February 11, 2022 | Keen to travel but concerned...
Reduce stress by getting informed and being prepared.
Keep up to date with travel restrictions and entry requirements by country.
Check and cross reference multiple information sources against news reports and updates issued directly by government agencies and tourism boards. For example -
Kayak – International Travel Restrictions by Country
United Airlines – COVID-19 Travel Entry Requirements
IATA Travel Center – COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map
Covid Controls | The COVID-19 dashboard made for travelers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - COVID-19
Buy self-administered Rapid Antigen COVID test kits
BEFORE leaving home.
Currently (Feb 11, 2022), even if you are fully vaccinated, you must take a pre-travel COVID test 1 day before your scheduled return flight to the US.
Before leaving home, buy self-administered Rapid Antigen COVID test kits you can take any time, from anywhere in the world. Self-collect and test your sample during a supervised virtual visit with a testing specialist.
Results of this test (a digital health certificate) are approved for re-entry to the United States. No appointment needed. All you need is an internet connection, a device with a webcam, your passport to confirm your identity and 20 minutes.
Online sources to buy supervised COVID-19 self-test kits include -
QuestDiagnostics - uses Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card Home Test @ $70 for 2 test kits
EMED – uses Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag At-Home Test Kit 6 Pack @ $150 ie $25/ test kit
CityHealth - uses CityHealth Rapid Antigen test kit $75/ 1 test
Consider buying more than one kit just in case of loss or contamination or you need to retest.
The above information is supplied in an effort to be helpful. It is your responsibility to confirm accuracy and validity.