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Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: Carol_Hill] #283125
05/25/2022 11:39 AM
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Can someone confirm (and make me and and my wife feel better) that the rt-PCR test you take prior to travel and the Binaznow proctored test to return (if choosing that way) - that neither are the old tests that poke the swab to the back of the brain?? Are hey both just nasal swabs like at home self-tests? Thank you!

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Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: Carol_Hill] #283127
05/25/2022 11:41 AM
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Haha! Yes, just like the home tests. Nothing to it.


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Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: diver67] #283172
05/25/2022 07:31 PM
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Depends who is administering the test.

Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: Carol_Hill] #283198
05/26/2022 08:08 AM
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So in your recent travels, where did you take the test that they did that?

Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: Carol_Hill] #285684
07/05/2022 04:08 PM
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Different question - and I sure appreciate everyones help.

I am intersted in what kinds of documents you were successful in uploading for EHAS approval?

I do not need an overview of what is on the approval submission website. I read that and understand.

But I am curious since there are so many options as to what you can get back from a test result. I would be able to get a signed letter from doctor with all the information from my doctor for a rapid antigen test. Would love to scan that and send it in. As this test can be administered by her and no lab needed, I do not know if they would frown on that (reading that doctor email not good enough).

Anyone do an antigen test with their doctor?

Thanks!

Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: diver67] #285691
07/05/2022 06:10 PM
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Are you vaccinated? If you're vaccinated, you don't need to worry about test results at all.


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Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: Carol_Hill] #285707
07/06/2022 08:31 AM
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We are not. Had delta version this time last year.

Anyone email them with just a general question and get responses?

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Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: diver67] #285709
07/06/2022 09:29 AM
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Several people have sent in general questions to EHAS and gotten a response.


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Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: Carol_Hill] #289245
10/04/2022 03:11 PM
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Did I just read this correctly, you have to have proof of taking a covid booster shot within 14 days of arrival?


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Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: Carol_Hill] #289246
10/04/2022 03:42 PM
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No....you did not read it correctly. You are considered fully vac'd two weeks after your second shot

"You are considered fully vaccinated with an accepted vaccine :
2 weeks after the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac/Coronavac and Covishield vaccines,"

The addition of the booster info is a tad misleading since "fully vac'ed" does not mean boosters administered

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Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: Carol_Hill] #289457
10/12/2022 03:56 PM
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We are to fly to SXM on 10/29. I fear I am still too obtuse to understand #5 on their list. My wife had Covid last May but only had a "Rapid NAAT test" done. Not a PCR. She only talked to her Dr. on the phone briefly and had a very mild case. Her Dr. wonders what a PCR test will demonstrate to them at this late date. Since she never had a PCR test done I am tempted to simply say we have not had Covid in the last 9 months as we have nothing they accept to demonstrate she did.

Should she get a PCR test done now even though it is still 17 days out?
Advice?

Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: MXS] #289458
10/12/2022 04:01 PM
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When they say "positive Covid-19 PCR test result" do they mean positive that she does NOT have Covid?

Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: MXS] #289459
10/12/2022 04:02 PM
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Has she had the vaccine? If so, then it doesn't matter if she had Covid or not. Just show proof of vaccination.


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Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: Carol_Hill] #289460
10/12/2022 04:07 PM
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Yes, we are fully vaxed and boosted. But #5 on their list says this:

Travelers who have recovered from a Covid-19 infection within 9 months before departure must upload one of the below acceptable proofs of recovery:

A government / public health authority issued proof of recovery (Digital Covid Recovery Certificate or letter)
A lab issued positive Covid-19 PCR test result also indicating a Ct value of 35 or higher.
A signed and stamped Covid-19 recovery letter from a physician accompanied by the positive Covid-19 PCR test result.

It does not seem to exempt vaxed travelers.

Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: Carol_Hill] #289461
10/12/2022 04:07 PM
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...and the Rapid NAAT test has always been accepted when it WAS needed...used it for four trips...

https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing

Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: MXS] #289463
10/12/2022 04:50 PM
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MXS--That is only if you are using the fact that you recovered from Covid in order to bypass having to have a vaccination or have a test. If you are vaccinated, just upload proof of vaccination.


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Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: Carol_Hill] #290375
11/02/2022 08:16 AM
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Yay! I agree they were needed to begin with, but glad they are now gone!! clapping


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Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: Carol_Hill] #290390
11/02/2022 11:09 AM
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I hate to be a dissenter, and I know I'll make some enemies here, but this is a disease that has killed over a million in the US, and many millions globally, and it's still out there. Hospitalizations are on the rise in several states. Yes, for convenience reasons relaxing restrictions is nice. But the last time it was done, the disease came back "bigly" and in some areas the restrictions were reintroduced.


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Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: Biturbo] #290394
11/02/2022 11:46 AM
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I agree it's definitely still out there, and I plan on getting another booster shot, hopefully this weekend. But the time for EHAS is past.


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Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: Carol_Hill] #292041
12/05/2022 02:54 PM
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Carol… my posts aren’t showing up…but they appear on my mailbox

Re: As of yesterday, there are NO Covid requirements to enter SXM! [Re: zoe] #292044
12/05/2022 03:51 PM
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Sorry, I don't understand your question.


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