We are flying back to Seattle today on Delta. After much deliberating, we decided to use the proctored BINAX test. We made this decision AFTER we left the US (we met a friend who gave us two BINAX tests).
Here’s how it played out. And our original plan was to use a testing site at CDG airport - there is one right outside the doors of the Sheraton, where we stayed. But at 7pm on a Thursday evening, it was closed. I did not seek out a pharmacy site to see if it was open or not.
There has been much discussion on this site about downloading the Navica App before leaving the US. We did not do this since we didn’t plan on self-testing. But it worked out fine - we downloaded the Navica App to both an iPhone and an Android phone using hotel WiFi in Spain.
When we started out test using the Navica App, it became immediately clear that we also needed to create an EMed account. I had no idea about this before.
So, we started the Navica test, and then got directed to our new EMed accounts. Once, there, EMed asked us if we needed a Travel test. EMed said this is uncommon - but don’t be misled by this. You DO need the Travel/Navica part.
Then we answered a few questions, EMed tested our device for capability, and then a video came on with a live staff person. This part was a bit confusing and left us a little panicked but it worked out. We had to show an ID, then we had to show the QR code on our test packaging. Then they had us open the test and watch us do the testing. When the test was sealed shut with our sample, the video closed out and a 15 minute timer came on.
After the 15 minutes, a new staff person came on, looked at our QR code and test result and then we were done.
The test result was emailed to us in about 10 minutes and also showed up in our Navica app.
It took us about 40 minutes per test. It might take you less time if you know about the EMed account in advance:)
And we both tested negative!