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Reopening Protocols Discussed/UPDATED #226967
05/23/2020 05:36 AM
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Last edited by ruralcarrier; 05/25/2020 05:21 AM.

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Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed [Re: ruralcarrier] #226971
05/23/2020 08:44 AM
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Wow, absolutely zero information there, as to what they are considering, as far as reopening.


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Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed [Re: Carol_Hill] #226973
05/23/2020 08:50 AM
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Yep.


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Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed [Re: ruralcarrier] #226975
05/23/2020 09:28 AM
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Glad you got the same thing from that article that I did . I had to re-read it . Though that I missed something . So I guess I didn't .


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Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed [Re: ruralcarrier] #226976
05/23/2020 10:55 AM
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Lot of Blablabla and no substance.

Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed [Re: ruralcarrier] #226979
05/23/2020 11:02 AM
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In reading this article all I got out of it was more column filling blah, blah, blah and not much in the way of actual information. Hopefully that will come soon?


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Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed [Re: ruralcarrier] #226981
05/23/2020 11:20 AM
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I think its just lip service to keep the people from freaking out and thinking the airport, etc will be opening soon or that they are working on it. This virus will be around for a long time most likely and smart gov are learning to take precautions and deal with it. The damage by total shut down is becoming much worse than the virus. I was hopeful the we could get back to SXM in June, not so sure now. Time will tell.

Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed [Re: ruralcarrier] #226983
05/23/2020 11:27 AM
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I'm giving it one more week to hear something. Otherwise, it's on to plan B

Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed [Re: luvitinsxm] #226984
05/23/2020 11:28 AM
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What's plan B?

Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed [Re: ruralcarrier] #226985
05/23/2020 11:31 AM
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Personally speaking, I wish I had the level of confidence expressed here by some of you. June is around the corner and the airport in SXM isn’t even open yet. I’m sorry to say, having missed our scheduled April trip already this year, I’m not totally optimistic about our November plans. I hope they will happen but I will choose what I consider to be good sense in the end. Maybe we go and maybe not but I’ll keep on hoping.


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Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed/UPDATED [Re: ruralcarrier] #227052
05/25/2020 05:22 AM
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Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed/UPDATED [Re: ruralcarrier] #227053
05/25/2020 06:59 AM
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Doesn't really say much.

Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed/UPDATED [Re: GaKaye] #227054
05/25/2020 07:11 AM
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That is what I thought and why I posted it here versus a new thread.

A friend on the island mentioned August before he thought much would be happening with regard to tourists.


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Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed/UPDATED [Re: ruralcarrier] #227058
05/25/2020 07:35 AM
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Reading between the lines, June/July seems unlikely.

Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed/UPDATED [Re: Leagle49] #227059
05/25/2020 08:27 AM
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That would be my opinion as well.


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Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed/UPDATED [Re: ruralcarrier] #227060
05/25/2020 08:44 AM
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They are still trying to devise a plan for the local islands never mind entrance for European & US Tourists. August seems more likely and that is being conservative! It all depends on how quickly the countries recoup from the outbreak and the US has definitely a way to go!

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Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed/UPDATED [Re: ruralcarrier] #227061
05/25/2020 08:57 AM
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Think this will help?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52795447?at_custom4=38E51842-9E70-11EA-9793-856596E8478F&at_custom2=facebook_page&at_medium=custom7&at_campaign=64&at_custom3=BBC+News&at_custom1=%5Bpost+type%5D&fbclid=IwAR1uC5X_csfiysW3jwIN4pD3NRtaM_9A7INbcMXHSOPj7VXR1LtAamK4d7c&fbclid=IwAR0jwDNNaO7KGPCeCR02inpiXJCpXPvcPxQ3qpmuMw_LAIe3Zg6n7waMeSM


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Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed/UPDATED [Re: dmwieser] #227066
05/25/2020 11:51 AM
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Mexico is opening up. Those who open in June. Antigua is opening up.

Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed/UPDATED [Re: PelicanPirate] #227067
05/25/2020 11:58 AM
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Surprised Mexico is as this morning news stated major outbreaks in Mexico.

Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed/UPDATED [Re: PelicanPirate] #227070
05/25/2020 12:28 PM
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Wrong, Mexico is not opening June 1. Check out the Cancun/Playa forum, where the following was posted. Link


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Re: Reopening Protocols Discussed [Re: ruralcarrier] #227076
05/25/2020 03:42 PM
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I am trying to be optimistic, but realistically I don't see many tourists being able to return to the island until sometime in 2021. Many countries have far too many cases for SXM to allow residents from these countries to enter the country. The opening of the airport is only one problem in controlling this virus; there are many more problems to be addressed before tourist travel can happen. Then there is also the threat of a second wave in the fall to compound everything. Most people do not want to be out of the country if this occurs. Keeping the residents of St. Maarten/ St Martin is a major concern and one we should all think about before planning a trip there in the near future.





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