COVID-19 testing is available at our clinics by appointment only. There are no after-hours surcharges. Due to the nature of varying country requirements, our clinic offers testing 7 (seven) days a week including statutory holidays.
The timing of the test is crucial - it cannot be performed too early or too late. The turn-around-time for tests is typically less than 12 hours.
APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED - Contact Us Well Before You Need the Test
Please email a copy of your itinerary as provided to you by your airlines/ticket agent and we will reply right back with a specific appointment time that meets the international COVID-19 testing criteria of your flight plan.
COVID-19 RT-PCR (NAAT) testing provided at our clinic is the international standard. We do not offer "rapid" antigen testing (YVR only).
Trusted Travel Partner - We are an approved COVID-19 Testing site for all travel to Hawaii
Our email inbox is checked multiple times daily including weekends.
Required for all air passengers two years of age or older boarding any flight from Canada to the United States.
Flying to the USA - What You Need to Know (Updated Dec 2, 2021 from the US CDC):
What This Means: For example, if you plan on flying from YVR at 7:35 pm on a Saturday to the USA, you can be tested ANYTIME on Friday, the day before the flight. However, to ensure results are "in your hands" well before you board your flight, our policy is to test early in the morning the day before any flight to a US airport - this includes all transiting flights to other countries where a USA airport is used for stop-over purposes.
Personal message from Dr. Cherniwchan regarding testing for travel to the USA:
Travel can be stressful, and even more so, for many during this pandemic. I do not recommend antigen testing for travel to the USA unless you have booked your ticket on the same day as your flight. This test is offered at YVR. Only a few countries in the world accept antigen testing, the US being one of them. The test itself is adequate but can be fraught with logistics issues that can heighten anxiety for travellers. Some travellers who have booked with us for a PCR test, then cancel when they find out about a less expensive option (antigen test at YVR), have reported to me the stressful experience of getting the testing done at YVR. Of course, this is not universal but from the handful of compelling stories that have been shared with me, I am even more resolute in my thinking that a PCR test done the day before travel gives travellers enhanced peace of mind. So, if you are serious about getting a PCR test for the USA and wish to get it with us, please send an email to email@example.com, a copy of your flight itinerary and preference of Abbotsford or Chilliwack for your test, and we will then reply with appointment details for your consideration.
Dr. Darin Cherniwchan, Medical Director, FVTC
Includes pre-test evaluation, NP swab sampling (PCR), real-time results monitoring, and emailed PDF results certificate.
Lab fee included in price.
This document will allow you to travel to areas of the world that accept a valid COVID-19 Certificate of Recovery. A virtual or in-person visit is required for certification and is provided no earlier than 5 days after a POSITIVE COVID-19 PCR test. Rapid antigen tests (including home tests) do not qualify.
This document is required for some countries such as Japan.
More and more countries require a QR code add-on directly attached to the COVID-19 PCR test certificate and/or the COVID-19 Letter of Recovery.
This is a serological (blood) test to assist individual in determining if they have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past.
This test is NOT ACCEPTED for international travel.
China is the only country at this time considering accepting the test for international arrivals from Canada- this may change without notice.
Lab fee included in price.
Dr. Darin P. Cherniwchan Inc.
dba Fraser Valley Travel Clinic
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We are privileged to meet at the Abbotsford office on which is considered part of the traditional and unceded territory of the Stó:lō people, the Semá:th First Nation and Mathxwí First Nation.
We are privileged to meet at the chilliwack office on the STOH-LO (Stó:lō) unceded traditional territory of the Pilalt (sounds as spelled) and Ch-ihl-kway-uhk (Ts'elxweyeqw) tribes"