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A pre-entry test is only required when entering the US by air (not by land), and this applies to all travelers aged 2 and up. Both rapid antigen tests and molecular (PCR) tests are accepted. Simple, right? 

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  1. Steve

    Question: Confusing pre-entry covid test by air to US

    This is from AC web site : The test must be taken a maximum of 1 day before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary (if a flight is at 1 pm on a Friday, travellers could board with a COVID-19 negative test that was taken any time on the prior Thursday). Not clear if a pre covid test on a Friday morning is acceptable??

    We have an afternoon flight at 5.00pm to Miami on a Thurdsay. Based on your summary, we can do the pre covid test on a Thursday morning. Am I correct? I just want to have a clear answer. Thank you.

    1. Andrew D'Amours

      Yes as our infographic says, it’s the day of the flight or the day before 🙂

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