U.S.-Bound Travelers Can Use ‘At-Home’ Tests to Meet Requirement for Negative Coronavirus Result

By Kurt Stolz on 11 May 2021
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Travelers heading to the United States from abroad including returning citizens can now use an at-home coronavirus test to meet the requirement for a negative test result before flying, according to new guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention.

The new policy allows travelers to use any at-home nucleic acid amplification or antigen test that has been issued an Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Individuals flying to the United States, regardless of citizenship, must be able to provide a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of departure in order to enter the country.

The new test policy meets these requirements.

The test must be supervised by an affiliated telehealth provider.  Using a videotelephony service, the provider will confirm the traveler’s identity, observe him taking the test, and verify the test results.

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