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Where can I get a COVID-19 test in Hong Kong?

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Government Options

Further steps are taken by the HK government to replace deep throat saliva specimens. Starting from September 8 2021, persons subjected to compulsory testing requirements must attend any of the mobile specimen collection stations, community testing centres or recognized local medical testing institutions to undergo professional swab sampling.

Free testing will be provided at the community testing centre if the test is related to confirmed cases, or arriving from places outside Hong Kong, or belong to designated sectors. Community testing centres provide booking and walk-in services but the testing centres will prioritize individuals with advance bookings.

Make an appointment for professional swab sampling

The public only needs to provide simple personal information on the 24-hour booking system ( for the selection of a suitable testing centre and a time slot for testing.

The government will set up additional mobile specimen collection stations when necessary to provide free testing services for residents/workers subject to compulsory testing through professional swab sampling.

Deep throat specimen is still available on a voluntary basis 

Taking into consideration some public would still undergo testing on a voluntary basis and that it can facilitate community surveillance and help achieve the objectives of “early identification, early isolation and early treatment”, the Government will continue to distribute deep throat saliva specimen collection packs free-of-charge through various channels (including general outpatient clinics of the Hospital Authority, post offices and distribution points at MTR stations) while the supply of the specimen collection packs will be adjusted when needed.

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Last updated on September 12th, 2021