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Escape from Alcatraz (Canada) A thread to whine, complain, vent and be hopeful

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Vegas Chat' started by sparkydog, May 18, 2021.

  1. Pleasemum

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    I was also thinking that they may find ways to entice Canadians over for shopping day trips by offering free or reduced testing...we will wait and see

    The other issue is the mixed doses - my 20 and 22 year old sons had mixed doses...we are considering a January trip to see the leafs play the knights but no planning yet until we know they can cross
     
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    https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/t...-travellers-coming-into-canada#getting-tested
    For short trips that are less than 72 hours, Canadian citizens, people registered under the Indian Act, permanent residents and protected persons travelling outside of Canada are allowed to do their pre-entry molecular test before they leave Canada.

    I was thinking of doing a short, 48 hour trip. Currently, I could do the test before I leave YYZ. The test would be good for my outbound and inbound.
    The cost would be a premium since I'd need a quick result for the flight to Vegas, but at least I'd only have to do 1 test.
     
  3. Mr2BOBCATS

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    Mixed dosing is a problem if it's AZ mixed with Moderna/Pfizer. If it's Moderna/Pfizer for both then per the CDC you're good. But I know a lot of people who were AZ for the first dose and they are still in limbo. We were both Pfizer / Moderna and so far it appears that might actually be the best combination (even better than 2X Moderna, definitely better than 2X Pfizer since that appears to be waning a bit).
     
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    I was just listening to talk radio and they understood that no tests needed since travelers are vaxxed and it is land border....going to wait for officially info

    Just got back from a grocery run at costco so the boys don't starve while we are away - now heading out to get nails done.....starting to feel real.....almost 2 years since our last trip.....so excited
     
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    good to know....boys had pfizer/moderna
     
  6. newmans

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    My understanding is that the US won't require a test to enter the US at a land border when the changes come into effect in November. Canada hasn't made any changes and as of now, you would need a negative covid test to come back to Canada via a land /sea/air border.
     
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    It’s nuts that you guys in Ontario and Alberta can get a $40 test and the rest of Canada is stuck paying $120 or more.
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    I'm betting I'm not the only one who is hoping this changes very, very soon. In all honesty, the most effective strategy would be for a rapid test after arriving in a different country, instead of before leaving. Something in the 12-24 hours after arrival and 4-5 days after arrival. In other countries these tests cost as little $1, so even making the traveler pay for it make sense. For air travel, also add a quick rapid test at the airport before going through security.
     
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    Have you tried shoppers drug mart?


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    Yup. SDM only offers the $40 test in AB and ON.


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    I paid $75 for rapid antigen but when I called to book again for our Christmas trip they said they now only offer PCR at $265 per person. I booked like a sucker but will shop around for cheaper and cancel.
     
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    Or not at all.
     
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    I just realized we can take a 3 hour drive and be back in Alaska
     
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    Not sure if people saw this but I guess at start of October Walmart pharmacies started doing $20 rapid tests.

    Ontario and Alberta only it looks like.


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    Thanks for the heads up. I have my preflight test scheduled for Shopper's on Tuesday for $40. I call Walmart tomorrow to see if I can get an appointment there instead.
     
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    Two provinces out of 10 - No territories- let’s hear it for the community spirit of Shoppers Drug Mart Canada

    HANFD
     
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    I alwyas knew BC stood for bring cash. The fact you guys get $20 and $40 rapid tests and they are now $165+ confirms it lol
     
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    We are poor and the good people at shoppers know we cannot afford those expensive tests.


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