How to complete your mandatory pre-departure PCR saliva-based COVID-19 test.

Rako Science provides pre-departure PCR saliva-based COVID-19 testing to international passengers departing New Zealand.

How does it work?

​Proven as accurate as nasal testing, Rako Science’s PCR saliva-based COVID-19 test uses non-invasive technology and PCR Travel Certificates confirming results are usually available within 6-12 hours.


Rako Science PCR COVID-19 testing is accredited by IANZ and is the first fully validated PCR saliva test in New Zealand. Rako Science PCR Travel Certificates have been used successfully at airline check-in and airport arrivals for international travellers to Asia, Europe and the USA.

How do I book a test?

Book online to complete your mandatory pre-departure PCR saliva-based COVID-19 test.

If you are unable to make an appointment, require additional appointment times, or have any concerns about your appointment, site access or availability, please contact us at

Rako Science locations

PCR testing is currently available at four locations in Auckland and Christchurch, and will soon be available nation-wide via Unichem and Life Pharmacies.

Monday – Sunday: 9am – 5:00pm

Sylvia Park Life Pharmacy

(Shop N049)

286 Mt Wellington Highway,

Mt Wellington, Auckland, 1060

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am – 5pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Mezzanine Level 1,

Auckland International Airport, Māngere, Auckland 2022

Monday – Saturday: 6:30am – 8:00am

*Urgent appointment only
Level 3, Quay Park Centre,

68 Beach Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:00pm

Newmarket Life Pharmacy,

Level 1, Mezzanine Shop 14,

Westfield Newmarket, 277 Broadway,

Newmarket 1023

Book your PCR test with Rako Science today