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Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again #279552
04/05/2022 10:35 AM
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Hadn't seen this mentioned, but the EHAS website has the following announcement:

-- As of April 1, 2022, non-fully vaccinated travelers can also enter with a negative 24 hr. Ag test. --

Apparently they realized that 48 Hours was not enough time to get rt-PCR test results.

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Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: Lucky13] #279556
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That has been the case before with that announcement along with the 48hr PCR test option.

Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: SXMScubaman] #279558
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Not most recently. They were requiring ONLY a PCR test for the non vaccinated.


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Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: SXMScubaman] #279559
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
That has been the case before with that announcement along with the 48hr PCR test option.


Umm, no, it hasn’t. The policy has been updated, which is why it was just announced four days ago.

Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: Lucky13] #279561
04/05/2022 01:15 PM
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Yes it went into effect April 1st but was announced before that and posted on this Forum that it was coming. No big deal.

Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: SXMScubaman] #279563
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No, actually, it was not posted here about this latest change. Perhaps somewhere else that you read. We're vaccinated, so no matter to us, but it does make a difference for those who are not.


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Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: Lucky13] #279565
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Yes. We are Vaxed and boosted too. Getting our second booster next week. All good.

Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: Lucky13] #279572
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Don't be to sure , just talked to a friend that is vaxed and boosted . And we found out today he has covid !


If your motto is ; If at first you don't succeed......
Maybe it would be best not to try sky diving !
Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: Lucky13] #279578
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So...my wife and I had our second dose of vaccine in Feb of 2021. We were per-approved by st Martin in under 20 minutes. I just need insurance or encouragement that we won't be blind sided by a need for a test when we try to board or get to Phillipsburg. Can anyone pat my head and tell me it's all good? We so need this vacation. Even the hotel on the French side said we need no further testing to enter there. If I screw this up my 42 year marriage might be in jeopardy. Just kidding, but it would be horrible. Thanks.

Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: moi] #279582
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Consider your head patted. Enjoy your trip.

Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: moi] #279597
04/06/2022 09:03 AM
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Well, you obviously weren't pre-approved by St. Martin, since that is the French side, but you are good to go, yes. Enjoy.


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Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: Lucky13] #279599
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Thanks. That was a spell check change I didn't feel like fighting the computer over.

Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: moi] #279602
04/06/2022 09:09 AM
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OK. Enjoy your trip! Lucy is NOT lurking around the corner to haul the football away..


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Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: SXMScubaman] #279606
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Hopefully after a 2 years of not being there we have been going since 1985 , my question does the EHAS work on Sunday and will they take a picture of our vaccine card two shot and a booster ? This applying for a visit is new to us

Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: DICKG] #279608
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They work 24/7/365 and all you need is a picture of your vaccine card. You don't need a booster at all.


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Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: moi] #279624
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Originally Posted by moi
So...my wife and I had our second dose of vaccine in Feb of 2021. We were per-approved by st Martin in under 20 minutes. I just need insurance or encouragement that we won't be blind sided by a need for a test when we try to board or get to Phillipsburg. Can anyone pat my head and tell me it's all good? We so need this vacation. Even the hotel on the French side said we need no further testing to enter there. If I screw this up my 42 year marriage might be in jeopardy. Just kidding, but it would be horrible. Thanks.


And rather than relying on social media, one should always check the official Sint Maarten page at:

SXM EHAS PAGE LINK


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Re: Rapid Antigen Test OK for Entry to SXM Again [Re: jazzgal] #279625
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Quite true. Go direct to the source for correct information.


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