As there appears to be some misinformation and confusion on what is required with respect to testing to return to the US, I’m hoping this info. will help.
I urge everyone to please, please always double check any info. you receive. It’s important that you get your info. from an official gov. source to make sure the info. you are getting is accurate.
Here is the link to the CDC website that has all the info. on testing. I urge everyone to read it and as things are ever changing, please read again prior to traveling.
There are two key points:
1) The testing time is 3 days prior to departure, not 72 hours. Here is the example the CDC uses: If a passenger’s flight is at 1pm on a Friday, the passenger could board with a negative test that was taken any time on the prior Tuesday or after.
2) There are certain self/home tests that are approved for use to enter the US. This must be an approved test with a telehealth provider.
All of this info. with more details can be found on the CDC link I provided above. Again, I urge everyone to please confirm any info. you receive with an official government source, including this info. provided by me. 😊
Doing some research and having the correct info. will hopefully minimize any potential problems when traveling. I'd also suggest printing out the info. before your trip so you have it with you.
Safe travels everyone!!!