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  1. Yeah definitely. I am feeling fine now, i think it was allergies since allergy pills have helped and my area is especially bad for that (I didn't have this problem before I moved here lol) but with Covid around and because of this trip being so important to my family and I, I was worrying. But you're right, the restrictions aren't changing anytime soon despite the previous speculation of hope for vaccinated travellers.
  2. I have read that info. I was asking specifically because the CDC offers an alternative of a positive test to show you have recovered in the last 3 months.... because people can test positive for months after having covid when they're not contagious. Please read my last posts about this...
  3. Again, wouldn't be travelling with Covid symptoms as I have stated in that post lol. People can test positive for months after recovering, so I was saying if I did have covid THEN (which was a week ago btw), I don't travel until next Friday. As I stated I have been taking allergy pills and feel much better now and was only experiencing very MINOR symtoms, so it would've been over 10 days since I last had symtoms. However, I could still test positive. Again see this info from CDC if you don't believe me about that: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/isolation.html "If you have recovered from your symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19, you may continue to test positive for three months or more without being contagious to others. For this reason, you should be tested only if you develop new symptoms of possible COVID-19. Getting tested again should be discussed with your healthcare provider, especially if you have been in close contact with another person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days." I also didn't ask for feedback on people's opinions on the travel requirements, I was asking whether there was anything in place for entering the UK if you have had Covid, aren't showing symtoms but are still testing positive. I was asking specifically because there is something in place for that for entering the US, as I explained in my last post.
  4. Just adding this info from the CDC so people understand what I'm talking about: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html What information must be included on the test result? A test result must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy). The documentation must include: Type of test (indicating it is a NAAT or antigen test) Entity issuing the result (e.g. laboratory, healthcare entity, or telehealth service) Specimen collection date. A negative test result must show the specimen was collected within the 3 days before the flight. A positive test result for documentation of recovery from COVID-19 must show the specimen was collected within the 3 months before the flight. Information that identifies the person (full name plus at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number) Test Result I am a little bit confused about people reacting so negatively to what I'm saying. There are many people who have tested positive week and months after recovering from covid. If you consider this to be putting people at risk, then by that logic a lot of people are putting people at risk, since the CDC only recommend quarantining for 10 days... Anyways, I came here for help not for people to pass judgements. i would in no way put people at risk and would never consider travelling without leaving at least 10 days from testing positive/ having symtoms, just as the guidance suggests. When I say I was also having "minor symtoms" I mean minor, like allergy symtoms, nothing like what I experienced when having Covid in December but because of my paranoia I was panicking it could still be Covid, which if it was by the way I would've been OVER the 10 days before travelling. I understand the severity of Covid which is why I have gone without travelling so long and have waited until I was fully vaccinated to do so. 🤦‍♀️
  5. I can't delay my trip, the flight is non refundable and not able to be changed either. So if I cancelled, I would lose everything. I don't think I have covid, I have since been taking allergy pills and have been feeling better. I'm also hugely paranoid because I want this trip to go ahead, hence the worry. Aside from recently having covid, I have been fully vaccined, which I know isn't 100% but still my chances of having covid should be fairly low, especially as I barely ever leave the house. I still think it's weird that they don't consider people who have tested positive, but are no longer contagious/ have recovered from covid as this has happened to many people. I haven't taken a covid test since December when I tested positive, so I can only hope it comes back negative because sometimes people can test positive for months despite obviously no longer being contagious. Also- not sure why you reacted confused to my last reply? I don't see what's confusing about saying people who have recovered from covid should be allowed to travel lol.
  6. I don't think you're understanding what I'm saying. According to the CDC, passengers are considered no longer contagious and able to leave quarantine after 10 days of symtoms/ testing positive. For entering the US you have to show a negative test result OR proof you have recovered from Covid in the last 3 months. I am not saying people should be able to travel after having JUST received a positive test result, obviously, but I am saying if it has been over the 10 days, they are considered no longer infectious, therefore should be able to travel? I have seen numerous reports of people testing positive weeks, even months after having covid. These people are no longer infectious, so it doesn't seem fair that they can't travel. It's also not just a vacation, I haven't seen my family since last March because of Covid and have been closely following all recommendations in terms of travel and Covid in general. Only now do I feel it is safe enough to do so after my family and I being fully vaccinated (which I know isn't fool-proof), plus the probability of there being another spike around winter time is high so it's either go now or who knows when.
  7. Thank you so much, this is really helpful. I will definitely check ouit VeriFLY and Boots out. For the negative covid test certificate, what exactly did they want to see, an email, text message or something? I have found some Antigen tests, but they just show a negative result, I don't believe there's any link to your name and details etc so I assume they would not be allowed? Who did you book your tests through in the UK, if you don't mind me asking? There's soo many options on the uk gov website it's hard to know which will be reliable or not. I think the one I was looking at was Dantelabs as the price also included the 24 hour shipping. It's so expensive for all the testing as well as obviously money paid for flights, baggage etc it's kinda crazy.
  8. Yes sorry It's England! That's annoying there is no option for the test to release, it's extra money which is annoying but worth it for the few extra days!
  9. Thank you for your response. I was seeing the same information, it just seems weird that there is no exceptions for if you have been positive, but over the 14 days needed for quarantine as I have known people test positive for months after. In fact, I might still test positive from my positive result in December! I'm hoping it comes back negative, I won't know until next week but all I can do is keep fingers crossed I suppose!
  10. I am due to take a trip next Friday to the UK after over a year. I'm fully vaccinated but aware I have to take a test before, on day 2, day 5 (for test to release) and day 10. I also only just realized I also need to take a test 3 days before re-entering the US. Honestly it's all hugely stressful but I am desprate to see my family, so I will do what needs to be done. I was just looking for people who have recently taken this trip, how did you find it to be? Also, what tests did you choose for re-entering the US? I see this one online https://store.optum.com/products/abbott-binaxNOW-COVID-19-ag-at-home-test-kit-2-pack?utm_source=united&utm_medium=referral&utm_term=&utm_content=2-pack&utm_campaign=travel_ready_covid_test&utm_nooverride=1 and am wondering if I should use this to test before departure and after re-entering the US? Or if there are any other cheaper options potentially you have come across? Honestly any advice/ experience appreciated.
  11. Hey guys, so I don't know if anyone can help me. I had covid in December, I'm fully vaccinated (since the start of May) but I'm now having some minor covid symtoms. I'm really hoping it's nothing, but I am due to travel to the UK from the US 2 weeks today, so I am terrified. All I can read on the website is that you HAVE to have a negative test before travel. Is this still the case if you tested positive 2 weeks ago? I know the usual quarantine after testing positive is 10-14 days so this confuses me. Especially as you can sometimes test positive for months after... I really am worried as I haven't seen my family in over a year now and I would just hate this to mean I can't go. Any advise or knowledge would be appreciated. Thanks guys!
  12. Hey guys, So I am planning on booking tickets to see my family in England in July. The issue is my passport is in my maiden name and my green card is in my married name. I assume I should book my tickets in my maiden name to match my passport, as this will be the main document I use for travel. Then perhaps I should bring a copy of the marriage certificate alongside my green card and passport for when I enter the US? I just wanted to check this as I'd hate to book the tickets in the wrong name or run into any issues at the airports. Also my passport doesn't expire for a few more years so I'd rather not get it changed if I don't have to (especially with covid I can imagine it takes longer than usual) Thanks guys!
  13. My social security is dated from after the marriage certificate, I didn’t realise that when I adjusted status I could change my name then, so my EAD etc was all in my maiden name, so do you think that would be a problem if I was to get my license and I’d have to wait until I get my name changed on SS? So far I only have my green card in my new name. okay thank you! In that case I will put my maiden name when filing as changing my name with SS will take a few weeks at least anyway, I just hope that doesn’t cause any confusion in the crossover period? That’s a good point about the SS without restrictions! I didn’t think about that. I hope they won’t have everything for too long. Thank you for your help! That’s worth noting, thank you! I’ll call them and see if I qualify!
  14. Firstly I hope this is in the right topic and apologies if it’s not. I received my green card today!! We had our interview last week and I asked the lady if I’d be able to get my green card in my new married name (because I had forgotten to change my name when adjusting status) and she did, so my green card is in my new married name, which is great! My question is, what next? From what I’ve seen I need to first change my name with the social security office to get it changed on my SS card, they’re closed because of covid so to do this I would have to mail it which could take weeks and also mean sending original documents which I hate the idea of. I also need to get my permit ASAP because I have to have it 6 months before taking my driving test, I assume though I’ll just have to wait a few extra weeks to get this until I have sent my SS off and got this changed? Lastly because it’s tax time and obviously everything like my W2s, social security number etc are all in my maiden name, I don’t want to change the name with social security yet if it’ll mess anything with that up? I haven’t filed my taxes yet. Basically I just don’t want to do anything wrong and want to know the best way on getting my name changed on everything. Thanks!
  15. Hi guys, So stupidly, I put my maiden name on all the paperwork as I didn't realise I could change it then to my married name when filing. Anyway fast forward almost a year, I have my SSN and EAD, all in my maiden name. I was told I can maybe change it in the green card interview (I tried to send a letter to change it before I got my EAD but they didn't receive it in time), I have my interview next Friday, so could I ask them to change it then? I have my marriage certificate, but mine isn't the type where it has "married name" or anything, it just has both our names and I used my maiden name so not sure if this would even be proof of name change. I know I could wait and change it for citizenship or replace my green card, but that's a lot of money and I really wanted it changed asap. Any help would be appreciated. I'm kicking myself for not doing this at the start but hey 🤦‍♀️
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