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#1 3 weeks ago

infiniteloop
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Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

I was very happy when the minister of Health said that they will stop the mandatory pcr at the airport for vaccinated people starting the 15th of November, unfortunately it looks like he didn't keep his word and nothing changed :(
I literally hate pcr test and it made me problems for weeks, so if there are any ways to bypass this thing like a paper from my doctor? Can I simply do a pcr saliva test the sane day at the departure country and give it to them instead of the torturous nasal test of the airport?

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#2 3 weeks ago

jsaade
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

The only way to bypass it is not come come to Lebanon. I have had mixed experiences, one of them was pretty much nice, did not feel a thing. but as far as I know, there is no way around it. (PS: I had a PCR Test done same day but they still required one and I am fully vaccinated).

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#3 3 weeks ago

infiniteloop
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

I will ask my doctor to do a paper then
All they want are the 50$, let them take them but let me pass without this useless test.
It's just statistics for them because they won't follow people who are tested positive anyway

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#4 3 weeks ago

Salloum
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

In a country of nonsense like Lebanon, don't expect much. I am fully vaccinated and had a PCR 24 hours before my flight and they still insisted on doing the PCR at the airport. I don't think there's any way to bypass it.

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#5 3 weeks ago

jsaade
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

infiniteloop wrote:

I will ask my doctor to do a paper then
All they want are the 50$, let them take them but let me pass without this useless test.
It's just statistics for them because they won't follow people who are tested positive anyway

Just be prepared yourself for getting that paper rejected.

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#6 3 weeks ago

Adnan
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

Sneak away from the test queue

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#7 3 weeks ago

infiniteloop
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

Adnan wrote:

Sneak away from the test queue

Seriously?
They don't ask later for a proof of pcr?

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#8 3 weeks ago

Adnan
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

infiniteloop wrote:
Adnan wrote:

Sneak away from the test queue

Seriously?
They don't ask later for a proof of pcr?

Nope

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#9 3 weeks ago

infiniteloop
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

Ok will try that, hoping that no supervisor is watching

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#10 3 weeks ago

Hybrid
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

Can someone pay in LBP ? If they are returning to lebanon (doesn't live abroad).

If yes, how much would it cost?

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#11 3 weeks ago

jsaade
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

Hybrid wrote:

Can someone pay in LBP ? If they are returning to lebanon (doesn't live abroad).

If yes, how much would it cost?

The mandatory PCR test in Beirut airport is paid as part of your ticket and not separately.

If you mean other PCR Labs in lebanon, then yes you pay LBP (150,000)

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#12 3 weeks ago

Salloum
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

Adnan wrote:

Sneak away from the test queue

I did it once but recently they changed the layout and its pretty much impossible. But you can try.

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#13 3 weeks ago

infiniteloop
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

Salloum wrote:
Adnan wrote:

Sneak away from the test queue

I did it once but recently they changed the layout and its pretty much impossible. But you can try.

I wonder why the journalists suddenly forgot about the Health Minister own words of cancelling this test for vaccinated people

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#14 3 weeks ago

Salloum
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

infiniteloop wrote:
Salloum wrote:
Adnan wrote:

Sneak away from the test queue

I did it once but recently they changed the layout and its pretty much impossible. But you can try.

I wonder why the journalists suddenly forgot about the Health Minister own words of cancelling this test for vaccinated people

They are taking 50$ per person to do it, and I believe the cost is close to 3-4$ if not less. So it's a money grab. They won't cancel it

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#15 2 weeks ago

Hybrid
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

jsaade wrote:
Hybrid wrote:

Can someone pay in LBP ? If they are returning to lebanon (doesn't live abroad).

If yes, how much would it cost?

The mandatory PCR test in Beirut airport is paid as part of your ticket and not separately.

If you mean other PCR Labs in lebanon, then yes you pay LBP (150,000)

Ah ok, i thought it's separate, thanks

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#16 6 days ago

infiniteloop
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

How's the configuration of the pcr room?
Is it a sort of corridor with 3-4 tables where people wait in lines, and a door on the left or right where you go out? If yes there's someone at the door who checks if you did the test?

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#17 5 days ago

beezer
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

I just came back, you can walk out of queue if no one is looking and there are a lot of people. But if it's a short line then you won't be able to. When I got to the line there were just a few people, I've been through so many times and they forced everyone to get it, even a woman who had a nose job and she was screaming.

It is ridiculous, it's just another example of a corrupt, failed, useless, money grabbing country. Fuck this place.

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#18 5 days ago

infiniteloop
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

Checking the airport time table, there are 2 other planes coming 15/20 minutes after mine, so I will take all my time to get out of the plane and I will walk as slow as possible so the other 2 planes arrive :)
Are they still harsh in testing going too high in the nose or they are becoming more gentle?

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#19 5 days ago

beezer
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

I was pretty pissed and rude (because it completely disgusts me how this is a scam). Told the lady who took my info "mabrook il $50" and then the lady who was gonna take a swab "balid maskhara" and she said "shu badna na3mil" she barely put the swab inside.

I dunno why they don't just cheek swab, it's all pointless.

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#20 5 days ago

infiniteloop
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

They told me to do the opposite, people who are asking them to be gentle with the swab are surprised to see they will get the opposite result as "mkeye", and that we should just be cool and polite with them so they won't be revengeful with the swab

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#21 4 days ago

beezer
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

An asshole is an asshole.
A saint is a saint.

Everyone that got that job got it by some wasta, just like most government jobs and employees. So, they're assholes in my book because they took the place of someone who actually deserved it. Not all, but most.

Like I said, I seen them force a lady who had a nose job do it, like she still had black eyes and bandages. WTF. I even spoke out, but can you reason with a brick wall? They only take their job seriously when it inconveniences their fellow citizens. Could you imagine if all government employees took their job so seriously and didn't want to cut corners?

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#22 4 days ago

infiniteloop
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

I am very deceived by Firas Abiad, if he cannot change the pcr thing then at least he should say it loud and clear that a political party or politicians are behind this pcr bs

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#23 3 days ago

TheIlluminative
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Re: Bypassing the PCR test at the Beirut airport?

infiniteloop wrote:

Ok will try that, hoping that no supervisor is watching

Do it. I've done it twice and everything was OK. That test in the airport is useless anyway!

Good luck man!

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