Traveller COVID-19 Testing

Drive-through COVID-19 testing clinics are available for travellers who require a COVID-19 test upon arrival to St. John’s and other entry points into the region, as per provincial travel regulations; testing clinics are by appointment only. Effective July 24, 2021, COVID-19 testing for travellers (St. John’s) will take place at the COVID-19 drive-through testing clinic at the Waterford Hospital (306 Waterford Bridge Road, St. John’s).

How to book an appointment?

Travellers who require a COVID-19 test upon arrival, as indicated by the provincial travel form, are asked to book a testing appointment in advance of their travel.

Appointments can be made online or by telephone at clinics located across the Eastern Health region:

  • Online
    Note: Please click the above link or copy and paste the link into the address bar of an internet browser (Google Chrome is the preferred browser. If you experience issues accessing/loading the site, please open Google Chrome and clear your web browsing cache by clicking Ctrl+F5.).
  • Phone1-833-951-3884 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

How does the testing works?

Individuals will remain in their vehicles during COVID-19 testing, and are reminded that they are required to self-isolate until a negative result is received.

Full details regarding testing and self-isolation requirements for travellers is available via the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador website:

What about people that do not have a vehicle?

Individuals who do not have access to a vehicle will be accommodated.

For those who require walk-up access, security will guide them to the appropriate lane upon entry.

To ensure the privacy of any individuals who attend the drive-through clinics, individuals are asked not to take photos, videotape or film at the clinics.

Please note that the process for self-assessment of COVID-19 symptoms has not changed.

The public is reminded that if they show any signs or symptoms, they should continue to complete the COVID-19 self-assessment and testing referral tool by clicking here, or call 811 if unable to complete the online assessment.

For more information, please visit:

We would like to thank the public for their co-operation during this time and wish everyone a safe and healthy summer.

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Last updated: 2021-07-23