Government Approved Covid 19 Testing Centres Across Africa
Apparently, some time in Late January or early February 2021, a prospective UK student arrived at the airport and was deported by Clearing Officers for having a covid result from a testing centre not approved by the government of their home country.
As it stands, we still do not have a means of verifying this story or confirming if there were other aspects of this story that were left out in the online publication circulated.
However, what we can confirm with certainty is that a lot of countries carefully scrutinize your Covid Test result upon arrival at their port of entry.
Hence, it is absolutely vital, regardless of the sometimes ridiculous costs or processing times, that you take your Covid 19 tests at the testing centres approved by the government of your home country.
In many countries, there have been multiple reported incidents of various types of crime, fraud and cheating in relation to Covid testing and issuance of Covid-19 Test Results.
As a result of this, many countries are implementing more strict verification methods of Covid-19 test results. Due to lack of information, some travelers accidentally do not meet the approved requirements.
The Solution is Simple; TAKE YOUR COVID-19 TEST AT A GOVERNMENT APPROVED TESTING CENTRE IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY. This also applies to people without any intent to travel out of their country. For whatever reason, if you are going to take the test, get it done where its approved.
We have taken the liberty to provide details of the approved testing centres for the African countries where we provide our services to.
We have intentionally chosen to post direct links instead of listing them out on this page because there has been a recent pattern of some centres being disqualified from being approved centres. Hence, it is best you get the information directly from the source.
Government Approved Covid 19 Testing Centres
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control has both Government and Private Covid 19 Testing Centres that have been approved. Please click the link below to find the full approved list.
The Ghana Health Centre has a list of Covid 19 Testing Centres that have been approved. Please click the link below to find the full approved list.
The Sierra Leone Government has set up a government website where you can book and pay for a Covid 19 Test before travelling. All information on the process and the various testing centres are available using the link below.
The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has published a list of Approved Covid-19 PCR Testing Laboratories in Kenya. You may see the full list by clicking the list below.
The Ministry of Health in the Republic of Uganda has published a list of Approved Covid-19 PCR Testing Laboratories in Uganda. You may see the full list by clicking the list below.
Residents of other African countries should please refer to their relevant government websites to find out more details of approved Covid-19 Testing centres.