Has anyone flown home from Ireland with just a rapid antigen test? It is all the US requires for fully vaccinated citizens but I am getting conflicting information on what Aer Lingus requires for US travel. Anyone done this successfully with just a rapid antigen test? Thanks
What is the 'conflict' you have gotten from Aer Lingus?
I was told by staff at the airport that a pcr test was required.
It’s best to have a hard copy of the CDC requirements with you stating what is required to return to the US. I'd print out the info. from this link:
What types of SARS-CoV-2 test are acceptable under the Order?
Passengers must be tested with a viral test that could be either an
antigen test or a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT).
Can I get a rapid test? Rapid tests are acceptable as long as they are
a viral test acceptable under the Order.
Of course they are wrong. All you need is an antigen test.
I suggest that you find by googling the CDC page that lays out the requirements for entry to the United States to show the airline personnel.
Yes, I flew home a few days ago with a BinaxNOW antigen test (supervised online with the eMed telehealth service). I uploaded the negative test result into the VeriFly app, and Aer Lingus only needed to see that the VeriFly app had me cleared for travel.
Here's a write-up I just did on the various Covid-related hoops we jumped through for this trip: