Jul 29, 2021 - 3:13 PM
in reply to Xpresso
Xpresso, I found this information on 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."
I hope that helps!
PS: edited to add the link to the CDC page: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html
Last modified on Jul 29, 2021 - 3:14 PM by SwissMiss72