Types of Tests

Discover the three types of covid tests that are currently required to travel across the globe. Since every destination has particular testing requirements, we encourage you to conduct your own research as well.


PCR tests (or “molecular tests”) are the gold standard in Covid-19 testing. They’re the most widely available and reliable type of test.


Antigen tests (or “rapid tests”) are usually available at emergency testing locations. They provide results within minutes but tend to be less accurate than their counterparts.


Antibody tests detect the presence of antibodies that countered SARS-CoV-2 in the patient’s body. This is the type of test you should take if you want to know whether you’ve had Covid-19 in the past.