If you're planning your next trip, here we have some tips to know about the at-home COVID-19 tests.
Nowadays, travelers have the option to take at-home COVID-19 tests. If you're planning a trip, here we have some tips that you need to know before buying a self-test.
Having a test in your nearest lab could be very expensive, that's why many destinations are accepting Americans with a self-test before going to the destination, like Hawaii and Bermuda.
At-home COVID-19 tests are good options for people who don't want to spend a lot of money on tests at labs or don't have the time to wait for an appointment at local pharmacies.
Before buying a self-test, you need to know some requirements for travelers:
- It must be either a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or antigen test.
- The test must have emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- Testing must include remote supervision from the manufacturer through a video call so the telehealth proctor can confirm that the person’s identity and test results.
Some of the best options for international travel are:
- Abbott’s BinaxNOW COVID-19 AG Card Home test. Be careful not to buy the BinaxNOW antigen self-test from the same company.
Ellume COVID-19 Home Test.