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DaeDae

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Hello I am new here. I’ve booked my coastal Camino to start in Porto on October 17th. I appreciate all the contributions so far about Covid testing requirements for US citizens. I hope to contribute once I start my journey. The only thing I can offer now is that I learned that American Delta and United have partnered with a company that offers rapid tests to carry on your trip if needed. You’ll need a smartphone of course and WiFi but it may eliminate the need to find a lab before returning to the USA.
 
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Erica Farrell

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September-October 2017
Hello I am new here. I’ve booked my coastal Camino to start in Porto on October 17th. I appreciate all the contributions so far about Covid testing requirements for US citizens. I hope to contribute once I start my journey. The only thing I can offer now is that I learned that American Delta and United have partnered with a company that offers rapid tests to carry on your trip if needed. You’ll need a smartphone of course and WiFi but it may eliminate the need to find a lab before returning to the USA.
I’m wondering about this too. I’m leaving for Porto on October 11th and thinking about ordering them.
 

DaeDae

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I’m wondering about this too. I’m leaving for Porto on October 11th and thinking about ordering them.
The company is EMED. The product is made by Abbott. The test name is BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card home test. I'm flying out to LIS on United on October 15th. A six pack is the only way to purchase, a little pricey but I think it's worth it. If I don't use them on this trip I'll use them on another in a few months. Looks like you'll be ahead of me by a few days....have fun!
 

Machelle

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Frances 2019; Português 2020
Hello I am new here. I’ve booked my coastal Camino to start in Porto on October 17th. I appreciate all the contributions so far about Covid testing requirements for US citizens. I hope to contribute once I start my journey. The only thing I can offer now is that I learned that American Delta and United have partnered with a company that offers rapid tests to carry on your trip if needed. You’ll need a smartphone of course and WiFi but it may eliminate the need to find a lab before returning to the USA.
I just returned from the Camino two days ago. I took the rapid tests that I purchased through the United Website with me (you end up having to buy a pack of six--I took a few with me in case I screwed something up) and took the test three days before leaving Spain. It was easy and it worked great. I am not a technological wizard but I managed to do it. You do have to be on a facetime-like call for approximately 20-30 minutes so an e-med physician can walk you through the steps to make sure it is done correctly. So you need to be somewhere with Wi-Fi or have a lot of data roaming.
 

DaeDae

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Coastal first-timer
I just returned from the Camino two days ago. I took the rapid tests that I purchased through the United Website with me (you end up having to buy a pack of six--I took a few with me in case I screwed something up) and took the test three days before leaving Spain. It was easy and it worked great. I am not a technological wizard but I managed to do it. You do have to be on a facetime-like call for approximately 20-30 minutes so an e-med physician can walk you through the steps to make sure it is done correctly. So you need to be somewhere with Wi-Fi or have a lot of data roaming.
Thanks that was my plan but I am feeling more confident after reading your post! Which Camino did you do?
 
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Machelle

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Frances 2019; Português 2020
Thanks that was my plan but I am feeling more confident after reading your post! Which Camino did you do?
I did the Frances. Finished from Burgos to Santiago. Had done St. Jean to Burgos in 2019.
 

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