Rapid Return

Travel testing that travels with you! For everywhere Rapid Antigen results are accepted.

The easiest pre-travel COVID test

Skip long airport testing lineups, trying to locate an approved clinic overseas, or coordinating in-person testing appointments.

CityHealth’s RapidReturn Test Kit is ready when you are with a Rapid Antigen COVID test from a Trusted Testing Partner. Perfect for returning home to the US after international travel, European travel, or anywhere Rapid Antigen results are accepted.

Available 24/7, no appointment necessary. Kits ship within 24-48 hours.

* CityHealth is a US-based company & Certified Testing Partner for the State of Hawaii and several international airports.

What’s included?

Each RapidReturn Test Kit is suitable for 1 person, containing 2 sets of tests (including a spare). Our kits are CDC approved, complete with everything you need for fast, accurate, easy results.


2 Rapid Antigen Test (1 spare)


On-demand test schedule


Supervised virtual sample collection


Results in 20 minutes


1 Travel-ready result certificate

Is the RapidReturn test right for me?

Right for You If:


Need a COVID test before returning to the US


Are traveling to a country that accepts Rapid Antigen tests


Want to test anywhere in the world at your convenience


Don’t want to wait in airport testing lineups


Don’t want the hassle and expense of finding an approved testing provider abroad


Have a video-enabled device and internet connection while traveling

Not Right for You If You:


Your destination requires a PCR test


Don’t have an internet connection or video-enabled device available while traveling


You’re abroad already (sorry, we only ship within the lower 48 states)

* Do you already have an FDA-approved Rapid Antigen test kit? Try our new remote test proctoring service & get travel-ready test results online in minutes!

How it works

Below are the quick and easy steps for testing for COVID while traveling.


Order & Pack

Keep our test with you while you travel

Activate Kit

24 hours before traveling, scan QR code

Perform Test

Swab nose & test during virtual appt.

Get Results

Results in 10 minutes or less


Your test results to the airline’s app


How does it work?

CityHealth’s RapidReturn Test Kit is a 100% remote, FDA-approved (EUA) Rapid Antigen test with official results documentation that you can take anywhere in the world. All you need is wifi and a video-enabled device (like a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with a webcam). It’s convenient, easy to use, and is carry-on safe.

Before you leave home, purchase your kit and pack it in your carry-on luggage. To take your return test, scan the QR code on the test or log on to care cityhealth.com/activate.

No appointment is needed – testing specialists are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Once you have activated your kit, a testing specialist will be with you shortly to verify your identity (please have your passport ready), and coach you through the easy sample collection and testing process.

Once your sample is collected, you will test it using the testing solution provided. This takes about 10 minutes. A testing specialist will view the result and tell you if you are COVID positive or negative.

When the test is over, you will be sent a link via a secure email and text message to view and download your results. As a security feature, you’ll need to enter your name and date of birth to view your results.

Tip: Use the contact information you would like your results sent to. For example, use your cell phone number and an email address that you check while traveling instead of your office number and work email.

What type of COVID test is RapidReturn?

This is a Rapid Antigen test. It has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

You can find the FDA Patient Fact Sheet here.

Your sample is collected via a self-administered nasal swab inserted about ¾” inside each nostril.

How long does the test take?

Please allow at least 15-20 minutes for your testing appointment.

It will take about 10 minutes for the testing solution to return a result. Your official Digital Health Certificate will be sent to you as soon as it’s generated, usually within 2-3 minutes of your appointment. In rare cases, it may take up to 5 hours for results to be delivered.

What is included in a RapidReturn Kit?

Each Kit contains 2 tests and one activation code. One test is a spare, in case of inconclusive results on the first test.

Each test contains a sterile swab, pre-filled tube of testing reagent, and a testing device. Each Kit has a unique activation code to identify your results.

Note that there are enough supplies for one Kit per person. Two people cannot share one RapidReturn Kit.

We're traveling as a couple/group. How many RapidReturn Kits do we need?

Purchase one Kit per traveler.

Why do I need my passport to take a RapidReturn test?

The testing specialist will ask to see your passport before the test begins to confirm your identity, required to issue a Digital Health Certificate.

If you do not have your passport handy, a US-issued driver’s license is also acceptable.

Can RapidReturn Kits be sent to my destination instead?

CityHealth ships within the continental United States only.

We recommend purchasing your kits before you leave, as we cannot guarantee international shipping.

When will my RapidReturn Kits arrive?

RapidReturn Kits are shipped from our fulfillment center as quickly as possible, usually within 24-48 hours.

Depending on the shipping option you choose, orders can arrive next day, in 3-5 business days, or within 5-7 business days.

Can I pack RapidReturn Kits in my carry-on?

Yes. This test is designed for travelers, and all contents are shelf-stable and approved as cabin luggage

How will I receive my results?

You will know your COVID status as soon as your sample is analyzed, which takes about 10 minutes.

After your test, you’ll receive a secure email and text message with a link to view and download your test results, called a Digital Health Certificate.

To keep your data secure, this link will expire in 72 hours. You will need to enter your first name, last name, and date of birth to access your results.

Does CityHealth do in-person COVID testing?

Yes, CityHealth has several COVID testing locations throughout the San Francisco Bay area.
We also offer in-home, mail-in, pre-travel, workplace, and event testing options.

For more information, please visit our COVID testing page.