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Sun May 17, 2020, 01:54 PM

Will you need a coronavirus test to fly? Everything we know right now

As travel begins to slowly resume across the globe, itís abundantly clear that preparing for a trip abroad will be much more complicated than simply checking your passportís validity and packing enough clean socks.

In April, Emirates became the first airline to test passengers for COVID-19 prior to check in. For travelers departing Dubai (DXB) en route to Tunis, Tunisia (TUN), Emiratesí rapid blood test was designed to provide results in as little as 10 minutes. Travelers who tested negative are cleared to fly ó and provided with a clean bill of health, which is quickly becoming a common requirement for entry to many countries.

Countries are cautiously reopening, but the future of travel is shifting at a rapid pace. And health screening measures may become an increasingly prominent part of the travel experience in the coming weeks and months.

Whether or not you need a coronavirus test to fly will depend largely on your origin and destination ó and as this global health crisis develops, the methods for screening and testing travelers will likely evolve in kind. In some instances, such as the Emirates route connecting the United Arab Emirates to Tunisia, travelers may be required to submit to on-site coronavirus testing before boarding an airplane. In other instances, negative results may be required before you can enter a country, or leave the airport.


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tanyev May 2020 #1

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Sun May 17, 2020, 02:04 PM

1. Well heck, how do we get that test in the U.S.?

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