Border Closed through JUNE 30th (updated), citizens and residents included

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Re: Border Closed through JUNE 15th (updated), citizens and residents included

Post by admin » Tue May 25, 2021 12:52 pm

I would check. I bet LAX has a rapid PCR test clinic or something like that to facilitate the international flights.

72 hours is a tight schedule, if you are switching planes in the united states.
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Re: Border Closed through JUNE 15th (updated), citizens and residents included

Post by admin » Tue May 25, 2021 12:56 pm

most of the major airports in the united states had like a travel clinic, where you could get a last minute vaccine for example yellow fever or something, before traveling internationally. It would be strange if they did not have something now to deal with the international PCR test requirements.
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Re: Border Closed through JUNE 15th (updated), citizens and residents included

Post by 41southchile » Tue May 25, 2021 12:58 pm

scandinavian wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 12:32 pm
41southchile wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 10:50 am
Greetings all.

Anyone flown up to the states recently,? we flying to LA in mid July , to fly onto NZ. I know we need PCR flying into NZ and as we have nearly a week in LA just looking online it looks like it is easy enough to get a test within 72 hours to carry on to NZ.

Anyone have any recommendations in Santiago, where to get an on time PCR test, as I understand it PCR tests are still needed to fly into the US.
I get my second vaccine pfzier tomorrow , so probably doesn't make a difference and still need to have PCR I guess ?

I know NZ is still not opening up in any meaningful way and still doesn't recognise vaccines , apparently there might be some easing of restrictions in January for vaccinated people.

Any recommendations would be appreciated , the other complicating factor is we leave on a Tuesday night so have to either get one on the Sunday to be within 72 hours or the Monday morning and have its back within 24 to 36 hours
You can book a time online at Clinica Alemana, Las Condes or Santa Maria. Make sure to select the "traveller" PCR test and not the symptomatic one. Results should be back within max 24 hours
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Re: Border Closed through JUNE 15th (updated), citizens and residents included

Post by 41southchile » Tue May 25, 2021 1:10 pm

admin wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 12:52 pm
I would check. I bet LAX has a rapid PCR test clinic or something like that to facilitate the international flights.

72 hours is a tight schedule, if you are switching planes in the united states.
Sorry I meant we need a PCR within 72 hours of travel, yeah I found a hotel at LAX that does them there, we are in LA for 6 days so shouldn't have any issues there, more the flight from Stgo to LA and getting that done, but looks like Clinica Alemana will be the best bet.

It is a friggin odyssey trying to get anywhere now, especially Oceania from Sth America at the moment, and costing a fortune, as many of you are well aware.

I've dropped off here for a bit lately, because we have decided to leave and be based in New Zealand now, for family reasons, as opposed to any economic or political situation here.

I will try and return every 6 months to Chile, depending on what is happening and logisitics, but I have a good manager and lawyer here.

Still looking for oppportunities in Chile, just not going to live here.

With all that has gone on with the pandemic in the end of it for us it comes down to family, my wife's family are spread out and live in Santiago or Arica here, and we could never see ourselves living in those places, so we are heading back to NZ to be closer to my family , large family lots of cousins etc for our kids, we have no family here in the South.

What will be will be I guess.

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Re: Border Closed through JUNE 15th (updated), citizens and residents included

Post by admin » Tue May 25, 2021 1:42 pm

41southchile wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 1:10 pm
admin wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 12:52 pm
I would check. I bet LAX has a rapid PCR test clinic or something like that to facilitate the international flights.

72 hours is a tight schedule, if you are switching planes in the united states.
Sorry I meant we need a PCR within 72 hours of travel, yeah I found a hotel at LAX that does them there, we are in LA for 6 days so shouldn't have any issues there, more the flight from Stgo to LA and getting that done, but looks like Clinica Alemana will be the best bet.

It is a friggin odyssey trying to get anywhere now, especially Oceania from Sth America at the moment, and costing a fortune, as many of you are well aware.

I've dropped off here for a bit lately, because we have decided to leave and be based in New Zealand now, for family reasons, as opposed to any economic or political situation here.

I will try and return every 6 months to Chile, depending on what is happening and logisitics, but I have a good manager and lawyer here.

Still looking for oppportunities in Chile, just not going to live here.

With all that has gone on with the pandemic in the end of it for us it comes down to family, my wife's family are spread out and live in Santiago or Arica here, and we could never see ourselves living in those places, so we are heading back to NZ to be closer to my family , large family lots of cousins etc for our kids, we have no family here in the South.

What will be will be I guess.

To misquote Woody Allenif you want to make God laugh tell him your plans
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Re: Border Closed through JUNE 15th (updated), citizens and residents included

Post by GAminer » Tue May 25, 2021 3:24 pm

41southchile wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 1:10 pm
admin wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 12:52 pm
I would check. I bet LAX has a rapid PCR test clinic or something like that to facilitate the international flights.

72 hours is a tight schedule, if you are switching planes in the united states.
Sorry I meant we need a PCR within 72 hours of travel, yeah I found a hotel at LAX that does them there, we are in LA for 6 days so shouldn't have any issues there, more the flight from Stgo to LA and getting that done, but looks like Clinica Alemana will be the best bet.

It is a friggin odyssey trying to get anywhere now, especially Oceania from Sth America at the moment, and costing a fortune, as many of you are well aware.

I've dropped off here for a bit lately, because we have decided to leave and be based in New Zealand now, for family reasons, as opposed to any economic or political situation here.

I will try and return every 6 months to Chile, depending on what is happening and logisitics, but I have a good manager and lawyer here.

Still looking for oppportunities in Chile, just not going to live here.

With all that has gone on with the pandemic in the end of it for us it comes down to family, my wife's family are spread out and live in Santiago or Arica here, and we could never see ourselves living in those places, so we are heading back to NZ to be closer to my family , large family lots of cousins etc for our kids, we have no family here in the South.

What will be will be I guess.

To misquote Woody Allenif you want to make God laugh tell him your plans
Workmed in Chile does them for 25.000 pesos, and the results are emailed to you the next day. Also, beware where you get your pcr in the states. I would recommend getting one somewhere that does not require proof of insurance. A lot of these testing places are turning around and billing the insurance companies for severas hundreds of dollars. In my case I paid $100 to get a pcr test in Miami then upon my return back to the states I had a letter in the mail from my insurance provider saying that the clínic had billed them for $500, which I would have to pay if they could not settle.

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Post by 41southchile » Wed May 26, 2021 11:51 am

GAminer wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 3:24 pm
41southchile wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 1:10 pm
admin wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 12:52 pm
I would check. I bet LAX has a rapid PCR test clinic or something like that to facilitate the international flights.

72 hours is a tight schedule, if you are switching planes in the united states.
Sorry I meant we need a PCR within 72 hours of travel, yeah I found a hotel at LAX that does them there, we are in LA for 6 days so shouldn't have any issues there, more the flight from Stgo to LA and getting that done, but looks like Clinica Alemana will be the best bet.

It is a friggin odyssey trying to get anywhere now, especially Oceania from Sth America at the moment, and costing a fortune, as many of you are well aware.

I've dropped off here for a bit lately, because we have decided to leave and be based in New Zealand now, for family reasons, as opposed to any economic or political situation here.

I will try and return every 6 months to Chile, depending on what is happening and logisitics, but I have a good manager and lawyer here.

Still looking for oppportunities in Chile, just not going to live here.

With all that has gone on with the pandemic in the end of it for us it comes down to family, my wife's family are spread out and live in Santiago or Arica here, and we could never see ourselves living in those places, so we are heading back to NZ to be closer to my family , large family lots of cousins etc for our kids, we have no family here in the South.

What will be will be I guess.

To misquote Woody Allenif you want to make God laugh tell him your plans
Workmed in Chile does them for 25.000 pesos, and the results are emailed to you the next day. Also, beware where you get your pcr in the states. I would recommend getting one somewhere that does not require proof of insurance. A lot of these testing places are turning around and billing the insurance companies for severas hundreds of dollars. In my case I paid $100 to get a pcr test in Miami then upon my return back to the states I had a letter in the mail from my insurance provider saying that the clínic had billed them for $500, which I would have to pay if they could not settle.
Great information. Thanks
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Re: Border Closed through JUNE 15th (updated), citizens and residents included

Post by okemillett » Mon May 31, 2021 3:21 pm

We returned to Chile via Miami on May 8th. We just went to a Walgreens and did a 'drive thru' PCR swab test, we started exactly at 71 hours before the Miami flight departure time. They would not guarantee the turnaround time, but we received the results by Email in 36 hours, plenty of time. This cost us nothing, nor did we have to provide proof of insurance or proof of residency anywhere - indeed all we showed for identification was our Canadian passport held up to the car window.

There were a number of clinics charging approx $200 to do a PCR test within the 72 hour window that one could find online, that was a 'cash' price. My suggestion would be if you do this, you simply bite the bullet, and not provide any insurance information, to prevent the clinic from trying to screw around.

Upon arrival in Chile, we were escorted to the mandatory quarantine of 5 days, and subjected to another PCR test upon arrival. That we had evidence of vaccination had no bearing on the quarantine. Since we had left Chile before March 28th, we didn't have to pay for the quarantine 'service'. We were not tested again prior to departure of quarantine, simply allowed to go the morning of day 6.

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Post by admin » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:14 am

nice.

a little real world experience goes a long way.
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Post by admin » Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:35 pm

Hopefully now that WHO has a approved sinovac, it will be recognized in whatever "vaccine passport" circus finally gets used for international travel
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Post by Kdburns » Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:40 pm

We are departing SCL for JFK in July and connecting from Puerto Montt. What has been your experience with connection times in santiago? Last year it was very very fast in SCL with no health checks just the usual exit stamp. However in Puerto Montt it was over an hour post check to do the health check at security.
Im just looking to see how long a layover we need to plan on in santiago. Thoughts?

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