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skewbs
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
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I wonder if the airlines will try to do the same for the us territories like USVI and PR




Good news for those wanting to travel to the USVI. You just need a test to get in, not to get back.

"Yesterday, the CDC issued an order that will go into effect on January 26, 2021 that ALL travelers entering the US from a foreign country will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result prior to entering the country. This DOES NOT include travel from the USVI. The document clearly states at the bottom of page three: "Foreign country means anywhere that is not a state, territory or possession of the United States.""



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gsvar2004
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
Has anyone seen any reference to if this will be the case for coming home from PR or the USVI


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Drunken Crawfish
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
Going on a bachelor party to Cabo booked for April. This is going to be a shitshow.


PrettyBird
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Going on a bachelor party to Cabo booked for April. This is going to be a shitshow.



I would not be worried for a trip a month + away. By that time all these places (resorts, airlines, airports) will have processes in place to address this. At least in popular destination places, Cabo being one. The ONLY thing to consider is the possibility of actually testing positive... now THAT would be a shitshow.

I'd be worried if I had trip within the next 3-4 weeks because this will be a scramble to try and secure or find a place to get a test at your destination.


LouisianaLady
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
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Got a notification from excellence that they will provide free onsite testing



You just helped me so much with this Brother is honeymooning at their Punta Cana location in 3 weeks. I'll pass this along to him and be sure that location is doing the same.


craazyjose
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
The primary concern would be actually testing positive while out of the country. I am guessing that you would then need to quarantine in place for a period of time, all of which time you will be paying for accommodations and missing work..


LouisianaLady
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
You're right. I relayed the thread info, but he's too afraid to risk it due to both of their jobs. They don't work remotely. They'll cancel the honeymoon for now and do Colorado or Tennessee, and just do a real honeymoon in Hawaii in 2022 or so.

This really stinks for people. I have to echo the "why now?" sentiments.
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baldona
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
The 72 hour thing is such a joke as is, but I don't know a better answer. But you could very easily test negative 70 hours out, go catch Covid and be asymptomatic for 5 days or so then end up sick in your destination.

For those of you overly concerned about being caught somewhere, why the hell would you go to one of those places or on a timeframe where that could happen right now no matter the circumstances? If you can't manage an extra 5-7 days in case shite happens then you really shouldn't be traveling internationally right now IMO. There's just too much that could happen, I mean imagine the people that were already abroad when this was released.

ETA: I guess my point is that unless you can work remote or are retired with some flexibility it just doesn't seem worth it to me. At the same time, if you do have some flexibility there's some places you'd likely have to yourself right now and destinations that would love to have your business.
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Phat Phil
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
We already have out of control outbreak with 200k daily new cases. International travel is just a drop in the bucket and stopping it won't do jack shite. I'd be more worried about people attending bars in Florida.


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lionward2014
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
So I can still drive into the US with no issues but if I fly I need a test. Makes sense.


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Lsut81
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So I can still drive into the US with no issues but if I fly I need a test. Makes sense.


Quit being logical...

What a shite show this will be. Talk about keeping your foot on the throat of the travel industry.

Vaccine and/or antibodies should be enough to skip this bs, but hey, then we can drive fear and compliance for our govt overreach.

ETA: what justifies negative test? Will they have an approved set of vendors? If not, seems like a great way for someone to make money out the wazoo by giving fake negative results. Pay $50 and guaranteed negative test.
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VABuckeye
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
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The primary concern would be actually testing positive while out of the country.


If this happens you aren't supposed to travel as is so I'm not sure what your concern is.


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HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
So we have to find somewhere in Mexico to get a test within 72 hours of flying home, I just hope they have it ready by the time we board our flight?

Do we get a piece of paper that we show the airline attendant at the gate?



Panny Crickets
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
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So we have to find somewhere in Mexico to get a test within 72 hours of flying home, I just hope they have it ready by the time we board our flight? Do we get a piece of paper that we show the airline attendant at the gate?


Did you read the guidelines or any of the replies in this thread?


HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
Clearly not


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24nights
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
I was supposed to go to Cabo on Jan 21,


TeddyPadillac
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What is a verifiable test result?
A verifiable test result must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy) of a laboratory test result (Crickets editorial: this part is troubling, per their wording, as rapid tests/point of care obviously aren't tested in a lab). Testing must be performed using a viral test (NAAT or antigen), and negative results must be provided to the airline prior to boarding. The test result documentation must include information that identifies the person, a specimen collection date and the type of test. A negative test result must show test was done within the 3 days before the flight. A positive test result must show the test was done within the 3 months before the flight.

What kind of documentation of my test result do I need to provide?
CDC requires that air passengers arriving in the US have a paper or electronic copy of their test result for review by the airline before you board and for potential review by public health officials after you arrive in the US.

Do airlines and operators of private flights or general aviation aircraft need to keep copies of passenger test results?
No, passengers must show a copy of their test results to airline employees or the aircraft operator before boarding, but the airline or aircraft operator does not need to retain copies of test results.



SO get tested at any point in time.
have it be negative.
Open up the test results and change the dates and whatever else is necessary to make it look like you just got tested.

We are talking about the gate person for AA or Southwest looking at hundreds of passengers tested. They aren't going to examine it or anything, it just needs to say negative and have a date on it that's recent. I seriously doubt they will take it that seriously where they would question the authenticity of the pdf you are showing them on your phone.
My wife would never have the balls to do that, but i've got balls, and that's what i would do, and i wouldn't worry one iota about it while doing it.


SaDaTayMoses
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
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Going on a bachelor party to Cabo booked for April


Covid-19 should be the least of your worries...


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PrettyBird
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
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TeddyPadillac


Can you go ahead and do this then report back?


PrettyBird
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re: U.S. to require COVID tests for international passengers, including citizens
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I was supposed to go to Cabo on Jan 21


Whatcha gonna do? Cancel? Maybe Teddy can forge you some documents.


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