COVID-19 Testing for Travel
Need COVID-19 Testing Before You Travel? Get the Right Test at Our Urgent Care Clinics in Clarkston and Highland, MI
At Springfield Urgent Care, we’ve kept pace with the ever-changing needs for coronavirus testing in the Michigan communities we serve, and we’re proud to provide our patients in the Clarkston and Highland areas with convenient access to an array of COVID-19 tests. For those who need coronavirus test results to meet travel restrictions, we offer the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test with next-day results. Although testing requirements vary by airline and travel destination (including international and state by state), the PCR test is considered the gold standard for detecting an active coronavirus infection. Generally, our PCR test will help travelers meet guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for air travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines include:
- Proof of a negative coronavirus test result within three days of boarding a flight
- Requirements that all passengers wear face masks during air travel
- Maintaining a distance of 6 feet from anyone other than your travel companions if possible
Moreover, the CDC recommends that everyone who travels during the coronavirus pandemic get tested within three to five days after returning home.
Another factor to consider when planning to travel overseas during the coronavirus pandemic is the restrictions of the country where you’re headed. Travel experts say most destinations that have enacted coronavirus-related travel restrictions require a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of travel to exempt visitors from a mandatory quarantine period. However, you’ll want to check the requirements in the specific state or country that you plan to visit.
How to Get a COVID-19 Test for Air Travel at Springfield Urgent Care
We offer the PCR COVID-19 test with next-day results at our urgent care clinics in both Clarkston and Highland. We’re open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the week, and there’s no appointment needed. If you’re not experiencing symptoms, you can come right into our clinic and request testing. If you have a cough or a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, you should remain in your vehicle and call (248) 942-5888 when you arrive at Springfield Urgent Care. One of our friendly staff members will provide instructions. We ask that all patients entering our walk-in clinic wear a facial covering.
For more information about our PCR COVID-19 test with next-day results, which is recommended because it meets the guidelines for test results within three days before air travel, contact Springfield Urgent Care today. Click here to learn about the other types of coronavirus tests we offer.