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@ AlPage48
I suppose that you will have to find out personally how Canada handles it..
Neither KM or Guangzhou checked anything.. America did not know that I was in transit; I was in L.A. 4 days re-booking a cancelled flight and being re-tested after the 3-day lapse.. Finally got them out of my way..
Turkey, also being hard-hit, didn't check, even when issuing a visa..
The hype was simply not matching the reality..

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Flying in the time of Covid

@JanJal:

Were this the case, the EU / US wouldn't be thinking of the new medical-certified travel passports..
Life outside of Asia is too dysfunctional for them to have already incorporated our medical data into our passports, don't you imagine?

The lack of interest concerning the pandemic was a real eye-opener during my recent travel..

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Flying in the time of Covid

With all of the attention paid to the Virus, testing and vaccines, the reality of foreign travel indicates an opposite scenario..

In the past week I flew from KM to Guangzhou to Los Angeles, and from LA to Istanbul..
At no time during this odyssey was I asked to present a Covid-test or proof of vaccination, customs form or regional travel documents..

This is only my recent experience, but all of the travel could have been accomplished with only a passport..

Happy travels, and best wishes from Istanbul..

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Covid testing, Anyone had one done in Kunming.

Thanks for the heads-up, @Geezer..
The city of LA traveller form is 404 at this point..
We can't get vaccinated in China..
My travel is essential, in transit at LAX, onward to Istanbul,
so a quarantine doesn't seem appropriate..
Cheers !

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Covid testing, Anyone had one done in Kunming.

Would any of our errands & ordeals be any less strange if we spoke the native tongue?

Probably not..
This weekend I will be tested at LAX; 3-5 hour procedure @ $125-150.
They have set-up 3 separate sites underneath bright circus tents, appropriately enough..
Good luck !

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Off topic: I was fortunate to have visited the cemetery of Rachel's namesake; Ernest "Papa" Hemingway, at Ketchum Idaho. Far off the beaten track; a winter ski resort area, it was worth the detour, for those with a literary inclination..

He lies alongside wife Mary, with a slender evergreen at the head of both graves, which were simple slabs of dark granite; about 8 feet (2 & 1/2 M) long.. Visitors had left little trinkets, coins, etc, at the foot of the graves; otherwise, no magic-markings or signs of desecration in this quiet and desolate location.. Other Hemingway graves were not far away, but whose names I don't remember.

And when in doubt, recycle anyway. Even if the plastic is unfit for re-use, it is generally incinerated in environmentally approved facilities, with proper filtration.

Burnt unfiltered plastic releases toxic levels of p.c.b's.

It is regrettable that bio-degradable plastic has yet to gain traction on an industrial basis. It was developed around 5 years ago, in the US, as I recall.
Many people simply don't grasp the theory of recycling; never have and never will.

My experience indicates that southern Europe is as guilty of plastic pollution as the Asian nations; there are simply many more people in Asia.

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