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no more testing for entry - 15 July #286028
07/14/2022 11:58 AM
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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286031
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Jason, is the vaccination proof still going to be required that you know of? If I am understanding the "pre-COVID normal" correctly, I am assuming no.


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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286032
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Link says "not authorized"...but sounds like great news!

Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: ndfaninnc] #286033
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Originally Posted by ndfaninnc
Jason, is the vaccination proof still going to be required that you know of? If I am understanding the "pre-COVID normal" correctly, I am assuming no.

no clue. try google


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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: ndfaninnc] #286034
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Originally Posted by ndfaninnc
Jason, is the vaccination proof still going to be required that you know of? If I am understanding the "pre-COVID normal" correctly, I am assuming no.

should be heavily reported in the FB news sites soon. try google


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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286035
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Thanks Jason. Nothing on google since mid June. But like you said, it should be reported soon. Hope you are doing well.


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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286037
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They had already eliminated testing for day trippers, which made no sense to me. Ride the same ferry, but only test if you're staying longer and spending more money.

Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: RatmansWife] #286038
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Originally Posted by RatmansWife
They had already eliminated testing for day trippers, which made no sense to me. Ride the same ferry, but only test if you're staying longer and spending more money.

actually, it does make sense for here or at least it feels normal for here.

Last edited by JasonHelmbrecht; 07/14/2022 01:22 PM.

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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286040
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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286083
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I am not seeing anything "official" on this. In STT now and heading over on Sunday--I will provide an update.

Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286085
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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: sdrunner] #286086
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Originally Posted by sdrunner
I am not seeing anything "official" on this. In STT now and heading over on Sunday--I will provide an update.

It's a government Press Release from Ministry of Health & Social Development. How much more "official" do you want? Why don't you sign up to view the Gazette (legal documents) and post them yourself?

Good luck.


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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286091
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Jason--I think perhaps sdrunner didn't click on the link. Agreed, that is 'official' as it gets.


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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: Carol_Hill] #286092
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Jason--I think perhaps sdrunner didn't click on the link. Agreed, that is 'official' as it gets.

don't know how to make it any easier.


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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286104
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Jason--sometimes people just miss seeing the link, if they're reading quickly. You posted it correctly.


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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286132
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a few more answers.

Attached Files full COVID rules 07152022.jpg

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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286188
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Jason, I did not realize you hyper linked your post. Sorry should have known better…. And Good Luck to you too…

Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286250
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It sounds like they have gone back to the way it used to be, pre covid that is. People will be reporting on this soon and I'm waiting to hear what they have to say.

Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: Calvin] #286251
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Originally Posted by Calvin
It sounds like they have gone back to the way it used to be, pre covid that is. People will be reporting on this soon and I'm waiting to hear what they have to say.

Yes - back to pre-Covid. All you need is a pasport (and money).

Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: duckfat] #286312
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Yess, finally the news I want to hear! Wish it was announced before June would have been going here instead of Jamaica . . . Anyway still fantastic news, can't wait to plan


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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286314
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Great news! Need to remember though, you still need to test to return to St Thomas. Can't wait, heading down again in 2 weeks.

Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286316
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Yess, finally the news I want to hear! Wish it was announced before June would have been going here instead of Jamaica . . . Anyway still fantastic news, can't wait to plan


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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: jagmansr] #286317
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Originally Posted by jagmansr
Great news! Need to remember though, you still need to test to return to St Thomas. Can't wait, heading down again in 2 weeks.

nope


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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286318
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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286328
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This is what I found. It clearly states international travel to USVI (as in from BVI) still requires negative covid test. Seems there’s still too much confusion on requirements. Love to have someone prove me wrong.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/tr...ovid-restrictions-for-american-travelers

Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: jagmansr] #286329
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Originally Posted by jagmansr


jagmansr,

Your article is from May 27, 2022. Protocols for the USVI changed June 1, 2022. This is from the USVI travel portal (as posted by Jason above)...

** ALERT! IMPORTANT UPDATE! **
EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2022, THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES TO THE TESTING REQUIREMENTS. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY.
ALL TRAVELERS

All domestic travelers and international travelers are no longer required to complete the following to travel to the USVI:

All travelers are no longer required to complete the USVI Travel Screening Portal or present an approved green QR code to travel to the USVI.
All travelers are no longer required to provide a negative COVID test result to travel to the USVI.
All travelers are no longer required to provide proof of COVID vaccination to travel to the USVI.
Please refer to the CDC requirements for domestic travel and the CDC requirements for international travel to stay up to date on the current travel requirements for the United States.

If you then click on the CDC requirement link for international travel it says this...

As of 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.

I would trust the information above over an online article but if you want to play it safe you can always bring the eMed proctored Binax Now tests with you.


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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286331
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My concern is it says air travelers and doesn’t say anything new about ferry traveling. Just want to be symhre.

Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: jagmansr] #286337
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We just got back today by water taxi. No test.

Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: jagmansr] #286341
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Originally Posted by jagmansr
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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286346
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I just received an email from Native Son stating negative covid test is still required to go from BVI to St Thomas. No test, no ticket,,, granted there are posted articles saying you don’t need tested but at 7am in the morning I don’t want to be turned down for my ticket because of current confusions.

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I wish people would at least try, and notice the amount of posts that Jason has, everyone here knows that he posts only information he is sure about.

To Jason, thank you for all your posts. All just voluntary help for visitors... and recently seems so many that just want to argue...

To jagman, I just called Native Son, they said they need to update their system.

The updated protocols are clear, if you choose not to believe them that is your choice.

Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: picaflores] #286361
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"I wish people would at least try, and notice the amount of posts that Jason has, everyone here knows that he posts only information he is sure about."

Well said. Jason is not being paid to help us travelers, and yet he does with no hesitations. Even the multiple PM's I've sent him. Thank you Jason.


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Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286362
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Jason is the gold source here..and I am glad to also call him a good friend. I planned to stop by the ferry dock this am to get it "from the horses mouth" but the place was a zoo.. I am certain that the official news from the USVI is correct and that the ferry companies just havent updated their websites ( pretty common down here).BTW..lovely day down here and I;m off to lunch hazving paid my overdue property tax!

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Originally Posted by Manpot
Jason is the gold source here..and I am glad to also call him a good friend. I planned to stop by the ferry dock this am to get it "from the horses mouth" but the place was a zoo.. I am certain that the official news from the USVI is correct and that the ferry companies just havent updated their websites ( pretty common down here).BTW..lovely day down here and I;m off to lunch hazving paid my overdue property tax!

Agree 100%. Jason is the gold source. Safe travels, Mal. Clear skies and nice weather here in Norcal.

Re: no more testing for entry - 15 July [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #286373
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Thanks Jason,
What was confusing was this morning Native Son emailed me (not their website) saying tests were still required to take the ferry from BVI to St Thomas. They DID just email me again confirming it's no longer required. I just didn't want to show up at the ferry dock to find out tests were still needed.
Looks like I owe a few drinks when I get down August 3rd. Look for Star Gazer,,,,,, I'll have Painkillers waiting....... It will be nice not having to deal with testing anymore.


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