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We were waiting on pins and needles to book a flight to visit family for Christmas, and luckily as of the 27th, nothing had been locked down and we booked same day flights on United Polaris to London out of Chicago. We needed Covid tests and luckily there were appointments at the airport for Rapid Antigen testing that qualified for UK entry. I’ll note that you walk up to test as well, but I’d highly recommend just booking an appointment ahead of time here.
Terminal 2 in the bus shuttle center.
It’s opposite the Hilton O’hare…if you enter from the airport side, just cross over and exit the back, go across the street and you’ll see the line.
We chose a rapid antigen test which was $120 and done within an hour. You can go here to see the full schedule of options
Tips to make the process faster:
- Book online here
- You’ll be emailed a passenger intake form…make sure you fill that out before you arrive
You’ll go to an individual testing area and have a test performed through the hole. Results get emailed to you between 25 and 60 minutes. Our came about 45 minutes later.
I’ve had to take a lot PCR tests and wait days in between. Make sure you double check the country you’re visiting and see if a rapid antigen test qualifies, but it was much cheaper, and delivered within an hour. Without this option we would have been in a pickle since we didn’t book until the morning of our flight and needed to get to O’hare immediately. This made the process very quick, easy, and pieced together perfectly with our last minute plans.
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