SIGN UP

Antigen Test

Avatar Image
kopend | 08:21 Tue 24th May 2022 | Travel
15 Answers
im taveling to france friday, i believe i need a pcr or antigen test because my vaccine is over nine months ago, opted for antigen because it was a lot cheaper im guessing should do the test Thursday it say valid for 48 hours, was wondering what to do if the test fails any quick fixes?
never done it before
i thought if double vacs travel would be all ok didnt know i had to have a booster to travel

Answers

1 to 15 of 15rss feed

Avatar Image
Redhelen72 - how do you come to that conclusion? Your link clearly states, under 'Proof of vaccination status': "For travellers aged 18 and over, France will recognise you as ‘vaccinated’ for entry purposes if you completed your initial vaccine course within the last 9 months. If more than 9 months have elapsed since your initial course, and you have not...
10:40 Tue 24th May 2022
yeah interested in any answers as I will have to do this for Egypt in a few months
like you know thre isnt any covid in the middle east
Make sure you have travel insurance that covers the trip if you fail pre travel tests.
which is kinda hinky if you are old and have cancer
I know. My mum paid £2000 plus for a week in the middle east. Once she had chemo tabs she couldn`t get the insurance at all so I took her to Cyprus, excluded the cancer and told her we were on the next plane home if she felt ill.
How many Covid jabs have you had?
Looks like it's just the 2 hence having to do pre departure tests.
I'm going out now so if you see this later, you don't need any tests if you've had two jabs plus a booster. The nine month rule only applies if you have not had a booster.
//Looks like it's just the 2 hence having to do pre departure tests.//

That's why I asked. Many people are confused.
Kopend - please see here I don't think you need an antigen test.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements
If you had your 2 jabs more than 270 days ago and you haven`t had a booster you need pre-departure tests for France. I`m reading that the OP hasn`t had the booster so they are considered unvaccinated and need antigen/PCR.
Redhelen72 - how do you come to that conclusion? Your link clearly states, under 'Proof of vaccination status':

"For travellers aged 18 and over, France will recognise you as ‘vaccinated’ for entry purposes if you completed your initial vaccine course within the last 9 months. If more than 9 months have elapsed since your initial course, and you have not since received a booster, you will be considered unvaccinated and must follow the rules detailed below."

and under 'If you’re not fully vaccinated':

"From 31 March 2022, travellers from the UK aged 12 years and over who are not fully vaccinated need to provide:

A negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours or an antigen test result taken within 48 hours pre-departure."
I think the OP knows the rules anyway - they just want to know what to do if they fail the test.
Question Author
Two jabs, last jab was over nine months ago which isnt classed as vaccinated
Question Author
thanks very much, that's what i presume is correct hoping the antigen test 48 hours before travel goes well :)

1 to 15 of 15rss feed

Do you know the answer?

Antigen Test

Answer Question >>