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Mailing (new) COVID tests to the US

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TL; DR: Have any of you tried to send new COVID tests to the US? What was your experience like?

 

As many of you know, COVID quick tests are a hot commodity in the US right now - the cheapest I could find was $19 for a pack of two with a three-week backorder, and over here, COVID quick tests are currently 80 cents at DM. Some friends in the US have chronic illnesses and asked if I could try to send some quick tests over. Some of my co-workers were able to bring some quick tests to their relatives in their luggage when they visited the US. However, I am not sure if new quick tests can make it through the mail and the local post office was not very helpful when I tried to talk to them in person.

 

Deutsche Post has guidelines for mailing COVID tests where the sample has already been taken (https://www.deutschepost.de/en/c/coronavirus.html), but not new tests. I can't help but wonder if someone at customs would try to classify the tests as "Gegenstände, deren Einfuhr oder Verbreitung im Bestimmungsland verboten ist" (https://www.deutschepost.de/de/b/briefe-ins-ausland/unzulaessige-inhalte-gefaehrliche-gueter.html) just because my understanding is that Abbott has a lock on the home quick test market in the US. There might be something else that I'm missing, too.

 

Hence my questions: Have any of you tried to send new COVID tests to the US? What was your experience like?

 

Thank you in advance.

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