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(Japan Times)   Narita Airport to fast-track Covid testing centers that for $380 will test passengers and in two hours hand them certificate proclaiming their virus-free status   (japantimes.co.jp) divider line
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2020-10-22 10:57:31 PM  
Eh, for an international transfer plus my luck with flight delays, could work.
 
2020-10-22 10:57:57 PM  
Hey if you just paid $10000 for your plane ticket and got stuck, thst price may not sound so bad...
 
2020-10-22 10:58:32 PM  
Is that the same airport that charges you $50 to go through customs if you want to go do a brief bit of sightseeing during a stopover?

/that price might actually be a decade+ out of date
 
2020-10-22 11:02:00 PM  
wohoo more japanese poon for me

Banned
 
2020-10-22 11:03:27 PM  
Narita was a pretty eerie place in early COVID days.  Gigantic airport with just a handful of tourists and employees going through.
 
2020-10-22 11:07:50 PM  
I once spent 16 hours in Narita after a 14 hour flight with 6 hours left to go to my destination.
There was a blizzard so all flights were grounded.
Fark that airport.
 
2020-10-22 11:16:15 PM  

RoxnSox: I once spent 16 hours in Narita after a 14 hour flight with 6 hours left to go to my destination.
There was a blizzard so all flights were grounded.
Fark that airport.


could be worse it could be O Hare
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2020-10-22 11:49:04 PM  
Sure, it seems pricey, but if you do not do it, you are looking at two weeks of quarantine last I checked.

Do the math. Hmmm. Two weeks staying at BUSINESS HOTEL GREEN NARITA or 380 bucks. Hmmm.

There it is everybody. What I love about Japan is what you see is what you get. You are guaranteed a real test with real results.
 
2020-10-22 11:52:16 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Is that the same airport that charges you $50 to go through customs if you want to go do a brief bit of sightseeing during a stopover?

/that price might actually be a decade+ out of date


Isn't that just the cost for a tourist visa?
 
2020-10-23 12:10:39 AM  

RoxnSox: I once spent 16 hours in Narita after a 14 hour flight with 6 hours left to go to my destination.
There was a blizzard so all flights were grounded.
Fark that airport.


Sorry to funny you, but really, I had to laugh. 16 hours? Yeah. I know I have done 12 a couple of times. 16 is a possibility.

Sure it sucks. But you were safe and warm. Nobody was going to rip you off or give you crummy food. Nobody is going to steal your luggage, pick  your pocket, barf on you or ask you for spare change. Nobody is going to bother you for a smoke or the time or look sideways if you have one beer or five. You wont have to tell anyone to turn their music down. You probably wont have kids kicking your seat. Nobody is going to change a diaper on the seat next to you. Nobody will fart loudly and laugh about it. No loud advertisements or guys trying to get you into shady taxis. Nobody put drugs in your luggage. The cops definitely did not roust you for anything or accuse you of vagrancy.  Nobody got naked in the security line. Competent cleaning people came by every 20 minutes. Nobody appeared to be angry or lazy.

Narita can be boring. Narita fascinates me. Narita abides.

Just a serious question. You were stranded by a blizzard. Did anybody at Narita make it worse for you? I suspect you had your own private hell thing going, but I am just guessing. If you had sought sympathy, you would have found it.
 
2020-10-23 12:17:05 AM  

morg: fragMasterFlash: Is that the same airport that charges you $50 to go through customs if you want to go do a brief bit of sightseeing during a stopover?

/that price might actually be a decade+ out of date

Isn't that just the cost for a tourist visa?


No. Hmm. If I recall correctly, it is the facility fee. It gets tacked on if you are coming or going or if you leave to look around, I guess.

There used to be another fee that they would put on foreigners of about 50 bucks every time you would leave the country.

As far as I know, there is no visa fee. As part of a convention that America will be destroying any day now, three months of visa free travel among many countries is allowed. If your country requires a visa to Japan, then yeah, there must be some fee.

The second of the fees above has been gone for about a decade now. I think. The first is pretty standard around the world. The third is not unusual either.
 
2020-10-23 12:22:32 AM  

2fardownthread: morg: fragMasterFlash: Is that the same airport that charges you $50 to go through customs if you want to go do a brief bit of sightseeing during a stopover?

/that price might actually be a decade+ out of date

Isn't that just the cost for a tourist visa?

No. Hmm. If I recall correctly, it is the facility fee. It gets tacked on if you are coming or going or if you leave to look around, I guess.

There used to be another fee that they would put on foreigners of about 50 bucks every time you would leave the country.

As far as I know, there is no visa fee. As part of a convention that America will be destroying any day now, three months of visa free travel among many countries is allowed. If your country requires a visa to Japan, then yeah, there must be some fee.

The second of the fees above has been gone for about a decade now. I think. The first is pretty standard around the world. The third is not unusual either.


Usually tour customs fees are included in your plane ticket. As it it technically the airlines that's have to pay the fee.
 
2020-10-23 12:51:16 AM  
Will look like this soon?

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2020-10-23 12:53:51 AM  
Congratulations!

Your NAME HERE

You're Not Gonna Die (Yet)

Certified 23 October 2020

Signed,
Airport Doctor

 
2020-10-23 1:08:58 AM  

LordOfThePings: Congratulations!

Your NAME HERE

You're Not Gonna Die (Yet)

Certified 23 October 2020

Signed,
Airport Doctor


Would be better with D2S's 2015 doctor, complete with his photo on the certificate to increase its 'Authenticity'...
 
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