COVID TESTING WHEN TRAVELING TO THE USA

Michelleposted 4 weeks ago

I am posting this as info only - I am speculating that some type of medical will be required as part of a waiver application in the future.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-bound-passengers-now-negative-covid-19-test/story?id=75490576

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https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/now-is-just-not-the-time-to-be-flying-pm-trudeau-announces-new-travel-restrictions-1.5287311

As you can see, Canada has now imposed new restrictions.


Canada's main airlines are suspending service to popular sun destinations while travellers returning from abroad will quarantine in a designated hotel as they await results of a COVID-19 test administered at the airport, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday.

Note, Canada is not imposing any sort of "panel physicians" since that would make no logical sense.

We can safely assume the US will accept a provincially mandated Covid test or administer their own.

J Rogers replied 4 weeks ago   #5

@Ken, I sure hope that they do not impose the current panel review doctor. Yes, that would cost a fortune, since the approved doctors are currently in BC, ON and PQ. To clarify, I am hoping that it will just be a standard COVID Test or medical from your local doctor.

Michelle replied 4 weeks ago   #4

@ John Have you not heard of the term US Immigration Panel Physician? This is the doctor that CBP will send people to get a medical. The point is that they likely would only accept a Covid test from his or her office only. The topic of the thread is covid testing and I just elaborated on the medical procedures used by the aforementioned medical professional. Obviously, Covid testing could be part of the medical exam. I fail to see how this can be considered self-promotion though. Trust me when I tell you that we do not need any self-promotion at this time and for the moment. I understand if you do not have any knowledge in this area. My dad was a doctor but I did not follow in his footsteps...although I do have a medical background of sorts.

Anyway, hopefully, this clears up any questions that you have regarding my post.

Ken Scott
Senior U.S. Immigration Law Intelligence Analyst
www.usentrywaiverservices.com
888 908-3841
604 332-9213

[ K SCOTT appended this reply on January 28, 2021 @ 3:29 pm ]

The story of the woman is indeed relevant since it also covers the medical aspect of certain waiver cases. Michelle mentioned Covid testing which is done by a medical professional. She also posted the thread on a forum that deals with US waiver cases. Hence the subject matter is Covid tests, medical exams, and US waivers. I did elaborate a bit more on the subject matter though.

K SCOTT replied 4 weeks ago   #3

@Ken "Well CBP could definitely mandate this but they could only use an examination performed by the US Immigration Panel Physician"

That makes no sense. When you get a Covid test in Canada, you get actual RESULTS that you can print out. They will accept that, since it is "official" from an accredited source. In Ontario....the Government of Ontario. I assume every province is the same? I assume you have not had the experience of seeing yourself or a friend that has had this?

And the story of the woman....totally unrelated to being tested to see if you have Covid. A little self aggrandizing. Every time you post its transparently obvious you are trying to self-promote. Maybe once in a while give an opinion that is to the point and doesn't include some convoluted description of a case.

J Rogers replied 4 weeks ago   #2

Well CBP could definitely mandate this but they could only use an examination performed by the US Immigration Panel Physician. This actually happens now with certain waiver cases. An example is that we did a waiver for a woman that admitted to CBP that she tried to commit suicide years ago. CBP was already aware of this since the woman called 911 to report it back then.

Anyway, she had to see the US immigration doctor and he did a complete medical. The same holds true when people have to see the aforementioned physician because they admitted to weed smoking to CBP. CBP can indeed order the person to see the doctor based on cases as such. Let us cross our fingers and hope that they do not mandate a medical exam as part of the waiver process. I say this because the client would have to pay for this themselves and the fees can vary from $200 to $1000 depending on what panel physician that you use.

Ken Scott
Senior U.S. Immigration Law Intelligence Analyst
www.usentrywaiverservices.com
888 908-3841
604 332-9213

K SCOTT replied 4 weeks ago   #1

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