Last edited by prospectiveHKer; 22-08-2020 at 02:16 AM.
Could you provide more information about ArcPoint Labs that you are working with? I checked that Prestige Infusion lab in Northern NJ was well aware of the HK government requirements. If ArcPoint is closer to Philadelphia, it would be better for me. Thanks!
https://www.arcpointlabs.com/locations-by-state/) They told me they do results in 48 hours, outsourced to a lab in Florida. They have some accreditation info for that lab, but I was able to contact them directly for more.
I finally made it to HK! For flying out of JFK, NYU Langone worked best for me for getting the pretest, returning the results the same night I took the test. I had some issues with ArcPoint's report presenting some potential issues that could have led to arguments at the airport, so was glad I had NYU Langone as a backup. Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions about the process of traveling into HK now, from the US, another "high risk country," or anywhere else - or about quarantine.
Two questions if you don't mind.
(1) Could you describe what potential arguments you expected about the ArcPoint's report?
(2) What quarantine hotel did you reserve?
The day before the flight I was also in touch with Cathay and they said the ArcPoint/Access documents would probably work but when I got to the airport said that they were actually glad I had a second test done because I might have had issues at HKIA with the ArcPoint/Access docs, especially with the middle initial instead of middle name (!) I was actually lucky when I got to HKIA that the evaluators didn't just make up stricter requirements for me like they were for some people, naming more narrow pretesting windows than the HK regs require, for example.
For quarantine I'm at the Lan Kwai Fong Hotel, which is fine (and not actually in Lan Kwai Fong, which is just fine by me although I imagine it's not that noisy these days anyway.) I've seen recommendations for places people say are doing an incredible job with quarantine programming, or are very spacious, but I don't really need the special attention and they tended to be outside my price range.If you're coming from a "high risk country" you have a smaller choice of hotels, by the way, since fewer will take you.
Thanks for the information! I have no choice but ArcPoint at this point. I will make sure for them to put the accurate collection time and my name. The big concern is the name difference between the collection lab and lab report...