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    Qatar Airways

    No TSA involvement at all during checking at BOS.
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    SOUTH AFRICA: A Lifelong Report!

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    Meet and greet at Johannesburg

    Our final destination was JNB, we were thru customs, on to SAP to retrieve guns and in the road by 5:15am. Flight landed at 4:00am. The airport was essentially empty!! Only person we saw in customs was the woman sitting in a glass booth, stamped our passports and we were on our way.
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    .30-06 Ammo

    168gr Barnes TTSX handloads for me. Just got back a couple of weeks ago. Those things hit critters like a sack of bricks!!!
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    Delta Update

    Glad you got rebooked Philip.
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    Delta Update

    Not sure if anybody that has flown on Qatar noticed or not. Although the flights were not full, the cargo holds were. We actually had a slight delay on one flight while they finished cramming cargo in. This may be how they are keeping costs down and are able to keep planes in the air with less...
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    Has anyone booked or flown Delta to JNB and back through CPT lately?

    Qatar never asked to see anything having to do with insurance when I checked in
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    COVID-19 Coronavirus UPDATES, BANS, CLOSURES, ADVISORY, etc.

    I used Covid Consultants. Pricey but they had sample by 9am next day and I had results by 6am the following morning. Make sure when you get results you email back that you need Dr signature and they will add it to the results as well
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    Has anyone booked or flown Delta to JNB and back through CPT lately?

    We left from Boston they put both my carry on and personal item on scale combined weight couldn’t be over 20 or so pounds I can’t remember exact number off top of my head
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    Has anyone booked or flown Delta to JNB and back through CPT lately?

    That’s weird. I just flew Qatar 4/9 back 4/19. Two checked bags, they were very adamant about carry on weight though
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    COVID-19 Coronavirus UPDATES, BANS, CLOSURES, ADVISORY, etc.

    Did my test in Polokawane on a Saturday morning around 9am. Results were in my email at 9pm that night.
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    COVID-19 Coronavirus UPDATES, BANS, CLOSURES, ADVISORY, etc.

    The 72 hours for South Africa is prior departure date. When we got to Doha my buddy had misplaced his boarding pass. When they were reissuing it they wanted to see the Covid test. At first they were saying that the test was too old, until I pointed out that we were mid transit and SA requires...
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    Gun Case - Have I outsmarted myself?

    This was my exact experience on our way home two weeks ago. We come thru customs and into the baggage carousels. I look down to the end and my gun case is laying on the floor. My buddies case is on a dolly with a Qatar Airlines rep. I have a Tuffpak so I guess they didn’t bother to look for a...
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    RSA to be placed on “Do Not Travel” list??

    If the test results have “Rapid” any where on them, they will not be accepted. Saw that first hand with another passenger
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    RSA to be placed on “Do Not Travel” list??

    Yes this was my first trip. Have already started thinking about second trip. The one good thing about the long flights and hassle is that it would keep ya from going every couple of months. LOL [emoji23]
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    Polokawane Airport closed

    Not sure if it has been posted here. Polokawane airport has been closed and Airlink flights into it have been canceled as of April 9th. I just looked and it seems like it is still closed. Not sure when it will reopen
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    RSA to be placed on “Do Not Travel” list??

    Yep I understand. For us we had been planning the trip for well over a year, 12 days from leaving everything closed up. When SA opened in October I rebooked our tickets. Went thru ups and downs with cancellations and rebookings. Lousy layover times and everything else. We got home on Tuesday AM...
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    RSA to be placed on “Do Not Travel” list??

    Yes you still need a negative test one going over and one coming back. You will also be required to wear the mask at all times on the plane. Well except when you are eating. If you fall asleep and it slips down they will wake you up.
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    RSA to be placed on “Do Not Travel” list??

    TRUE!!!! Nothing a few beers didn’t take care of though
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    Covid consultants

    I used them. When you get your results contact them and ask to have Dr signature added to results. They will do this upon asking. I didn’t have any issues with their results either here in the states to board the plane or in SA when we arrived.
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    RSA to be placed on “Do Not Travel” list??

    DON’T FORGET CHEAPER!!!!!
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    RSA to be placed on “Do Not Travel” list??

    Just got back from SA Monday. Outfitter took us to Polokawane on Saturday morning. Clinic opened at 8am. Fill out paperwork, hand over 800 rand, Brutish woman sticks swab not so gently up Yer nose. Results emailed to us that evening.
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    Traveling to South Africa from the U.S.

    Just got back. Same deal started with delta they canceled. Lori got us on Qatar. Totally happy with them. I do agree with what Hogpatrol said use a travel agent!!!
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    Doha Airport

    Guys just got back sitting in Philly waiting for my last flight to get home. Make sure you carry copies of 4457, and outfitter invite with you they will be asking for it at check in counter. If you are using a travel agent they will make the appropriate notification that you are traveling with...
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    Doha Airport

    So far so good. Sitting in Doha right now. Check in as BOS was painless. Make sure you bring all the documentation with you. Surrender form, copy of pass port, letter of invite, 4457. Made the guy at the counter real happy. The info that we were traveling with guns was already in our file...
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    72 hour COVID test requirement

    Not sure if anyone has used COVID Consultants yet. I have, did self sample collection yesterday morning. Dropped prepaid labeled box off at FedEx yesterday afternoon on my way home from work. Sample arrived at their lab 9:37 this morning. Results were in my inbox at 7:32pm
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    My Covid vaccination experience

    Got the J&J shot on Thursday. Got up on Friday went and got a haircut, back home and spent better part of day in bed. Fever, chills, body aches and wicked headache ache. Felt better yesterday but not back to 100% yet.
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    Delta just cancelled June 1 ATL to JNB flight

    Until Uncle Joe opens up the US to NON Citizen travelers, Delta will continue to cancel its Jburg run. Why run a flight over when they know it will be empty coming back. Just good business sense.
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    Has anyone come back thru Philadelphia when returning?

    Sounds like a good deal!!! We’ll be coming into PHL on Qatar then AA for the last jump to BOS
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    Has anyone come back thru Philadelphia when returning?

    Has anyone come back thru Philadelphia when returning. Want to walk me thru the process. I’ve seen folks post a walk thru the reentry process at Atlanta but haven’t seen one about PHL
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    Doha Airport

    Just sent all my info to Qatar. Ticking things off the list at this point. Received rifle permits yesterday!!!
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    Driving from Johannesburg to Polokwane

    Ok finally came to a decision. After weighing rev one rations from here, a few pm’s, and a couple of conversations with my outfitter, we have decided to hire a shuttle. Following @JanDumon’s suggestion I contacted Hunter’s Permits Africa. Adele is going to shuttle us both ways. The more I...
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    Suppressors in safari pictures

    I agree with you 100% there are rifles that one should never consider putting a muffler on! Then there are rifles that sit there and say PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE !!!! The balance of this rifle to me is better with the can than without. POI is identical with or without it.
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    Suppressors in safari pictures

    Yes that would be nice!! Not exactly sure if or even when we will be able to get them unregulated! You know what they say about taxes, once they put them in place they never go away
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    Suppressors in safari pictures

    US varies by State. I live in Maine suppressors are legal to own and hunt with. As long as you have submitted the correct Federal paperwork, sent in a check for $200.00, and waited long enough for at least three changes of season. Next State over Massachusetts, I’m pretty sure it is illegal to...
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    Doha Airport

    Well damn that's no fun then it will be just like driving in Boston.
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    Doha Airport

    Oh yea this is gonna be a helluva trip........First trip to Africa, one of the first to travel Qatar Post/Mid COVID, and I'm leaning towards renting a car. Kinda geting excited to be able to terrorize drivers on a whole new continent !!!! :)
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    Doha Airport

    I'm feeling more like a guinea pig!!
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    Doha Airport

    is there anything on the second page of this form. I just looked at it. Two pages with form on pageone and empty page 2
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    Doha Airport

    April 9 for me.
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    Doha Airport

    Question---did you book tickets yourself or go thru agent? According to Lori all she needed was number of rifles and weight of ammo.
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    72 hour COVID test requirement

    I have talked with Covid Consultants, here is their response to Dr signature requirment. "Patients have used our tests for travel to South Africa in the past. Since regulations are subject to change, we recommend patients keep a close eye on the regulations. Each result is signed by the lab...
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    Wanted .32 Remington Dies

    Mine is a Redding set. I know I have a crimp die as well but it is eluding me now. Brass was my real issue when I started with it. I thought I saw some on Buffalo Arms if you are looking. I'll keep my eyes open and pass on any info if I see a set
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    Wanted .32 Remington Dies

    Yes they can be hard to find if you don't know where to look. I saw your post and I am sitting here in my reloading room trying to figure out wher I put my set. Ahhhh found em, they was hiding behind the 35 Remington dies. I got mine from Buffalo Arms. Just checked and surprise "Out of Stock"...
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    Driving from Johannesburg to Polokwane

    Yes we are traveling with firearms and that was another question that still needs to be asked and answered. What are the restrictions if any. The other question is are there any Covid restrictions involved
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    Driving from Johannesburg to Polokwane

    Originally before Delta decided to wait until May/June to restart we would have gotten to Jburg on the 10th and had planned to stay at AfricaSky. The flights on Qatar put us in Jburg on the 11th at 4am. Not really wanting to waste an entire day, that the reason for the whole driving thing. Have...
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    Driving from Johannesburg to Polokwane

    Thanks for the info. Staying at African Trophy Pursuits -- just reserved a car from THrifty, talked with Travel agent she wasnt to happy with the time we would arrive back at Tambo on our way out as well. So it looks like I might be keeping the car all week. A one way rental twice is the same...
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    Driving from Johannesburg to Polokwane

    Thanks for the info. Nope have a hunting partner I'm traveling with No internet for phone but I am seeing rental car has GPS option Don;t know how exhausted I'll be. We leave Boston 10 pm on Friday and arrive Jburg 4am Sunday. Plus side is I can sleep anywhere!!!! Adventurous--hell why not...
 
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