The companion thread to ‘Travel availability....’

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Re: The companion thread to ‘Travel availability....’

Post by Doc67 » Fri May 22, 2020 8:59 pm

Freightdog wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:44 pm
Doc67 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:56 pm
I found a company in central London that will get results in max 48 hours and will accept personal delivery of sample to cut out the postage time, results by email from proper UK doctor. Details are in UK news in ROW section. Can you escape your hotel room and get to central London?
I used the testing station service. Tested at 14:30 on Tuesday. Results between 24 and 72hrs, had email and text message results 9am Thursday. 43hrs. It’s a generally unpleasant process, resulting in gagging and watering eyes. Girl administering was pretty (from the face mask up.)
But all clear, so that’s good.

When in the UK, I’m normally on the south coast. London is an awkward option. Actually, London is just awkward. I try to spend as little time there as possible.
At work, I’m usually in a hotel in Liège (at the airport), Paris-CDG (at the airport) or Marseille (at the bloody airport). :facepalm: Oh the glamour.
Can I just clarify with you, your test is an NHS test and you get an official NHS result in an email you can print out?

That seems to me the only type that can be relied on to satisfy the 'competent health authorities' test. I'm not convinced a private laboratory will suffice.
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Re: The companion thread to ‘Travel availability....’

Post by Freightdog » Fri May 22, 2020 9:44 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:59 pm

Can I just clarify with you, your test is an NHS test and you get an official NHS result in an email you can print out?
Yes, it is.
But there may be restrictions. i.e. Key/Essential workers, and associated family members if living in the same household.

I hesitate to suggest- but NHS/Gubbinsment/Private lab are going to provide a valid certificate.
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Re: The companion thread to ‘Travel availability....’

Post by Apollo91881 » Fri May 22, 2020 10:12 pm

Doc67 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:59 pm
Freightdog wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:44 pm
Doc67 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:56 pm
I found a company in central London that will get results in max 48 hours and will accept personal delivery of sample to cut out the postage time, results by email from proper UK doctor. Details are in UK news in ROW section. Can you escape your hotel room and get to central London?
I used the testing station service. Tested at 14:30 on Tuesday. Results between 24 and 72hrs, had email and text message results 9am Thursday. 43hrs. It’s a generally unpleasant process, resulting in gagging and watering eyes. Girl administering was pretty (from the face mask up.)
But all clear, so that’s good.

When in the UK, I’m normally on the south coast. London is an awkward option. Actually, London is just awkward. I try to spend as little time there as possible.
At work, I’m usually in a hotel in Liège (at the airport), Paris-CDG (at the airport) or Marseille (at the bloody airport). :facepalm: Oh the glamour.
Can I just clarify with you, your test is an NHS test and you get an official NHS result in an email you can print out?

That seems to me the only type that can be relied on to satisfy the 'competent health authorities' test. I'm not convinced a private laboratory will suffice.
Any thoughts as to whether a letter from my Primary Care Physician and the test results will work?
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Light at the end of the tunnel?

Post by Freightdog » Sat May 23, 2020 3:46 am

With various noises regarding limited airlines and networks opening up, Emirates have just dropped an email in my inbox. Limited network. Very. I imagine that there will be a lot of lobbying and pressure where airlines face losing long term/core customers to other carriers if they don’t go first.
In aviation, we are often reminded of the hazards of commercial pressure over safety.

Whatever happens, I think it may be a miserable travel experience.
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