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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #237974
10/25/2020 04:10 PM
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I would be happy to pay $135 twice and not have to quarantine! Sign me up!


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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: RatmansWife] #237977
10/25/2020 04:23 PM
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Here, if you want quick turn-around, you pay through the nose. An unfortunate analogy considering the testing method. The nearest pharmacy that does tests for quick turn-around charges a substantial premium. From their web site:

"Is there a way to get expedited test results?
Yes, expedited results are available for traveling purposes. It is $250 for a 48-hour turn around, and $500 for a 24-hour turn around."

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #237979
10/25/2020 04:32 PM
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Thank God we sold our Alexandria condo Friday. That is a rip-off!

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #237986
10/25/2020 04:55 PM
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Not seeing that pricing here....but then again...I am in Florida....ROFL....


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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #237992
10/25/2020 05:10 PM
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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238013
10/26/2020 06:48 AM
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I'm sure they will say that is the fee for expediting. Amusing to me in that the pharmacy location is exactly one block from the Fedex Store and the Post Office. Fortunately, there do seem to be other (more reasonably priced) options in the area.

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238014
10/26/2020 07:04 AM
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Since this thread was running in parallel with another thread I thought I would post this here. The moderator chose to close the thread after I made a post about how hard it is to make a corona virus vaccine. I commented people have been trying for 20 years. She choose to pronounce that post a obviously wrong and closed the thread with zero fact checking. Here is correct formation from two sources.

https://elemental.medium.com/the-reason-we-dont-have-a-coronavirus-vaccine-16ec63524277

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/22/why-we-might-not-get-a-coronavirus-vaccine

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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238016
10/26/2020 07:23 AM
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OK, Monday is here. I am waiting for the promised declaration. I am going to keep my thoughts to myself as to what I think it will be. I still have dec 1-15 tickets but very doubtful that will happen.


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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238017
10/26/2020 07:27 AM
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I suspect given the worldwide Covid numbers the news will not be good. My fingers are still crossed but I see little hope. I asked my 10 year old granddaughter if she might want a road trip to Disney instead of sailing in the BVI and she said she only wants to go to the BVI!
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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238024
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Good for your granddaughter...smart lady

and agree with your point on 20 years...

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238027
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The good news on the 20 year point is researchers have been able to use those attempts to help speed development of a vaccine for this new corona virus. One thing I did not take into account on opening the BVI up is they may be satisfied with vaccinating the high risk population in the BVI and allow a opening with prior testing at that point. It might be possible to save the spring season that way. I would think the BVI could make a case that they should be at the top of the list for a vaccine for high risk individuals given the health and economic implications.

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238031
10/26/2020 10:32 AM
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They are already in line to get 20% of the island vaccinated as soon as it becomes available as it has already been funded.

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238040
10/26/2020 01:39 PM
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So if I am vaccinated the USA, I then would want to travel without tests or masks. How is that going to work?


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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238047
10/26/2020 02:26 PM
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What time are they supposed to be releasing the protocols today? I was told by my wife over the weekend that she’s just tired of this emotional roller coaster...can’t say I disagree. Will be nice to know one way or the other if the BVI’s are an option so we can make arrangements to visit or go somewhere else.

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: Andiamo] #238050
10/26/2020 02:42 PM
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I agree, Andiamo...this is one roller coaster I'm not enjoying at all. I think it was so silly of them to plan a big BVILove campaign (they didn't even purchase the website for BVILove so the effort was half-cocked, at best!) for Dec 1 and with all the hoops and obstacles, they will be lucky if anyone visits.

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238051
10/26/2020 02:46 PM
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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238061
10/26/2020 03:33 PM
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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238064
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Can they not just make an official post like every other country? I’m all for having a public conference/discussion, but no reason they can’t just release the details!

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238066
10/26/2020 04:16 PM
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It should be officially published in a gazette but I would expect the gazette publication will be after any public announcement.
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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238067
10/26/2020 04:40 PM
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Have to agree, a very odd time for an official government announcement on a critical topic. I'm not very hopeful.

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238068
10/26/2020 04:46 PM
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Hey, give them a break. They must have paid a lot of necessary money to get ESPN to allow them to have the conference during the opening sequence of Monday Night Football.

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238070
10/26/2020 05:05 PM
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Here in the US we are being beaten to death by certain politicos..and all we want to hear from our beloved BVI"s is "WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR US TO GET HOME!!!!". I dont need another press conference that will, maybe, start at midnight and just compound the problem. Lets hear 1, 2, 3 and you're done..PLEASE!!!!!!

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238078
10/26/2020 07:04 PM
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It's showtime!

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238079
10/26/2020 07:13 PM
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"If your PCR test is positive you cant come"....well no [censored]

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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238080
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Quarantine? Yay or Nay?

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238081
10/26/2020 07:17 PM
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Did I just hear that correctly? Day 1, day 4 and day 8 PCR test (must be negative) and then they let you free with your phone tracking app?

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238082
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Limited location for 4 days

Tests day 1 day 4 day 8

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238083
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So 4 day quarantine?

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238084
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George....I didn't quite understand the (I'm paraphrasing) "limited movement to approved locations" on days 4-8...or maybe I didn't hear it clearly.

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238085
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Limited location for 4 days would be fine if we could get on our boat and grab a Mooring at Norman and visit the caves/indians during the day and keep to ourselves. I'd have no problem doing that. Having to go back to Tortola to get tested again.. bit of a pain, but doable if they made it easy and could be done at the docks. Otherwise we'll wait.


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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: Riverfrontbrewer] #238086
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I guess we will need to see it in writing. He talked too fast thru the protocols.


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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238087
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Also need tracing app on phone...i heard limited travel 4 to 8 day as well

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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238088
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Also need tracing app on phone...i heard limited travel 4 to 8 day as well

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Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238089
10/26/2020 07:32 PM
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1 test on arrival
1 test after 4 days in quarantine
1 test at day 8 so you can move about freely butonly intp tourist establishment with a Goldseal

this is far worse than I could of imagined

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238090
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It doesn't sound feasible to me. Aside from scaring the tourists off, I don't think they can implement what was described. Too many moving parts, too much coordination required, too much technology. I hate to say it but I think the whole thing (the processes) come crashing down in December and they will have to do another reset.

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238091
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That pretty much rules out the 7 day vacation crowd...which includes me.

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: CDJ] #238092
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I heard test before departing, test on arrival, move to Q for 4 days, test on day 5 then move to another isolated location for another 4 days, with another test on day 8. Plus contact tracing on cell phone. For next several months. We won't be going in December and most likely February as well.

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238093
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Agree as to far worse...feel bad for my island friends whose businesses and lives depend on something better

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: bailau] #238094
10/26/2020 07:39 PM
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The protocols that were just announced amount to a closing, not an opening, of the BVI for tourism. It is simply not doable for 90% of potential visitors. So long to the 2021 charter season.

Re: BVI News - Air entry protocols next Thursday? [Re: ecm56] #238095
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That was painful

Did anyone hear information on Seaports? I only heard in reference to EIS.

And duration of this phase? "few months" - is that what other heard?

Yeah - kills the 1 week vacations for sure

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