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website for "fast" covid 19 test results to help travel #233507
09/01/2020 07:57 AM
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Found this website that gives locations that you can get relatively quick covid-19 test and results. I would presume each location varies on times. I called the one in St. Petersburg, FL and they said results would be in 3-5 business days. This is at least a step in the right direction for beginning to travel to destinations that require you have a negative Covid19 test result. Other hurdles include quarantine where you go though. I would check each destinations government website that you would think you would like to go and see what their quarantine and other rules are as well.

https://rapidtesttravel.com


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Re: website for "fast" covid 19 test results to help travel [Re: tangerine3] #233510
09/01/2020 08:03 AM
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Goodmorning, perhaps share on the SXM board as they are all looking for this information.

Re: website for "fast" covid 19 test results to help travel [Re: sleepychef] #233514
09/01/2020 08:12 AM
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Not sure what definition they are using for 'rapid' as 3 to 5 days doesn't really help for SXM, as the test needs to be taken and results received no more than 72 hours for SXM.


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Re: website for "fast" covid 19 test results to help travel [Re: Carol_Hill] #233517
09/01/2020 08:37 AM
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You are right, 72 hours is such a tight time and seems to be the main time frame I see on alot of countries that are at least trying to let people in with some caution. 3-5 days with no guarantee is not gonna cut it for many of the requirements....


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Re: website for "fast" covid 19 test results to help travel [Re: tangerine3] #233519
09/01/2020 08:41 AM
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Alternatively there are “in-home” test kits I’ve seen in news articles and on line that you can have lab results from within 48 - 72 hours, pricing varies between lab but if I remember they’re around $150/test...

Last edited by crmoores; 09/01/2020 08:42 AM.

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Re: website for "fast" covid 19 test results to help travel [Re: tangerine3] #233522
09/01/2020 08:55 AM
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There may be a rapid saliva test coming in the next couple of months - that would be a game changer for many.

Re: website for "fast" covid 19 test results to help travel [Re: crmoores] #233525
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crmoores--the 'in home' test kits are not acceptable for SXM and probably not for many other places either. Think about it--absolutely NO outside checks on who the test is being administered to?


Carol Hill
Re: website for "fast" covid 19 test results to help travel [Re: Carol_Hill] #233532
09/01/2020 09:46 AM
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I thought the live test monitoring and scan code ID process made it a viable/robust testing option for travel... but it’s not accepted, I didn’t know that Carol thanks.


Bluewater
Re: website for "fast" covid 19 test results to help travel [Re: tangerine3] #233539
09/01/2020 10:35 AM
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I had a Covid nasal test 900 am Sunday at a local healthplex and had the results 800 am today...less than 48 hours. In suburban Washington DC. More importantly, the results were posted on my health website....so much better than the almost 2 weeks it took my son a couple of months back to get his via email. Going in the right direction....

I still think BVI will institute some kind of quarantine which will be a deal killer...

Saliva test will be great when it is accepted.

Re: website for "fast" covid 19 test results to help travel [Re: tangerine3] #233584
09/01/2020 03:27 PM
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A possible solution for villa guests might be to allow the guests to go to their villa - slef isolate (perhaps with a security guard) test in the morning and if the results show no covid in one or two days allow the guests to freely circulate. That to me is what I could see as "living with it" from a tourist perspective.

Re: website for "fast" covid 19 test results to help travel [Re: gordaguy2] #233587
09/01/2020 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by gordaguy2
A possible solution for villa guests might be to allow the guests to go to their villa - slef isolate (perhaps with a security guard) test in the morning and if the results show no covid in one or two days allow the guests to freely circulate. That to me is what I could see as "living with it" from a tourist perspective.

What do you do in that situation if a guest tests positive and only has a 7-day reservation at the villa? You can't put them back on a plane knowing they are positive. I guess you could move them to a govt. facility and sterilize the villa.

Re: website for "fast" covid 19 test results to help travel [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #233616
09/02/2020 08:45 AM
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Good point - That would work.


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