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Where to get rapid PCR test in Porto area?


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Hi all,

I am needing to get a PCR test for an upcoming flight.  I contacted two testing centers in the Porto area.  One ignored all my questions and told me to call in Portuguese (well, don't speak enough for that to work, and not enthused they flat out ignored all my questions).  The other place took a week to respond, but offered more info, however they say it can take 48 hours to get the results.  This practically invalidates them when airlines require a test within 72 hours, unless timing is absolutely perfect (and I wouldn't in a million years trust the Portuguese with perfect timing).  I have an overnight layover before the flight leg that will require the test for boarding and then entry. 

So, does anyone know of a testing center that is good and will offer same-day results?  It seems absurd to me this would be such an issue given flight requirements.  I can't be the only one needing this.  

Thank you for all help.




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