If you are a travel lover like me, now at month 10 of this 2020 Pandemic -aka- COVID-19 era, you are probably “feenin” right about now for your next trip. Well, how we move and groove throughout the world has changed significantly now, and especially in regards to how we travel.
Find out how and where to get a COVID test taken days/hours before your departure date at a local health facility in your area, preferrably one who understands the requirement for travel with the mission being to get everyone back to traveling again in a safe and healthy manner.
Always check the websites, frequently, of the Airline or Cruiseline you are traveling with to stay updated on what to do and what not to do before, during and after your trip. Health and safety rules and regulations seem to be changing every other week at this point.
The following was taken from American Airlines website:
Making it convenient for you to travel
“As we schedule flights to Hawaii, the Caribbean and our international markets, we’re prioritizing your safety and peace of mind. That’s why we’ve partnered with LetsGetChecked and CareNow, plus several international governments, to offer you special rates on COVID-19 testing. If you test negative for COVID-19, you’ll be exempt from a 14-day quarantine at select destinations.”
3 ways to get tested
To skip the 14-day quarantine, you must complete a test* within 72 hours of the last leg of your trip before arriving at your destination:
- At-home test from LetsGetChecked (with a 48-hour turnaround time on average)
- In-person testing at select CareNow urgent care locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (DFW) area
- Onsite rapid testing at DFW airport, administered by CareNow
Keep in mind you’re responsible for completing your test in time for your departing flight. To save time, we recommend all connecting travelers use our at-home testing. If you’re using our rapid testing, you should add 1 extra hour to your normal check-in time.
A negative test result is required to board for some international flights, and we’ll assist you in rescheduling your flight and issue a trip credit if needed. If you test positive in one of our onsite testing centers, you’ll need to quarantine for 14 days at your own expense.
*You may also use your own local testing provider. Check your destination government’s website for specific testing requirements and confirm that your provider’s testing complies.*
Find out more about American Airlines’ “Clean Commitment” plan of action to get us, who are so ready to travel again, back to our destinations of choice in a safe and healthy manner.
Find more Coronavirus travel updates at American Airlines website.
Stay up-to-date on the ever-changing travel restrictions and safety requirements you’ll need to know in order to fly again. Sherpa is your guide to getting the necessary travel documentations you will need before heading to the Airport as well as being your resource for understanding current travel regulations.
Tina Little-Coltrane: Travel Advisor/Agency Owner: BookTLCTravels.com