Covid Test Shortage Puts Stress on Travelers Waiting for Results

As demand for Covid testing outstrips supply in the U.S., advisors are keeping a close eye on test kit shortages, lab delays and the potential impact on the travel sector.

Jean Newman Glock, managing director of communications and public affairs for Signature Travel Network, called the current Covid testing situation "one of the biggest pain points for travel."

"The whole testing landscape is the Wild West right now," said Glock. "I have heard from many of our members that their clients don't get test results back in time as promised and have to delay flights. Even more confusing has been when two [clients] are tested at the same time and one gets results in time and the other does not."