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United and Abbott Partner to Offer Home-Testing Kits for ‘Worry Free’ International Travel

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United Home-Testing Kits International Travel

United and Abbott Partner to Offer Home-Testing Kits for ‘Worry Free’ International Travel

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now accepts rapid, self-administered Covid-19 tests. Those test however must be done under the real-time supervision of a telehealth service so the verified negative test result can be used to board an international flight to the U.S..

United and Abbott have announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration to use Abbott’s BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Home Test and Abbott’s NAVICA app to help make the international travel experience more seamless.

United customers can depart the United States with the BinaxNOW Home Test in their carry-on bag and administer the test via the eMed digital health platform while overseas, avoiding the need to find a testing center abroad. That’s not an easy thing to do in every country.

United also offers end-to-end integration with its Travel Ready Center platform. Since it launched in January, United customers have been able to easily access testing or vaccine requirements needed for travel destinations, upload completed test results and vaccine records, as well as have them verified, all within the United app.

“We want to give our customers greater peace of mind that when they travel internationally, they’ll be able to return to the U.S quickly and safely,” said Toby Enqvist, chief customer officer at United. “The Abbott BinaxNOW Home Test meets CDC requirements and, along with our partners at Abbott, United is doubling down on our commitment to make international travel as safe and convenient as possible by offering an easy testing option when customers are ready to return to the United States.”

The BinaxNOW Home Test kit is lightweight, about the size of a day planner and fits easily into a passenger’s carry-on luggage, briefcase or purse. It is recommended that passengers travel with more than one BinaxNOW test in their possession in the event of an inconclusive test result. The test kit costs $25.

The Abbott BinaxNOW Home Test meets the the CDC’s guidance due to the unique digital proctor experience through eMed, which provides observed sample collection, testing and digitally verified test results. Abbott’s recently authorized BinaxNOW Self Test for over-the-counter purchase is not eligible for travel purposes.

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