If you were stuck at home for the most part of 2020, you may be planning to travel around the world to different destinations this year for business or leisure. A lot of popular destinations around the world are opening their destinations to visitors again provided they can show a recent fit to fly certificate that proves that they are free of infection. Airports and airlines too, are rolling out rapid COVID-19 testing for travelers.
Remember that requirements and restrictions are changing rapidly, so you need to check the latest guidelines for your destination before you go. Most importantly, you need to make sure that you have a travel insurance plan that you can trust. A good plan is one that can accommodate claims for emergency medical care for customers who become ill with COVID-19 while on their trip, and also trip cancellation as well as trip interruption if customers become ill with COVID-19 either before or during their trip. The plan should include the applicable benefits.
So, how do you get a fit to fly certificate for travel? The first thing you need to do I read up on your destination’s testing requirements. It is imperative that you get the correct type of test. Antibody test that only show past virus exposure are typically not accepted. Instead, you will require a PCR test, or a rapid molecular or antigen test.
Another thing you need to do when looking for a fit to fly certificate is figure out the timing. You may have to take your test within 48 to 72 hours before you depart to your destination, of course depending on your destination’s requirements. You should not assume that can just walk into a local pharmacy or clinic and get tested; it is best to make an appointment several days in advance.
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