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I do not understanf exactly if, for coming back to Thailand under a COE, it is the certificate of Covid free conditions (RT-PCR) that has to be issued no more that 72 hours before the departure, or if it is the samplig for the test that has to be made no more that 72 hours before (that would be more logical).

 

The COE site in english (https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/regis/step?language=en) seems to ask "issued no more", but I would not like to have some problems at the airport.

 

And in these days it is very difficult (at least in Italy) to get a covid test in a short time, less than 72 hours.....

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I asked today what time/date there would be in a Covid-certificate, sampling time or lab test time. The reply was that there would only be the sampling time. I’m glad I asked, as I had to re-schedule the sampling to get within the 72h.

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7 hours ago, federicoP said:

I do not understanf exactly if, for coming back to Thailand under a COE, it is the certificate of Covid free conditions (RT-PCR) that has to be issued no more that 72 hours before the departure, or if it is the samplig for the test that has to be made no more that 72 hours before (that would be more logical).

 

The COE site in english (https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/regis/step?language=en) seems to ask "issued no more", but I would not like to have some problems at the airport.

 

And in these days it is very difficult (at least in Italy) to get a covid test in a short time, less than 72 hours.....

federico, as mentioned already, it is the sample time, which is written on the result certificate.

 

Checkout the website of the intl. airport you are flying. They for sure have med facilities that are specialised (or work together with laboratorys) for quick PCR tests that are accepted by the Thai Immigration. The quicker PCR tests cost a bit more. I paid 190€ for that Test, compared to 120 for a regular one...

 

I received my test result within 6 hours. Regular testing facilties take up to three days in Germany.

 

I received  the result via Email. So make sure you write that information down correctly. On top of the PCR Test you need a "Fit to Fly" certificate. Make sure the testing facility offer that service too. If not you have to find another Med doing so... 

 

Good luck,

 

John

 

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1 hour ago, HashBrownHarry said:

It's from time sample was taken.

That means time you are swabbed then.If that’s the case everybody very much has to be on their toes and really look at test results return time. A lab about 35 minutes from me says two days so you almost have to travel to the airport and hope results come back ok whilst on way to Airport.

The clock is ticking

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9 minutes ago, Hmunker said:

That means time you are swabbed then.If that’s the case everybody very much has to be on their toes and really look at test results return time. A lab about 35 minutes from me says two days so you almost have to travel to the airport and hope results come back ok whilst on way to Airport.

The clock is ticking

I got my results back an hour before i had to travel to the airport.

 

I thought about hedging my bets and having 2 tests done at different clinics but i never bothered.

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33 minutes ago, treetops said:

According to IATA (which is what the airline would use) and the London Embassy (which is what I would use) it's from the time the result is issued.  Where do you see it is from the time the sample was taken?

This from this IATA site after clicking Thailand on the map. https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php

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London embassy website "4. COVID-19 test result with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected (COVID test must be by RT-PCR method), issued within 72 hours before departure --"

https://london.thaiembassy.org/en/publicservice/application-for-certificate-of-entry-to-thailand-for-non-thai-nationa?page=5d6636cd15e39c3bd00072dd&menu=5f4b6eb3f6ae4b236972c562

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48 minutes ago, treetops said:

According to IATA (which is what the airline would use) and the London Embassy (which is what I would use) it's from the time the result is issued.  Where do you see it is from the time the sample was taken?

Think about it...

 

I could get a sample taken on a Monday ( for example ) and not request results back in a  specified time frame ( much cheaper btw ).

 

Suppose then i get the results back on the following Wednesday ( 10 days ), you think i could travel on the Friday coz the results came back 2 days prior?? don't think so.....

 

It's 72 hours from when the sample was taken.

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I tried to contact the Airport staff (at Milan) of Qatar and Emirates in order to know directly from them which date are they checking on the Covid certificates, but it seems impossible to contact them by phone or email !!!!!!!


I could only contact the central airways offices that directed me to the air company links where it is written "issued", but no more than this.


Qatar call center suggested me to go directly to Milan (more than two hours from my town, with complete lockdown in Milan area) to have the possibility to ask then personally !!!!

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This is from an email my local embassy sent me.

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g) COVID-19-free Health Certificate (RT-PCR test result) issued no more than 72 hours before departure

- It must be issued by authorized medical institutions, in English, stating the name of the person, and in hard copy like all other documents              


h) Fit-to-Fly Health Certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure

- There is no specific form or template

- It can be issued at any clinic by licensed medical doctor after a physical examination stating that the passenger is fit to fly

 

 

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On 11/19/2020 at 8:43 AM, federicoP said:

I do not understanf exactly if, for coming back to Thailand under a COE, it is the certificate of Covid free conditions (RT-PCR) that has to be issued no more that 72 hours before the departure, or if it is the samplig for the test that has to be made no more that 72 hours before (that would be more logical).

 

The COE site in english (https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/regis/step?language=en) seems to ask "issued no more", but I would not like to have some problems at the airport.

 

And in these days it is very difficult (at least in Italy) to get a covid test in a short time, less than 72 hours.....

Test RESULT to be issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure. If you have a 48hr - 72hr after TEST wait time for RESULT, you need to book the TEST accordingly, which could be a nail biter for sure....    

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4 hours ago, federicoP said:

I tried to contact the Airport staff (at Milan) of Qatar and Emirates in order to know directly from them which date are they checking on the Covid certificates, but it seems impossible to contact them by phone or email !!!!!!!


I could only contact the central airways offices that directed me to the air company links where it is written "issued", but no more than this.


Qatar call center suggested me to go directly to Milan (more than two hours from my town, with complete lockdown in Milan area) to have the possibility to ask then personally !!!!

The 72 hours before flight doesn’t make it easy.You have to be quite confident that you will get your results back in time. There are some clinics in my area that offer results back in 48 hours.That probably is too close to call.Ther is a clinic that does next day and same day results back but that would need a 1 hour train journey there and back and obviously a lot more expensive.Here are some of the prices quoted.

 

48 hours £149

next day  £249

same day £ 289

These prices include fit to fly certificate.But not sure if they give you two separate pieces of paper.One for result other for fit to fly certificate. Have you tried to see if airport you fly from..is it Milan? See if they do PCR test at airport.I checked website Heathrow airport (London) and it looks like they don’t do PCR only something called LAMP which is not as sensitive. To board plane has to be PCR test.

 

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