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Covid test at airport? #270471
12/02/2021 07:16 PM
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Angelface Offline OP
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Hi all. Here for a quick trip to see the parentals and leave on Monday. Is the airport still doing rapid antigen tests? That would probably be easier than my other options on the French side.

Thanks!

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Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: Angelface] #270472
12/02/2021 07:18 PM
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They are, but tests at the airport are WAAY more expensive than other places on the Dutch side. I think it's like $125 a person or similar? Suggest you contact MedWorks to make an appointment for a test there. Easy, on time, clean, professional. Highly recommended.


Carol Hill
Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: Angelface] #270498
12/03/2021 07:51 AM
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Bio Pole in Hope Estates does a test for around 88Euros with the test in the morning, and results (emailed) in around 5 hours. Must make an appointment, not just show up.

Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: Angelface] #270502
12/03/2021 07:58 AM
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Do these places test on Sundays?

Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: boucharda] #270504
12/03/2021 08:05 AM
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We are on island now and are unable to find anywhere that tests on Sundays, except the airport.... on the Dutch side.

Last edited by lhbsurf; 12/03/2021 08:08 AM.

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Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: lhbsurf] #270508
12/03/2021 08:46 AM
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As of TODAY, unless you're unvaccinated, the rule is 3 days before, not 1 day. My thought is that once the US goes to 1 day, I think at least some of the Dutch side places will start doing testing on Sunday.


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Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #270510
12/03/2021 08:48 AM
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That makes sense....and I guess we will find out soon because flights this Monday are subject to the new requirement

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Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: Angelface] #270537
12/03/2021 12:57 PM
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Right. I’m thinking the airport testing is going to be really busy on Monday if none of these places are open!

Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: Angelface] #270541
12/03/2021 01:11 PM
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Angelface--are you going home this Monday?? BTW, I haven't heard back from Medwork yet. I sent them an email and asked about this situation. Perhaps they didn't even know about it yet??


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Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #270584
12/03/2021 05:23 PM
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Yeah, this Monday. World’s fastest trip - I didn’t even pack a bathing suit frown

Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #270611
12/04/2021 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Angelface--are you going home this Monday?? BTW, I haven't heard back from Medwork yet. I sent them an email and asked about this situation. Perhaps they didn't even know about it yet??


They know about it. We leave on Friday and had appointments for testing on Wednesday. I sent them an email and they changed our appointments to Thursday.


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Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: GaKaye] #270626
12/04/2021 08:26 AM
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I have not gotten a response to my email yet, so maybe they are trying to decide what to do, whether to offer testing on Sunday or not..


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Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: Carol_Hill] #270676
12/04/2021 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Angelface--are you going home this Monday?? BTW, I haven't heard back from Medwork yet. I sent them an email and asked about this situation. Perhaps they didn't even know about it yet??


They know about it. They sent an email to everyone on their schedule to let them know you might need to change your appointment.

Angelface, if you're flying Monday afternoon, you can get your test at medworks on Monday morning.


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Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: GaKaye] #270678
12/04/2021 03:40 PM
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Just adds more stress to get tested on flight day.

Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: Angelface] #270819
12/06/2021 04:55 PM
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Just to close the loop here, I got a rapid antigen test this morning at around 8:30. I went to a testing site in Marigot by the Catholic church. There were two people ahead of me and I was in and out in 20 minutes (with results in hand) with the most gentle brain tickle test yet. Currently on my flight home frown

Re: Covid test at airport? [Re: Angelface] #270820
12/06/2021 05:17 PM
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OK, glad to hear it worked out OK.


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