Get to Know the Right COVID-19 Test for Your Trip

A health certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result has become one of the requirements to travel during the pandemic. However, you should note that each destination might only accept specific types of COVID-19 tests.


To avoid any confusion and minimize the chance of getting the wrong test that would eventually ruin your trip, t-mates can check the types of COVID-19 tests in the list below.

Test Type

Test Result

Test Sample


Rapid Antibody (Rapid Test)

10-15 minutes*

Blood in the finger area or a vein at the elbow.

IDR 85,000 - IDR 150,000

Rapid Antigen (Antigen Swab)

15-30 minutes*

Nose and throat bridge swab.

Up to IDR 99,000 - IDR 109,000

GeNose C19 

15-30 minutes*

Breath sample from the mouth.

IDR 30,000 - IDR 40,000

PCR (PCR Swab)

1-2 days* Nose and throat mucus sample, blood, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid. Up to IDR 275,000 - IDR 300,000


(Reverse-Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction)

2-3 days*

Respiratory tract specimens (nose, throat, sputum swab, etc.)

Up to IDR 275,000 - IDR 300,000


1-2 hours*

Serum, urine, saliva, nasopharyngeal swab, and oropharyngeal swab.

Around IDR 450,000

TCM (Molecular Rapid Test)

1-3 hours*

Nose and throat bridge swab.

Around IDR 1,299,000

Serology Antibody

1-2 hours*

Blood in the inner elbow area.

IDR 99,000 - IDR 129,000


*The time it takes for the test result to come out may differ depending on the procedure and condition of each health or testing facility.

Govt. Affiliated Labs

Starting 12 July 2021, only PCR and antigen test results from laboratories affiliated with the Ministry of Health are accepted as requirements to travel by air. The test result will go into the new all record (NAR) data and will be connected to the PeduliLindungi app.

Order COVID-19 Tests on To Dos

Are you currently preparing to travel and in need of a COVID-19 test? You can find and purchase various types of COVID-19 tests** at To Dos.

**Some types of COVID-19 tests are not available at but can be found on select hospitals and clinics.


To get a complete overview of the travel policies in your place of destination, airports, airlines, and trains, check the tiket SAFE page.