Testing requirement for traveling between US and Canada

If you're flying to Canada, you must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the scheduled departure of your final flight to Canada.
If you're flying to the United States, you must have a negative antigen, PCR or NAAT test taken no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the United States.
You must show proof of your test results even if you have been vaccinated for COVID-19.

How it works

STEP 1: Select the tests that you need for your trip.
We’ve provided a simple checklist to help you determine which tests you need and to add them to your cart and check out. Be sure to complete your purchase at least two weeks before your trip to ensure availability.
STEP 2: We will deliver your tests to you before you fly. Take them with you on your trip.
We will ship your tests and instructions for each test to your home address in the United States (delivery not available in Puerto Rico or Guam). Be sure to take these tests with you to Canada.
STEP 3: Take your tests
Your shipment comes with instructions for when to take each test and each test comes with its own instructions. Take each test at the correct time for pre-departure, and return testing as instructed. The pre-departure and return tests must be observed with video observation.
STEP 4: Receive your results
You will receive a result for each test that you take. Your results come in both a PDF and COVID Credentials™ Health Pass format so you can share them with anyone you want.

When to take your test and send back your sample

Review the following timeline carefully to ensure this test meets your travel needs and when to take your test for travel to Canada, which requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure.

Order your test at the time of booking your flight or at least 1-2 weeks before you need to take the test to ensure you have it when needed.
Schedule your video observation visit in advance to ensure visit availability for when you need to take your test.

Take your test and drop off at UPS before cutoff on MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Lab receives test on TUE WED THU FRI SAT MON TUE
Results available between TUE – THU WED – FRI THU – SAT FRI – SAT SAT – MON MON – WED TUE – THU
For results needed on THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED
  • Do not take your test or drop off your kit on Sunday. UPS does not pick-up or ship on Sunday.
  • This at home test kit is not recommended for Tuesday or Wednesday travel to destinations that require a 72 hour testing requirement due to weekend shipping limitations. If you depart on Tuesday or Wednesday, schedule and in person provider administered PCR test here.
  • It is your responsibility to determine the cutoff time and to get your test kit to the UPS store on time. If you miss the UPS cut-off time for next day air delivery, the lab may not receive your test kit in time for travel.
  • For drop off, please only use UPS Store locations. Do not drop off your sample at a pharmacy or convenience store even if it has a UPS drop box. Delivery times will be delayed.
  • 99% of test results are reported within 36 hours from the time the lab receives your kit. Plan ahead for weather delays and holidays and please follow all directions to assure you get your results in time.

AZOVA At-Home RT-PCR test for pre-departure

  • Get results 12–48 hours after the lab receives your test
  • FDA Emergency Use Authorized RT-PCR at-home test
  • Approved for use within the United States only
  • Suitable for travel to most destinations requiring an RT-PCR test
  • Includes video observation (required for travel)
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Video observation is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Ellume COVID-19 Home Test for returning to the United States

To return to the United States, you can now purchase the Ellume COVID-19 Home Test kit (rapid antigen) and take the test in the UK. To meet CDC requirements, take this test under video observation with ID verification 3 days before departure to the United States. You’ll receive a validated result after you complete the test.

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Contact Us

You can chat with AZOVA’s Customer Support team for comprehensive support, including help with your account, testing, shipping, and results. We typically respond within 3 minutes or less. Click the messaging icon on the lower right corner of the page to get started.

Talk with Customer Support

You can call the dedicated support line using the number below. Please note that wait times may vary depending on call volume.

+1 (844) 692–9682

We use the P23 TaqPath Sars-cov-2 Assay and the Infinity Biologix TaqPath SARS-CoV-2 Assay. Your home collection instructions card includes the name of the assay that will be run for your test.

If you ordered the non-observed PCR saliva kit, you will receive the AZOVA COVID-19 Test Collection Kit for use with the Advanta™ Dx SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Assay

Fact sheet for healthcare providers | Fact sheet for patients | Home Collection instructions for patient

If you received the P23 COVID-19 Test Collection Kit from AZOVA, your test is the P23 TaqPathSARS-CoV-2 Assay.

Fact sheet for healthcare providers | Fact sheet for patients | Home Collection instructions for patient

If you received the AZOVA COVID-19 Test Collection Kit, your test is the Infinity Biologix TaqPath SARS-CoV-2 Assay.

Fact sheet for healthcare providers | Fact sheet for patients | Home Collection instructions for patient

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