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skewbs
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COVID test to return to U.S. - when will it end?

Unreal that U.S. citizens still have to take a COVID test to return to the country from international travel. How ridiculous is this shite.

I know the TSA / airline mask mandate had an end date. Does the entry COVID test requirement also have an end date or is it indefinite until Biden decides we are safe?


BlackenedOut
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Unlike the mask mandate the Covid re entry testing requirement has no end date. I believe the regulation gives the power to end it only when the secretary decides we are no longer in the grasp of the greatest killer the world has ever known. In short don’t expect it to end until there is a new administration installed.


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jbgleason
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Just fly into Mexico and run across the border illegally. They will feed you, give you a free cell phone and fly you to the destination of your choice.


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Yeti_Chaser
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This is far worse than the mask mandate in my opinion. What if this actually was a serious virus? You're just gonna abandon your citizens in foreign territory with possibly shite medical care?
We have covid all over the US. There's no isolating it to other countries. I could understand if you're an island nation that covid hasn't reached yet but that isn't the case. Just stupid. Its not required for domestic flights, but it is required for entry by boat or car, so its not just because they dont want you exposing other people on a plane. Guess we have to wait until we no longer have a "xenophobic" president
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GOP_Tiger
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The real problem, of course, is that a positive test can cost $$$ in hotel and flight changes. It means that flying internationally is a risk.

I'm taking that risk twice in the next 45 days, but I don't like it at all.


Kraut Dawg
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This post was edited on 5/14 at 3:00 am


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Pelican fan99
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Jeez is that still really a thing? I'll be flying back to the US later this month and hadn't even thought about that

So dumb didn't even have to take a test when I entered Canada


Fun Bunch
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It’ll take another judge to end it. Don’t think it does any time soon.


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didn't even have to take a test when I entered Canada


Canada just ended theirs on April 1st. Still can't believe the US requires this for entry.


Globetrotter747
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It’s stupid as shite for sure.


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GetCocky11
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If you can make it to a land border crossing, a negative test isn’t required.

Science and all
This post was edited on 5/8 at 3:36 pm


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speckledawg
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It truly is dumb as hell. It's amazing that we're still doing it.


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kballa6
LSU Fan
Houston
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No lie, I was planning a secondary return plan from Paris last weekend in case of a positive test. We looked at a flight switch to Toronto, then cross into Buffalo and fly home from there.

This was at least an hour of my life I wasted because of this stupidity.


GetCocky11
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Yeah, Toronto to Buffalo on a bus. Or you can get from Vancouver to Seattle via train or bus.

Beats being stranded overseas for a week.


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Sho Nuff
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No lie, I was planning a secondary return plan from Paris last weekend in case of a positive test.

I was just reading you need to take a test 1 day before boarding home to the US? That can be difficult. I am going to be in Latvia flying to Warsaw Sunday night at 6:40p. Stay overnight and fly direct to LAX the next day at 11:20am. Getting a test in Latvia on a Sunday during their holiday might be tough.

Anyone have recommendations regarding other tests that might work or that people have used?


kballa6
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Houston
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Get an at home test kit. Schedule teledoc appt to take the test and validate a negative result. They supply the paperwork afterwards.

Second option is find a pharmacy in Latvia offering rapid tests and get cleared that way.


Sho Nuff
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Any home test or it has to be some CDC approved one?


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