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  1. #21

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    As I have been saying... no point at all in these restrictions

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...say-scientists

    Scientists speaking to the Observer agreed with Whitty that screening people coming from China would make little difference. They said numbers of infected people were already very high in the UK and that airport checks had been shown to be unreliable in pinpointing disease carriers.

    “I don’t think it’s likely the UK will get any public health benefit from this measure,” said Professor Mark Woolhouse of Edinburgh University. “This can only have been done for political reasons.”
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  2. #22

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    Bugger.
    Anyone know of a place to get a supervised RAT test done?

    Quote Originally Posted by pin:
    Looks like Canada has joined others and is requiring tests from HK, Macau and PRC.

    At the moment out of the big countries seems only Germany not requiring anything (may change depending on EU meeting later this week).

    Also seems for UK it's only from PRC (not HK or Macau).

  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCD:
    Bugger.
    Anyone know of a place to get a supervised RAT test done?
    Tung Chung CTC is still open as are Hang Hau , and one in SSP according to the FB group.
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    So easy to just use a fake PCR result to be able to board. I may or may not have done it to get back to HK a few months ago. No one gives a S.

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  5. #25

    Fair enough.

    China should pay for the suffering they caused the world.


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    NOO!!!! Australia, you bastards! I fly CX from Japan to Australia (transit in HK for a few hours) Jan 4th, arrive Aus 6am on Jan 5th, and the Australian government has today decided to introduce testing requirements for all flights from China (including HK and Macau) starting 12.01am Jan 5th.

    For me in transit in HK, I am not sure I need to test or not and show when boarding in Tokyo, but lets assume I do, then next problem I dont know if a self administered RAT is fine or I need to get a PCR. If just a RAT I am fine (got a few in my suitcase and some old negative ones I used for 7 days in HK a few months ago). But if I have to get a PCR in Japan over new year now I'm screwed. Well, I can probably find a place somewhere in the next 2 days if I have to, but the biggest problem right now is I dont even know if I need to or not and whether I can just rock up to the airport and show the negative RAT or I need to do the full PCR bullshit.

    I thought in 2023 we had seen the last of this nonsense!

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-...lers/101820078


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankshaft:
    So easy to just use a fake PCR result to be able to board. I may or may not have done it to get back to HK a few months ago. No one gives a S.
    Thanks for the tip, I may or may not have to do this as well.
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    It’s so easy to jump on the bandwagon just as most of the world did to the UK in December 2020. Still remember the pain, worry (and pleasure let’s be fair) of 21 days washout in Dubai plus 21 in QT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByeByeEngland:
    It’s so easy to jump on the bandwagon
    China is going to require a 48h PCR test once they reopen on the 8th, even from HK. Not as much a bandwagon as reciprocity.
    Last edited by mrgoodkat; 02-01-2023 at 09:10 AM.
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    Apparently it can be either a RAT or PCR however you need an official lab report.

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