COVID-19 Travel Test Guide

**ATTENTION HAWAII TRAVELERS**

At this time, Hawaii’s travel restriction requires all tests be administered by specific providers. Please do not purchase a test administered by Covid Clinic for travel to Hawaii until Covid Clinic is added to Hawaii’s Testing Partners list.


STANDARD PCR

EXPEDITED PCR

STANDARD TMA

ABBOT ID NOW

SOFIA COVID ANTIGEN

COVID ANTIBODY - LABCORP

Result Time

2-4 Days

Same Day

2-4 Days

15 Minutes

20 Minutes

2-3 Days

Test Type

NAAT/Molecular

NAAT/Molecular

NAAT/Molecular

NAAT/Molecular

Performed at CLIA Certified Lab

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

FDA EUA (Emergency Use Authorization)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Meet Travel Requirements

Nearly Always

Nearly Always

Usually

Usually

Rare/Never

Rare/Never

FAQ

We know navigating COVID-19 travel requirements can be difficult. This FAQ contains the most common questions we receive from travelers. Covid Clinic is a CA non-profit dedicated to assisting all people during the pandemic.

ARE TESTS CONDUCTED BY COVID CLINIC "CLIA CERTIFIED" USING "FDA EUA" TESTS?

Yes. We believe that accessibility to testing is very important for travelers during this COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the Covid Clinic Tests table on this page to see which of our tests may be best for your travel plan. If you are booking an appointment at Covid Clinic and need additional information about our testing service, our team of healthcare professionals can be contacted at providers@covidclinic.org for general guidance.

ARE THERE AGE RESTRICTIONS AT YOUR TESTING SITE?

All of our testing sites utilize a safe and convenient drive-through testing method. This makes your travel test very simple, safe, and convenient. We employ professionals and don’t require patients to collect their own specimens. You can drive through and let us do all of the hard work!

IS TESTING SAFE?

No. We know that traveling with little ones can be very challenging (our President and CEO have a combined 8 kids…and 1 more on the way!). Covid Clinic tests patients of all ages – even infants.

IS THERE A COVID CLINIC WHERE I CAN GET COVID TRAVEL TESTING NEAR ME?

You can see Covid Clinic’s locations here. We are opening new locations every week so please check back regularly. Alternatively, if you don’t live near one of our testing locations, one alternative would be to plan a short layover in LAX, Burbank, Ontario, San Diego, or Phoenix. We have locations within 15 miles of each of these airports. Our mission is to test and make it convenient for you….which is why we have extended hours and operate 7 days a week!

I HAVE PAPERWORK THAT NEEDS TO BE FILLED OUT FOR TRAVEL. CAN COVID CLINIC HELP ME?

We can help travelers who have received a test from Covid Clinic. Many travel destinations have restrictions and COVID-19 testing requirements. We are able to help the majority of our travelers with any certifying paperwork that is required. Typically this certification is included in our fee. Sometimes the paperwork is quite lengthy so there may be a small fee to fill out very complicated paperwork. At this time, we are not able to do in-person physical examinations, if required by your destination.

I NEED COVID-19 TRAVEL TESTING ASAP. CAN YOU HELP ME?

Absolutely. This is what we do best! Many of our locations offer PCR testing with results delivered the SAME DAY. Some travel destinations accept our Abbott ID Now test … which gives a result in as little as 20 minutes. Please review your destination’s testing requirements to help you determine which test your travel requires.

WHAT DOES MY DESTINATION REQUIRE FOR COVID TESTING FOR ENTRANCE?

COVID-19 testing requirements and restrictions are always changing. Our maps above include links to travel testing requirements for almost every destination across the globe. Travelers are responsible for doing their own research since these requirements can change anytime and Covid Clinic cannot guarantee any test as an acceptable test for a certain country or state.

DO I NEED A DOCTOR'S ORDER TO BE TESTED BY COVID CLINIC? DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?

No need for a separate doctor’s order or prescription to be tested at Covid Clinic. We are very accessible and our fee includes the order. While an appointment is required, we currently have plenty of availability, even for same-day results at most locations.

WILL IT BE COVERED BY INSURANCE?

Covid Clinic does not contract with any insurance providers. While many of our patients do submit their receipt from Covid Clinic to their insurance companies for reimbursement of their testing payment, it is up to you and your health insurance to determine if travel testing is “covered.”