Covid Test for the USA

If you are travelling from the UK to the United States of America, it is important to have the right health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and fit to fly certificates, providing quick results so that you can travel to the USA with confidence.

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As of 26 January 2021, all passengers over the age of 2 arriving by air into the United States from the UK must show proof of a negative pre-departure Covid-19 test result provided by a licensed health care provider or public health official. This must be accompanied by a COVID-19 test (NAAT or antigen) 3-5 days after arrival. Click here for more information on the entry requirements to the USA. 

As of 4 January 2021, the UK government has prohibited international travel without a legally permitted reason for departure.

As of 28 December 2020, all passengers travelling to the USA from the UK are required to provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of departure.

USA Travel Advice

Can I travel to the USA?

From 16 March 2020, British nationals have been unable to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Iran, China, Brazil or Schengen zone within the past 14 days. Arrivals from outside of these areas require a visa or ESTA waiver to enter the United States.

You are exempt from these restrictions if you are a US citizen or a permanent resident of the USA, a specified close family member, or a holder of a special visa (such as UN staff and diplomats). Further guidance can be found from the Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Which Covid test do I need to travel to the United States of America?

The US government requires passengers from the UK to test negative for Covid-19 via a PCR or antigen test within 72 hours of departure.

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to the USA?

If travelling to the USA, the price of a Covid test is £149. This covers both the PCR test and a Fit to Fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by the United States?

Yes. Medicspot tests and Fit to Fly certificates are universally recognised by both American airlines and the US government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test in order to meet US travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 tests are negative, Medicspot will provide you with negative test results as well as a Fit to Fly certificate. This documentation will be provided within the 72 hour testing requirement.

How long before my flight to the United States should I take a Covid test?

Travellers from the UK to the United States of America are required to take a negative PCR test 72 hours before their flight.

Will I still need to quarantine on arrival in the USA if I have tested negative for Covid-19?

Yes. If you are allowed entry to the USA then the CDC advises you self-isolate as much as possible for the first 14 days after arrival.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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