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Old 10-12-2021, 08:27 PM   #361
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You can fly into canada with record of recovery from Covid. I use my positive test from August 20th. I believe its accepted between 14-90 days.
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What I am trying to figure out is possibly attending the F1 race in Austin. If I fly down next week and am negative and then test positive for the flight home what are the rules for returning to Canada? Are there scenarios where it could be less then 14 days? Or would I be stuck in a Austin hotel room for 14 days?
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:20 PM   #362
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What I am trying to figure out is possibly attending the F1 race in Austin. If I fly down next week and am negative and then test positive for the flight home what are the rules for returning to Canada? Are there scenarios where it could be less then 14 days? Or would I be stuck in a Austin hotel room for 14 days?
Pretty sure you're stuck. One of the reasons I'm not considering any international trips for awhile yet.
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I canít find any info on what happens if you fly to the US and when you get your test to return home you test positive? Is it an automatic 2 weeks in the US or is it until you test Negative regardless of how long that takes?
It's both/neither.
If you test positive you wait until you test negative. So a second test later that day at walgreens across the street that is negative and you are good. If you actually got covid you would have to wait for it to run its course, obviously.
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F1 is sold out. Would be amazing.
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Old 10-13-2021, 08:54 AM   #364
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You can fly into canada with record of recovery from Covid. I use my positive test from August 20th. I believe its accepted between 14-90 days.
How do you use your positive test? A screen shot from myhealth or do you have to print it out?

I tested positive in mid September and am travelling to the US in late November.
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Old 10-13-2021, 09:38 AM   #365
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I may be stretching here, but the negative test requirement for air travel might be dropped for traveling to US.

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This new travel system will create consistent, stringent protocols for all foreign nationals traveling to the United States Ė whether by air, land, or ferry Ė and accounts for the wide availability of COVID-19 vaccinations.
Statement from DHS yesterday. There is some expectation of further details today.

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2021/10/12/...-enter-us-land
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How do you use your positive test? A screen shot from myhealth or do you have to print it out?

I tested positive in mid September and am travelling to the US in late November.
Screenshot is good. Or open the MyHealth app at the airport to show.
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Old 10-13-2021, 11:59 AM   #367
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It's both/neither.
If you test positive you wait until you test negative. So a second test later that day at walgreens across the street that is negative and you are good. If you actually got covid you would have to wait for it to run its course, obviously.
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F1 is sold out. Would be amazing.
Yes a friend had a ticket I could have. What is frustrating is with the vaccine I really donít doubt I could test positive being asymptomatic. I canít take a chance being stuck in the States that long. Practically guaranteeing it will be the greatest F1 race ever.
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Yes a friend had a ticket I could have. What is frustrating is with the vaccine I really donít doubt I could test positive being asymptomatic. I canít take a chance being stuck in the States that long. Practically guaranteeing it will be the greatest F1 race ever.
How long would you go for? IIRC a test taken 72 hours is still good even if it was before you left. So you could get an antigen 3 days out, make sure you're negative, and use that to enter the USA. Then lay low for a few days before the trip, and take a PCR right before leaving. You'll get the negative result on your trip, and can use it to return. Obviously only works for a short trip.
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It’s just a little too tight. I definitely wanted to be at track Sat-Sun. I don’t think I. could get the test early enough to make a Friday Morning flight to Austin and then early enough Monday morning departing flight. I have already passed and I think someone else is using the ticket now. Thanks for your suggestion and help though.
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I was just in Europe and had to test before returning, I had some anxiety about testing positive because I was stuffed up from the flight over and people were everywhere, even with similar protocols in place for masking you just couldn't avoid people.

Tested negative and flew home. From everything I read if I tested positive I had to isolate for at least 10 days. I have no idea where I would have done that as hotels might not have been accomodating. I needed 2 vax just to stay at the hotel but if I told them I was isolating I don't know if I would have been able to stay. Since it was a work trip I wasn't worried about cost but if I have to go again I'll have a backup plan arranged.

You could probably drive back to Canada, but the trip would violate public health orders to isolate.

Honestly with the current requirements I don't think a trip is a good idea. Too much risk. I just cancelled a Vegas trip in Nov cause I don't want the risk of being stuck for two weeks.
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^ I can think of worse fates than being stuck in Vegas for 2 weeks.

Looking into getting things in order my my trip home to AB!

Some general FYI stuff
- You can book covid tests 5 days out at Walgreens.
- Rapid ID Now by Abbott Labs, a NAAT test accepted for entry into Canada, is the clear choice of the 3 types Walgreens offers. Antigen test is no good for entry and PCR tests take longer. Results of ID Now should come in less than an hour.
- Testing must be within 72 hours prior to entry into Canada. So for my Saturday (23rd) flight I have to wait until after flight time on Wednesday (20th) at minimum.
- ArriveCan app will only let me enter details 72 hours in advance.

**Edit to correct for Canada 72 hour testing requirements.

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^ I can think of worse fates than being stuck in Vegas for 2 weeks.



Looking into getting things in order my my trip home to AB!



Some general FYI stuff

- You can book covid tests 5 days out at Walgreens.

- Rapid ID Now by Abbott Labs, a NAAT test accepted for entry into Canada, is the clear choice of the 3 types Walgreens offers. Antigen test is no good for entry and PCR tests take longer. Results of ID Now should come in less than an hour.

- Testing must be within 3 days prior to entry into Canada. So for my Saturday (23rd) flight i can be tested any time on Wednesday (20th) or after.

- ArriveCan app will only let me enter details 72 hours in advance.
Do you book in person? Cause on their app it requires an USA address to book.

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^ I can think of worse fates than being stuck in Vegas for 2 weeks.

Looking into getting things in order my my trip home to AB!

Some general FYI stuff
- You can book covid tests 5 days out at Walgreens.
- Rapid ID Now by Abbott Labs, a NAAT test accepted for entry into Canada, is the clear choice of the 3 types Walgreens offers. Antigen test is no good for entry and PCR tests take longer. Results of ID Now should come in less than an hour.
- Testing must be within 3 days prior to entry into Canada. So for my Saturday (23rd) flight i can be tested any time on Wednesday (20th) or after.
- ArriveCan app will only let me enter details 72 hours in advance.
unless there has been a recent change, there is actually a subtle difference worth nothing here


for the trip from Canada to the US what you say is true- any time within 3 days (of course for Canada to the US antigen test also fine)


however for US to Canada , you are correct NAAT is acceptable and usually the best option, here however the test must by within 72 hours (I know people that have been burned by this) so if your last departure time from the US to Canada is 730 pm (for example) on Saturday your test has to be after 730 pm on Wednesday, not any time on Wednesday
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I live in America.
This is good info though. Not sure how Canadians can book return tests then. Maybe only as drop by?
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unless there has been a recent change, there is actually a subtle difference worth nothing here


for the trip from Canada to the US what you say is true- any time within 3 days (of course for Canada to the US antigen test also fine)


however for US to Canada , you are correct NAAT is acceptable and usually the best option, here however the test must by within 72 hours (I know people that have been burned by this) so if your last departure time from the US to Canada is 730 pm (for example) on Saturday your test has to be after 730 pm on Wednesday, not any time on Wednesday
Oof. Appreciate that info!
They have to somehow standardize all of this. I s confusing.
Thanks again.
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Oof. Appreciate that info!
They have to somehow standardize all of this. I s confusing.
Thanks again.
yes it is very confusing- our family has done a few trips now so I feel comfortable with it all (nuisance that it might be ) but too much of this gets found out the hard way


as you are coming from Chicago, I assume your flight is going to be direct from Chicago to Canada, if not that is one where people get tripped up


hypothetical example: Itinerary Chicago 2pm to Denver. Denver 7pm to Calgary


I know some people that get their test within the 72 hour window - ie 3pm - thinking that its the Chicago flight that matters, but no its the Denver flight- so too soon- test expired. womp womp
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^ I can think of worse fates than being stuck in Vegas for 2 weeks.
I would hope if someone tested positive in Vegas they wouldn't be out having fun and infecting other people. I plan on going to Vegas in December and I plan on bringing my work laptop in case I do test positive and stuck in a hotel for 2 weeks.
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I would hope if someone tested positive in Vegas they wouldn't be out having fun and infecting other people. I plan on going to Vegas in December and I plan on bringing my work laptop in case I do test positive and stuck in a hotel for 2 weeks.
That right there is why I'm not doing any travelling yet. The risk of being stuck in a hotel somewhere for two weeks is just not worth it to me.
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yes it is very confusing- our family has done a few trips now so I feel comfortable with it all (nuisance that it might be ) but too much of this gets found out the hard way


as you are coming from Chicago, I assume your flight is going to be direct from Chicago to Canada, if not that is one where people get tripped up


hypothetical example: Itinerary Chicago 2pm to Denver. Denver 7pm to Calgary


I know some people that get their test within the 72 hour window - ie 3pm - thinking that its the Chicago flight that matters, but no its the Denver flight- so too soon- test expired. womp womp
Wow.
Yeah the US has the better plan, any time within 3 days instead of 72 hours. But yeah, Chicago - > Toronto - > Calgary .
Please bring back the AC direct flight to Chicago.

And thanks again. Such good info here, as always, taking the guess work/ stress out of these things.
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I went through the process at both Rite-Aid and Walgreens earlier this week in Boise. You can go onto each companies website and schedule a test. I used a friendís American address both times. Both testing sites were drive thru pharmacies and I was not asked for any ID other than my name and birth date. The rite aid test results did not get back to me in time for my flight but the back up Walgreens test (id now) result was available an hour after the test. There isnít a cost for the tests at the pharmacies. My final option was a test at the Denver airport which would have cost $250.
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