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  1. Travel to the uk - day 2 and 8 covid testing

  2. Travel to the uk - day 2 and 8 covid testing

     Lets say there are approx 30000 visitors each day entering uk by air,sea that have to take these tests. Out of 20 or so government chum service providers. Each getting 1500 new travellers by law who have to use their services or to take a pcr test for 120 quid x2 test so in my calculation easily making 180,000 quid  day on these tests with a whopping profit margin of course the players in his want to keep this racket going for as long possible. Donating this to nhs would be more ethical imo 
  3. Travel to the uk - day 2 and 8 covid testing

    Antigen or PCR test before leaving to UK+ Day2/8 PCR + Day5 optional PCR to not quarantine+anzigen or PCR  to return + Day5 optional antigen or PCR test in germany to not quarantine. Free choice of provider in Germany and in uk government chums service providers who charge a competitive 120 quid or so.
  4. Coronavirus

    you can do an antigen test after day 5 and if negative no need to be isolation -  I did it was very simple. btw anyone on this forum preparing to travel  UK, last week government announced 2 additional PCR tests on 2nd & 8th day, and additional optional  PCR test on Day 5 for stopping quarantine  so that means 4 tests, another antigen before in germany  and another 2 coming back-- think only antigen tests only for Germany -  6 tests!!. would love to hear if anyone is actually doing this! maybe add another 500 euro to travel budget!
  5. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    https://healthfeedback.org/claimreview/covid-19-antigen-tests-are-highly-accurate-but-incorrect-use-on-food-items-such-as-fruits-or-coca-cola-can-produce-false-positive-results/ 1st hit on google. Just dont use the test on a fruit!
  6. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    where is the evidence for high% false negative? be curious to learn more
  7. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    You can always go for the more expensive PCR test for your peace of mind . If you are travelling into Germany borders now, they give you both options I opted for cheaper test approx 200 euro  less over 2 tests and feel with 97%+ accuracy was enough for my needs however I appreciate people have different views on this topic
  8. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    fraubat actually the specificity test was 99.9%.  Curious what  information/source are you referring to in your post that these tests are inaccurate? 
  9. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

      my test had a 96.35% sensitivity 96.8% specificity. The German authorities and my doc felt that was accurate enough.     
  10. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    Germany have decided these test are OK for entry into/out of country. I must say I have used both tests and must say less frustrating getting resulting in 10mins then waiting 48hrs with a  bigger dent in the travel budget wallet and my doctor said they were sufficient when I discussed this week with them
  11. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    Getting crazy now for travelling over borders & testing now (although I am all for safe travel) - I figured going over to UK for two week visit to see close of kin will now  involve 4 tests costing around Euro 250- one before departure, another 5 days after self isolation if want to finish it early and then coming back to Germany another test before departure and another 5 days after if you cannot self isolate for longer. I think they are all cheaper faster antigen tests although UK authorities insist on expensive longer PCR test seen quoted at Euro 150, why the inconsistenty?? I am curious if anyone is stll considering going travelling nowdays across borders with this excruciating testing regime