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My wife is travelling back to the Philippines in March. It looks like she will have a 13 hour layover in LA. The flight is 14 hours to Manila and 4 hours from STL to LAX. It usually takes 24 hours to get the results of the test here. Does anyone know how they calculate the PCR test within 48 hours?

Not a newbie but lost my old info years ago) I have been through this process before --all the way through naturalization-- This site has always been a great help to me. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Carpe Vinum said:

My wife is travelling back to the Philippines in March. It looks like she will have a 13 hour layover in LA. The flight is 14 hours to Manila and 4 hours from STL to LAX. It usually takes 24 hours to get the results of the test here. Does anyone know how they calculate the PCR test within 48 hours?

If all the flights are on the single ticket / locator… then its within the test window is the  48 hrs before the first sector .. looks like hers originates in STL 

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10 minutes ago, Carpe Vinum said:

My wife is travelling back to the Philippines in March. It looks like she will have a 13 hour layover in LA. The flight is 14 hours to Manila and 4 hours from STL to LAX. It usually takes 24 hours to get the results of the test here. Does anyone know how they calculate the PCR test within 48 hours?

When i went home last Dec. It was 72 hrs. I got confused too because i tried to count the hours and i had 7hrs lay over in LA, plus the time change but its not how it works..its 72 hrs or 3 days  before departure from place of origin. So with yours its 2 days before boarding the plane to LA

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54 minutes ago, Carpe Vinum said:

My wife is travelling back to the Philippines in March. It looks like she will have a 13 hour layover in LA. The flight is 14 hours to Manila and 4 hours from STL to LAX. It usually takes 24 hours to get the results of the test here. Does anyone know how they calculate the PCR test within 48 hours?

Test results are normally calculated using initial departure time......not arrival time.

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Thank you to all that replied. It is indeed 48 hours before departure. I stole this from Talako on another thread:

 

B. International Arriving Passengers who are UNVACCINATED, PARTIALLY VACCINATED, or those whose vaccination status could not be independently validated

  1. They shall be required to present a negative RT-PCR test taken within forty-eight (48) hours prior to departure from the country of origin.
  2. Additionally, they shall be required to undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR test taken on the fifth (5th) day. After which, they shall be required to undergo home quarantine until their fourteenth (14th) day, with the date of arrival being the first day. The local governments of their destination and their respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams are tasked to monitor those arriving passengers undergoing home quarantine.

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13 minutes ago, Carpe Vinum said:

Thank you to all that replied. It is indeed 48 hours before departure. I stole this from Talako on another thread:

 

B. International Arriving Passengers who are UNVACCINATED, PARTIALLY VACCINATED, or those whose vaccination status could not be independently validated

  1. They shall be required to present a negative RT-PCR test taken within forty-eight (48) hours prior to departure from the country of origin.
  2. Additionally, they shall be required to undergo facility-based quarantine until the release of their negative RT-PCR test taken on the fifth (5th) day. After which, they shall be required to undergo home quarantine until their fourteenth (14th) day, with the date of arrival being the first day. The local governments of their destination and their respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams are tasked to monitor those arriving passengers undergoing home quarantine.

Quoted the unvaccinated portion of the regulation above. Regulations for the unvaccinated have changed as of this morning, I believe. This is the portion for the vaccinated which my wife falls under:

 

1. Fully vaccinated international arriving passengers shall be required to present a negative Reverse Transcription - Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test taken within forty-eight hours (48hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin. Upon arrival, they shall no longer be required to observe mandatory facility-based quarantine but shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom for (7) days with the first day being the date of arrival and shall be required to report to the local government unit of destination upon the manifestation of symptoms, if any

Not a newbie but lost my old info years ago) I have been through this process before --all the way through naturalization-- This site has always been a great help to me. 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Crazy Cat said:

Test results are normally calculated using initial departure time......not arrival time.

At one point during the pandemic, some countries had entry requirements that had to be valid for x number of hours/days before arrival while some were before departure.

 

That's why I specifically said read the entry requirements.

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On 2/9/2022 at 10:49 AM, Carpe Vinum said:

Quoted the unvaccinated portion of the regulation above. Regulations for the unvaccinated have changed as of this morning, I believe. This is the portion for the vaccinated which my wife falls under:

 

1. Fully vaccinated international arriving passengers shall be required to present a negative Reverse Transcription - Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test taken within forty-eight hours (48hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin. Upon arrival, they shall no longer be required to observe mandatory facility-based quarantine but shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom for (7) days with the first day being the date of arrival and shall be required to report to the local government unit of destination upon the manifestation of symptoms, if any

Hi, does anyone know if these ridiculous quarantine rules for un-vaccinated will be removed or reduced by June 1 ? thanks

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Wife is taking her mom back in April.  We used https://curative.com/ to find a testing center that has 2hr RT-PCR tests for free.  Driving up to DE in the morning, and then off to Ronald Regan International in the afternoon with the results.  Her connection is in LAX that evening.  They provide results for all of U. S.  Just do a location search to see if they have testing in your area.

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