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Timing the PCR test for Austria entry

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On Saturday I'm heading to Selva in Italy for a week of skiing. We're flying via Innsbruck. I'll have had a PCR done the day before we fly so providing that's okay we've no issue with getting into Austria then Italy. But on the way back I'll be travelling into Austria from Italy. Do I need another PCR test for the return trip? I'll be in a car going straight to the airport. I don't know if vehicles are being checked on the Brenner or not, any info or recent experiences much appreciated.
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@j4meseaton, I'll let you know how it goes.

@viv, how did you find DAM Health, i read some reviews and it didn't fill me with confidence.
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im living in hope and triple jabbed that the austrian requirement for 48hr pcr is either done away with or given an extended time scale by end of feb ,cos if like us you would rather drive getting tested then getting a result (negative hopefully ) in time to get to a ferry to holland (north sea hull rotterdam ) and then driving the following day to austria is all but impossible (no 3 hour pcr round here), however ive come up with a plan albeit risking getting a negative pcr is :-prior to arriving at ferry terminal take pcr en route having already done a lateral flow 24 hr which atm would get you across holland and down germany with your pcr test coming back with plenty of time still left on it to get there , bit risky !! but atm cant see another way though what would happen if the pcr came back positive ,aargh. Or drive down to get the hook of holland ferry and a pcr en route at one of the airports eg stansted but that would add miles
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@viv, how did you find DAM Health, i read some reviews and it didn't fill me with confidence.

Absolutely fine. Easy to book with good availability (we booked the day before). We turned up 10 minutes early and were all done in 10 minutes, and got the results in just over 8 hours. And the results were what we wanted....
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@viv, how did you find DAM Health, i read some reviews and it didn't fill me with confidence.

Absolutely fine. Easy to book with good availability (we booked the day before). We turned up 10 minutes early and were all done in 10 minutes, and got the results in just over 8 hours. And the results were what we wanted....


Similar experience with DAM 24 hour fit to fly. 6 of us across 2 different DAM clinics. 4 results back in 6 hours and other 2 in under 12 hours. Arrived through Innsbruck on Monday without issue….
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Russeh wrote:
@j4meseaton, I'll let you know how it goes.

@viv, how did you find DAM Health, i read some reviews and it didn't fill me with confidence.


We have used Dam Health (in Stockton) 3 times and their service has been excellent each time. So it's 10/10 from me! Very Happy
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im living in hope and triple jabbed that the austrian requirement for 48hr pcr is either done away with or given an extended time scale by end of feb ,cos if like us you would rather drive getting tested then getting a result (negative hopefully ) in time to get to a ferry to holland (north sea hull rotterdam ) and then driving the following day to austria is all but impossible (no 3 hour pcr round here), however ive come up with a plan albeit risking getting a negative pcr is :-prior to arriving at ferry terminal take pcr en route having already done a lateral flow 24 hr which atm would get you across holland and down germany with your pcr test coming back with plenty of time still left on it to get there , bit risky !! but atm cant see another way though what would happen if the pcr came back positive ,aargh. Or drive down to get the hook of holland ferry and a pcr en route at one of the airports eg stansted but that would add miles


Anecdotally, the Austrian police are not implementing Covid checks at border crossing points.
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@Austrian Seagull, the border at Walserberg on the A8 / A10 has checks. The border at Freilassing also. I have crossed both this week, but it seems only vehicles with NL signs are checked.
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@Mankei, were they actually stopping cars at Walserberg, or just the usual slowdown and don't look suspicious thing?
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@ski for fun, Get tested (rapid PCR) at an airport in Germany en route. E.g. Munich?


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We're flying midweek on the 19th. Flying to Zurich and then train to St Anton because our Innsbruck flights were canned and there are no more direct flights midweek.

The Swiss entry requirement looks like a 72 hour test to clear customs in Zurich, but I'm going to try to make sure its 48 hours incase we get spot checked at any point along the train journey right up until we disembark in St Anton. The timings are all very tight - I think there is little choice but to spring for the 3hr test to make sure its 100% covered.

Such a pain.
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@viv, @se7addick, @Bergmeister Good to know, might use them next time.
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Has anyone had a pcr test drive through by randox I got one done got the test results back in the 3 hour window fine but the certificate does not say anything about fit to fly on it is this nominal and ok to use
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Beans wrote:
Has anyone had a pcr test drive through by randox I got one done got the test results back in the 3 hour window fine but the certificate does not say anything about fit to fly on it is this nominal and ok to use


I did a Randox PCR last month. The certificate did not say “fit to fly” on it. It had a QR code, said I was negative and had my name, passport number etc

It all worked fine for me.
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In case it is useful for anyone, has a 12-14 hour PCR from Randox in Glasgow for a flight to Innsbruck tomorrow. They actually test them on site (like I guess they do with the 1-3 hour ones) so result was emailed to me in 4 hours as they obviously prioritise the 1-3 hour ones. Therefore I would be happy to do a 12-14 hour one and save £15 ish as long as you have around 24 hours before the flight as I think it is fairly unlikely you wouldn't get the result back in time. I assume this is similar for all/most of their own testing shops.
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2nd Randox test via their drop box was logged at 1530 yesterday, confirmed arrived at the lab at 0210, and negative result at 0945 this morning.
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Does Austria accept Randox home PCR tests?
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Yes they do - all testing companies have to be approved by the UK government, and this is then accepted internationally
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Yes they do - all testing companies have to be approved by the UK government, and this is then accepted internationally


Thank you
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peter2512 wrote:
Does Austria accept Randox home PCR tests?


Yes it does, but surely you will be taking an unnecessary risk by doing that and sending through post given the test needs to be within 48 hours?

I've used Randox before and they were OK, but I'm not taking the risk when going to Austria given the 48 hour time limit - I'm paying the extra and getting the test done at a testing centre directly.
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After reading this thread I am planning to book a rapid PCR at the east mids airport drive through the day before we fly. Luckily it’s just down the road from us! Don’t want to take any chances and have unnecessary panic. Hoping that they might not be necessary by half term but I realise that is probably wishful thinking!
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