PCR test or Antigen test

First time postet here, which is better? Im flying abroad in a weeks time.

I've had some issues with my nose before and would like to avoid all nose painful swabs if poss. Whats the best way to proceed?

The pcr test gives me a 72 hour window, and the antigen test gives me 24 hours, prior to boarding. Thanks anons

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who the fuck knows where you are going or coming from retard. Post some useful fucking info

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry... its my first post here.

      Travelling from England to Barcelona

      There are spit-based PCR tests that don't involve any swabs at all.
      Even better would be to travel to a country that doesn't require any tests whatsoever.

      Im travelling for a medical reason. I want to do the spit based method. Could i just order a home pcr test, spit on the swab rather than using it up my nose?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Travelling from England to Barcelona
        You don't even need a test for that retard

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you're being tested in a medical setting, they're going to make sure you do it right and actually get a good sample (from the back of the nose). If you are traveling and use a rapid one I think it has to be "proctored" where you are on video chat with a nurse or something who makes sure you follow directions to get the official certificate but

        >Travelling from England to Barcelona
        You don't even need a test for that retard

        I think its right you don't need that for your destination.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          99% sure anon is going for hairplugs, he doesn't need shit

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Travelling from England to Barcelona
          You don't even need a test for that retard

          To enter Spain from any other countries (non-EU and non-Schengen countries):
          - Negative COVID test certificate, vaccination certificate, or certificate of recovery or European Digital COVID Certificate equivalent
          If you´re arriving to Spain by air from a non-EU or a non-Schengen country, COVID-19 certificates or EU Digital COVID Certificates or equivalents are required to enter Spain:

          1. A negative COVID-19 test certificate for a COVID test taken within 24 hours of your departure to Spain for Rapid Antigen Tests and within 72 hours of your departure to Spain for NAAT tests (Nucleic Acid Amplification tests) such as PCR tests (Polymerase Chain Reaction tests), LAMP tests (Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification tests), NEAR tests (Nicking Endonuclease Amplification Reaction tests). You can also present your EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC) of your negative COVID test or equivalent to the Spanish authorities.

          I do need it.

          The point is i want to minimise the damage, since im having surgery on my nose

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I've heard it's not being asked for in practice. I guess just be prepared to have to take a rapid test.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              I have rotten luck and I know I'd be the one who gets grief, the last time I travelled i had so many problems, needed to change my flight, had 24 hours to book a new flight because it couldn't be changed etc, was a nightmare

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Uhh... you just show your vaccine certificate?

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              He's not npc cattle like you, so he didn't submit to having his body autonomy violated. That is to say, he didn't take your fucking clotshot, you dumb moron.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >npc cattle
                >unvaccinated
                Pick two.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            fly to dublin from england, fly to barca from dublin.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Ok so home setting is looking the way to go.

          I did a PCR test last year and my nose hurt for about 8 months afterwards

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Antigen is always better if it's an option. Costs less, and you don't have to bite your nails nervous about whether your test result will come back in time or not.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It is a lot quicker, but i have to board withon 24 hours of the test, and the flight is at night time.

      Do you recommend i do the anti test then?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Check if there is a test center at your departure airport.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anal swabs

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    There are spit-based PCR tests that don't involve any swabs at all.
    Even better would be to travel to a country that doesn't require any tests whatsoever.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just travel to an open country in the EU and Spain will be open from there.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've already booked the flight. The last time I travelled they saw my british passport then asked for proof of covid certificate.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, it’s literally over in all countries except Spain and the Netherlands.
        But anyway, in your case, go antigen. You usually get your results within 10 minutes.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've gotten the antigen from CVS and each time the person did not even watch me do it so I only stuck the swab slight in my nose for a second and then dropped in the bag

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    god I hope they drop this testing bullshit next year

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Only a few countries still require it, probably none you want to go to.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The test to take is the one specified in the country's entry requirements.

    Rapid PCR tests are available at airports these days. I've found them to be reliable (2 hours). You usually have to book ahead of time.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just want to add im extremely anxious and stressed. Im having to go alone, im going through psychosis, and this just adds to my anxiety.

    Thanks for helping everyone

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