24 hours before travel; quarantine 14 days, release if 2nd RT-PCR negative 5 days after entry test submitted
Web site: Barbados

Belarus

Travel to Belarus is not restricted.

Bermuda

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: 72 hours before departure
Other info: 2nd test on arrival with quarantine, plus tests at 4, 8, 14 days after arrival
Web site: Bermuda

Brazil

Tests required: None
Timeframe: N/A
Other info: Must show health insurance coverage
Web site: Brazil

Bulgaria

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of arrival
Web site: Bulgaria

Cambodia

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: 72 hours before departure
Other info: Additional tests on arrival and day 13 of mandatory 14 day quarantine
Web site: Cambodia

China

Tests required: RT-PCR on Nasopharyngeal Swab and IgM Antibody on Venous Blood
Timeframe: Within 48 hours of departure
Other info: Must submit lab reports to Chinese government 24 hours before departure.
Important: Must use an approved testing site
Web site:  China 11/19/20 and China Approved Testing Sites
(Note: My Doctor Medical Group is on the list of approved sites)

Colombia

Tests required: N/A
Timeframe: N/A
Other info: As of Nov 5 2020, pre-flight COVID-19 testing is not longer required.
Web site:  Colombia

Costa Rica

Tests required: None
Timeframe: N/A
Other info: Must fill out "health pass" 48 hours before departure on their web site
Web site:  Costa Rica

Croatia

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: 48 hours before arrival
Web site:  Croatia

Curaçao

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of departure
Other info: Travelers coming from states other than CT, FL, NJ, or NY must request specific permission in addition to providing a negative COVID-19 PCR test result and agreeing to a 14-day mandatory quarantine at the traveler’s expense (http://gobiernu.cw/reisverificatie)
Web site: Curaçao

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Denmark

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of arrival
Other info: Medical certificate with signature and seal required
Web site: Denmark

Dominica

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: 24-72 hours before arrival
Other info: Complete an electronic Immigration and Customs form via Dominica's online portal 24 hours before traveling.
Web Site: Dominica

Dominican Republic

Tests required: None
Timeframe: N/A
Other info: DR authorities will give breath tests to no more than 10% of random passengers and to anyone showing symptoms. You must also fill out a health affidavit.
Web site: Dominican Republic 

Dubai

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 96 hours of arrival
Other info: You must complete a "health declaration form" before departing to confirm that you are not experiencing any coronavirus symptoms and you have medical travel insurance to cover any COVID-19 treatment.
Web site: Dubai

Ecuador

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 10 days of arrival
Other info: The Galapagos Islands require visitors to take another COVID-19 PCR test and to present negative results within 96 hours of arrival in Ecuador.
Web site:  Ecuador

El Salvador

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of departure (Dentro de las 72 horas de la salida)
Web site:  El Salvador

Ethiopia

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 120 hours of arrival
Other info: Plus 14 day quarantine
Web site:  Ethiopia

French Polynesia

Tests required: RT-PCR from their approved list (My Doctor Medical Group’s tests are on the list)
Timeframe: 72 hours before departure
Other info: My Doctor Medical Group is specifically authorized by the Tahiti consulate to test travelers to Tahiti and French Polynesia
Web site: Tahiti Consulate COVID-19 Info

Ghana

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: 72 hours before departure
Other info: Second test required upon arrival
Web site: Ghana

Grenada

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 7 days of departure
Other info: Must have minimum four-day reservation at an approved hotel for quarantine, and take a second test after 4 days to leave the hotel.
Web site: Grenada

Haiti

Tests required: None
Timeframe: N/A
Other info: Self-quarantine 14 days after arrival
Web site: Haiti

Honduras

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: 72 hours before (departure or arrival is uncertain)
Other info: Details unclear online - please confirm with your airline and the Honduras consulate.
Web site: Honduras info from US Embassy

Hong Kong

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of departure
Other info: Additional documentation and certificates required (which we can provide)
Web site:  Hong Kong

Hungary

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Complex - see below
Other info: Foreign citizens may be exempted from quarantine if they attest with a document containing the results of two SARS-CoV-2 tests performed in Hungary at two different times with at least 48 hours between them. However, it is also acceptable if the first of the two tests is performed in one of the Schengen countries, the United States of America or Canada.
Web site: Hungary

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India

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: 72 hours before departure
Web site: https://www.newdelhiairport.in/covid19

Indonesia

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 7 days of arrival
Web site: Indonesia - Emirates

Ireland

Tests required: None
Timeframe: N/A
Other info: 14 day quarantine upon arrival
Web site: Ireland

Jamaica

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: 10 days before arrival
Other info: Must upload negative results to their site to receive travel authorization
Web site:  Jamaica

Japan

Tests required: Travel from US currently prohibited (updated Nov 7, 2020). When open, RT-PCR
Timeframe: When open, within 72 hours of departure
Other info: When open, special embossed Japan form required (original copy)
Web site:  Japan COVID-19 Info

Jordan

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 120 hours of departure
Other info: Also mandatory test upon arrival
Web site:  Jordan

Kenya

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 96 hours of arrival
Web site:  Kenya

The Maldives

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of arrival
Web site:  The Maldives

Malta

Tests required: N/A
Timeframe: N/A
Other info: Passengers who transit via a "safe corridor country" that allows U.S. visitors may enter Malta after they've been in that country for 14 days. For example, U.S. travelers who stay 14 days in Ireland or Turkey are then eligible to enter Malta.
Web site:  All passengers must fill out Public Health Travel Declaration and the Passenger Locator Forms before departure.

Mexico

Tests required: N/A
Timeframe: N/A
Other info: Can travel by air but not land.
Web site:  Mexico 

Montenegro

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of (departure or arrival?)
Web site:  Montenegro

Nicaragua

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of arrival (dentro de las 72 horas posteriores a la llegada a Nicaragua)
Other info: Must upload results no later than 36 hours before departure
Web site:  Avianca and US Embassy in Nicaragua

Morocco

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of departure
Web site: the U.S. Embassy in Morocco

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Namibia

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of departure
Other info: Second test on 5th day of visit
Web site: Namibia

North Macedonia

Tests required: N/A
Timeframe: N/A
Other info: Open for tourists. No tests or quarantines are required.
Web site: North Macedonia

Panama

Tests required: RT-PCR “or antigen test”
Timeframe: Within 48 hours of arrival
Other info: government's detailed requirements here
Web site: Panama

Qatar

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 48 hours of departure
Web site: Qatar

Pakistan

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 96 hours of departure
Web site:  Pakistan

Russia

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 3 days of arrival
Other info: US citizens prohibited as of Oct 30 2020
Web site: Russia

Rwanda

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 120 hours of departure
Other info: Second test upon arrival
Web site: Rwanda

Serbia

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 48 hours of arrival from North Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, or Romania
Other info: Review web site carefully
Web site:  Serbia

Singapore

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of departure
Other info: May be subject to 14-day quarantine and repeat RT-PCR even with negative RT-PCR; report must contain Name, Date of Birth & nationality as well as other identifiers
Web site:  Singapore

St. Barts / St. Barth

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of arrival
Other info: Those staying longer than a week will need to pay about $150 for an additional test on their eighth day.
Web site: St. Barts (aka St. Barth)

St. Lucia

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 7 days of arrival
Web site: St. Lucia

St. Maarten

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 120 hours of departure
Other info: Nasopharyngeal (deep swab) only
Web site: St. Maarten

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 5 days of arrival
Other info: Quarantine in hotel 5 days then another test.
Web site: St. Vincent and the Grenadines

South Korea

Tests required: N/A
Timeframe: N/A
Other info: Quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Web site:  South Korea

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Tahiti

Tests required: RT-PCR from their approved list (My Doctor Medical Group’s tests are on the list)
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of departure
Other info: My Doctor Medical Group is specifically authorized by the Tahiti consulate to test travelers to Tahiti and French Polynesia
Web site: Tahiti Consulate COVID-19 Info

Tanzania

Tests required: N/A
Timeframe: N/A
Web site: Tanzania

Thailand

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 72 hours of departure
Other info: Thai Fit to Fly Health Certificate with physician signature and seal required.
Web site:  Thailand

Turkey

Tests required: N/A
Timeframe: N/A
Web site: Turkey

Turks and Caicos

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 5 days of arrival
Other info: Must carry travel medical insurance to cover any COVID-19-related costs. Some airlines require a custom letter with testing physician’s signature and a copy of the physician’s medical license information.
Web site: Turks and Caicos

Ukraine

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 48 hours of crossing the border
Web site: Ukraine

United Kingdom

Tests required: N/A
Timeframe: N/A
Other info: 14 day quarantine
Web site: United Kingdom

Zambia

Tests required: RT-PCR
Timeframe: Within 14 days of arrival
Web site: Zambia

This list is updated periodically but we cannot guarantee it is accurate. Please double check the requirements for your destination/airline. We have attempted to provide links to each country so you can double check on current requirements.

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Frequently Asked Questions




COVID-19 Testing Details


Types of Tests

  • PCR to Find Current Infection. If you want to know if you may be currently infectious to others, even if you are not symptomatic, then the Nasopharyngeal Swab RT-PCR test is the most sensitive test currently available. This is also the test required for entry into other states and countries.It has the maximum sensitivity and specificity and is the "gold standard" against which other types of tests are compared.
  • What about antibody testing? Antibody testing is not a reliable way to pick up current or recent infection, and is not accepted by any governments. The presence or absence of antibodies also cannot reliably predict immunity. We can do this if you are curious however, for an additional fee.
  • What about rapid antigen or rapid molecular testing? Rapid antigen testing technology does not provide enough sensitivity to rely on when testing non-symptomatic people - it was not developed to diagnose asymptomatic infection and misses up to 30-50% of active cases. Thus it is generally not acceptable for important screening like travel, and all governments seem to understand this (except Hawai'i).

Location of tests

  • At our Secure Clinics at 450 Sutter, San Francisco and on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley:
    • We comply with all City, County, OSHA and CDC guidelines and have had perfect scores on audits.
    • Valet parking in the building, or less expensive parking at Sutter Stocktoon Garage 1/2 block away.
    • Limited number of people on each elevator.
    • Patient visits spaced out for optimal safety.
    • Medical air filtration in testing area
    • All surfaces cleaned with antimicrobials between each patient visit.
    • Your safety is our first priority.
  • Secure Clinic on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley
    • Limited dates are now available. More dates being opened up on an ongoing basis, visible on our booking site.
  • At Your Home. 
    • Our collection expert comes to you in full PPE and performs a collection in the safety of your own home.
    • Safe and secure, but higher cost.
    • Availability is limited. Please plan ahead.
    • For scheduling, call us or reach out to us via our Contact Form

Fees at Our Clinic


  • $240 for visit and swab collection.
  • $125 lab fee for PCR testing with next-day results.
    • Required since regular labs are 4-14 days backed up.
  • Custom travel documentation and certificates: $35/person extra (in addition to lab report) if needed for your destination. Read above under FAQ for details.
  • Tahiti / French Polynesia only: $50 extra per person (CDC test). Read above under FAQ for details.
  • Payment is due in full; your credit card will be charged on the day of service. 48 hour cancelation policy.
  • Commercial PPO insurance may reimburse fees out of network in part or full to you later, depending on your policy. We partner with Franklin who can help you submit claims.

Fees At Your Home


  • $995 for first person at a given site and time, $520 each additional person.
  • Includes lab fee with next-day results.
  • Custom travel documentation and certificates: $35/person extra (in addition to lab report) if needed for your destination.
  • Tahiti / French Polynesia: $50 extra per person.
  • Additional fees may apply:
    • Travel time more than 15 minutes from our main office.
    • Services outside of business hours and on weekends.
    • Rush service.

CONTACT US to inquire about testing at home. Availability is limited.

My Doctor Medical Group Can be Your New Concierge Doctor


We are a unique concierge medical practice in San Francisco, providing excellence in private medical care, both primary care and sub-specialties. We provide comprehensive care across outpatient, home and hospital settings. Our team includes two physicians, two physician assistants, two registered nurses, three psychotherapists, a dietitian, an acupuncturist, a practice manager and an amazing and accomplished group of Patient Care Coordinators who tie it all together.

Dr. Paul Abramson, our founder, has been an early innovator in COVID-19 testing, providing an evidence-based and legitimate option amidst a "wild west" of testing products and claims. Dr. Abramson has two engineering degrees from Stanford, a medical degree from UCSF where is now a Clinical Assistant Professor, and is double board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine and completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona (AzCIM).

Dr. Deena Neff completed postgraduate medical training at UCSF, is board certified in Family Medicine and completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona (AzCIM). She brings 30 years of experience to her practice of medicine and is deeply humanistic in her approach to the doctor-patient relationship.

My Doctor Medical Group is centrally located at the historic 450 Sutter building in downtown San Francisco,

Please Contact Us if you need a concierge medical doctor in San Francisco.

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