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Safety and Testing For the Traveling Angler

May 03, 23

The world has begun to reopen for international travelers and anglers, and there are now a number of great options for those that are ready to get back on the water. Many foreign destinations have enacted some basic entry requirements, however, and the most common is proof of a negative Covid test prior to the start of your trip.

Which of course leads to the question of how to secure a test and how to guarantee rapid returns and accurate test results ahead of travel. With the recent influx of cases and consistently large numbers of tests being performed all throughout the US, we recognize that most clinics and testing sites cannot guarantee to have results back in time, so a local physician may not be the best option.

And while testing upon arrival is an option in some countries, Yellow Dog instead recommends securing a COVID test prior to arrival. The good news for travelers is that there are a number of dependable, private services that can make this happen. If you are looking for reliable options that can guarantee you receive your results back in time prior to your departure, Yellow Dog is happy to recommend the services of the following companies:

The Covid Consultants A mail-in service for testing that can guarantee results back within 48 hours upon receipt of the test. We have been recommending this mail-in service for many of our anglers over the past several months, and we’ve had great success with getting test results back in time for travel. Utilizing FedEx, this entire process can be completed in 48 to 72 hours. The cost is $220.00 per test. The Covid Consultants Website: Phone #: 720-340-2584 Email:

“The Covid Consultants was a game-changer for us this season in Alaska. While some of our lodges in Alaska were able to continue operating this summer, the next challenge came in being able to guarantee all of our anglers received negative test results within 72 hours prior to their scheduled departure. If local clinics could not guarantee the results back within that window which was often the case with the increase in testing being administered throughout the country, we always recommended The Covid Consultants mail-in service. Their team is incredibly professional, punctual and the most reliable service we have come across to guarantee testing results back in time. For any travelers concerned about getting test results back in time prior to departure, we would highly recommend their services.”

Truth Covid-19 Testing PCR is the gold standard according to the FDA for testing in persons without symptoms. Travelers want to be absolutely sure of a negative test result before a trip – not only because many countries now require it but because they don’t want to arrive and then start having symptoms.

The customer simply purchases the test on-line, and the company will send either a swab or a saliva kit. Samples are then returned via Fed-Ex (overnight) to the lab, which returns the result directly to the traveler’s phone 48-hours later – just in time to gain entrance into their destination country. The cost is $130.00 per test.

Truth Covid Testing Website: Phone #: 866-419-1211 Email: