We leave for SXM from Boston Saturday,10/16/21. Can I take the ID NOW test 72 hours prior to my departure? For example, on Wednesday 10/13? Or does that particular test have to be taken only within the 48 hour window on Thursday, the 14th?
Is the ID NOW the same as the BinaxNOW mentioned in Jazzgal's post?
Yes, ID Now is treated as a PCR test, so it's 72 hours window. We did it at the end of September. Eric had his result within 2 hours. Mine didn't come until mid-morning the next day, but still in plenty of time. It's a good option if you are able to schedule a test timely. You might look online to see if you are able to schedule a test in your area, just to make sure.
I apologize in advance for being so dense on this. So, if my flight departure is 8am on Saturday and I'm taking the PCR (ID NOW) test, does my appointment have to scheduled before 8am on Wednesday or is it anytime after 8am Wednesday, Thursday or Friday keeping in mind the timeliness of getting my test results?