How It Works
Before you travel, select and purchase your travel test—your test kit will be mailed or delivered to you
When your kit arrives, schedule a virtual visit with a licensed member of The IV Doc team.
They will assist with running your COVID Antigen test.
Review your results in 15 minutes and receive a PDF document of your results
Upload your results to your airline’s portal
What types of SARS-CoV-2 test are acceptable under the Order? Does a self-test meet the conditions of the Order?
International air passengers traveling to the United States can use a self-test (sometimes referred to as home test) that meets the following criteria:
- The test must be a SARS-CoV-2 viral test (nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT] or antigen test) with Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- The testing procedure must include a telehealth service (THE IV DOC) affiliated with the manufacturer of the test that provides real-time supervision remotely through an audio and video connection. Some FDA-authorized self-tests that include a telehealth service may require a prescription.
- The telehealth service (THE IV DOC) provider must confirm the person’s identity, observe the specimen collection and testing procedures, confirm the test result, and issue a report that meets the requirements of CDC’s Order (see “What information must be included in the test result?” below).
- Airlines and other aircraft operators must be able to review and confirm the person’s identity and the test result details. The passenger must also be able to present the documentation of test results to U.S. officials at the port of entry and local/state health departments, if requested.
Can I get a rapid ANTIGEN test?
Yes. Under our supervision, Rapid Antigen tests that we provide are acceptable.
Does an at home test qualify?
The Order requires a lab report to be presented to the airline or to public health officials upon request. A home specimen collection kit that is tested in a laboratory should meet the requirements, if such methods have been authorized by the country’s national health authorities. 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.
What is a verifiable test result?
A verifiable test result must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy) of a laboratory test result. We will provide you a PDF, printable report of your negative results which you must present to the airline prior to boarding.
The test result documentation will include information that identifies you, a specimen collection date and the type of test. A negative test result must show test was done within the 3 days before the flight.