My mother in law came to visit us back in December of 2019. She has a valid green card but got stuck here due to Covid 19. Now she is ready to fly back to Iraq. In order to fly she will be taking Turkish Airlines (operated by JetBlue Airways) to fly from DTW (Detroit, MI) to Boston. Then from Boston to Turkey. Then from Turkey to Iraq.
The travel agent is stating that we need a Covid 19 PCR Test two days PRIOR to flying out. Her ticket is for the 28th of August, which means she needs this test on the 26th of August with the results. Each place I call state that they either do not do this test or refer me to another lab / office.
I finally found one place that may do the test however they stated that it could take 36 to 48 hours to get a result and even it might take longer. The risk is high as she is supposed to fly out on the 28th of August. Im curious why the airliners impose these restrictions yet the medical folks cannot adhere to these restrictions? Am I doing something wrong or am I not understanding what the rules / regulations required to fly internationally are right now?