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 Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: Big T Par  
Date:   Tue 23 Nov 21:17

I'm going to San Fran shortly and I'm a bit confused about a couple of things. I'm double vacc'd with the booster. Do I need to have a PCR test or would a LFT test be sufficient. Also it says I have to have a test at least 3 days before I fly. I'm flying out on a Wednesday, so do I need a test taken on the Monday, with Monday being day 1(Mon, Tues, Wed) or can I get a test on the Sunday and the 3 days also starting on the Monday, if that makes sense. Wonder if any of you frequent flyers might know.

Many thanks 👍



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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Tue 23 Nov 22:05

I thought it was no more than 3 days so any time between 0 & 3 days. For unvaccinated (ie children exempt from vaccine) it is no more than 1 day.

We are away to the states next Friday 3rd so probably need to get our finger out but think the fit to fly test has to be video supervised as well to bump more onto the cost 🙄


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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 23 Nov 22:17

You need to have a negative pcr test max 3 days before your fly




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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: the saline hill puma  
Date:   Tue 23 Nov 22:18

most countries is just lfts needed pre flight now
Can't use NHS free ones though
I've used C19 testing for trips to Scotland games and was easy enough
25 quid each
Needed to order pre test and day 2 test seperate and you get a email with reference for passenger locator form coming back
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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: Big T Par  
Date:   Tue 23 Nov 22:30

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Raymie the Legend, Tue 23 Nov 22:17

You need to have a negative pcr test max 3 days before your fly


So does that mean I need to get a test on the Friday before I fly?

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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 23 Nov 22:36

Take one Sunday if flying Wednesday. Result should be with you on the Monday




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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: Big T Par  
Date:   Tue 23 Nov 22:50

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Raymie the Legend, Tue 23 Nov 22:36

Take one Sunday if flying Wednesday. Result should be with you on the Monday


Thanks a lot mate 👍

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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: dd23  
Date:   Wed 24 Nov 01:58

Make sure your pcr test is taken less than 72 hours before your scheduled departure time otherwise you won’t be allowed to board the plane. I know of people who have been refused because it was 72 hours and 15 minutes, there’s no leeway.
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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Wed 24 Nov 02:30

I agree with dd23. The later you can take the test the better (you might consider paying extra for an `express` test) for if you have a connecting flight with a stop over delay there might be a problem.

And remember your PLF for your return. I`ve got a UK friend stranded here in Moscow with every medical certificate known to man, double vaccinated and all correct visas, but he forgot to log online for his PLF to re-enter the UK. He`s 70, not that computer literate like myself, and in a bit of a jam since he`ll have to be retested.

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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Wed 24 Nov 06:42

As I said earlier for the USA it’s not as simple as just a self test it has to be supervised (digitally). From the CDC site;

“The testing procedure must include a telehealth service affiliated with the manufacturer of the test that provides real-time supervision remotely through an audio and video connection. Some FDA-authorized self-tests that include a telehealth service may require a prescription.”

You are looking at c£50 a head in total. £30 pre test and £20 day 2. Travelled a couple times now since being allowed and the new day 2 is pretty much identical to the NHS one so it’s all just a racket.




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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: Big T Par  
Date:   Wed 24 Nov 10:13

Quote:

dd23, Wed 24 Nov 01:58

Make sure your pcr test is taken less than 72 hours before your scheduled departure time otherwise you won’t be allowed to board the plane. I know of people who have been refused because it was 72 hours and 15 minutes, there’s no leeway.


Should be fine. Booked my PCR for 1900 on the Sunday and my flight out is 1000 on the Wednesday.. Thanks for the info

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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: Big T Par  
Date:   Wed 24 Nov 10:15

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sammer, Wed 24 Nov 02:30

I agree with dd23. The later you can take the test the better (you might consider paying extra for an `express` test) for if you have a connecting flight with a stop over delay there might be a problem.

And remember your PLF for your return. I`ve got a UK friend stranded here in Moscow with every medical certificate known to man, double vaccinated and all correct visas, but he forgot to log online for his PLF to re-enter the UK. He`s 70, not that computer literate like myself, and in a bit of a jam since he`ll have to be retested.


What's a PLF?

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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: Pars Athletic  
Date:   Wed 24 Nov 11:33

Passenger locator form. You need to have your day 2 test reference for coming home for this form
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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: dd23  
Date:   Wed 24 Nov 11:41

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Pars Athletic, Wed 24 Nov 11:33

Passenger locator form. You need to have your day 2 test reference for coming home for this form


If it’s at Edinburgh airport you will be. They guarantee the results by 10pm next day but mine came back within 6 hours. Remember to print them out, most airlines only accept hard copies.
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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Wed 24 Nov 11:48

My son flew to USA in September, did predeparture test at Edinburgh Airport and stayed at hotel there prior to early morning flight. Results were with him within 12 hours, luckily was fit to fly.

He was transiting through Dublin, who had different regs at that time, an American family were denied boarding at Edinburgh as they had the wrong tests!

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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: Big T Par  
Date:   Wed 24 Nov 11:56

Thanks for all your help guys. Very much appreciated 👍

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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: dd23  
Date:   Wed 24 Nov 16:57

Safe travels. The day 2 test for coming back is a con. It’s an nhs lateral flow test but you must buy it from a private company (Tory party related, obviously) so you can get the code you need for the PLF. if you know someone else who has had it, I’m told that if you use their code the plf doesn’t recognise that it’s already been used.
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 Re: Fit to fly test
Topic Originator: Big T Par  
Date:   Wed 24 Nov 18:37

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dd23, Wed 24 Nov 16:57

Safe travels. The day 2 test for coming back is a con. It’s an nhs lateral flow test but you must buy it from a private company (Tory party related, obviously) so you can get the code you need for the PLF. if you know someone else who has had it, I’m told that if you use their code the plf doesn’t recognise that it’s already been used.


Yeah my thoughts exactly mate. Might just do that. Cheers

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