COVID-19 Testing For Travelers

Our certified nurses provide Rapid Antigen or Rapid PCR COVID testing for travelers with results in about 30 minutes.

What can you expect from COVID-19 testing for travelers with Drip Hydration?

Our tests determine whether you are currently infected with the COVID-19 virus. Our certified nurses come to your location to administer a Rapid Antigen or Rapid PCR test and issue you the necessary certificate for traveling (pending a negative test result).

About COVID-19 Testing For Traveling:

  • Method: Nasal swab
  • Recommended Type: Rapid PCR or Rapid Antigen
  • Collected by certified nurses
  • Collected at your location (home, office, hotel)
  • Accurate & fast results
  • Travel Certificate is included

When To Get A COVID-19 Test For Traveling

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You should get a COVID-19 test for traveling if you:

  • Need the certificate for traveling from or to a country that requires a COVID-19 Certificate.
  • Are not vaccinated and have arrived in the US in the past 72 hours.
  • Are vaccinated but start feeling symptoms (fever, dry cough, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath) within a week of your trip.
  • Are vaccinated, but your destination requires a negative PCR test COVID-19 Certificate.
  • Need results the same day for travel.
  • Need a rapid PCR test to avoid self-isolation at your destination.

How The COVID-19 Test Is Administered

Step #1
Schedule Rapid Testing

Schedule Appointment & wait for confirmation

Step #2
On-Site Testing

Our Nurses arrive at your location and administer the test

Step #3
Results & Next Steps

Receive your results and medical guidance

Check for nearby Drip Hydration locations with COVID-19 tests for travelers

Rapid PCR Traveling FAQ & Resources

Follow the latest travel restrictions and guidelines for both domestic and international travel in our regularly updated article:

COVID Travel Restrictions By State & International Travel Guidelines

Travel FAQs

Do I need a rapid PCR test for domestic travel?

According to the CDC, it’s not a requirement. However, the CDC recommends traveling with a negative test (in some locations, the certificate reduces the self-quarantine period).

Do I need a rapid PCR test before coming to the United States?

All air passengers, including U.S citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test no more than 3 days before travel into the U.S.

Can people who have recently recovered from COVID-19 travel?

If you’ve recovered in the past 3 months, you can follow guidelines for fully vaccinated people. Instead of showing a negative PCR test, you’ll be able to use your recovery document when boarding international flights to the U.S. You also don’t need to get tested 3-5 days after you land in the US if you do not show symptoms.

Do I need to quarantine after a domestic or international trip?

It’s not mandated, but the CDC suggests that unvaccinated passengers quarantine for 7 days with a negative PCR test and 10 days without a test. The same applies for both international and domestic destinations.

What restrictions do other countries have that affect U.S. citizens?

Use the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs country specific guidelines. If you need more information, contact the local embassy.

Rapid PCR FAQs

How accurate are rapid tests for diagnosing COVID-19?

Official research about the accuracy of the rapid test is published and available at Cochrane. We’ve also answered this question in this blog post:

Comparison of the performance of the rapid PCR & standard PCR test in different respiratory specimens

Research comparing the performance of rapid & standard PCR test published at pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Do you accept health insurance?

The test collection is not covered by insurance. However, the lab processing fee is covered by most healthcare providers. You can find the list of in-network healthcare providers here.

Are the tests FDA approved?

Our tests are approved under the FDA Emergency Use Authorization program.

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