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Flying through DOH to USA COVID testing question

Old Dec 10, 2021, 7:33 pm
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Flying through DOH to USA COVID testing question

Flying CGK-DOH-PHL next week. If I understand new US testing requirements correcting, Rapid Antigen (which are much MUCH cheaper in Indonesia than PCR) is a valid test. Any of you flown QR back to the States on a Rapid Antigen test since the new requirements began?

Also, I just want to make sure, QR the airline and Qatar the country have no testing currently to transit in Doha correct?

Thank you for sharing your experiences.
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Old Dec 10, 2021, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Penguinmoon

Also, I just want to make sure, QR the airline and Qatar the country have no testing currently to transit in Doha correct?
That's correct.
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Old Dec 10, 2021, 8:56 pm
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I was 99.9% sure there was no testing requirements to transit or fly QR, thank you for your feedback.
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Old Dec 12, 2021, 1:27 am
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So just to be clear, Qatar Airways does not require a negative COVID test to board, transit DOH and arrive in the U.S.A.?

And they only require what the U.S.A. requires?

So a day-prior antigen test is acceptable to QR?
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Old Dec 12, 2021, 4:40 pm
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QR and Qatar do not require anything. I was just looking, and I assume you are too, of finding someone that checked in with QR using on Rapid Antigen. Even though it is allowed by US, I read on another board of one person getting pushback.
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Old Dec 13, 2021, 6:08 am
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Originally Posted by Penguinmoon
QR and Qatar do not require anything. I was just looking, and I assume you are too, of finding someone that checked in with QR using on Rapid Antigen. Even though it is allowed by US, I read on another board of one person getting pushback.
Just checked in for MLE/DOH/LAX. Proctored telemedicine eMed antigen test was accepted by QR.
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Old Dec 13, 2021, 4:41 pm
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Thank you for the feedback, Frontofthecurtain!
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Old Dec 13, 2021, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by FrontOfTheCurtain
Just checked in for MLE/DOH/LAX. Proctored telemedicine eMed antigen test was accepted by QR.
Yayy!!! Great News! Thank you for the info!!
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Old Dec 15, 2021, 12:07 am
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Originally Posted by Penguinmoon
Thank you for the feedback, Frontofthecurtain!
More info is available here that I posted in a different thread:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33809140-post108.html
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Old Dec 15, 2021, 12:08 am
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Originally Posted by stlmommy
Yayy!!! Great News! Thank you for the info!!
More info is available here that I posted in a different thread:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/33809140-post108.html
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Old Feb 28, 2022, 9:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Penguinmoon
Flying CGK-DOH-PHL next week. If I understand new US testing requirements correcting, Rapid Antigen (which are much MUCH cheaper in Indonesia than PCR) is a valid test. Any of you flown QR back to the States on a Rapid Antigen test since the new requirements began?

Also, I just want to make sure, QR the airline and Qatar the country have no testing currently to transit in Doha correct?

Thank you for sharing your experiences.
Penguinmoon, how were the check in agents at CGK on this? Any issues or confusion? Flying in a couple weeks CGK-DOH-JFK.
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Old Feb 28, 2022, 9:31 pm
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No problems at all. Very well versed on entry rules.
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Old Feb 28, 2022, 11:14 pm
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Thanks. I flew Emirates during Christmas and they were as well. I hadn't flown Qatar since October.
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Old Mar 11, 2022, 10:23 pm
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Rapid Self Test from DOH

Didn't want to start a new thread: I'm planning to use a rapid antigen self test that is proctored to travel from DOH-JFK. Has anyone gotten pushback in DOH with this type of test?
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Old Mar 12, 2022, 1:21 am
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To be clear - the rapid test must be supervised by a medical professional in person or online. It's not a self test that you administer on your own. The provider must confirm your identity, observe the sample collection and testing procedures, confirm the test result, and issue a report that meets the requirements of CDC’s Order. Source: CDC site.

I'm in Thailand and most clinics offered the service here. When I checked in at Qatar in Phuket in December, the person looked at the report and accepted it without question.
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