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(Ars Technica)   All inbound travel to the United States will require negative covid test, even if you made a fake vaccine card   (arstechnica.com) divider line
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2021-12-02 3:52:51 PM  
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2021-12-02 4:21:30 PM  
Now airline employees will have to deal with a bunch of "I showed you proof of a negative COVID test, why do I have to wear a farking mask!" crap?
 
2021-12-02 4:26:04 PM  
Oh goody... now do domestic airlines and interstate travel.

 
2021-12-02 4:26:19 PM  
So I have to bring a fake negative test card along with my fake vaxx card?  Easy peasy.
 
2021-12-02 4:35:44 PM  
Good.
 
2021-12-02 4:36:44 PM  
Good.

Too little, too late.

But, good.
 
2021-12-02 4:37:00 PM  
Just in time for priority in prosecuting unruly passengers!
 
2021-12-02 4:37:50 PM  
24 hours instead of 72 hours. That's the change.
 
2021-12-02 4:38:24 PM  
Fake testing in 3...2...1...
 
2021-12-02 4:38:50 PM  
Rapid? Or PCR? Good luck getting it within 24 hours if the latter.
 
2021-12-02 4:39:42 PM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: Rapid? Or PCR? Good luck getting it within 24 hours if the latter.


And Rapid testing has a high enough false negative rate that it really won't matter.

Besides, Omnicron is already here.

Too late again.
 
2021-12-02 4:41:02 PM  
So, I now only have one day to get tested instead of 3?   I don't like this, and I'm traveling abroad next month.
 
2021-12-02 4:41:24 PM  

Misch: 24 hours instead of 72 hours. That's the change.


That's a challenge to accomplish in a 24-hour window. I may have to tap dance tomorrow.
 
2021-12-02 4:41:30 PM  

physt: Oh goody... now do domestic airlines and interstate travel.


This.
 
2021-12-02 4:41:41 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: NeedlesslyCanadian: Rapid? Or PCR? Good luck getting it within 24 hours if the latter.

And Rapid testing has a high enough false negative rate that it really won't matter.

Besides, Omnicron is already here.

Too late again.


Rapid testing is still accurate. It's not very accurate, but it's accurate.
 
2021-12-02 4:42:51 PM  
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2021-12-02 4:43:33 PM  
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2021-12-02 4:44:03 PM  
I have no idea how they plan to implement this.

Nobody gets a proper test turned around in 1 day.  Even here in the wealthy first-world.
 
2021-12-02 4:44:30 PM  

physt: Oh goody... now do domestic airlines and interstate travel.


And at every state border crossing, we can set up a shack with a couple of guards with machine guns with one of those arms that drop down. And they will come up to the car and say "Ve need to zee your vaccination papers, please."

/I guess Captain Ramius was wrong.
 
2021-12-02 4:44:42 PM  

raerae1980: So, I now only have one day to get tested instead of 3?   I don't like this, and I'm traveling abroad next month.


Do you have the money to stay an extra fourteen days if you do test positive?

If you don't, stay home, because if you do test positive, you're stuck until you test negative.
 
2021-12-02 4:44:54 PM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: Rapid? Or PCR? Good luck getting it within 24 hours if the latter.


You can get PCR even in smaller markets to come back in 12 hours. Most "destinations" offer even faster processing. The longer time frame for PCR is 12-24 hours now.
 
2021-12-02 4:45:09 PM  
I'm so sick of this...  I just want to curl up on my bed and do nothing.
 
2021-12-02 4:45:19 PM  
A friend of mine claims this is all pointless. The testing, the vaccines, the masks because we're doing all of it and it doesn't seem to matter. It's getting harder and harder to argue against that. But I got my three shots and wear a mask at least I know I've done my part.
 
2021-12-02 4:45:30 PM  

raerae1980: So, I now only have one day to get tested instead of 3?   I don't like this, and I'm traveling abroad next month.


Get a test kit to take with you. There are a couple that meet Verifly rules. Results done by video call.
 
2021-12-02 4:46:13 PM  
Way to close the gate two years after it was relevant!
 
2021-12-02 4:47:18 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: raerae1980: So, I now only have one day to get tested instead of 3?   I don't like this, and I'm traveling abroad next month.

Do you have the money to stay an extra fourteen days if you do test positive?

If you don't, stay home, because if you do test positive, you're stuck until you test negative.


Meh, I survived my trip back to Pittsburgh, which was a lot more dicey than this trip.

/and yes, I can afford to stay there longer if need be.   DON'T JINX ME, THO
 
2021-12-02 4:48:06 PM  

eurotrader: raerae1980: So, I now only have one day to get tested instead of 3?   I don't like this, and I'm traveling abroad next month.

Get a test kit to take with you. There are a couple that meet Verifly rules. Results done by video call.


That's a good idea, thanks!
 
2021-12-02 4:48:09 PM  

raerae1980: So, I now only have one day to get tested instead of 3?   I don't like this, and I'm traveling abroad next month.


Yeah, we were going overseas as well. We're going to have to get tested 4 times total because of the itinerary. Not for vacation either... it's just going to be expensive, especially in the US. Like more for one test in the US the the other three we will need in Europe.
 
2021-12-02 4:48:14 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: NeedlesslyCanadian: Rapid? Or PCR? Good luck getting it within 24 hours if the latter.

And Rapid testing has a high enough false negative rate that it really won't matter.

Besides, Omnicron is already here.

Too late again.


I agree with NeedlesslyCanadian:  I recently took a trip to the UK and got my PCR test at Noon on a weekday.  The test result email came back the following day over 24 hours later.  Are you just supposed to show that you "took" the test rather than being able to "show" the results from the test.  Also many PCR testing locations aren't open on Sundays so good luck trying to make a Monday flight.  I imagine a lot of re-bookings for the next day for passengers who haven't had their results back on time.  UK test prices are super-expensive too.
 
2021-12-02 4:48:17 PM  
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The FA becomes the FO very soon.
 
2021-12-02 4:48:20 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: NeedlesslyCanadian: Rapid? Or PCR? Good luck getting it within 24 hours if the latter.

And Rapid testing has a high enough false negative rate that it really won't matter.

Besides, Omnicron is already here.

Too late again.


Anything other than get vaxed doesn't matter.
 
2021-12-02 4:48:55 PM  
I guess I know what I will be doing in Mexico in two weeks...

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2021-12-02 4:48:58 PM  

Claude Ballse: Just in time for priority in prosecuting unruly passengers!


I'm telling you, if they just start putting maskless passengers on the outside of the pressurized air the rest of the plane enjoys, everybody will be happy.
 
2021-12-02 4:49:04 PM  

Claude Ballse: Just in time for priority in prosecuting unruly passengers!


The red zone is for priority prosecution.
 
2021-12-02 4:49:10 PM  

Myria: I'm so sick of this...  I just want to curl up on my bed and do nothing.


Good news! That's the safest thing you can do!
 
2021-12-02 4:49:16 PM  

Moroning: Way to close the gate two years after it was relevant!


I know, I'd sure like to know what Biden was doing two years ago.

And I'd like to know where Obama was during Katrina.
 
2021-12-02 4:49:44 PM  
omfg Justin will have to change the travel instructions again. Can Canada keep any rule for like, even a week?

Meanwhile, here in the Toronto area, the flocks of police and the GO Train workers at Union Station did not check the vaccine status of anyone getting on the trains, not even the coughing people. So much for vaccine passports. Time to give up.
 
2021-12-02 4:49:45 PM  
Why is ANYBODY traveling?  Lock the fark down.  Put the military on the borders and lock it the fark down.  Have the Air Force down any and all airplanes entering US airspace.  Have the Navy sink any and all ships enter US waters.  Lock it the fark down.
 
2021-12-02 4:49:53 PM  
So another level of security theater.  Farkin awesome.
 
2021-12-02 4:50:15 PM  

physt: Oh goody... now do domestic airlines and interstate travel.


Yeah showing a negative test to get into the Lincoln Tunnel or ride the DC Metro is going to be a real great idea.

//Rivers are not just state borders, they're also great places to have cities
//Chicago is on the border w/ Indiana
//NYC borders NJ, CT, PA
//St Louis borders Illinois
//Charlotte borders SC
//Portland borders WA
//Boston gets commuters from all over New England
//this is just off the top of my head
 
2021-12-02 4:50:28 PM  

MythDragon: physt: Oh goody... now do domestic airlines and interstate travel.

And at every state border crossing, we can set up a shack with a couple of guards with machine guns with one of those arms that drop down. And they will come up to the car and say "Ve need to zee your vaccination papers, please."

/I guess Captain Ramius was wrong.


They already do this in California, except for fruit instead of viruses. Actually, how do they have the right to regulate interstate travel?
 
2021-12-02 4:50:43 PM  

edmo: A friend of mine claims this is all pointless. The testing, the vaccines, the masks because we're doing all of it and it doesn't seem to matter. It's getting harder and harder to argue against that. But I got my three shots and wear a mask at least I know I've done my part.


Your friend is an idiot.  The problem is that a large segment of the population isn't doing all of it.  The problem is that people in many other countries, like those in Africa, don't have access to any of it.
 
2021-12-02 4:50:57 PM  

dbaggins: I have no idea how they plan to implement this.

Nobody gets a proper test turned around in 1 day.  Even here in the wealthy first-world.


My university does.  PCR saline gargle.
I get my results somewhere around 26-28 hours after I take the test.
 
2021-12-02 4:51:28 PM  
Covid test?  A shot that takes five seconds?  No, I think I'll save some time and that I'll stick with my homeopath, reiki healer, phrenologist, Joe Rogan pocasts, water dowsing professional, faith healer, psychic, crystals, aura readers, horse paste, and the Holy Bible.
 
2021-12-02 4:51:29 PM  

raerae1980: DON'T JINX ME, THO


Hey, the nailpolish ninja is cool beans.

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2021-12-02 4:51:41 PM  
One day, it'll be gone.  Like a miracle.  Looking at you day August 25th, 2035.  Don't let me down.  Not like September 13th, 1999 when the moon got exploded.
 
2021-12-02 4:51:52 PM  
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2021-12-02 4:53:14 PM  

edmo: A friend of mine claims this is all pointless. The testing, the vaccines, the masks because we're doing all of it and it doesn't seem to matter. It's getting harder and harder to argue against that. But I got my three shots and wear a mask at least I know I've done my part.


I had to yell at my dad about this.

The. Virus. Doesn't. Give. A. shiat.

It doesn't care if you're tired. It doesn't are if you think it has gone on long enough. 

Our inability to stop this bullshiat back then puts us where we are now.

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But of course the schools weren't the farking driving factor.

We should have invested in distance learning and better ventilation.

Instead it's about to get really farking dark.
 
2021-12-02 4:53:30 PM  
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2021-12-02 4:53:36 PM  

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The FA becomes the FO very soon.


Seriously.  Man, that 2022 election may not go the GQP way after all.
 
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