In these Covid times, your negative PCR result is as crucial as your Passport or Visa. So, you need to know about the PCR testing and entry requirements of the destination country you’re planning to travel to and pre-book your PCR test.
Most business travelers don’t have the luxury of time with back-to-back meetings, shuttling between different states, cities or even borders. So, finding a local lab or pharmacy or relevant healthcare centre can be stressful. To top it all is to wait for reports within your window of the next travel date. So, hassle-free travel needs planning so that you can concentrate on your business trip instead of hunting for where to take your tests!
In case you have decided on a business trip, here is a checklist that will help you plan your business trip in an organized manner.
Check for travel entry requirements:
You can use government websites to check for the latest entry requirements to your destination or go through the travel guidelines on Health Atmos. You may need a specific PCR or other kinds of NAAT test to travel internationally.
Check for validity window for Covid‑19 testing:
The validity window for PCR and antigen tests may be different based on where you’re going. PCR tests take longer than antigen tests, as PCR test certificate takes a minimum of 24 hours to be generated. If you need a test to travel, it is better to have it done in a healthcare setting (ideally at a lab) than using an at-home mail-in kit.
Check for pre-departure test requirements:
Many countries require a recent negative test report before entry, while some countries require testing even for vaccinated travellers. Please ensure to take a printout or screenshot of the requirements so that you can confirm that you’ve got it right at your pre-departure test check-in counter.
Check for Covid‑19 testing requirements:
Some countries require that the tests should be conducted by a healthcare provider like a doctor, nurse or pharmacist, while others are fine with the kits that let you swab yourself and mail the sample to the lab for testing.
Some countries also require that you take another test after your arrival, but in this case, you can ensure if at-home, mail-off test kits can be taken or not because it is cheaper and can save you some money. Even though you have to quarantine until you get the results, it’s faster to get swabbed in a healthcare setting with its lab.
BOOK HASSLE-FREE COVID TEST WITH HEALTH ATMOS:
PCR tests are less widely available and take longer, so you must plan and Pre-book your test. If you’re struggling to find somewhere that provides tests, you could pre-book your tests here or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and save the time and stress of finding them during travel.