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Pre departure Test

Postby costakid » Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:24 am

So now we will all need a pre departure test to enter UK. All this for a variant that so far hasn’t resulted in a death.

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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby casita-bonita » Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:44 am

And it'll probably change again.
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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby katy » Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:24 pm

Saw this in https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articl ... h-tourists

However, May be a one off as they say it about UK but we arrived at Gatwick last week and although all the Transatlantic's had landed at the same time they were no queues. In Caribbean it’s normal to queue for an hour as they seem to do some stuff in writing!
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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby casita-bonita » Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:27 pm

Appears that farmacia mollina in Torre have stopped doing these tests. Gonna have to find an alternative for our upcoming xmas trip back to blighty
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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby Wicksey » Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:40 pm

Maybe they'll start again now that people need them to travel?? They were one of the cheapest and were open Sundays which could be useful.

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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby casita-bonita » Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:43 pm

Wicksey wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:40 pm Maybe they'll start again now that people need them to travel?? They were one of the cheapest and were open Sundays which could be useful.
That's what I'm hoping now that it's a requirement again. Must have been a good money maker for them.
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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby Wicksey » Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:48 pm

Yes, considering they give away the LFTs for free in the UK, their cost must be minimal. I did read ages ago that Mercadona in Portugal was going to start selling them for 2,50€. Cost price must be cents!

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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby katy » Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:08 pm

They give them for free in UK but not allowed to be used for travel which says it all, money making scam :twisted:

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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby jonbar.1 » Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:10 pm

casita-bonita wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:27 pm Appears that farmacia mollina in Torre have stopped doing these tests. Gonna have to find an alternative for our upcoming xmas trip back to blighty
Same here Casita Bonita.
If you do find an alternative,could you post it please?
We live in Torrox; anywhere near would be good.
Ta. very much. JB
PS: Have the goalposts been moved again regarding what we have to do to get back into Spain?
Last we heard was to just fill in the SPTH form.

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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby casita-bonita » Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:20 pm

Found a couple in Nerja. Have only done a quick google. We have a couple of weeks to go so not in panic mode yet.

We have a couple of friends flying out Friday. I'll see what they come up with...


As far as i can see, assuming residency is held then it's still fully vaccinated and completed spth form at the moment.
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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby jonbar.1 » Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:33 pm

Cheers Bob.
There is a clinic 5mins from us on T.Costa ( who did our driving licences for us).
I expect they won't be cheap.If we end up using them; at least we know they are very efficient.

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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby elusive » Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:46 pm

Nerja medical centre on calle san miguel. is very popular . Price for lateral is 35. You van book online or via whatsapp
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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby jonbar.1 » Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:51 pm

Thanks Bob.
Up until now,I understood that we will need a PCR test before we fly to UK.
My Missus is telling me that Beeb is now saying: "PCR or LFT"
I think I've been left behind in the confusion :think:

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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby costakid » Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:05 pm

I have always used Bioclon in Malaga. Great service and quite cheap.

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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby casita-bonita » Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:43 pm

jonbar.1 wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:33 pm Cheers Bob.
There is a clinic 5mins from us on T.Costa ( who did our driving licences for us).
I expect they won't be cheap.If we end up using them; at least we know they are very efficient.
Which clinic is that?
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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby jonbar.1 » Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:51 pm

Centro Medico ( Arztezentrum )
Avenida America

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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby jonbar.1 » Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:52 pm

costakid wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:05 pm I have always used Bioclon in Malaga. Great service and quite cheap.
Yes Costa Kid,but it would have to be really cheap to get me to travel there from Torrox :wink:

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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby casita-bonita » Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:04 pm

jonbar.1 wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:51 pm Centro Medico ( Arztezentrum )
Avenida America
Thx.

Still hoping Molina start them again... At least we now have a couple of options.
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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby firsttango » Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:06 pm

When did they stop?

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Re: Pre departure Test

Postby casita-bonita » Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:22 pm

I can only assume that since the preflight test requirement was dropped nobody wanted one with the certificate.
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