Are Rapid Antigen COVID-19 Tests Travel Approved?

COVID-19 Tests For Travel

With many countries lifting travel restrictions, people are planning to get back to exploring the world. However, every country has its own set of rules and regulations for people coming into its borders. The common regulations usually include being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and either showing a recent negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovering from the virus. 

A common question people have is: what type of COVID-19 test can clear you for travel? And are rapid antigen tests for travel enough to get approved? The simple answer is yes. As long as you have the test certification which includes the test information including type of test, entity issuing test (self, healthcare entity or service), test date, and test result you will be eligible to travel. 

In order to meet the requirements using a self test, the test must be Emergency Use Authorized by the FDA, and the testing procedure must include a telehealth service provider to offer real-time supervision. They will confirm your identity and observe the sample collection and testing procedure to confirm the test result is valid. After taking your test and getting negative results back, you are cleared to travel. (To find out how much COVID-19 tests are how your insurance can cover it, click here).

If you would like to get tested for travel, you can look below at our testing center locations and see if any are in your area. Simply book an appointment and get approved to travel within a day. If however you would like to get tested at home, you can also look at our Certified Teleservice for COVID-19 testing and purchase any EUA certified COVID-19 test to go along with it.

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