Traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a daunting task. With ever-changing restrictions and guidelines, it can be difficult to know what is required of you before you take off. One of the most important things to consider is whether or not you need to get tested for COVID-19 before your trip. The answer to this question depends on a few factors, including your destination and the type of test you are taking.
It is important to note that if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days, you do not need to be tested again, but you should still follow all other recommendations, including getting tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19.Before you get tested, make sure your destination accepts your test type. Some destinations may require a PCR test, while others may only require a rapid COVID-19 test. It is also important to note that antigen tests may not detect the virus if it was recently infected or if you have small amounts of virus in your system. If you are traveling to the United States, a pre-departure COVID-19 test is no longer required for travelers entering the country.
All travelers must provide their contact information within 72 hours of departure and foreign citizens must sign a certificate attesting that they meet U. S. requirements. If you are looking for a place to get tested, there are several options available.
GoHealth Urgent Care offers testing at select clinics for flights departing from the United States. You can also request a LetsGetChecked home test kit to take with you before your trip. On average, it has a delivery time of 48 hours to get test results. We've also partnered with Qured to offer a discount on Fit to Fly COVID-19 testing at home (pack of 1).
It is important to keep all your trip information in one place. Download the American Airlines app to upload your health and travel forms by going to “Get Ready to Fly” before your international flight to the U. S. American can (but is not required to) accept the results of the VeriFly app as proof that you have met the requirements for the destination COVID testing.In most countries, it is mandatory to obtain a PCR certificate before traveling.
To ensure the health and safety of everyone, children who have tested positive for COVID during the past 14 days should not be accompanied to the clinic. Travelers who do not qualify to be fully vaccinated must provide proof of a valid pre-entry test result when entering Canada by air, land or water. If your result is positive or you can't provide proof that your COVID-19 PCR test was negative, you may not be allowed to travel. It is important to stay up-to-date on all travel requirements before embarking on your journey.
Entry requirements are updated frequently, so we recommend that you check the most up-to-date information before traveling. Make sure your test result is negative and that you have no symptoms before you travel.