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1 hour ago, By The Bay said:

FACT CHECK

That quoted figure did not look right to me, so I checked the Singapore Government Safe Travel website. Source.

 

"All travellers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival in Singapore; each test costs S$160 (including GST)."

I don’t know where this bloke got the $4,000 then.

He also quoted $2,000 for a family of 4 to Fiji.

 I suppose there would be multiple tests during a trip.

But it looks like to much hassle to me especially if you get stuck.

 

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17 minutes ago, Chiliburn said:

I don’t know where this bloke got the $4,000 then.

He also quoted $2,000 for a family of 4 to Fiji.

 I suppose there would be multiple tests during a trip.

But it looks like to much hassle to me especially if you get stuck.

 

Perhaps the $4000 included the quarantine costs.

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14 minutes ago, MicCanberra said:

Perhaps the $4000 included the quarantine costs.

Nay the bloke just said that’s for the tests and related costs for a family of 4 to Singapore.
 

Just say you where going to do a fly/stay/cruise.

That could add up close to that for a family of 4.

 

 

 

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I wonder why they didn’t mention cost of test on leaving Australia in that report.

 

Looked up my friendly local:

$145 for swab

$195 for swab and blood test (as some countries require that.

 

Specifies these are not covered by Medicare. Additional documentation is required, so normal free testing places not acceptable.


I did see prices of $350 on weekends for swabs.

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15 minutes ago, Docker123 said:


I wonder why they didn’t mention cost of test on leaving Australia in that report.

 

Looked up my friendly local:

$145 for swab

$195 for swab and blood test (as some countries require that.

 

Specifies these are not covered by Medicare. Additional documentation is required, so normal free testing places not acceptable.


I did see prices of $350 on weekends for

Wow I thought it was free , I haven’t had a test at all so far.

 It also seems you have to stay in a approved hotel which would probably charge.

Also insurance costs extra I believe.

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21 minutes ago, Docker123 said:


I wonder why they didn’t mention cost of test on leaving Australia in that report.

 

Looked up my friendly local:

$145 for swab

$195 for swab and blood test (as some countries require that.

 

Specifies these are not covered by Medicare. Additional documentation is required, so normal free testing places not acceptable.


I did see prices of $350 on weekends for swabs.

I think many people believe it is free.

I know of some that have been able to get a written report emailed to them on request after getting a free test, however it wont be long till the labs refuse without paying a fee.

You need a written report with your name DOB etc (matches your passport), not just a text with you’re negative as there are no identifying details on those.

Some airlines /countries may take the rapid antigen tests which will be sold in supermarkets form next week. 

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26 minutes ago, Chiliburn said:

Wow I thought it was free , I haven’t had a test at all so far.

 It also seems you have to stay in a approved hotel which would probably charge.

Also insurance costs extra I believe.

If you go to a state government clinic or pop up site, the test is free but if you need a negative test to travel overseas, you pay for it yourself. 

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16 minutes ago, possum52 said:

If you go to a state government clinic or pop up site, the test is free but if you need a negative test to travel overseas, you pay for it yourself. 

That overseas holiday is adding up Leigh .

How would you go with a grand tour of Europe?

I think I may stay at home for a while.

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10 minutes ago, Chiliburn said:

That overseas holiday is adding up Leigh .

How would you go with a grand tour of Europe?

I think I may stay at home for a while.

I think many will think like that Phillip. My main concern will be travel insurance to cover Covid while on a cruise. Our passports will also need to be renewed before we travel next year.

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23 minutes ago, possum52 said:

I think many will think like that Phillip. My main concern will be travel insurance to cover Covid while on a cruise. Our passports will also need to be renewed before we travel next year.

I might have to stay in my cave a little longer. 😜

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19 hours ago, Chiliburn said:

Pass the word Mic.

We are doing a gaol break   ,  Singapore here we come 

 

17 hours ago, MicCanberra said:

Singapore is open for us from 8 November 2021. 

Looks like no gaol break for a while mic,  it’s to risky.

 

Who’s turn is it to drop the soap in the shower block tonight?

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