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New rules are a little more generous,  but what exactly do they want from the nonproctored home test. Would a picture of my smiling face next to a Covid Test with one bar be acceptable? Surely they don't want us to take a negative test to the dock. 

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The rules state you can take a picture of the negative test or bring in the negative strip. We are going to bring all four strips in a ziplock bag, it's negative so no cause for alarm. Now sharing a positive result would be a bit different 🤣

 

Accepted Tests for Europe Cruises Departing on or After September 5, 2022; with no stops in Greece 

  • The test you take can be professionally administered by a health professional, such as a doctor or pharmacist, or you can use a home test kit. Home test kits for these sailings are not required to be administered under live video supervision. 
  • You will present the negative test result at the time of boarding. You can show it in the form of a printout, an email, or an app screen from the test provider. Or you can show a picture of your negative home test on your phone, or present the actual negative test itself. 
  • Telehealth tests and self test kits are not accepted if your cruise departs from Athens. 

 

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3 hours ago, Spang1974 said:

The rules state you can take a picture of the negative test or bring in the negative strip. We are going to bring all four strips in a ziplock bag, it's negative so no cause for alarm. No sharing a positive result would be a bit different 🤣

Haha, you're going to be flavour of the month with the port staff. 🤣🤣🤣

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Just take a random downlaoded picture of a test and use it for all cruises. Kind of a silly requirement. I found the pictures below that seem to fit the bill. Cruise on...or use the positive one to get out of a cruise.

P.S. sarcastic post. I would never encourage anyone to avoid following the policy. 🤣

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I agree, it's pretty pointless. Possibly just a means of easing their way into scrapping testing altogether? Unless the requirement on longer cruises is due to ports/countries setting this as a rule?

I've already bought a couple of tests from the supermarket for us to use prior to our Anthem sailing next month but I wouldn't be upset in the slightest if I didn't have to use them.

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On 8/26/2022 at 7:05 PM, FionaMG said:

I agree, it's pretty pointless. Possibly just a means of easing their way into scrapping testing altogether? Unless the requirement on longer cruises is due to ports/countries setting this as a rule?

I've already bought a couple of tests from the supermarket for us to use prior to our Anthem sailing next month but I wouldn't be upset in the slightest if I didn't have to use them.

Most likely some red tape created by their insurance companies. They probably cant get the shipped insured when sailing from Southampton without this silliness 🙂 Who knows though? I paid £8.82 for 5 tests and happy to play along, LoL

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Just got an email today stating they would not accept self administered tests for transatlantic sailings....

"Accepted Tests 
Guests can take advantage of telehealth antigen tests to satisfy their pre-cruise requirement. Proof of a negative test can be the printed or digital results. Unsupervised self-tests will not be accepted for transatlantic sailings. To learn more about our accepted tests, "


 

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I suspect that's to minimise as much as possible the risk of an outbreak and/or someone becoming seriously ill days from anywhere in the middle of the ocean.

The bigger problem on the TA sailings is that they have determined everyone aged 5 and over must be vaxxed. There will be some families with unvaxxed kids on those sailings who won't be able to get their kids vaxxed even if they want to.

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