RSA to be placed on “Do Not Travel” list??

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This is off of the CDC site,

On January 12, 2021, CDC announced an Order requiring all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.

Has anyone done "rapid testing" in South Africa on the way back to the states?
How difficult was it finding a dependable rapid testing site that was readily available to hunters, i.e. open on weekends and later hours.
Thank you for your reply.

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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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.


I had basically same experience, except it cost me 1200 rand ($82usd). Some family members stayed a few days longer and were able to test at JNB airport since they overnighted in Jo'burg. No issues.

If your outfitter doesn't have this figured out by now, I recommend a different outfitter. It was easier and faster than here.
 

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Seems I've found the answer to my own questions. I found this online-

"Good news for travellers departing South Africa from OR Tambo is that they can get Covid- 19 PCR-tested and collect their certificate at the airport prior to departure. National Health Laboratory Service (www.nhls.ac.za/) is operating three mobile test units in clearly identifiable vans located opposite the InterContinental Hotel, in front of the Police Station, on the lower level of the airport complex. The service is available 24/7 according to Port Health Services, at a cost of R600 (€33.16) – cash, cheque cards and credit cards are accepted, except American Express. Children under five years do not require a test. Results are available in four to six hours and the traveller is advised by SMS that the test result and certificate are ready for collection. After testing, travellers can wait for the SMS at the airport or nearby, collect the certificate, and proceed to fly, or the test may be done a day or two prior to departure if preferred, and the certificate collected on the day of departure."
 

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In addition to MSM, I've added the CDC and State Department to my do not listen list. The first actually wants one to believe they're not the propaganda arm of the socialist left and the latter two want me to believe I have a good chance of dying a slow and painful death if I don't adhere to their dictates.
 

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the airports are quiet
the roads sre good
the outfitters are keen
the weather is great
prices are great

no better time to travel then right now
i promise you

an extra few hours either side of the journey for a test is well worth it i promise you

get over here

regards
 

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Here is a question I havent seen, maybe just missed. If you have been vaccinated and have proof, do you still need to take the test before arriving elsewhere and then back home?
I know DeFauci and others say, keep wearing your masks and social distance, shot or no shot, but at some point it gets way beyond stupid. It actually already is.
 

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Here is a question I havent seen, maybe just missed. If you have been vaccinated and have proof, do you still need to take the test before arriving elsewhere and then back home?
I know DeFauci and others say, keep wearing your masks and social distance, shot or no shot, but at some point it gets way beyond stupid. It actually already is.
They have yet to lift any recommendations based on a vaccination. In my state they have loosened some restrictions over all, but the recommendations from the CDC will stay in place most likely for ever. I think masks are here to stay
 

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