COVID Travel Testing

Last updated: 1/22/21

Domestic Travel

The process of traveling during COVID is difficult. We are here to make it easier. We have compiled a list of the most popular jurisdictions and what tests apply.

  • Massachusetts: Prior to entering Massachusetts, all visitors and returning residents must complete a Massachusetts Travel Form, quarantine for 10 days, or produce a negative COVID-19 test result. For the testing, Massachusetts requires a negative result from an “FDA EUA-approved molecular (PCR) SARS-CoV2 test on a sample obtained 72 hours or less prior to arrival.” The state links out to the list of FDA EUA approved tests. Permitted tests that we provide would include any of our molecular-based options. However, our rapid molecular test is not technically a PCR method but is FDA approved and is alluded to as an option for travelers. In conclusion, here is our assessment:

    • Safest compliance option: Expedite PCR & at-home PCR

    • Grey area compliance: Abbott rapid molecular test

    • Not accepted: All antigen-based rapid tests

    • Civil fine: $500 per day

  • Vermont: The state of Vermont has some of the strictest guidelines for visitors and returning residents. Vermont has implemented mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or you may quarantine for 7 days and receive a PCR test on or after the 7th day with a negative PCR test result to end quarantine.  In conclusion here is our assessment:

    • Only testing options: Expedite PCR & at-home PCR

  • New HampshireState guidelines do not require testing or quarantine if the person is traveling from a state within New England. However, if the person is traveling from a high-risk area, the individual must quarantine for 10 days. Alternatively, individuals traveling from high-risk areas may test out of quarantine after day 7 by getting a molecular test. In conclusion here is our assessment:

    • Most convenient option: Abbott rapid molecular test

    • Permitted: All molecular-based testing options

    • Not accepted: All antigen-based rapid tests

  • New York: The Empire State requires anyone who has been in a CDC Level 2 or higher COVID risk level county to receive a COVID test 72 hours prior to arrival if they wish to enter New York, otherwise a 14-day quarantine is required. Currently, the CDC classifies the entirety of the United States and most of the planet as Level 4: COVID-19 Very High. New York does permit travel between contiguous states without testing. In conclusion here is our assessment:

    • All test options are acceptable​

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International Travel

Everyone needs a vacation, even in a pandemic. Traveling to somewhere warm during a pandemic is easier with our convenient testing options. We have compiled a list of the most popular jurisdictions and what tests apply.

  • Aruba: The popular destination's guidelines require a negative molecular-based test result prior to arrival. Tests must be taken at 72 hours prior to departure. You are required to upload the test results to Aruba’s online portal. It is important to note that Aruba explicitly permits Abbott ID Now. In conclusion here is our assessment:

    • Most convenient option: Abbott rapid molecular test

    • Permitted: All molecular-based testing options

    • Not accepted: All antigen-based rapid tests

  • Bahamas: Visitors to the Bahamas are required to obtain a negative PCR test result taken no more than 5 days prior to the date of arrival. Travelers are required to submit a Travel Health Visa application. Additionally, visitors must opt-in to COVID-19 health insurance. 

    • Only testing options: Expedite PCR & at-home PCR

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