Rapid PCR testing for traveling in
Chicago, IL

Our certified nurses provide Rapid COVID testing at your home or vacation residence with results in 60 minutes. Discount available for groups and families.

Get your travel certificate on the day of your travel

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What do you get with Rapid PCR Travel Testing Service at Drip Hydration - Chicago

This test involves using a nasal swab to collect mucus and determines whether the COVID-19 virus is currently present. Our certified nurses come to your location to do rapid PCR covid testing in our Chicago serving area. The results and traveling certificates are provided in less than 60 minutes.

About Rapid PCR Testing:

  • Method: Swab
  • Collected by certified nurses
  • Collected at your location (home, hotel, office)
  • Accurate & fast results
  • Traveling Certifcate

When to get a Rapid PCR test for traveling?

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You should get a Rapid COVID PCR Tested for travelling if you:

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

How the Rapid PCR 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

Recieve your results, traveling certificate and medical guidance

Coverage Area in Chicago, IL for Rapid COVID-19 Testing with traveling certificate

Hours: 8am-6pm, 7 days a week

Rapid PCR Traveling FAQ & Resources

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

Travel FAQs

Do I need a rapid PCR test for domestic travel?

According to the CDC, it's not a requirement. However, CDC recommends traveling with a negative test (in some states 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.

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 that go to the US. You also don't need to get tested 3-5 days after you land in the US, if you're not showing 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 US citizens?

Use the US 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:

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.

Book Rapid PCR Test for Travel

Submit your booking and one of our team members will reach out during regular business hours (8am-6pm).

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