According to the New York Times' "The Upshot," most providers charge insurers between $50 and $200 for the tests, and an analysis of Castlight Health data on almost 30,000 bills for coronavirus tests found that 87% of the tests' costs were listed as $100 or less.
Why your coronavirus test could cost $23—or $2,315
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Exemptions may be granted on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States
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COVID-19 tests are available at no cost nationwide at health centers and select pharmacies. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is free to anyone in the U.S., including the uninsured. Additional testing sites may be available in your area.
Community-Based Testing Sites for COVID-19
www.hhs.gov > coronavirus > community-based-testing-sites
The tests are generally less reliable than the traditional PCR tests, but they still have relatively high accuracy and allow for faster results.
At-home COVID tests surging in popularity - CommonWealth Magazine
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