Despite countries across the globe dropping pre-flight COVID testing requirements, the US has no plans to do so:
White House COVID Advisor Jeff Zients says "there are no plans to change the international travel requirements at this point." pic.twitter.com/UHSQSmkhfT
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) April 5, 2022
Everyone 2 and older needs to take an antigen or PCR test within 1 day before a flight to the US. I’ve written about my experience using eMed tests to fly from Iceland to the US. And I used them again to fly from South Africa to the US without issue.
eMed’s website confirms that their tests are eligible for this reimbursement. 6 tests cost $150, which comes out to $25 per test.
If your health insurance provider has a special deal with local pharmacies or stores to pickup free antigen tests, then they must reimburse you for $12 per test that you purchase elsewhere, such as from eMed. That would drop the cost per test to just $13.
If your health insurance provider does not have a deal with local pharmacies or stores to pickup free antigen tests, then they must reimburse the entire cost of antigen tests that you purchase elsewhere, including from eMed!
You can contact your health insurance provider to see if they provide free tests at local stores and for information on claiming reimbursement.
But either way, traveling with eMed tests when flying abroad is a no-brainer. You’ll be able to test from the comfort of your hotel room and have the results back within 15 minutes.
Have you use eMed tests before flying back to the US?