Here is the language from the UK regulation: viral test means a viral detection test for current infection (i.e., a nucleic acid amplification test or a viral antigen test) approved or authorized by the relevant national authority for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.
Antigen tests have high false negative results and requires a much higher viral load to test positive. That is why many governments worldwide are only accepting PCR tests.
Thank you. Yes, I understand that antigen tests can be less reliable but some have accuracy rates that are in the high 90% range, slightly below PCR tests. I thought you had found an official release that the CDC will only accept a PCR test. It has not been decided yet. I just wanted everyone to know that the US currently accepts antigen tests for UK arrivals. And Italy does too. I hope the US will apply the same rule for other countries beginning 1/26. But the fact that they left that important information out of the press release means that it is uncertain and they are in fact considering only PCR tests.
The false positive/false negative/true positive/true negative rates are not the accuracy and specificity of the tests. Using accuracy and specificity rates, the false positive/false negative/true positive/true negative rates are calculated, using Bayes’ Theorem. Even with a 90% accuracy rate it can lead to a very high false negative rate. Looking at accuracy and specificity rates alone is very misleading and deceiving.
Hello, I am planning on traveling to Croatia within the next week. My mother also is going since her mother is having emergency surgery due to cancer. My mother does have Croatian citizenship and I do not. Both of us will be traveling with American passports. Besides the PCR test and filling out the ENTER CROATIA FORM , would we be needing any other documents? Does anyone know any information that might be useful? we contacted the embassy but they weren’t really clear
So sorry to hear about this! Having your proof of accommodation and an email response from the border police in Croatia, saying that you can enter will be helpful for the boarding agents in the US? Additionally, when you sent the email request to the boarder police, explaining your situation and that you would be entering the country for “pressing personal reasons” will hopefully prompt a quick response from them. Just to put your mind at ease, aside from one or two people in the past month or so from this group that have travelled, no ones really had any troubles or been turned away, and those cases were isolated :)
Just to piggy back off of that, a lot of the more positive stories have stated that airline/boarding agents only really cared about the PCR test. Additionally, there have not been any troubles once people arrived in Croatia, the 1-2 cases I mentioned were just with stubborn/uninformed boarding agents in the US :) hope that helps and wishing you the best
Thank you for this explanation. Just to confirm, I only wanted to make sure that everyone understand some government are accepting antigen test. The US, Italy and also Germany accept them. Here are the Germany rules announced on January 5. So there is hope that more governments will accept these and make our lives easier.
Antigen tests for the direct detection of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are accepted in principle from all countries, as long as they meet the minimum criteria recommended by the WHO for SARSCoV-2-Ag rapid tests. This includes tests that meet ≥80% sensitivity und ≥97% specificity, compared to PCR test (who.int/publications/i/item/antigen-detection-inthe-diagnosis-of-sars-cov2infection-using-rapid-immunoassays & WHO/2019- nCoV/Antigen_Detection/2020.1).
Hello and welcome. No places open, but plenty of places selling drinks to go and your hotel would serve you drinks and meals. Weather was alright last few days so there are plenty of people out in the street
I took a rapid antigen test with the manufacturer Quidel. But my test results did not not say that. And Quidel's website does not list sensitivity and specificity information.
Hi Marina, I’m sorry to hear about the emergency surgery! I just arrived in Croatia yesterday and I shared my story a few posts above this. The only thing gate agents and border police looked at was my COVID PCR test and I said I was entering for “economic interest”. You have a great reason, so I believe you will be okay. No one asked me any questions!
Hi all, I can confirm this is exactly what happened, safely through on the ferry with no issues (Irish and UK passport coming from italy). Negative covid test essential
Now that we're here... does anyone know if Krka National Park is open, and if so do you have any advice on how to have a great day there?
Hi Total Croatia. Im travelling with my pet (a cat) to Crotia at the end of January. Is there a restriction in the airport when I collect my pet?
Ive read the "what to do list" and all. Im wondering if anyone have ever brought a pet to Crotia and willing to help me please. I'm a diplomat from Malaysia. Please do text me privately as im having difficulty understanding the process.
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