With COVID-19 still prevalent in a number of countries worldwide, going on a work trip or a family vacation is no longer as simple as arriving at the airport with all your documents intact. In fact, a number of airlines and countries now require passengers to show proof of their COVID-19 status before traveling.

With the International Air Transport Association calling for the “development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable, and systematic” COVID-19 testing in order to restore travel worldwide1, it’s as important as ever to ease the concerns of travelers and to offer pre-flight testing options. Fortunately, this is now possible with LetsGetChecked’s FDA-authorized COVID-19 Home Test with online results and an official report available within 24-72 hours of your sample being received by the lab.



Preparing to travel with COVID-19


With major airlines and airports resuming scheduled flights, preparing for the new way of traveling is essential if we want to get back in the air. Some of the most important steps to take when preparing to travel include:

  • Check your destinations regulations

A number of countries now require you to complete a passenger locator form or a health information declaration while others require a negative COVID-19 certificate for all international visitors 2.

  • Take a COVID-19 Test before flying

If you feel in any way worried and would like to offer yourself some peace of mind on your travels, consider taking a COVID-19 pre-flight test - this is particularly important if you are experiencing symptoms or if your destination country requires a negative certificate from visitors.

  • Arrive at the airport prepared

It’s recommended to check-in online to avoid as much interaction as possible in the airport. Don’t forget to pack your face mask, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes to wipe down any areas should you wish to.


How to pre-flight test from home


LetsGetChecked works with one of the largest airlines in the U.S. towards helping prioritize the health and safety of their passengers and with our FDA-authorized COVID-19 Home Test, you too can put your health in your hands before you board your next flight.

The process is simple:

1. Order your kit online

Complete our quick online assessment. If eligible, your test will be shipped to your home free of charge from our FDA registered manufacturing facility.

2. Collect your sample

Collect your sample from the comfort of your own home using the step by step guide provided. This is a gentle and non-invasive process - not too different from using a cotton swab to clean the inside of your nose.

3. Return your sample

Return your sample using our free express UPS shipping service. We will keep in touch through email and SMS to keep you updated throughout the process.

4. Laboratory PCR-test

Your swab sample will be sent to our high complexity CLIA-certified laboratory for full analysis by our team of clinical scientists.

5. Results

We aim to deliver your results to your secure online account within 24-72 hours after we receive your sample. An official lab report will be provided along with your results that you will be able to use as proof should you need it.

6. Medical support

Your health record is reviewed in real-time by a LetsGetChecked medical team member and additional support services will be provided to you as needed to help guide you on your next steps.

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LetsGetChecked’s COVID-19 Home Test has helped large numbers of people get back in the air with the peace of mind that they deserve! If your destination requires you to provide a negative certificate or if you’re experiencing symptoms and have plans to travel, it’s important to get tested.



References

  1. International Air Transport Association. IATA Calls for Systematic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure. Online: IATA.org, 2020
  2. Emirates. Tourists travelling to, from, and through Dubai. Online: Emirates.com, 2020