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Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: ScubaSXM] #231772
08/10/2020 06:35 AM
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USVI requires testing within FIVE days prior to travel for US residents arriving from states with +10% infection rate average. Both numbers are are the high end

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Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: Bahston] #231781
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Croatia is one of a few countries in Europe that will allow Americans to come in. All visitors are required to have an RT-PCR test from within 48 hours. They just reduced the time allowed from 72 hours.

Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: Carol_Hill] #231816
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
That's not really it. It's a matter of they can get the test results done within the period of time because they have less tests to run. And, as was stated in the paper, today, SXM is using that as a way to control how many people come in.

freedomfighter--did you find someplace where you could actually get the right test?


Hi Carol, YES!!! Found a place in Bradenton. Passport Health, phone #941-462-4338 offers a PCR test through Active Medical that gets you results within 36-48 hours. It isn't covered by Health Insurance, and costs $229 per person, but it will allow us to meet the requirements. Wont help unless the French side opens the border though.

Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: freedomfighter] #231838
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OK, best wishes, freedomfighter.


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Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: ScubaSXM] #231880
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The requirement that rt-PCR tests not have an EUA seems to have mysteriously disappeared. I just walked through the entire SXMENTRY website, and did not see it. Did I miss something, or have the entry requirements changed again?

Whether in my favor or not, "moving targets" do not inspire confidence.

Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: Bahston] #231892
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You are correct, as reported in the Daily Herald this morning. But apparently they have still been enforcing it.. Supposedly the last update was August 10, so perhaps it was removed yesterday. And 'moving targets' inspire confidence in NO one.


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Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: Carol_Hill] #231917
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
You are correct, as reported in the Daily Herald this morning. But apparently they have still been enforcing it.. Supposedly the last update was August 10, so perhaps it was removed yesterday. And 'moving targets' inspire confidence in NO one.


Correct. This is not how you safely instill confidence in those wanting and willing to visit. They really need to get it together in many ways.


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Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: ruralcarrier] #231974
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Thank you for some sanity in this simple event made WAAAAAY too complicted

Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: boucharda] #231977
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Originally Posted by boucharda
Thank you for some sanity in this simple event made WAAAAAY too complicted

Yep, what should be relatively simple and straight forward got all mucked up by the government. Sadly, the ones to suffer the most are the local WORKING (or wishing they were working) island residents


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Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: ScubaSXM] #232082
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We are probably going to cancel our trip as we are scheduled to fly on Saturday, November 28th at 5:30 AM. However, November 26th is Thanksgiving and we can't find a place to get the PCR test on the 27th and also get the results the same day to complete the SXM form. We are also trying to schedule a test late on the 25th and pick up the results on the 27th and then complete the form. Anyway seems complicated and depends on finding a lab that will do it.


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Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: candj] #232091
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Have you checked with ARCpoint Labs in Wilmington, NC? Phone number is 910-762-1223.

Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: wilsonck] #232100
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Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: BeachKitten] #232107
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So true.

Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: ScubaSXM] #232119
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Thanks Wilsonck we will give them a try.


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Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: mort] #232180
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For those needing to get tested in the Bradenton/Sarasota area, I found a place in Parrish today. Prime Health Urgent Care 8927 US 301 Suite 210 Parrish, Fl. 941-845-4621. I just hung up from talking to them. They take most insurances. I also found a place in Tampa 24/7 Labs. They charge $189 and don't take insurance. Both appear to be great options and made me feel like my November trip might actually be able to be taken.
I also want to thank this forum for getting me started of where to look. I was hitting dead ends everywhere and it must have been a sign that there were actually people on this forum looking for places in my area.

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Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: popeyeskid] #232181
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popeye--Hope you are able to take you trip. Thanks for posting.


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Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: Carol_Hill] #232243
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Thank you. Still not real confident that it can happen. I'm afraid that by then SXM will be shut back down completely.

Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: Southshore] #232256
08/14/2020 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Southshore
I live just outside Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. I had to get the Covid test yesterday, on advice from my doctor, as I had some sketchy symptoms and I'm 70 years old. I was told I would get the results in 3 to 5 days. If I tested positive I would get a call from the health department. If I have heard nothing after 5 days, I can check my results online. If you needed a printed copy of your results, you had to have a very good reason for asking. Travel did not appear to be a good enough reason.

However, it does appear that test results are available faster under other circumstances. My sister had minor surgery last week. On Monday, I drove her to the hospital so she could be tested pre-op. She had the test at 1:00 p.m. Monday and got the results on her cel phone at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Priorities, I guess.


Southshore,
I had my 2nd negative test yesterday (aug 13) at Trillium Hospital, Hurontario & Queensway. "Living with a flight attendant who has to do flights to USA" was my excuse for needing a re-test.
At 11AM I was in a line outside for 30 minutes but under tents to shade from the 29C heat. Once inside it was 10 minutes from processing my health card to walking out after the nasal swab. Although, like the first test a few weeks ago, the nurse said it could be 3-5 days, I had the results this Am (Aug 14) online when I woke up....less than 24 hours turnaround.

Below is all that gets posted on the govt site....I did not see anything on their webpage that would generate an "official govt approved certificate but I think you can show the authorities your online results.
Tested on:
13-Aug-2020 (Reported: 14-Aug-2020)
Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga
Negative
Your results were negative for the COVID-19 virus
If you were self-isolating for 14 days prior to being tested, continue to do this for the remainder of the 14-day period
If not, continue to self-monitor for the remainder of the 14-day period. If your symptoms worsen, take the self-assessment
After that, follow the guidelines for physical distancing
Healthcare or essential workers
– talk to your Occupational Health team for return to work policies.


After every Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF.

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Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: I_AM_CDN] #232265
08/14/2020 01:17 PM
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" your symptoms worsen, take the self-assessment
After that, follow the guidelines for physical distancing"
I would think this would be a red flag upon presenting a result with this wording at arrival at PJIA. Indicates you had prior symptoms and need quarantine.

Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: ScubaSXM] #232272
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...and there is nothing stating the type of test performed

Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: ScubaSXM] #232274
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Originally Posted by I_AM_CDN

I had my 2nd negative test yesterday (aug 13) at Trillium Hospital, Hurontario & Queensway. "Living with a flight attendant who has to do flights to USA" was my excuse for needing a re-test.
At 11AM I was in a line outside for 30 minutes but under tents to shade from the 29C heat. Once inside it was 10 minutes from processing my health card to walking out after the nasal swab. Although, like the first test a few weeks ago, the nurse said it could be 3-5 days, I had the results this Am (Aug 14) online when I woke up....less than 24 hours turnaround.

Below is all that gets posted on the govt site....I did not see anything on their webpage that would generate an "official govt approved certificate but I think you can show the authorities your online results.
Tested on:
13-Aug-2020 (Reported: 14-Aug-2020)
Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga
Negative
Your results were negative for the COVID-19 virus
If you were self-isolating for 14 days prior to being tested, continue to do this for the remainder of the 14-day period
If not, continue to self-monitor for the remainder of the 14-day period. If your symptoms worsen, take the self-assessment
After that, follow the guidelines for physical distancing
Healthcare or essential workers
– talk to your Occupational Health team for return to work policies.


You need to upload a copy of your test results to complete the health questionnaire, so just showing authorities your online results would not count. Also, your test results do not state what type of test was performed, so it would not pass for that reason as well.

Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: ScubaSXM] #232512
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Well this is one way to do it. 🤦‍♂️

“We met people from Jersey who didn't get their PCR tests back in time, so they photoshopped their PCR test. They said they got right through at the airport.”

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTop...eport_8_8_8_15-St_Martin_St_Maarten.html

Re: Covid PCR Test Results in 72 Hours - Successes and Failures [Re: ScubaSXM] #232517
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Nice. Remind me not to be around those people.
Cheers!

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