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Testing Resources


We know navigating the health testing requirements for your trip can be challenging, so we’re working to make things easier for you by providing testing information and resources, including at-home testing options (via health partners eMed and AZOVA) for destinations that require a negative COVID-19 test result.

Which Test Is Right for Me? 

 

Use our interactive Delta Discover Map to view the testing requirements for your destination and use the “Testing Locations” feature to help you choose your type of test or provider by country. Be sure to note the accepted test type(s), required testing time frame and whether at-home and/or in-person testing is needed.

The most universally accepted COVID-19 test type is a molecular PCR test, however many destinations accept other forms of NAAT tests as well as antigen tests. Most destinations do not accept antibody tests for entry. The FDA’s COVID-19 Test Basics is a good overview of test types. Tests must be taken within a specified period prior to travel and this time frame will be defined by your destination. 

At-home tests (including antigen test options from our partners at eMed and AZOVA) are typically ordered online, shipped to your address and completed in your own home. At-home tests can be virtually proctored and fully completed over video, or in some cases, they may need to be sent to a lab for processing.   

Proctored test results are accepted for entry into many countries (please check your destination’s requirements) and this type of test is portable and can be taken with you on your trip.

After you receive any required test results, upload them to Delta FlyReady for faster check-in on your day of travel. 

Please be aware that some destinations do not accept at-home tests or may not allow you to bring an at-home test into the destination. Please confirm government guidelines using our Delta Discover Map before selecting this option.

Already booked an international trip? Use Delta FlyReady to be guided through your testing and travel requirements. 

Some destinations have imposed temporary entry requirements, including proof of a negative COVID-19 test before travel. Find out more information about your destination’s requirements, including if a test is needed and what type of test will be required, using our Delta Discover Map. 

If you’ve already booked an international trip, your flight(s) should be connected to Delta FlyReady – which will guide you through health testing and other entry requirements.

While the most universally accepted COVID-19 test is a molecular PCR test, some destinations accept other forms of NAAT tests as well as antigen tests. Most destinations do not accept antibody tests for entry. The FDA’s COVID-19 Test Basics is a good overview of test types. 

For each part of your journey, you should determine whether you will need a PCR test, NAAT test or an antigen test. You can find which test you will need on our Delta Discover Map. 

Most testing requirements have specific time frames for when the test needs to be taken for your results to be valid for your trip. For example, if your destination requires you to show a negative result from a test “taken 48 hours prior to departure”, first consider the date and time of your trip to calculate when you should take your test to meet the requirements. If your travel involves changing time zones, remember to take that into account when selecting your test time.  

Be sure to also consider timing and requirements for connecting or return flights. In some cases, you may be able to take a portable test with you to make testing for your return flight easier.  

Each destination has different testing requirements. Be sure to use the “Testing Locations” feature in our Delta Discover Map to help you find an acceptable in-person and/or at-home test and provider that is specific to your destination.

At-home tests (including antigen test options from our partners at eMed and AZOVA) are typically ordered online, shipped to your address and completed in your own home. At-home tests can be virtually proctored and fully completed over video, or in some cases they may need to be sent to a lab for processing.  Please be aware that some destinations do not accept at-home tests or may not allow you to bring an at-home test. Please confirm government guidelines using our Delta Discover Map before selecting this option.

For in-person tests, you can schedule an appointment online and visit a designated location to have your testing conducted by a medical professional or proctor. Some testing locations may accept walk-ins, but making an appointment is always advised.

*The information published here and in other Delta locations related to COVID travel restrictions and tests is intended to help our customers in the planning and preparation for their travel plans. Information included here on COVID testing is supplemental to any information provided by test providers or governmental authorities regarding testing. Information may not be copied, republished, or used for any purpose other than individual travel planning. Given the rapidly evolving nature of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak and government restrictions, Delta cannot guarantee accuracy of and accepts no liability for test provider offerings or any errors or omissions related to test products or test requirements, including accuracy of translations, outdated information or testing location address and hours, appointment availability, test type offered, or timing for receiving test results. COVID Testing prior to travel may not be available at all locations. Links to third party sources and websites are offered as a courtesy.