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Any countries where 12yo don't need a negative PCR?

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alphabetspagetti · 19/09/2021 07:00

We're hoping to go overseas for half term but I'm not sure we'll be able to as DD will turn 12 in the next couple of weeks but won't be double vaxxed (as 12yo are only being offered a single one) and has recently had Covid so it may be picked up again on a PCR.
We had thought we'd go last minute having done a precautionary PCR just beforehand to see if she was testing positive or not but, of course, there's no such thing as a precautionary PCR and so, if she did test positive, she'd have to do another 10 days in self isolation, most probably over HT.
I'm beginning to think it's easier to stick to the UK (again) and get rained on (again)

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Flywheel · 19/09/2021 07:07

I think for the European digital covid cert, recovery from covid in the last 6 months works for most countries. So you need proof of a positive pcr within the last 6 months but more than 10 days ago.

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Flywheel · 19/09/2021 07:08

Maybe that's just for other EU countries though. Worth looking in to

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PurBal · 19/09/2021 07:18

I don’t mind the rain so I’d just stick to the UK and avoid the hassle. However that’s not the question… the rules in the UK and other countries are changing at a rate of knots, but most require proof of double vaccination from what I can work out. I want to say that Barbados(?) requires 10 day isolation for unvaccinated (5 days for those who’ve been jabbed) but you can do that in the hotel. Perhaps look at that option?

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Kaftankween · 19/09/2021 07:28

I think you’d be very very unlucky if the pcr came back positive. I know it’s technically possible but unlikely. My daughter had Covid in august and tested negative for a pcr to travel within 2 weeks.

You could also look into lamp tests if you live near an airport where they’re offered. These are acceptable to most European nations but less sensitive than a pcr.

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TuftyRusty · 19/09/2021 09:48

Yes, some countries will accept proof of recovery so something to look into.

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abricotine · 19/09/2021 09:57

France is LFT.

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BunsyGirl · 19/09/2021 11:28

Portugal is LFT.

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BunsyGirl · 19/09/2021 11:29

Greece is also LFT.

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