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Old Jan 15th 2022, 9:35 am
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Morning All,

I have a interesting problem and wonder if any one on this forum knows off a similiar situation and how it was resolved.

My wife and I have been permanently resident here in Portugal for years.

We are registered in Portugal with the SNS.

We are both triple-vaccinated.

2 weeks ago my wife flew to England for family reasons. She had a lateral-flow test here prior to departure that showed negative.

However. her 2-day PCR test in the UK came up positive!

She has almost completed her quarantine period and now needs to get a Covid Recovery Certificate in England to come home.

NHS test & trace say that as she is no longer registered with the NHS system in the UK they cannot issue a recovery certificate.

I have searched the UK web high & low.

I can only find a few online UK clinics that say they can help in issuing a recovery certificate BUT several say they need her to install an app which is outside her comfort level. Also they cannot guarantee the certificate will be accepted by all airlines.

She is currently in the Salisbury, Wilts area BUT she might as well be in the Sahara as no clinics there can advise her.

Any comments, recommendations or advice on how to resolve this would be appreciated.
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Old Jan 15th 2022, 10:48 am
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... now needs to get a Covid Recovery Certificate in England to come home. ...
Does she? Could she not just get a negative antigen fit-to-fly test? While she may test positive by PCR for a while, the lateral flow tests usually only test positive for a short time.
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Old Jan 15th 2022, 10:52 am
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She's still testing positive today 10 days afterwards!

I suspect the viral load & the booster shot have combined to give a high reading!

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So much for that idea, then!
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Might it be possible for you to attempt to have the evidence of the positive PCR test added to her Portuguese medical record, from where it might eventually appear in her EU Digital COVID Certificate?
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The thing is, if she is still testing positive, then airlines may not accept her for travel. She needs to "recover" as in not be testing positive, to travel. Ask at a UK vaccination centre for advice about the possible interaction of the Booster jab and positivity in the test which may, or may not, be affecting the test (antigen or PCR?) When is she due to travel back? I haven't heard of a requirement to have a Certificate of Recovery to be able to fly except in the case of non-vaccinated folk. Check with the airline - negative test first, fully vaccinated with EU Digital Cert, no problem?
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That's our plan but we need to get her back to see our Medica da Familia, I suspect.

Going to check that out on Monday!

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The thing is, if she is still testing positive, then airlines may not accept her for travel. She needs to "recover" as in not be testing positive, to travel. Ask at a UK vaccination centre for advice about the possible interaction of the Booster jab and positivity in the test which may, or may not, be affecting the test (antigen or PCR?) When is she due to travel back? I haven't heard of a requirement to have a Certificate of Recovery to be able to fly except in the case of non-vaccinated folk. Check with the airline - negative test first, fully vaccinated with EU Digital Cert, no problem?
Thanks for that!!

However, the following link states:

https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-...certificate_en

An EU Digital COVID Certificate is a digital proof that a person has either

been vaccinated against COVID-19

or

received a negative test result

or

recovered from COVID-19


In following page it states that:

"- A valid recovery certificate issued by a third country, under reciprocal conditions:Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Switzerland, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, The Vatican (https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-...certificate_en)"

https://www.visitportugal.com/en/con...ented-portugal

I have wrote to TAP yesterday BUT till now, I have not received a reply.
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