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What covid-19 test do I need before I fly?

What covid-19 test do I need before I fly?
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Get ready for air travel during the pandemic

Air travel during the pandemic is complicated by entry requirements and the need for testing. So as soon as you’ve booked your tickets, it’s a good idea to book your covid tests.

Check covid border requirements early and often

We recommend that travelers check the requirements of their destination frequently in the run-up to their departure. The best place to check what covid test you need before visiting a particular country is the US Department of State Travel Advisories. This has up-to-date information about travel to every territory in the world. But governments around the world are responding rapidly and at short notice as the situation on the ground changes. So we recommend travelers also check the destination’s own government and embassy websites, too.

We also recommend checking what advice the airline is giving to travelers, as well.

What test do I need to fly out of the United States?

Before you leave the United States, you will need – in most cases – a negative PCR test taken within a certain timeframe before departure. A very few countries will accept a negative lateral flow test (RAT) result.

What covid test do I need to return to the United States?

You can enter the United States with a negative result from a covid-19 test taken no more than one day before travel. You can book a test at a clinic in the country you’re visiting; or you can use Global Travel Clinic’s video-supervised lateral flow test. Just take your test kit with you, and book your video testing appointment with an English-speaking trained covid test technician for a convenient time within the 24-hour window before your departure for the United States.

How do I find a center that offers covid PCR for travel testing near me?

Booking a covid test with Global Travel Clinics couldn’t be easier! Choose your region on our clinics page and we will help you find your nearest covid test clinic. We’ve got covid testing centers all over the US, so there’s sure to be one near your home or work.

How long does it take to get tested for covid?

Most people complete their covid PCR and lateral flow test within a few minutes. We’ve got plenty of appointments, so you can pick the testing slot that fits best with your travel plans.

What happens at a covid test slot?

At your covid-19 testing appointment a trained worked will swab your nose and throat and arrange for the sample to be tested.

How will I get the results of my covid-19 test?

In most cases Global Travel Clinics can deliver the results of your PCR test and your travel certificate within 24 hours. You will get the results of a rapid antigen test within hours. Your result and covid travel certificate will come to you by email.

Travel in a time of covid-19 is a little more uncertain than we’re used to, but you can be sure of one thing: when you book a test with Global Travel Clinics, you’ll get prompt, reliable service from healthcare professionals you can trust.