Covid-19 PCR Testing for Airline Passengers

Shifa International Hospital (Shifa Labs) offers a Fully Automated PCR testing facility at the main hospital premises (Sector: H-8/4, Islamabad) and across the country through its network of Lab Collection Points (Click to view the locations:


  • Most reliable laboratory technique recommended by WHO (World Health Organization) and currently is the gold standard for diagnosis of COVID-19
  • Fully Automated RT-PCR (Fast & Most Reliable)
  • Performed using FDA approved RT-PCR testing kits

List of Airlines & Countries (which accepts RT-PCR Covid-19 Test by Shifa Labs)

PIA (Pakistan International Airlines)
GCC/ Gulf Region

Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain



Other Countries




United Kingdom

For information on other countries & destinations:
Virgin AtlancticVirgin Atlantic Airline
U.K. (United Kingdom)
British Airways
British Airways
United Kindgdom
U.K. (United Kingdom)
British Airways Emirates

Effective 16 November 20 for passengers originating their journey from Pakistan to any destinations requiring COVID‑19 PCR test, Emirates will only accept COVID‑19 negative test certificate from a Pakistan Government Approved Lab* where a QR Code is embedded on their printed certificate for verification purpose.

Shifa International Hospital Islamabad is an Approved lab by Govt. of Pakistan for Covid-19 PCR testing

For further info:

Oman Air Oman Air

Oman Air only accepts COVID-19 negative test certificate from a Pakistani Government Approved Lab. Shifa International Hospital Islamabad is an approved lab by the Government of Pakistan for COVID-19 PCR Testing.

Shifa International Hospital Islamabad is an Approved lab by Govt. of Pakistan for Covid-19 PCR testing

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Instruction for Travellers:

  • You must be at the lab no later than 72 hours before the scheduled departure time on your ticket.
  • The usual reporting time for COVID RT-PCR is 24 hours; keep this in mind so that you get your report before your flight.
  • Please provide a copy of your flight ticket in its original form when you come for testing.
  • Please bring your passport and a copy of your CNIC.
  • Sign a consent form allowing Shifa International Hospitals to communicate your test results with your airline directly.

Please contact us at 0518464646 for further details.