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COVID Testing for Travel in Minneapolis

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COVID Testing for Travel in Minneapolis

The COVID pandemic has changed the rules for international travel. As the virus spread, each country set up its own rules for testing and vaccination. As the virus settled, countries lifted and eased restrictions at their own paces. 


International travel can be confusing! Not only do you have to buy tickets, make sure your passport is up-to-date, and navigate a new language–you also have to make sure you can legally enter the country with the proper COVID documentation. 


Gatherwell offers convenient COVID testing for travel in Minneapolis. We want you to have the best trip possible, and that starts with getting an accurate test. 


And our results are available within the hour, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not your test results will be updated before takeoff. Traveling is stressful enough–don’t let COVID requirements make your journey even more stressful.


COVID Travel Checklist

When considering COVID testing for travel, you’ll want to follow this handy checklist. Remember, each country has its own laws. Be sure to look at the respective government websites or speak with a travel representative.


1. Check the Travel COVID Testing Regulations for Destination Country

You cannot pick up an at-home test from your local Minneapolis pharmacy and expect to travel internationally. Most COVID tests for travel have to follow specific guidelines and be certified by a health professional. That’s why you should use Gatherwell for your travel COVID testing needs.


When you research COVID testing requirements for your destination country, pay attention to the type of test required. There are many COVID test types out there. For example, you can get COVID-19 Rapid Antigen, COVID-19 NAAT, and COVID-19 RT-PCR tests. 


2. Check the COVID Vaccination Requirements for Destination Country

Some countries will require proof of vaccination in addition to testing. If you haven’t been vaccinated, you can get one from a local hospital or primary care center. If you cannot receive a vaccination for health reasons, make sure you get that certified and documented by a licensed medical professional. Finally, keep your proof of vaccination on hand while traveling as you may be required to show airline personnel and border officials.


3. Schedule Your COVID Test with Gatherwell

Most countries require you to get tested within three days of arrival. Note, this says arrival not departure. Overseas flights (including connecting flights) can take up to 24 hours, so keep this in mind. Thankfully, Gatherwell can provide results in as few as 30 minutes! Use us for COVID testing for travel in Minneapolis.


4. Keep Your Results Easily Accessible

We will email you your test results so that you can keep them on hand and upload them to any necessary portals. Take a screenshot, add to your digital wallet, or print them out. Just make sure to keep your COVID travel test results easily accessible.


5. Prepare for Your Return Flight

Depending on your citizenship and country of departure, you may need to show a negative COVID test in order to enter the country. We recommend picking up certified travel tests that you can use on the go. Simply take your test and use the mobile app to certify the results. Please refer to this CDC website for the most recent guidance on returning to the USA. 


6. Do I Need a Negative COVID Test to Travel Within the USA?

At this time, you do not need a COVID test to travel within the USA. 


COVID Testing for After You Travel

Airplanes and airports have never been known for being clean. Throw in a global pandemic, and it makes sense that you’d want to be extremely cautious while traveling. Close quarters can lead to flu-like symptoms. 


Many people choose to use Gatherwell’s Minneapolis COVID testing for travel services after they’ve returned from an international trip–better safe than sorry! 


Getting a negative test means you’ll feel confident returning to your daily life without endangering coworkers, friends, and family.


Find COVID Travel Testing in Minneapolis

Gatherwell is here to help cover your COVID travel test needs. There’s nothing worse than packing up for the airport not knowing if your test results will arrive in time. We guarantee fast results that meet the full requirements.


With four locations, Gatherwell covers most of the Minneapolis area. Visit us at Ham Lake, Edina, Elk River, and North Branch. You won’t need to drive across half the city in order to get a travel COVID test.


Plus, our online scheduler lets you schedule same-day testing appointments. Click the blue button at the top of this site, select the test you’d like to receive, pick a time, and pay. Then you can visit your location of choice and get tested from the comfort of your own car. Easy!


Let’s get you ready for international travel. Find COVID testing for travel in Minneapolis today.