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    Anybody tried ATK test at Suvarnabhumi Airport

    I need to fly to Germany next month and as far as I know, I need to provide an ATK test to fly. I see there is a possibility to do the test at the airport (Suvarnabhumi) for 550 THB. Did anybody try this? I would like to try it, but don't want to get stuck there in case it's not valid for any reason.

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    didnt try it but did see it
    so it does exist
    cant see why it wouldnt be valid. its an atk test
    but, who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeF View Post
    I need to fly to Germany next month and as far as I know, I need to provide an ATK test to fly.
    Is that a requiirement of the airline or the airport or Germany?

    I am flying Scoot to UK at the end of this month and I remain unclear about exactly what I need to do before boarding and in flight. Partly because things keep changing so I was waiting until closer to departure before I tried to figure it out.

    I'll be interested to know about the airport test, including how much lead time is needed to get it done. It could be cheaper to do it there, saving taxi fees around Bangkok to get it done elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    I am flying Scoot to UK at the end of this month and I remain unclear about exactly what I need to do before boarding and in flight. Partly because things keep changing so I was waiting until closer to departure before I tried to figure it out.
    No entry requirements for COVID, unless i read your post wrong Shu

    Travel to England rules
    When you travel to England, you:


    do not need to complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel
    do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
    do not need to quarantine when you arrive

    This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-during-coronavirus-covid-19

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    No entry requirement for COVID, unless i read your post wrong Shu
    Yep, I'm good for landing. It is the boarding I'm unclear about.

    Scoot's website doesn't tell me what I need to board in Bangkok, only that I need a mask:

    Digital verification process for Covid-19 pre-departure test

    We began the trial of two new digital initiatives to offer a one-stop solution for Covid-19 pre-departure tests (PDT) and a digital verification process during check-in to provide a more convenient and seamless travelling experience for you. This complimentary online portal will allow you to book PDT appointments with recognised and accredited partner clinics, make payment for the tests, and receive results in digital form within 36 hours. It is currently only available for flights departures from Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong SAR, China.

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    Still not sure what the issue is but can't you phone them

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    Thai support opens 9am to 6pm (Bangkok time), Monday to Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Still not sure what the issue is but can't you phone them
    The issue is whether either the airport or Scoot require an ATK or PCR test within some time period before boarding. Clearly people departing from Singapore on the same flight do need a test, of some unspecified kind.

    Scoot have a phone number - and a page on their website explaining why they cannot handle the call volumes.

    I'll probably try to get a PCR test in Bangkok the day before I fly.

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    Got it, sorry for being a bit slow. I'm glad all that fukwittery is in the past for me now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    Got it, sorry for being a bit slow. I'm glad all that fukwittery is in the past for me now.
    It would seem to be so simple but there was no detail when I booked and I can't find any clear information that is Bangkok-specific or even all flight generic on their website. How hard can it be?

    Anyway, not wishing to derail the OP's thread, if my requirement turns out to be an ATK test has anyone done that successfuly at BKK?

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    I am sure it is there as well. But there seem to be a few different types, with different prices. I am just not sure if the cheapest one is good enough to be accepted in Germany. Found some info here COVID-19 Test at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) | THAIest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Anyway, not wishing to derail the OP's thread, if my requirement turns out to be an ATK test has anyone done that successfuly at BKK?
    Bump. Anyone?

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    Shutree, my daughter has to have two ATK tests per week to keep going to school. You can just buy them for 150 Baht or so at any pharmacy. She takes the test, gets the results a few minutes later and then takes a picture of the negative test held in front of her face and uploads it onto this app.

    Why don't you just pick up a couple and if you need to have a test at BKK, then just use one? Or a I missing something?

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    We did it last month on our way to Greece. It is downstairs on the first flr and to the right, Easy to find,
    It was fast and efficient ,

    Anybody tried ATK test at Suvarnabhumi Airport-atk-test1-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Why don't you just pick up a couple and if you need to have a test at BKK, then just use one?
    It seems crazy but I cannot find out what I need to check in for my Scoot flight on 29th. I have emailed Scoot and their auto-reply suggests an answer to my question will not arrive before 29th, because they are so fookin busy. FFS.

    I dug around in the Scoot website. It took some time and I found this, which suggests a pre departure test IS required. What kind of test? I guess I'll have to take time and spend money on a PCR test in Bangkok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Shutree, my daughter has to have two ATK tests per week to keep going to school. You can just buy them for 150 Baht or so at any pharmacy. She takes the test, gets the results a few minutes later and then takes a picture of the negative test held in front of her face and uploads it onto this app.

    Why don't you just pick up a couple and if you need to have a test at BKK, then just use one? Or a I missing something?
    Because a self test may not be valid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Shutree, my daughter has to have two ATK tests per week to keep going to school. You can just buy them for 150 Baht or so at any pharmacy. She takes the test, gets the results a few minutes later and then takes a picture of the negative test held in front of her face and uploads it onto this app.

    Why don't you just pick up a couple and if you need to have a test at BKK, then just use one? Or a I missing something?
    You need to take it at a certified facility that gives you a certificate, I guess to prevent faking of results if taken personally
    The certificate was required when we checked in at the airline, even though the airline did not require a test to fly. I guess it must be required that they do so from the goverment of the country that they fly to. because when we arrived in Greece no one asked to see if we had it, I guess it was already in their system from when it was input at the airline check in. .
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    We did it last month on our way to Greece. It is downstairs on the first flr and to the right, Easy to find,
    It was fast and efficient ,
    Thanks. Do they issue a memo with your name and passport number?

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    If you decide on a PCR test I have taken them at both the Bangkok Hospital on New Petchburi Road and at Bumrungrad. Mine had to be taken within 24 hours of departure so a 7 to 8am test was fine for a night flight. In both cases the results came through mid afternoon.

    At the end of the day I think it is safer to do this if you're not sure, just in case. In fact the second time I took one it wasn't actually needed for check-in - only proof of vaccination. But anyway, I went down a day early for the early morning test and got a night in Bangkok out of it, so I wasn't too bothered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    At the end of the day I think it is safer to do this if you're not sure, just in case.
    That is the way out of the confusion although I really cannot understand why the details should be hard to find. I expected them to be set out on my booking confirmation, but nothing at all. Then it is two taxi journeys to the hospital plus the test fee. Money I'd rather spend on other things. It will be a couple of quiet nights in the hotel now.

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    If you stay on Soi 4 you can walk to Bumrungrad.

    I flew to Bergen from BKK back in February with KLM and could also find no definitive answer as to whether I needed a PCR test or not, so decided to get one anyway rather than risk not being allowed to board and thus losing six weeks work. As it happened all I needed to show were two vaccine certificates but I wouldn't have enjoyed turning up at the airport with no test result certificate, with that lingering doubt in the back of my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    Thanks. Do they issue a memo with your name and passport number?
    Yes they do, and it was sufficient for the airline and arriving country.
    Have a good trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    That is the way out of the confusion although I really cannot understand why the details should be hard to find. I expected them to be set out on my booking confirmation, but nothing at all. Then it is two taxi journeys to the hospital plus the test fee. Money I'd rather spend on other things. It will be a couple of quiet nights in the hotel now.
    We had the same issue, Trying to time the PCR test so that we would have the report back in time and remain within the 72 hr window. The ATK test if I remember correctly was only 500 bht each . It is good only for 24 hrs but if you do it at the airport a couple of hours before you leave, unless your trip is over 18 hrs you are good to go, and you can save a bunch of money.

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