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I am going on an Inside Passage cruise in July on the Konigsdam. I heard today from a friend that you need a Covid test to get back into the USA. If that’s the case, does Holland America help us get tested? If you are flying you need the test. If you use the shuttle or other ground transportation back to the US you do not. My flight is out of Vancouver, so I will have to get tested somewhere if this continues.
I was wondering if someone had experience with this. From photos on another site, I would recommend NOT getting tested at the Vancouver Airport, the lines were extremely long from the photos I have seen taken by recent passengers. We are planning on staying a couple of extra days to enjoy the city. We plan to make an appointment for couple of hours after getting off the ship.
Less stressful. No need for a test if you drive across the board. Holland will not be testing…… so disappointed. We are starting our land portion on the 2nd in Fairbanks and they will test before embarking on the 5th. But we are on our own in Vancouver. We have scheduled appointments at the airport on the 12th. We were hoping that the testing would have been dropped by now but maybe you will get lucky! Everything was booked with HAL back when they said they would test us before flying home.
We are going to do proctoring the day before arrival in Vancouver. Please let us know how things go with you. Good luck and hope you have a wonderful and safe vacation! I did not even consider this. Has anyone on this forum assured you that the Wifi is capable of doing that?
Everyone received a letter in their stateroom informing us that for those flying out of Vancouver on the day of arrival HAL would provide complimentary Covid testing the day before. We drove home. Some did say they used their own wifi and phone to do it early in the morning of arrival. Did you book your transfers and flights with HAL? We also booked this cruise when HAL included the testing in Vancouver.
Now, it has changed and guests are left to their own devices. We ended up purchasing online tests for the 7 of us. We plan on doing the tests before we disembark. They changed their policies on the 19th saying that everyone flying home out of Canada was responsible for their own tests.
Many think it is due to their liability if you test positive while on the ship. We returned to Vancouver last Wednesday, May Since you have to have a negative Covid test within 24 hours of your return flight to the United States, we were a bit concerned about that.
They gave us an appointment time for Thursday evening. There was no wait. The results came back quickly and paperwork was given to us for boarding. The more difficult part was uploading information into VeriFLY and getting it to update for check in.
I could never get it to work properly. But we had help with it at the airport. Everyone there was very nice and helpful. Vancouver is a wonderful city. The more difficult part was uploading information into VeriFLY and getting it to update for checking. We are on a land tour before our cruise.
We are only coming into Canada to debark and fly home. I have already uploaded our info into ArriveCAN. Do you think we need Verifly for flying back to the US? It is difficult to get any straight answers. Thanks for your help! That is where AA required us to post our negative Covid tests information and photos of paperwork. I did not need ArriveCan when disembarking cruise or boarding flight home.
You will probably not need negative Covid tests if your flights are within U. Therefore, you will probably not need VeriFLY. At the beginning of our cruise tour, we fly on Alaska from San Francisco to Fairbanks. You will have a wonderful cruise! Do not worry about the testing. It will all work out fine. There will be others with the same concerns, for sure. Have fun!!! I printed the emailed lab results at the business center in the Crows Nest ; then uploaded to check in for our flight.
Always good to have a hard copy. Before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to show a negative COVID test result taken no more than 1 day before travel.
Learn more about these requirements. We did our testing at just over 24 hours from our expected flight take off. No problems with the timing. This isn’t the first time we’ve use these tests, but the first time while at sea. I was very happy to have this done before getting to the airport. I am getting off in vancouver on Seabourn.
I have a proctored test for the day before, and a test scheduled at the cruise terminal for am. Just in case. If I get the proctor test done the day before, I brought three for just me just in case, I will take the excursion that tours vancouver.
Hope this is the case. I fly to Seattle very early tomorrow morning. I fly home from Vancouver via Seattle. Checked what it would cost to change flights and decided it wasn’t worth it to take out the Vancouver-Seattle leg, and add in the bus transport just to keep from having to test to get home.
Unfortunately, I was exposed to Covid on Thursday, the 19th. When I returned home on Friday, I tested myself with one of the free non-proctored tests. It was negative. Tested myself again on Tuesday and again this past Friday. All negative. Then I discovered I could not schedule a rapid test for today because it’s a holiday. Now, I have to use that last test today for my pre-cruise test. Oh well. I imagine I’ll book a test at Canada Place. Glad I booked a late afternoon flight, at least.
No early-morning panic to get tested and get to the airport. Not looking forward to the red-eye flight home, but it is what it is. Do you have any of the free government tests or can you go get an FDA approved one at a drug store? If yes, I can give you two links to get a proctored test done using those tests.
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Do u need a covid test to fly in canada – none:
If you’re planning on heading down to the U.S., has what you need to know before crossing the Canada-U.S. border. Effective November 8, , all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to If you need a COVID test for travel or other purposes. There are many travel restrictions and Canadians abroad are responsible for their personal security, If you need to do testing in France, you can.
COVID Information – Canada – U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada – PRE-ENTRY TEST NO LONGER REQUIRED
Effective November 8, , all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to If you need a COVID test for travel or other purposes. There are many travel restrictions and Canadians abroad are responsible for their personal security, If you need to do testing in France, you can. If you’re planning on heading down to the U.S., has what you need to know before crossing the Canada-U.S. border.