Dis-Chem Pharmacies has started offering COVID-19 rapid antigen tests at OR Tambo and Cape Town International airports to meet additional requirements for people flying abroad.
International travellers are still required to have a PCR test seventy-two hours before flying but now, in addition, an antigen test before boarding a plane.
Results in 15 minutes
This rapid antigen test is a nasopharyngeal test which provides results in approximately 15 minutes and will reveal if a person is currently infected with the COVID-19 pathogen. This test is provided at the Dis-Chem Airport sites at OR Tambo and Cape Town International Airports. Rapid antibody testing and PCR swab tests are also available at these airport testing sites that are currently operational from 08:00 to 17:00 daily but hours may be extended as more international flights become available.
Tests also offered at stores and drive-through sites
Dis-Chem continues to offer rapid antigen and rapid antibody tests as well as the PCR tests at its network of stores and drive-through testing sites nationwide.
For more information on the rollout and location of testing sites check www.dischem.co.za