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Old Sep 3rd, 2021, 06:32 PM
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Hello everyone...Binax Customer Service is telling me I have to purchase two per person and must show the names of all in the order form. I was going to purchase the box of 6 for 4 travelers, but there is only room to show 3 on the order form. When I called them, they have advised I must purchase another test for the fourth person because their physician must approve the order. When I read your posts, though, it sounds like not every one is purchasing two tests per person. Any advice and/or experience on this?

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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 05:36 AM
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Susan--No, you. can use the kit for whoever. I have purchased two boxes, each of 6 kits. We used one kit for 5 people and I have the other box for 6 people for a trip this winter. We had no issues at all, and from reading others experiences, same thing.
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 06:06 AM
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Thank you so much! Really appreciate this forum. Travel is complicated these days--so encouraging to read about folks who are successfully forging ahead! Wishing negative tests and safe passage for all!
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 08:06 AM
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I seems odd that you would need two tests per person and could only use it for the person whose name and birthdate is entered on the website. I bought a two pack for both me and DH and was only able to enter one name and birthdate. It seems like Abbott just wants to sell more tests. In any case, I hope the two tests are enough for us. If one of us tests positive, we would then go to a testing center in Athens.
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 12:05 PM
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Just to be certain, I posed the question on flyer talk and was told that each test is tied to an account so the two-pack is only good for me. That sucks. mms, perhaps you were able to use only 5 from the first kit because your kids were registered when you purchased the two 6-packs together?
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 12:19 PM
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That is what they tell you but pay attention to other peoples’ posts. After three tries at calling in, I did get a more encouraging answer.
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 12:29 PM
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That is what they tell you but pay attention to other peoples’ posts. After three tries at calling in, I did get a more encouraging answer.
When setting up the NAVICA account, when you say you already have a test kit, you have to scan the code on it. I'm worried that we will be in Athens they will say DH cannot use it. Did you specifically speak with someone who told you people not tied to the kit can use it?
I've been reading responses on TA and flyer talk and I'm not finding anything that specifically answers that question, other than the answer to the question I posed. Many of the posts are old and just talk about the long waits.
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 12:30 PM
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Hi--I just bought a pack of 6 for my husband and I for Italy as a safeguard. For some reason my husband prefers to do a test at a pharmacy there.

The order form says not to open the tests. But can you open the package and just bring the tests you need? Do we need to bring a computer or iPad? Or can we do these on our iPhones?

Thanks so much!
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 12:55 PM
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I just called eMed and spoke to someone who said that the two-pack can be used by both myself and my husband. I feel much better now.
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by laurieco View Post
I just called eMed and spoke to someone who said that the two-pack can be used by both myself and my husband. I feel much better now.
I’ve been trying to find the answer to this, too. Did they explain how to set up 2 separate accounts?

I agree, there’s been no clarity so I’m glad eMed confirmed that it can be used for the 2 of you.. I may just forget about the home test and do it in Naples when we return. The hotel reassured me that there are many pharmacies that do the test and it ends up costing less!
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 02:32 PM
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I bought the six pack and registered my name and my husband's. There was space for a third person too. We figure it doesn't hurt to have a spare or two. As we'll be in Switzerland, where I've read tests cost 180 chf each and we'll be in a small town when we need to take them, $150 for six tests seemed a good alternative.

I've read many accounts of people using the tests for others not registered on the NAVICA account but it's certainly not straightforward. Glad to hear eMed agreed that they can be used by other people.
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 02:36 PM
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progol, each of you should download the NAVICA app, and set up accounts. You may be able to do it online without downloading the app.
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 02:37 PM
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Laurieco—I didn’t register anyone else’s name except my own. People are way overthinking this.

Do not open the kit! They will ask to see it intact and they will scan the box. Just put it in your bag and pull it out when you are about to do the test.
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 02:38 PM
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mms - but you can remove the tests from the boxes they're shipped in, no?
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 02:57 PM
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The hard cardboard shipping box, yes, but not the blue boxes with the white sliding thing over the box.
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 02:58 PM
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Figured as much, but had to ask. Thanks.
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Old Sep 4th, 2021, 03:04 PM
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The hard cardboard shipping box, yes, but not the blue boxes with the white sliding thing over the box.
Good to know, thanks.
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Using emed to fly out , not in?

Hello , did anyone use it on the way out of the country? We were flying to Italy. Lufhanza and Italy are not requiring any Covid test for vaccinated travellers We are planning to do emed just in case. Any one tried the test on the way out of the country ?
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Old Sep 8th, 2021, 09:08 AM
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Currently if you are traveling from the USA to Italy you need both vaccination and a negative antigen or PCR test. The last official EU list of approved Antigen tests did not include the Abbott test as of this spring.
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Old Sep 9th, 2021, 05:31 PM
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I recently documented my (positive) experience with the similar Qured tests to fly home from Spain. You should be able to find the thread by clicking on my username.

I hope this helps!
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