How do Covid-19 rapid Ag tests for return to the US work?

Whether you're going away for work or simply a relaxing holiday, those who travel internationally must take a Covid-19 test no more than three days before travelling back to the United States, as required by the CDC.

This can add complications to your travel plans, as sourcing a Covid test abroad for your Return to the US can often be costly and stressful for many reasons. To help solve these issues, we've developed a fully compliant testing solution to make pre-travel testing for the USA easy, quick and straightforward. Read on to learn how our Covid-19 Ag test works.

What test do I need to return to the USA?

As stated in the CDC order, tests must be a viral test that is either an antigen test or a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). In simple terms, Rapid Antigen tests are valid. Alternatively, you'll want to find an RT-PCR test, a TMA test or a LAMP test.

However, there are additional guidelines that travellers must adhere to when selecting a self-test, which can further complicate matters. The test must have received a EUA from the FDA, and the testing procedure must be supervised in real-time over video by a service affiliated with the test manufacturer.

For further information and specifics relating to the guidelines, click here.

Who needs to take a test?

The requirement to present a negative Covid-19 test before entry applies to all air passengers, two years of age or older, travelling into the US, including US citizens and legal permanent residents.

We'd also urge you to check if there are any further requirements relating to Covid-19 testing or quarantine after returning from abroad specific to the country you have travelled to/are returning from.

What is Qured's antigen test, and how does it work?

Our test is a Quidel QuickVue OTC rapid antigen test. Fully compliant with the CDC guidelines, the test is self-administered, under the supervision of a Health Advisor over video. All you need to do is book your test, take it abroad, and carry out the testing consultation within three days before returning to the US. You'll get official results within 2 hours after taking the test. Here's a simple how-to:

Order Your Covid-19 Test Online, Book Your Call.

We'll dispatch your test to your home using your chosen delivery method. You'll need to book your video call for a time no earlier than three days before starting your journey to the US. You can do this by logging into your Qured account.

Pack Your Test, Enjoy Your Trip.

Remember to pack your test kit in your luggage before travelling! Now relax and enjoy your trip; your testing is all taken care of.

Attend Your Call, Take Your Test.

Join your video call at your scheduled time. No software is required; simply join via the web on a device that supports video. One of our Health Advisors will join you in the call to guide you through the test.

Submit Results, Get Verified.

You'll get readable results within 10 minutes. This is because you're using our rapid antigen test, and it is rapid! Your Health Advisor will walk you through submitting your results. Once you've done that, our team will verify them within two hours. Now you can travel freely back to the USA.