American Airlines Starts Offering At-Home Covid Tests for U.S. Travel
American Airlines will soon start offering travelers at-home Covid-19 tests. Negative results from an approved lab are usually required in many countries and destination to avoid quarantines. Several states also require proof of negative tests airline passengers.
The initiative starts Wednesday for travel beginning Saturday. Test will be provided by LetsGetChecked and will cost $129. The company says that travelers should order their tests at least five days before their flight. If your flight is due to depart within 48 hours, do not order a test, the company says. Instead, you can see other testing options at aa.com.
How it Works
You first order your kit online. Before you activate your kit, schedule a UPS pickup for your sample(s). This can be done online or over the phone by calling 1-800-742-5877. Keep in mind that UPS pickup service does not operate on a Sunday.
Then you need to activate your test. You will complete a quick and easy activation step on LetsGetChecked.com, where you will be asked a few health-related questions. Some destinations will require you to join an observation call with a LetsGetChecked care professional to confirm your identity and observe your sample collection.
You collect your lower nasal sample from home and return your sample as soon as possible, using the prepaid UPS label provided in your kit. Samples collected on a Monday to Saturday should be returned via UPS on the same day. You then receive your results within 48 hours. You can see more details, and place your order here.