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Getting to Vegas from Canada

Discussion in 'Coronavirus in Las Vegas' started by JRRestoule, Sep 16, 2020.

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  1. jeffb77

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    I know that here in Alberta, the RAT is $40 at Safeway pharmacies. Going to CVS to do the drive-thru test for our flight home. Sign up online, use an american address, and it should be a free PCR test.
     
  2. vegasgolfgamble

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    I also am in Canada and my results for free testing have come up nil. CVS will require proof of state id or american SSI . The best i have found is $90 USD at orleans casino with 1 day turn around for result. Our friends just returned last week and had an almost impossible time getting tested. Had to go off strip to get an appointment time that worked for them and it cost nearly $275 CAD each!!
     
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  3. vegasgolfgamble

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    Correction.... sloppy typing , The PCR test at cvs is $139.00 USD ($175 CAD) at CVS on strip if you are from Canada. The rapid test is NOT approved to return to Canada. For Canadians the rules are changing again in November. Still the cheapest PCR test is at the Orleans casino hotel on Tropicana. $90 USD. Be aware prices do change!! Previous post said $275 cad
     
  4. btodd

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    I can confirm 90.00 at Orleans on October 8. Easy to book appointment, we actually arrived early ( 7:00 AM....lol) well organized and friendly staff though the location does look a bit sketchy. So glad my forum friends had recommended it!
     
  5. mickyblueeyes

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    What province are you in?
     
  6. btodd

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    Manitoba
     
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  7. vegasgolfgamble

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    Isn't it the federal governments in the USA and Canada that decide what tests they will accept for cross border travel? With land borders opening in a restricted capacity, it may be easier to drive across and fly within the USA for travel. I do know that the online info for canadian travellers looking for tests in USA will have to pay for test (PCR ). That is the test acceptable to return to Canada.
     
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    Here is the story on testing for Canadian peeps. I just signed up at Worksitelabs. I am going to be in Vegas October 27 to Nov. 1. I just made an appointment for the 30th at 7 am. The cost is confirmed to be $90 for a 24 hour result. They have faster but you pay more. Looks like they are all set up for air travel.
    Looking so forward to this trip. I am headed there to visit my vegas buddies and attend the NHRA event at the Speedway. Anyone else going????
     
  10. Guy_

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  11. Nevyn

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    Also Canada announced its vaccine passport for travel and after Nov 30 you will need it to fly anywhere.
     
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  12. jeanf

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    Got our rapid test at shoppers yesterday, first one ever, and both negative, so our trip for Sunday at 9:45 am is on! Got home and booked the pcr test at Orleans for us both for Nov 2 @ 1:30 for our Nov 5th flight back. Tried to book both under one worksite account but couldn't, husband had to make his own account to book his, which of course I ended up doing for him.
    While reading through the form waiting for the rapid test, it states that if you were out of the country in the last 14 days you needed to go to a Covid Assessment Centre to get your test, so shoppers would not be able to do it.
    I also asked the pharmacist if they do the pcr tests for day trips to the u.s., he said they don't. So if you're needing a pcr test in Canada for day trips to the u.s. to return back to Canada, you cannot get those done at most shoppers drug marts.
     
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    As of today do we still need a negative test to fly into usa ( i know you dont need one driving ) and another negative test to come back ?
     
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    As of today yes you need the tests both ways when flying.
    You also can not drive into the USA as of today (that changes Nov 8th)

    I don't think they are changing the rules for testing when flying
     
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    Already downloaded mine.
     
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  16. Nevyn

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    i had not realized when I posted above that they already had the provinces standardize and it was the same as the Ontario QR code doc.
     
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  17. btodd

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    I think Manitoba one of the few provinces that doesn't have the National vaccine card, "they" say it "should" be ready by the end of October...........we"ll see
     
  18. GamblingGolfer

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    In BC, for the next while (how long?), you will need to have both the provincial (local restaurants, etc) and the federal (travel). At some point, BC may combine them.

    GG
     
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    Just came back from one week in Vegas and did the NAAT test at OptimuMedicine. Results received in less than 15 min to my e-mail. It is a lab at a strip mall type location and close to Orleans. Was very happy with the service. Took less than 5 min - could have had the taxi wait but instead called an uber back to the strip. Price was $150
     
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  20. vegasgolfgamble

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    Is that 150 usd 0r cad.
     
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