Our mask policy

A surgical face mask is required for anyone over the age of 2 to enter the clinic. Please ask one of the Greeter Team at the front door if you require one. If you have a fabric mask on, you will be asked to swap for a surgical one.

COVID-19 'Fit-To-Fly' Travel Testing

COVID-19 'Fit To Fly' travel testing at Riccarton Clinic for those travelling who need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or of having had a COVID-19 vaccination. We perform both PCR and RAT tests.

AFTER READING THE INFORMATION BELOW PLEASE RING 035951457 AND WE WILL GIVE YOU A TIME TO COME IN AND BOOK YOUR TRAVEL/SWAB APPOINTMENT. An appointment is required as space is limited at this site due to social distancing.

We are currently offering ‘Fit to Fly’ PCR COVID-19 testing at 6 Yaldhurst Rd from 9:00am - 5:00pm seven days per week. This is by appointment only. View our location here.

NO WALK-INS. You must arrange a time to come in by phoning 035951457 between 9:00am - 4:30pm. We currently do not accept email bookings unless you are based outside of Christchurch. 

Once you have made your appointment you will then return on that appointment day/time to 4 Yaldhurst Road, to have your test/swab.

View our costs here.

Full payment is due at the time of booking the appointment.

To book a pre-flight swab and/or blood test, please call us on 035951457 between 9:00am-4:30pm to arrange a time to come in and consult with our "Fit to Fly" booking specialists who will organise the optimal appointment time for this to be done. 

Please note, we currently do not accept email bookings unless you are based outside of Christchurch. 

There are lots of variables as to the cost of testing - between $200.00 for a single swab and $505.00 for the swab and blood test as required by China.  If the tests are carried out on weekends or public holidays, then additional fees apply.

Full payment is due at the time of booking the appointment.

What you need to know:

  • The airline or embassy will advise you of when your test is required to be carried out.
  • You can only book your ‘Fit to Fly’ appointment once you have confirmed your booking and received this information.
  • We do not book appointments from emails. You will need to phone us on 03 595 1457 to arrange a time to come into the the clinic to book a ‘Fit to Fly’ testing appointment (Space is limited at this site due to social distancing).
  • An administrative fee of $20.00 per person is chargeable if you cancel your ‘Fit to Fly’ appointment at any time.
  • Standard PCR test results take up to 48 hours to come back after the test has been done.
  • The Fit to Fly certificate is then completed and will be available for you to collect or we can email

What we require from you at the time of booking your appointment:

For more information about our testing process, see Fit to Fly - General and Fit to Fly - Travelling to China.

Evidence of Vaccination

Evidence of vaccination can be obtained from My Covid Record: Proof of Vaccination Status at no charge. If further verification is required by us, the cost of a certificate is $75.00 within 48 hours,  or an urgent certificate is $90.00.

Contact us:

For general ‘Fit to Fly’ enquiries, email us at info@riccartonclinic.co.nz. To book in for a ‘Fit to Fly’ test if you live out of Canterbury, please send the completed Fit To Fly Patient Information Sheet and copy of your passport to  info@riccartonclinic.co.nz . Our receptionist will contact you by phone for payment.