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Covid test results time requirment

We are leaving Spain at 12 noon on a sunday .. what is requirement time limit for getting test results needed to enter the U.S.?
is it 24 hours prior to flight departure /48 or 72 ?

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It's not 24 hours, it's 1 day before. So it you were leaving tomorrow May 22nd, for example, your test would need to be taken anytime today, May 21st.

Air passengers (2 years or older): Before boarding a flight to the United States, you must show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 day before travel or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days.

Posted by
217 posts

You can test anytime the day before your flight or even the day of your flight if you so choose. Day of is a bit risky for trying to make alternate arrangements if you test positive. We plan to do self tests a time or two during the last week of our trip unless we should have some symptoms appear sooner.

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Thank you everyone ! as usual RS peeps always have the right answer!!!