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  • yonasl

    I am sure there are past threads on this but as things/prices/rules change each week I thought it would be better to post and ask for an update.

    What would be a cheap good option for a USA lateral flow? (I understand it has to be one of those you share you webcam) I have seen some mentions of providers offering them at £20 these days.

    Thanks!

    davefl

    Booked Project Screen £28 via the VS link. Arrived next day via DPD with a Zoom meeting ID once you choose your appt online.
    Havent taken it yet, will report back on Wed to say how it went.

    ChrisC

    Check the post by Rob a couple of weeks ago re the Covid Testing Network.

    I booked a test from DocHQ via them for £19.25 and it’s supervised.

    Kit arrived the next day. Appointment is tomorrow and I’ll report back on how that goes.

    Andrew.

    It’s all down to lifestyle choice.

    £29.99 gets you an in-person supervised test at your local Lloyds pharmacy with a certificate printed immediately.

    Graham-Walsh

    Very good timing, just investigating this for my trip in 2 weeks. DocHQ is showing as £27.50 now

    T_London

    I used Breathe Assured – they were incredible! Excellent customer service. You can have a supervised virtual appointment with a nurse, and they won’t leave the call until you have received your certificate in your inbox.

    Graham-Walsh

    Just checked CTN and DocHQ is discounted via a code there. Article is here https://www.headforpoints.com/2022/02/09/compare-pcr-and-antigen-tests-with-the-covid-19-testing-network/

    yonasl

    Thank you all … got a test from DocHQ using the code: CTNHQ30 for a 30 discount.

    Mick S

    just to confirm, the Day 3 test as mentioned here, https://dochq.co.uk/shop/ is purely optional ?

    This is my first trip since the pandemic started I’m one of these people that likes to be 110% prepared.

    Mick S

    just booked with with simplytestme – hopefully this is ok. (dochq wouldnt guarantee delivery)

    Tariq

    Anybody know if the entry requirements are the same regardless of the country being travelled from?

    ie flying from Canada to the USA, I could use one of the above suggested remote video supervised tests?

    yonasl

    Anybody know if the entry requirements are the same regardless of the country being travelled from?

    ie flying from Canada to the USA, I could use one of the above suggested remote video supervised tests?

    Try this: https://apply.joinsherpa.com/map

    Jacob

    just to confirm, the Day 3 test as mentioned here, https://dochq.co.uk/shop/ is purely optional ?

    This is my first trip since the pandemic started I’m one of these people that likes to be 110% prepared.

    It’s purely recommendation, see the official CDC guidance. Pretty cheeky of them saying it’s required.

    jjoohhnn

    So the link Jacob has included is for US citizens only. The international citizen version is here:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/noncitizens-US-air-travel.html

    It is required to have a 3-day test if you are unvaccinated (e.g. kids). The page is a bit confusing though as the rules are different based on the reason you are “excepted” as they say to being able to travel when unvaccinated and this page doesn’t state which apply to you.

    This is the attestation form that you have to sign and provide to the airline (link from BA) and it states what you have to do:

    https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Combined-Passenger-Attestation-Amended-Testing-Order-12-02-2021-p.pdf

    For unvaccinated children for example:

    I attest that I am excepted from the requirement to present Proof of Being Fully Vaccinated Against COVID19 and have made the following arrangements (must check all boxes in D and then proceed to sign Attestation).
    To be tested with a COVID-19 viral test 3-5 days after arriving in the United States, unless I have
    documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days;
    To self-isolate if the result of the post-arrival viral test is positive or if I develop COVID-19 symptoms.

    john

    NorthernLass

    I need to sort a couple of tests for our BOS trip in 5 weeks but waiting for our ESTA confirmation before I spend more money! 2 days now …

    NorthernLass

    Just seen Lloyds do a £12.99 test where you upload the results for verification – assume this wouldn’t be accepted by the US?!

    davefl

    just to confirm, the Day 3 test as mentioned here, https://dochq.co.uk/shop/ is purely optional ?

    This is my first trip since the pandemic started I’m one of these people that likes to be 110% prepared.

    It’s purely recommendation, see the official CDC guidance. Pretty cheeky of them saying it’s required.

    Iy’s more than cheeky, it’s disingenuous and I took one look at that and scrubbed them from my list of choices

    jjoohhnn

    just to confirm, the Day 3 test as mentioned here, https://dochq.co.uk/shop/ is purely optional ?

    This is my first trip since the pandemic started I’m one of these people that likes to be 110% prepared.

    It’s purely recommendation, see the official CDC guidance. Pretty cheeky of them saying it’s required.

    So the link Jacob has included is for US citizens only. The international citizen version is here:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/noncitizens-US-air-travel.html

    It is required to have a 3-day test if you are unvaccinated (e.g. kids). The page is a bit confusing though as the rules are different based on the reason you are “excepted” as they say to being able to travel when unvaccinated and this page doesn’t state which apply to you. Can’t find the page with the specific rules on it currently, but unvaccinated children do not have to self isolate, I think adults do.

    john

    Jacob

    Sorry, fat fingers and on a phone picked the wrong link.

    Unvaccinated adults cannot travel (in majority of cases) so it mostly applies to kids. Worth remembering that in the USA is no track&trace, nowhere to report the day 3 test or is enforced in any way. Technically, you could bring your NHS test and do that to satisfy the attestation 🤷‍♂️

    ChrisC

    I need to sort a couple of tests for our BOS trip in 5 weeks but waiting for our ESTA confirmation before I spend more money! 2 days now …

    I don’t recall getting a confirmation email I just checked my application a couple of Niue’s after I made it and it said “approved”

    ChrisC

    * hours

    I blame the free wine at the hotel

    yonasl

    Just seen Lloyds do a £12.99 test where you upload the results for verification – assume this wouldn’t be accepted by the US?!

    Not if it doesn’t say you were supervised while doing so.

    jjoohhnn

    just to confirm, the Day 3 test as mentioned here, https://dochq.co.uk/shop/ is purely optional ?

    This is my first trip since the pandemic started I’m one of these people that likes to be 110% prepared.

    It’s purely recommendation, see the official CDC guidance. Pretty cheeky of them saying it’s required.

    So the link Jacob has included is for US citizens only. The international citizen version is here:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/noncitizens-US-air-travel.html

    It is required to have a 3-day test if you are unvaccinated (e.g. kids). The page is a bit confusing though as the rules are different based on the reason you are “excepted” as they say to being able to travel when unvaccinated and this page doesn’t state which apply to you. Can’t find the page with the specific rules on it currently, but unvaccinated children do not have to self isolate, I think adults do.

    john

    hmm this is my original reply that went missing!

    john

    Ladyshopper

    Has anyone bought and taken this tests with them to the USA?

    Obviously we need to do one before we fly, however we’re in Seattle for a week then have a cruise. Need a test to get on the cruise (ships no longer providing free testing at port, and tests seem very expensive there). Was thinking of purchasing something like the Dochq tests and taking it with us. Wondered if anyone had done this and experienced any problems with joining the video call from abroad?

    JenT

    No problems using Qured when abroad – it does not seem to matter. Just check that what you get as a declaration of result satisfies the cruise line.

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