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Old 01-12-2021, 06:20 PM
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Default Great. CDC instituting covid testing to return to the US

How the CDC can make policy like this boggles my mind.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carliep...h=1baaeae826ef
Old 01-12-2021, 06:43 PM
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That's great for the fliers. What about the ones crossing the borders by car?
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1) surprised it’s taken this long

2) pointless. You can test negative and pick it up walking thru the airport

3) what about the border jumpers??
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They heard I booked my travel.
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Originally Posted by skibum View Post
How the CDC can make policy like this boggles my mind.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carliep...h=1baaeae826ef
That's fine with me as long as they provide free or very low costs tests. Don't know about foreign countries but in a lot of states in the US you cannot get a test unless you have symptoms that suggest you have Covid (or are a worker in certain occupations). My wife wanted me to get a test after returning a month's travel. Couldn't get one, because I wasn't sick.
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I don’t see an exception for US citizens. Big problem to me if they want let a US citizen that has the flue into their own country.
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Proof of vaccination?
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I have plans to head to Guatemala mid-February so this throws a wrench in them. Hoping to find a way to get a test 72 hours out for my return. Not easy when you are in semi-remote locations.

Vaccination isn't going to help as there is no proof you are not a carrier if vaccinated.
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You would think this would have been policy 6 mo ago...
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Hope it works smoother for you boys. They brought this in to Canada on Jan 7. Can’t even get on the damn plane with out a negitive test. Read some nightmare story’s of people stuck in other country’s trying to get the right test

Wife is in Arizona attending a family matter and her and her sisters decided to rent a vehicle and drive back home. Don’t need one if you drive the border.
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Originally Posted by ssobol2533@aol.com View Post
That's fine with me as long as they provide free or very low costs tests. Don't know about foreign countries but in a lot of states in the US you cannot get a test unless you have symptoms that suggest you have Covid (or are a worker in certain occupations). My wife wanted me to get a test after returning a month's travel. Couldn't get one, because I wasn't sick.
We can go to some places and pay....or free places..drive thru...no charge. Lines longer at free, results take longer.

Getting test results in 72 hrs is the hardest part. Even here in US
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Closing the barn doors after the cows are all out?
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Originally Posted by clt_capt View Post
That's great for the fliers. What about the ones crossing the borders by car?
Also Cruise ships are set to start in the spring.
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Don't most states already have this policy for non-boardering states? And having your papers if asked for them?

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Originally Posted by skibum View Post
How the CDC can make policy like this boggles my mind.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carliep...h=1baaeae826ef
I'm boggled that this boggles your mind. 100+ countries require a negative test to enter.

The alternative is that we could not let you back in. Or quarantine for x # of days and be tested at the front and back end of quarantine. Sometimes w/ monitoring equipment as in Grand Cayman.

Would you prefer this instead?
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Originally Posted by chrisjb View Post
Don't most states already have this policy for non-boardering states? And having your papers if asked for them?
say what?
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Problem with testing is that a person who has had an active case may test positive for up to 90 days while not spreading the virus according to the CDC.
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Originally Posted by mbb View Post
You would think this would have been policy 6 mo ago...
Most of the world it has.
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Maybe it's a mistake to elaborate, but here goes. This is my quick take on it, so it may not be 100% accurate.

Traveling between NJ and MA: MA requires for "non lower risk state" state resident to have been tested for covid wiith sample given within 72 hours of entering state if you plan to stop or stay for longer than something like 1hr (some few exceptions). Staying overnight in the state requires testing if you are unable to quarantine for 10 days after arrival.

After providing the sample, you need to go to MA state website, provide information, (name, test, destinations, etc) and print out form. You are instructed to have form available on your person while in state if you are requested to present it. There are some "if-thens" listed on site about what to do for the time in between testing and receipt of results.

Failing to abide by MA travel rules can result in a fine.

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order

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Originally Posted by chrisjb View Post
Maybe it's a mistake to elaborate, but here goes. This is my quick take on it, so it may not be 100% accurate.

Traveling between NJ and MA: MA requires for "non lower risk state" state resident to have been tested for covid wiith sample given within 72 hours of entering state if you plan to stop or stay for longer than something like 1hr (some few exceptions). Staying overnight in the state requires testing if you are unable to quarantine for 10 days after arrival.

After providing the sample, you need to go to MA state website, provide information, (name, test, destinations, etc) and print out form. You are instructed to have form available on your person while in state if you are requested to present it. There are some "if-thens" listed on site about what to do for the time in between testing and receipt of results.

Failing to abide by MA travel rules can result in a fine.

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order
Just don't go to MA.

Simple.

Either that or must be a masochist - getting that swab rammed to the back of your throat thru your nasal cavity - that's fun. The amount of you people willing to voluntarily submit is astonishing.

One day you'll wake up.

Plenty of things to do in states that are not going draconian. And canada? who cares. Nothing to do there anyway.

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