COVID-19 test in Santa Marta

Where can I get a COVID-19 test in Santa Marta?

After having an incredible vacation in Colombia, it’s now time to say goodbye. Before leaving, there is still one more thing that needs to be done in order to get back to reality: a negative COVID-19 test; the question arises, where can I get a COVID-19 test in Santa Marta?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you will need to get a viral test no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the United States (US) and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

Does Santa Marta have drive-thru COVID-19 test center?

No, it doesn’t. So far the only places people can get a COVID-19 test in Santa Marta are laboratories, hospitals and clinics. Occasionally, the local government does the testing in malls parking lots and popular crowded and transited areas like the central bus station and popular neighborhoods.

Best and most reliable place to get a COVID-19 test in Santa Marta

If you don’t know where to get a COVID test before flying back to the United States and your are currently in Santa Marta we would like to suggest you the following testing centers:

Laboratorio Continental

Covid-19 test in Santa Marta

Contact Info:

Av. El Libertador #21-96, Santa Marta, Magdalena

(605) 4366049

 (+57) 3175732431

This laboratory opens from Monday to Saturday. You don’t need to make an appointment to take the test. Once you get there, you just have to let the security guard know that you are willing to take a COVID-19 test (or prueba COVID in Spanish), after he lets you in, go directly to the front desk and let the receptionists know you want to pay for a COVID-19 test.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) you can either choose between:

  • PCR tests (around 75 USD) – This test can be done from 6h00 -10h00 (Mon to Sat)
  • Antigen tests (around 35 USD) – This test can be done from 6h00 – 17h00 (Mon to Fri) and 6h00 to 11h00 on Saturdays

The receptionist will ask for a copy of your passport and some other basic information such as your address, phone number and so on. Don’t be afraid to use your Google translator, we, Colombians, will be always more than happy to help you even though we don’t speak your language. After you pay, sit for a while and wait, they will call your name and explain to you where to go.

How long does it take to get the results for COVID-19 antigen test?

Results will be available on their website in approximately two hours.

How long does it take to get the results for COVID-19 PCR test?

Results will be available on their website in approximately 24 hours.

Perfect Body Medical Center

Covid-19 test in Santa Marta

Contact Info:

Carrera 20 # 15 – 110
Santa Marta, Magdalena 47001

(5) 4237101
(315) 8707898

info@perfectbody.com.co

This is the most convenient place to get a COVID-19 test in Santa Marta. This clinic is open 24/7 and you don’t need to make an appointment to take the test. Once you get there, you just have to let the security guard know that you are willing to take a COVID-19 test (or prueba COVID in Spanish), after he lets you in, go directly to the front desk and let the receptionists know you want to pay for a COVID-19 test.

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) you can either choose between:

  • PCR tests (around 110 USD)
  • Antigen tests (around 60 USD)

How long does it take to get the results for COVID-19 antigen test?

Results will be sent directly to your email during the next hour.

How long does it take to get the results for COVID-19 PCR test?

It varies depending on the time of the day you take the test. If you take the test before 10:00 AM, you will receive the results in 24 hours. If you do the test after 10:00 AM, results can take up to 36 hours to get to your email.


Frequently Asked Questions about Negative Covid-19 Test Travel Requirement to Enter United States

Information displayed below comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official website. We wanted to add this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), since, we have travelers who usually aren’t sure about certain requirements before returning to the United States

Didn’t this information answer your doubts? Check the U.S. embassy in Colombia official website and get access to more info regarding travel between United States and Colombia.


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Private transportation service from Santa Marta

If your vacations are over, and you are looking for a reliable and safe transportation service from Santa Marta to Cartagena Airport or from Santa Marta to Barranquilla airport to fly back to the U.S. we are the best option for you.

We can pick you up at your hotel at any time and we count on modern and spacious SUVs, minivans and large vans. We accept payments via PayPal.

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