I have an international flight booked in May and thus I will have to provide a verified negative COVID-19 test taken the day before my flight home.
But many are expecting that the current requirement will go away sometime soon. Over the past two years I have used a number of the eMed tests that included telemed sessions and are approved for travel but they have some issues. The first is that they are expensive and second is they tend to expire quickly.
What to do, what to do…
The solution for me is this: I am buying iHealth COVID test kits as they are cheap enough that the government mandated reimbursement from my health insurance will cover the fee to buy them. Then, if the testing requirement is still in place before I fly home, I can pay an upcharge and use these kits via their telemed service to be approved to fly.
Perfect! What else is on my mind?
As I have blogged about before, I am a huge fan of masks when flying. Well, let me tweak that – I am a huge fan of masks until the jet’s air filtration system is working and reducing the chance of getting sick from others around me. I personally plan to keep wearing a mask when traveling in an UBER or on my way to my flight. But with one big change.
The type of mask I will wear.
As you can see from the featured image at the top of this post I am wearing a 3M N95 mask but one with a vent that makes it very easy to breath. These were NOT approved during the mask mandate for obvious reasons. But now, with the mandate gone, I am free to have outstanding protection for myself and able to breath comfortably with no issue.
I really hope the need for US entry testing does end soon for flying back home. In contrast to that I hope the testing requirement for getting on a cruise ship remains for the foreseeable future as well as the vaccination requirement for anyone onboard as someone who is currently double vaxed and double boosted! – René
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