COVID-19 Testing for travel
Though both travel across the nation and internationally is now possible, it still poses a risk if not done right. With COVID-19 testing for travel, you can get where you need to go and stay safe along your way. As borders and restrictions change, it is important that we travel with safety in mind. That is why PathMD provides both on-site and mobile pre-flight COVID-19 testing options with rapid results in as short as 24 hours, sometimes sooner.
Book an Appointment,
On the day of your test, bring your
insurance card (if you have one)
and ID with you
Our team will check your
documents and collect your sample.
5 minutes – You’re done!
Get your PCR results via email or
phone call usually same day
or within 24 hours.
Mobile Testing. Maximum Convenience & Safety.
Many airlines and countries may allow travel but must require some form of pre-flight COVID test before allowing passengers to board. However, many testing centers cannot provide results fast enough for patients to travel. Most flights and country borders require tests taken within 72 hours, while testing facilities can take days to get results back to you. With PathMD’s COVID testing for travel, you can get the results you need with time to spare, giving you peace of mind for all your travel needs.
That is why PathMD can come to you and provide testing when you need it. With mobile testing, we can provide a safe and convenient way to deliver test results in time for any travel. Our fast results ensure you won’t need to change travel plans while waiting for your test to come back. With PathMD’s COVID testing, you can travel while keeping yourself and those around you safe.
You may also choose to schedule an appointment for our drive-through option. Our fast and friendly staff will have you in and out in no time!
Should I Be Tested for COVID-19 Before Traveling?
For international travel, almost all countries have some form of test requirement for travelers. Many will not allow passengers to board inbound flights without a certified negative test result. However, the guidelines differ from country to country. Before you travel, we recommend checking with various authorities to determine what your requirements art.
- Call the nearest embassy of the country you wish to travel to
- Call the nearest embassy of any country where you have a layover/stopover
- Check with the airlines you are flying on
Most countries require a negative PCR test, which PathMD provides. Many airlines and flights will not allow you to board with only an antibody test.
Even if your travel destination does not require a COVID test, be sure to regularly check that this has not changed.The requirements change often, so we recommend checking if there are any adjustments made to
conditions in the days leading up to travel.
What Kind of COVID-19 Testing Do We Offer?
We offer two kinds of testing, each proven to be highly accurate and reliable.
- Hologic APTIMA test, which has a sensitivity rate of 98.2% and a specificity of 100%.
- RT-PCR method, which provides a sensitivity rate of 99% and a specificity of 100%. Most countries require this test within 72 hours before travel.
We accept a variety of swab collection kits, including:
- The Puritan UniTranz (UTM)
- The Copan E-swab (liquid amies solution)
- APTIMA multi-test swab
How Soon Will I Receive My Results?
Many testing centers are unable to provide test results in time for your flight. Since many flights and countries require tests no older than 72 hours, you need results that give you time to spare. But other clinics can take days or even a week to deliver results. By that time, your results won’t be valid for travel. You might need to end up canceling or rescheduling your entire trip. With PathMD, you get your results typically within 24 hours of testing.
What Should I Do If I Test Positive?
Having a positive test typically means you will not be allowed to board your train or flight. Instead, the best
option is to self-quarantine and avoid further spread of the infection.
You can again be around others and receive another test when the following conditions are met, according to the CDC.
You can be around others after:
- 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and
- 24 hours have passed with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
- Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
Please note that loss of taste and smell can persist for weeks or longer after other symptoms are gone. But these symptoms are not signs you need continued isolation.
Schedule Your Pre-Flight COVID-19 Test Today
If you are planning on traveling, don’t hesitate to schedule testing today. In order to avoid complications or delays, you need testing that provides the results you need when you need them. With convenient, on-site mobile testing for travel, PathMD is here for you to help you get where you need to go and stay safe while doing so.