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Entry to USVI #240006
11/17/2020 11:19 AM
11/17/2020 11:19 AM
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Vail, CO
caribbeangirl13 Offline OP
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We (hopefully) arrive on Friday early afternoon. So far 4 out of the 6 of us have our negative test results back. Waiting on mine and my husbands. Has anyone entered lately? Curious as to how long it took to get your certification letter back after applying through the Travel Screening Portal. Also wondering if anyone had issues with the lab that did their test. Since my 4 kids are in 2 different states they went to different places for their tests. Once we went onto the portal to apply for the certification it said that it had to be an "approved lab" which we didn't know ahead of getting the tests done.

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Re: Entry to USVI [Re: caribbeangirl13] #240017
11/17/2020 12:50 PM
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We entered USVI on 24 Oct (Saturday early afternoon Delta flight). Our crew of five from two different states and test results from three different test sites (some rapid test and some PRC) all got info uploaded without difficulty. All got reply from portal within 24 hours, "Your travel screening submission and COVID-19 test result submission have been accepted." All printed test result from lab and email from portal and brought hardcopy on flight. Fairly long line but quick moving outside terminal in STT to show screening officials identification and covid paperwork and get temperature taken. All passed with no problems and then on into terminal to pick up luggage and enjoy vacation.

Re: Entry to USVI [Re: caribbeangirl13] #240024
11/17/2020 02:01 PM
11/17/2020 02:01 PM
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Apex, NC
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We entered Nov. 6th and 7th. Five total - 4 from NC and 1 from PA. We all uploaded our PCR tests to the portal and had a response back a little over 24 hrs later. Definitely print the PCR test results and bring it with you. The line was long waiting for the screening but moved quickly. I think we were probably in line for 15 minutes. The screener wanted to see the e-mail response that the portal had accepted our submission. You should probably print that e-mail and bring it along with the printed covid test - that would be easiest.

I doubt there is any examination concerning the lab being "certified". Mine was but I just don't think anyone is checking for that.

Good luck. I've been home for three days and I'm ready to go back.


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Re: Entry to USVI [Re: caribbeangirl13] #240058
11/17/2020 07:53 PM
11/17/2020 07:53 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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By the time your done screening, the bags should be coming out.


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Re: Entry to USVI [Re: caribbeangirl13] #240096
11/18/2020 12:13 AM
11/18/2020 12:13 AM
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Vail, CO
caribbeangirl13 Offline OP
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My husband and I got our tests back today so applied through the portal and waiting approval. 3 of the kids got their approval letter but the 4th was denied and asked to resubmit with more information. Exact words were...

Your travel screening submission needs to be resubmitted. Test results must be clear and legible, clearly identify the patient, the lab, the date of test and the type of test. Your submission does not meet one of these requirements.

Thinking is was because there wasn’t a lab written on the form, just said “in house” because it was at a doctor’s office.


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Re: Entry to USVI [Re: caribbeangirl13] #240107
11/18/2020 07:33 AM
11/18/2020 07:33 AM
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We had a similar issue. We resubmitted the actual lab report and approx 24 hours later we received the approval.


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Lagoon 50 (winner of best crewed yacht under 55 feet at the St. Thomas crewed yacht boat show).

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Re: Entry to USVI [Re: caribbeangirl13] #240178
11/18/2020 05:40 PM
11/18/2020 05:40 PM
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Yup....my wife got her results the day before we left and submitted the form then. Got the approval a few hours later...BUT....you can print the completed form and take it with you if you do not get the approval email....just have your test results printed,,,,this was for a mid-October trip to STT

Re: Entry to USVI [Re: caribbeangirl13] #240342
11/20/2020 03:09 PM
11/20/2020 03:09 PM
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We just returned from a week on St. John. My wife and I tested at a local CVS on Saturday, 11/7. I received results on Sunday, 11/8, she received hers on Monday, 11/9. On Monday, 11/9, I filled out the forms on the USVI portal and uploaded our test results. We received e-mail notification and the travel certificates on Tuesday, 11/10. Our flights departed early in the morning on Thursday, 11/12. Delta flight with connection in Atlanta. Middle seats were empty. Upon arrival at STT, as we walked around the outer perimeter of the terminal heading to the baggage claim area there were two folks directing traffic into two lines. They took our temperature with a temporal (forehead) thermometer. With no fever indicated, they motioned us along to the next person, that person took our certificates and gave us back our copies of the test results and said "you are free to go". We had arranged for a private taxi in advance and he was waiting right outside the door where the queue for taxis forms up.

The only stressful part of the whole experience was when I had received my results but my wife had not, I was afraid, if her results didn't come back in time, she might have to get a last minute test which would cost another $350 locally.

Re: Entry to USVI [Re: caribbeangirl13] #240733
11/26/2020 11:06 AM
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Five of us entered on Nov. 14. We all had our negative tests and approval from the portal. No issues at all. Within 5 minutes of exiting the plane we were sipping painkillers at the airport bar while waiting for our bags.


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