Travel to US - which test to take

KLew

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Need advice on covid test requirements for entering US. According to the CDC site, a negative covid test result from a viral test is required. “Viral test means a viral detection test for current infection(i.e. nucleic acid amplification test or a viral antigen test)
Does this mean I can take the regular antigen test as opposed to the PCR test? Thanks!
 

snpark

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It's the expensive one that takes a day to get the result not the one for 150rb with results in 30 seconds
 

ChrisTex

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Take the PCR test as that is the only test accepted for international travel.

This is from the JAL website(who I use when traveling back and forth)

Effective from January 26, 2021, all passengers 2years of ager or older, including U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, will be required to meet the following conditions when taking the flight to the United States. If you do not meet the following conditions you will not be able to board. If you are transiting to a third country via the U.S., the same requirements apply.


1.Before boarding, you will be required to present one of the following documents

・The negative certificate for COVID-19 test conducted within 3 days before the flight departure

・Documentation that you have recovered from COVID-19 (a positive test result from an infection with COVID-19 within the past 3 months/90 days and a signed document authorizing travel by an authorized health care provider or public health authority)


You may be asked to present these documents by the U.S. government or state/provincial authorities upon arrival in the United States.


2.Before boarding, you will be required to submit a CDC Attestation to the U.S. government.

Attestation to the U.S. government that "a negative certificate for COVID-19 that meets the requirements of the United States has been obtained" or "it has been diagnosed that COVID-19 has been completely cured and does not interfere with travel." must be submitted.

Please download the form below and fill it out and han it to JAL staff upon departure.

Each individual 2 years of age or older must provide a separate attestation. If you are aged 2- 17 years, parents or guardians need to submit it on their behalf.

If it is difficult to submit by yourself due to physical disability, etc., an authorized person such as a close relative, legal representative, travel agency, etc. can submit it.
 

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It's the expensive one that takes a day to get the result not the one for 150rb with results in 30 seconds
I am planning to take the mid-tier test (Rapid Antigen Test), which is 250rb. The US documentation states that it can be either a PCR test OR an antigen test, and I have confirmed over at flyertalk.com that the Rapid Antigen Test is an acceptable form of documentation.
 

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we landed at Chicago O'Hare yesterday evening.
We prepared our PCR test and attestation letter but nobody ask.
No temperature check at airport.
Similar for our domestic flight this morning.
 

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I will going going back to the states this coming June to take the vaccine. I will be taking Singapore Airlines, from Jakarta to SFO, transiting in Singapore. According to Singapore Airlines, passengers must prepare PCR test to transit in Singapore.

Anyone have taking this flight and can tell us the process during the transit in Singapore? I have read once passengers arrived in Singapore, they will be escorted directly to a quarantine room to wait to board their flight to SFO; no Duty Free shopping, Starbucks or wandering around the airport terminal.

Btw, Singapore Airlines have a listed of pre-departure covid-19 locations in Indonesia.

 

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Not Singapore. Our transit was in Istanbul. Security check only like usual
 

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Not Singapore. Our transit was in Istanbul. Security check only like usual
That is the transit I will have next month. With a 10 hour layover each way, I am glad they have not implemented the Changi procedures!
 

KLew

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I will going going back to the states this coming June to take the vaccine. I will be taking Singapore Airlines, from Jakarta to SFO, transiting in Singapore. According to Singapore Airlines, passengers must prepare PCR test to transit in Singapore.

Anyone have taking this flight and can tell us the process during the transit in Singapore? I have read once passengers arrived in Singapore, they will be escorted directly to a quarantine room to wait to board their flight to SFO; no Duty Free shopping, Starbucks or wandering around the airport terminal.

Btw, Singapore Airlines have a listed of pre-departure covid-19 locations in Indonesia.

 

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