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Mother received both doses of vaccine and wants to go to NY. Needs proof of test, where is the speediest?

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Nov 17, 2007
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Mother received both doses of vaccine and wants to go to NY. Needs proof of test, where is the speediest?

She plans on being away for a couple or three months. She would like to get the test done and have the results in hand in one visit, two days prior to air travel so as to be able to fly. Can the test results be sent to the airlines or does she need a paper copy?
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Jan 12, 2005
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easiest is Lifelabs via Shoppers Drug Mart. She has to print it out and show it to airline's check in agent. She also has to sign an CDC attestation which she can fill and sign at the airport or download from CDC website and pre-fill.
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Jun 4, 2013
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GTA
michelb wrote: Do they accept the Rapid test results in order to fly to the US? (Coming back to Canada, you need a negative PCR test (Rapid test is not accepted)).
Yes.

From the CDC website:
What types of SARS-CoV-2 test are acceptable under the Order?
Passengers must be tested with a viral test that could be either an antigen test or a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). Examples of available NAATs for SARS-CoV-2 include but are not restricted to reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP), transcription-mediated amplification (TMA), nicking enzyme amplification reaction (NEAR), and helicase-dependent amplification (HDA). The test used must be authorized for use by the relevant national authority for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in the country where the test is administered. A viral test conducted for U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) personnel, including DOD contractors, dependents, and other U.S. government employees, and tested by a DOD laboratory located in a foreign country also meets the requirements of the Order.

Can I get a rapid test?
Rapid tests are acceptable as long as they are a viral test acceptable under the Order.
See this and this.

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