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Covid At Home Test

IslandGirl
New Arrival

Does anyone know if SW accepts an at-home Covid Test (ie: emed) for re-entry into the US for International travel?  I know that they require a negative test but am wondering if the at-home test versions will be accepted?  These are FDA approved tests.  I know American and United accepts them and have heard of 1 success with SW after a discussion among gate personnel but would like to hear from someone who has actually done it.  We brought 6 with us to Mexico - hoping we can use them!  

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Re: Covid At Home Test

dfwskier
Top Contributor
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It is not what Southwest requires that matters. What matters is what the government requires.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/fr-proof-negative-test.html

Re: Covid At Home Test

IslandGirl
New Arrival
Solution

Thank you for responding.  I understand what is required of the government (as we have already traveled internationally under the new requirements) I am wondering if SW will accept this at-home version.  

Re: Covid At Home Test

dfwskier
Top Contributor

What Suthwest will accept  what the government will accept. Southwest will not be more restrictive than the government.

 

That;s why I provided to link to CDC in my earlier post..

Re: Covid At Home Test

IslandGirl
New Arrival
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To answer my own question and for anybody's use....the rapid at-home Covid test we used was accepted by Southwest and was a breeze to administer and get through the airport with. No Dr. appt or expensive test required!  We travel to Mexico once or twice a month, we will be using the at-home test from now on! 

 

Re: Covid At Home Test

Sashasingh16
New Arrival

Hey, IslandGirl! Which brand do you use for at home tests?

 

thanks!

Re: Covid At Home Test

IslandGirl
New Arrival

We used the emed test.  Find it here:  https://www.emed.com/

 

Re: Covid At Home Test

gsking
Active Member

Just a note that these rapid tests are NOT valid for Hawaii or Puerto Rico. 

 

Bummer for me. 

Re: Covid At Home Test

Sashasingh16
New Arrival

Did they turn you away?

Re: Covid At Home Test

gsking
Active Member

No, just harder to get a test.