As of now, three primary at-home tests are accepted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States for use by inbound passengers: The BinaxNow COVID-19 Home Test from Abbott, the COVID-19 Home Test from Ellume, and the video-supervised fast antigen test from Qured are all available.
What tests are used to test for passengers?
It is required that passengers be tested with a viral test, which may be either an antigen test or a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), such as reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP), and transcription-mediated amplification (TMA) (TMA).
Can I use an at-home antigen test when traveling internationally?
When it comes to the testing standards, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) specifically accepts some at-home quick antigen testing kits, which might be a convenient alternative for any forthcoming foreign travel. However, not just any at-home exam will suffice.
When do I need a test to travel to the US?
To go to the United States, I must get a medical examination. When and what sort of examination do I require? Make sure you are tested no more than three days before your journey to the United States. Make sure you get tested for COVID-19 infection using a viral test (NAAT or antigen test) to identify if you are presently infected.
Are at-home testing kits allowed in the US?
When these regulations were initially implemented, there were no at-home testing kits available. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxed its rules this past spring, allowing at-home, self-testing kits to meet the admission requirements. However, any test will not suffice.