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Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! #266214
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See the attached screen shot! I missed it by 1 day!

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Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266218
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AWESOME !

Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266220
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Indeed, that is great news!! clapping

Somehow, I think the requirement to re-enter the US will still be in place for a while, but it's a start!!


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Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266222
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That is the news we have all been waiting for. Now all we need is to have that same for returning to USA.

Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266224
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WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266226
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will you still have to submit a copy of vax card on EHAS form and be approved?

Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: CC12] #266227
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Obviously YES, you will have to show your vaccination card, because the requirements remain the same, for those NOT vaccinated.. I assume that means that one will still have to get the EHAS authorization. Hopefully those that are fully vaccinated will be able to get their forms submitted earlier than before.

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Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266228
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Has anyone seen an official statement on this matter? So far I cannot find another source.

Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: davew] #266229
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Facebook is apparently as "official" as the SXM government gets. duh


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Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: davew] #266230
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yes, please look at the screen shot that I provided- that is the official statement- perhaps this is more official because it has the Minister or Public Health, Social Development and Labor's picture???


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Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266233
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This is really good news if it holds up. A posting on FB is not what you would call a primary source. Anyone with a reference?

Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: davew] #266235
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Its on the Government site. What more you need.

Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: davew] #266236
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dave--as I said, the Facebook site for SXM is "official" for SXM government. It's stupid, but it is what is is.


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Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: davew] #266237
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Originally Posted by davew
This is really good news if it holds up. A posting on FB is not what you would call a primary source. Anyone with a reference?

well, give him a call-1-721-549-0200🙄🙄 - FYI its is a whole lot quicker to update the Official Gvt site on FB than it is to do their on-line website. There iusuallyly QA/Testing involved and then the update is pushed to production.. JS....


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Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266240
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Well, crap on a cracker! We miss this new regulation by six days. frown

But it's good news for everyone else.


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Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266242
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Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266244
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FREAKING AWESOME NEWS!

Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266246
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So then will we need to send in our proof of Vax to get permission? Again thinking of the airlines and what they may require to get on a jet going there. I am sure more will come out but certainly want the info.


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Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266247
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Kathy, you are a sweetheart, thank you for sharing this with us.


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Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266248
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I have to wonder if you are not injected with an approve jab and apply for entry as unvaccinated if one would be approved for entry to SXM even with a negative test?

Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266249
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I would think that would remain as it is now...neg test required . only change would apply to the vaccinated group

Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: sxmmartini] #266251
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martini--NO. The release says that unvaccinated folks will still need to have a test.


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Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: KathyD242424] #266252
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Bout time. I though the original float of this idea was jn May. Ditch EHAS hastle for vaccinated.

US should ditch return testing for vaccinated.

Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: PelicanPirate] #266253
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Ill amend my view of EHAS for vaccinated if it gives you scannable bar code that lets you bypass the vax card checking line.

Supe up the convenience for those that are good to go.

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So the little card that I got from CVS is all that I'm going to need in January? It reallly doesn't seem very "official" - but I'm certaily not complaining!

Re: Great News!!! As of 11/1/2021 Vax'ed people just need their Vax card! [Re: timnboston] #266257
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You'll probably still need to apply through EHAS and pay for the insurance. I assume you'll need to say what vaccine you got as only approved ones will qualify. A list was provided in the news release.

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Dear all,

Let us move over from the “Dutch” part Sint Maarten to the French part Saint-Martin and an article published today, October 20:
https://www.faxinfo.fr/en/covid-19-...-francaise-pour-les-touristes-etrangers/

My interpretation regarding those, from the US, who want to land in Sint Maarten, but wants to sleep in Saint-Martin: two mandatory requirements exists.

A proof of negative rt-PCR test not older than 72 hours when initially entering French territory;
A proof of two vaccine doses taken.

Is that a correct interpretation?

Kindly, Lars

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Great news, thanks for the update. This will take a lot of the stress out of coming down. I know it will take some time for the EHAS to update their website, but hopefully when they do we can submit more than 2 or 3 days in advance of departure. This would also remove stress.

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Originally Posted by BeachKitten
Well, crap on a cracker! We miss this new regulation by six days. frown

But it's good news for everyone else.



Same for me. Five days for me.


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Originally Posted by Lars
Dear all,

Let us move over from the “Dutch” part Sint Maarten to the French part Saint-Martin and an article published today, October 20:
https://www.faxinfo.fr/en/covid-19-...-francaise-pour-les-touristes-etrangers/

My interpretation regarding those, from the US, who want to land in Sint Maarten, but wants to sleep in Saint-Martin: two mandatory requirements exists.

A proof of negative rt-PCR test not older than 72 hours when initially entering French territory;
A proof of two vaccine doses taken.

Is that a correct interpretation?

Kindly, Lars


This is how I read it, but I don't see anyway this will be enforced. Are they going to set up check points and road blocks to check peole traveling from the Dutch side to the French side???

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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
You'll probably still need to apply through EHAS and pay for the insurance. I assume you'll need to say what vaccine you got as only approved ones will qualify. A list was provided in the news release.


Your CDC vaccine card should state which vaccine you received along with the dates. I'm sure they'll want a scan of that card to issue the approval.


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Dear “mdlgdl”,

Since the pandemic started, the French authorities has put the control function on the hoteliers (including myself who is letting via Airbnb at Mont Vernon).

Please, it would be very stressful if guests from the US would show up for check-in without both the PCR-test and full vaccination proof. I.e. no hotelier (on the French side) would survive a bad relation with the French authorities.

Please, continue to fulfil the both the requirements of Sint Maarten and Saint-Martin!

Kindly, Lars

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It should be listed on your Vax card


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Originally Posted by Lars
Dear “mdlgdl”,

Since the pandemic started, the French authorities has put the control function on the hoteliers (including myself who is letting via Airbnb at Mont Vernon).

Please, it would be very stressful if guests from the US would show up for check-in without both the PCR-test and full vaccination proof. I.e. no hotelier (on the French side) would survive a bad relation with the French authorities.

Please, continue to fulfil the both the requirements of Sint Maarten and Saint-Martin!

Kindly, Lars


Understood

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My little card says Moderna - which is on the approved list - now all that I need is to get my booster shot (being an old fogie!)

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Originally Posted by GaKaye
Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
You'll probably still need to apply through EHAS and pay for the insurance. I assume you'll need to say what vaccine you got as only approved ones will qualify. A list was provided in the news release.


Your CDC vaccine card should state which vaccine you received along with the dates. I'm sure they'll want a scan of that card to issue the approval.

Exactly. I wasn't disputing that.

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That is good news but we are traveling prior to 11/1.

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so for us vaccinated folks we are just waiting for the proper protocol (EHAS) to apply for approval?????

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Originally Posted by bizzottom
so for us vaccinated folks we are just waiting for the proper protocol (EHAS) to apply for approval?????

That is the way I understand it.

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Herald Article pretty much says what Gov site said.
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