Traveltalkonline.com Forums


BVI Cruise Schedule TTOL Sponsors BVI Travel Calendar
Forum Statistics
Forums39
Topics30,926
Posts235,009
Members25,492
Most Online2,218
Jan 21st, 2020
Top Posters(30 Days)
Fred 85
Zanshin 79
pat 61
Kennys 57
Fran 53
Member Spotlight
Riverfrontbrewer
Riverfrontbrewer
South Carolina
Posts: 410
Joined: July 2013
Show All Member Profiles 
Today's Birthdays
kathyf
Who's Online Now
51 registered members (Maranjo, Jeannius, GW248, RICKnGRACE_LI_NY, CaptainJay, MrEZgoin, Swifty, Koninklijke Luchtvaart, RickG, sleepychef, duke63, DEL, gomer36, TomGarvey, d_fish, Todd, PML, sugarae, IWIWSE, MKGrey, SteveH, SXMScubaman, bailau, GeorgeC1, Brian&Andi, xrayman67, ecm56, Kennys, vetteguy, bigbobthib, NoelHall, Don_and_Linda, John, Flotsam, ScurvyD, Mikel, MamaB, deliveryskipper, 13 invisible), 209 guests, and 430 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Protocols Delayed!!! #237641
10/22/2020 10:52 AM
10/22/2020 10:52 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 4,081
South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
tpcook Offline OP
Traveler
tpcook  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 4,081
South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
Protocols delayed until Monday at best. What a surprise!!


tpcook
BVI Sponsors
Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237643
10/22/2020 10:56 AM
10/22/2020 10:56 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,169
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
JasonHelmbrecht Offline
Traveler
JasonHelmbrecht  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,169
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
I think we'll hear some answers during today's meeting here.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237667
10/22/2020 01:22 PM
10/22/2020 01:22 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,701
GA/NC
GeorgeC1 Online content
Traveler
GeorgeC1  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,701
GA/NC
The meeting did not sound promising. Sounds like he was making a case for quarantine.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: GeorgeC1] #237674
10/22/2020 02:15 PM
10/22/2020 02:15 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 367
Northern IL
bagsarepacked Offline
Traveler
bagsarepacked  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 367
Northern IL
George - I listened to almost the whole broadcast while working and I walked away with that same feeling. There was multiple mentions of checks and relief money being given out in the next few days /next week. Perhaps the delay of the meeting and the timing of those checks may be to soften the blow to locals who want tourists back and know a long quarantine could be a deal breaker for many.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237677
10/22/2020 02:34 PM
10/22/2020 02:34 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,701
GA/NC
GeorgeC1 Online content
Traveler
GeorgeC1  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,701
GA/NC
Let’s hope we’re both wrong. I need my Dec trip. If it gets canceled I will probably rebook my June trip to Greece out of spite!
G

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: bagsarepacked] #237679
10/22/2020 02:45 PM
10/22/2020 02:45 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,169
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
JasonHelmbrecht Offline
Traveler
JasonHelmbrecht  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,169
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Originally Posted by bagsarepacked
George - I listened to almost the whole broadcast while working and I walked away with that same feeling. There was multiple mentions of checks and relief money being given out in the next few days /next week. Perhaps the delay of the meeting and the timing of those checks may be to soften the blow to locals who want tourists back and know a long quarantine could be a deal breaker for many.


It certainly did NOT sound like USVI day trippers will be back any time soon.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237694
10/22/2020 04:16 PM
10/22/2020 04:16 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 367
Northern IL
bagsarepacked Offline
Traveler
bagsarepacked  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 367
Northern IL
Jason, Yes, I caught the comment that things will not be the way they were for a while, and than the slight back track with for a few months added.
Was interesting to listen to everyone's comments.....and I found it super funny that they kept showing the picture of the topless woman on the wall behind them.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: bagsarepacked] #237695
10/22/2020 04:35 PM
10/22/2020 04:35 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,169
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
JasonHelmbrecht Offline
Traveler
JasonHelmbrecht  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,169
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Originally Posted by bagsarepacked
Jason, Yes, I caught the comment that things will not be the way they were for a while, and than the slight back track with for a few months added.
Was interesting to listen to everyone's comments.....and I found it super funny that they kept showing the picture of the topless woman on the wall behind them.

technically, her hands covered most of her nipples...

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: bagsarepacked] #237696
10/22/2020 04:48 PM
10/22/2020 04:48 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 4,081
South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
tpcook Offline OP
Traveler
tpcook  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 4,081
South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
These checks were to have been distributed a couple of weeks ago. There are to small business companies in the BVI and also to locals who are having a hard time.I really feel for the locals who are stuck with no money and no source of income for a long time. All of this will be a stain on the BVI for several years.


tpcook
Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: bagsarepacked] #237700
10/22/2020 05:15 PM
10/22/2020 05:15 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,900
VI,GA,AZ
sail445 Offline
Traveler
sail445  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,900
VI,GA,AZ
Originally Posted by bagsarepacked
Jason, Yes, I caught the comment that things will not be the way they were for a while, and than the slight back track with for a few months added.
Was interesting to listen to everyone's comments.....and I found it super funny that they kept showing the picture of the topless woman on the wall behind them.

The picture on the wall reflects their scope of knowledge.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: bagsarepacked] #237706
10/22/2020 06:23 PM
10/22/2020 06:23 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 610
Northern Virginia
ecm56 Online content
Traveler
ecm56  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 610
Northern Virginia
That was cracking me up, too.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237707
10/22/2020 06:51 PM
10/22/2020 06:51 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 367
Northern IL
bagsarepacked Offline
Traveler
bagsarepacked  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 367
Northern IL
Jason...... Good one!
ecm56..... and than they zoomed in I think to avoid the picture but that only made it easier to see

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237711
10/22/2020 07:39 PM
10/22/2020 07:39 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 906
Memphis, BVI, CT
R
RatmansWife Offline
Traveler
RatmansWife  Offline
Traveler
R
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 906
Memphis, BVI, CT
http://www.virginislandsnewsonline....ew-7-day-quarantine-for-persons-entering

This makes me suspect they're considering an electronic tracking system. Implementation should be interesting!

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237725
10/22/2020 11:49 PM
10/22/2020 11:49 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 99
Folsom Lake, CA
L
Latadjust Offline
Traveler
Latadjust  Offline
Traveler
L
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 99
Folsom Lake, CA

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237728
10/23/2020 06:16 AM
10/23/2020 06:16 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,701
GA/NC
GeorgeC1 Online content
Traveler
GeorgeC1  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,701
GA/NC
Seaports, airports, none of it matters if there is a curfew. The USVI is going extremely well without one.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237732
10/23/2020 07:15 AM
10/23/2020 07:15 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 4,081
South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
tpcook Offline OP
Traveler
tpcook  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 4,081
South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
bvi news is reporting that the government is expected to have a 4 day quarantine. One seaport will be open Dec 8

Last edited by tpcook; 10/23/2020 07:21 AM.

tpcook
Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237734
10/23/2020 07:59 AM
10/23/2020 07:59 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 906
Memphis, BVI, CT
R
RatmansWife Offline
Traveler
RatmansWife  Offline
Traveler
R
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 906
Memphis, BVI, CT
Doubt we would go if there were a quarantine. Not to mention there would be no way to get guards to our property.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237735
10/23/2020 08:15 AM
10/23/2020 08:15 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,764
Bradenton, FL
Winterstale Offline
Traveler
Winterstale  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,764
Bradenton, FL
If they let us quarantine on the boat somewhere other than the dock? I am okay with it.

On the dock in Road Town or paying for some hotel lockdown stay?

No.


[Linked Image]

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237737
10/23/2020 08:35 AM
10/23/2020 08:35 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,764
Bradenton, FL
Winterstale Offline
Traveler
Winterstale  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,764
Bradenton, FL
Thorsten - they are removing any posts on the various BVI FB pages that have anything to do with speculation on protocols - it’s just going to get uglier and uglier. People who have booked trips in response to the opening announcement are feeling deceived....


[Linked Image]

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237738
10/23/2020 08:40 AM
10/23/2020 08:40 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,701
GA/NC
GeorgeC1 Online content
Traveler
GeorgeC1  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,701
GA/NC
https://bvinews.com/visitor-4-day-q...Sef_TLsLdN6zZQ-GxZlQxsTfk3SOgg3DxJwPAjQw

You are correct on people feeling deceived. I moved two charters to Dec for friends plus my charter. The other two charters have expressed that they will not go back again if their trips are cancelled. The BVI government should have announced that they will have a limited tourist reopening 1 Dec with a quarantine period required. That would have been honest and upfront.
George

CYOA is going to become a very successful charter company!

Last edited by GeorgeC1; 10/23/2020 08:45 AM.
Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #237739
10/23/2020 08:46 AM
10/23/2020 08:46 AM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,263
Finger Lakes Region and Mexico
crmoores Offline
Traveler
crmoores  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,263
Finger Lakes Region and Mexico
Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
Originally Posted by bagsarepacked
George - I listened to almost the whole broadcast while working and I walked away with that same feeling. There was multiple mentions of checks and relief money being given out in the next few days /next week. Perhaps the delay of the meeting and the timing of those checks may be to soften the blow to locals who want tourists back and know a long quarantine could be a deal breaker for many.


It certainly did NOT sound like USVI day trippers will be back any time soon.

What was said about that?


Bluewater
Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237742
10/23/2020 08:57 AM
10/23/2020 08:57 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,764
Bradenton, FL
Winterstale Offline
Traveler
Winterstale  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,764
Bradenton, FL
Happy for Jay and CYOA (hey that rhymes!) since they are such a great outfit. I would charter there again in a hot heartbeat with a catamaran group this time.

Agree, George - I have a final payment due on my 12/3 charter that will be very painful to send since I don’t even know if we will be able to go now :-(


[Linked Image]

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237746
10/23/2020 09:26 AM
10/23/2020 09:26 AM
Joined: Oct 2020
Posts: 17
A
Andiamo Offline
Traveler
Andiamo  Offline
Traveler
A
Joined: Oct 2020
Posts: 17
If our deposit wasn't already tied up for our BVI charter Dec 5-12 I would have gone ahead and booked somewhere else at this point. In hindsight we were just so excited to see the original announcement of the Dec 1 opening that we quickly moved our charter to that first week feeling that they would all book up fairly quick. It seems somewhat of a bait-and-switch now that we've committed without announcing any protocols... Needless to say we won't be going if there is any sort of quarantine requirement.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: crmoores] #237750
10/23/2020 09:51 AM
10/23/2020 09:51 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,169
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
JasonHelmbrecht Offline
Traveler
JasonHelmbrecht  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,169
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Originally Posted by crmoores
Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
Originally Posted by bagsarepacked
George - I listened to almost the whole broadcast while working and I walked away with that same feeling. There was multiple mentions of checks and relief money being given out in the next few days /next week. Perhaps the delay of the meeting and the timing of those checks may be to soften the blow to locals who want tourists back and know a long quarantine could be a deal breaker for many.


It certainly did NOT sound like USVI day trippers will be back any time soon.

What was said about that?

Nothing specifically about day charters but they continue to talk about testing and possible quarantine. If there's a test required, that will make entry very difficult for a day charter guest who is only in the BVI waters for 6 hours. If there's a quarantine, it obviously doesn't make any sense.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237759
10/23/2020 11:27 AM
10/23/2020 11:27 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,764
Bradenton, FL
Winterstale Offline
Traveler
Winterstale  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,764
Bradenton, FL
I just made our final payment on the December charter - BVIYC has confirmed that we can reschedule if the protocols end up being too difficult to adhere to....so that’s a bit of a relief. My hope is waning :-(


[Linked Image]

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237761
10/23/2020 11:35 AM
10/23/2020 11:35 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,818
Maine
Breeze Offline
Traveler
Breeze  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,818
Maine
So " more patience required" is the message of the day.

Remember, the US - Canada border is firmly closed to tourism, too. There are plenty of families whose brothers/sisters/parents/grandparents live just a few miles away but are off limits except for life-changing emergencies and Prime Minister intervention. Canadian tourism has been sorely missed in every tourism market, never mind tourism from GB and Europe. Our borders aren't exactly open and welcoming visitors right now, either.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237762
10/23/2020 11:49 AM
10/23/2020 11:49 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,764
Bradenton, FL
Winterstale Offline
Traveler
Winterstale  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,764
Bradenton, FL
So very true - and speaking as someone who works in a high tourist traffic location...I have never seen more obnoxious, entitled behavior in my life than what I have witnessed here during the last 6 months since we have re-opened post-COVID. While it is frustrating not knowing if we will get to the BVI or not? I completely understand their fear :-(


[Linked Image]

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237763
10/23/2020 11:51 AM
10/23/2020 11:51 AM
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 33
Middletown Maryland
R
RandyA92 Offline
Traveler
RandyA92  Offline
Traveler
R
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 33
Middletown Maryland
Considering you have to have a negative test to get to the USVIs, why would they not accept day trippers who would still have such paperwork as they produced at the airport??

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: RandyA92] #237765
10/23/2020 11:59 AM
10/23/2020 11:59 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,169
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
JasonHelmbrecht Offline
Traveler
JasonHelmbrecht  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,169
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Originally Posted by RandyA92
Considering you have to have a negative test to get to the USVIs, why would they not accept day trippers who would still have such paperwork as they produced at the airport??

Because the USVI rates seem to spike after they open for tourists and the BVI protocols will not be as easy as the USVI.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237771
10/23/2020 01:27 PM
10/23/2020 01:27 PM
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 6
Cumming, GA, USA
G
GeorgiaGirl2 Offline
Traveler
GeorgiaGirl2  Offline
Traveler
G
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 6
Cumming, GA, USA
I have a question...if they are truly so concerned about COVID...why were they all using the same microphone during the JVD new conference and holding it mere inches from their face as they passed it around. Additionally, the Premiere and the guy next to him in the purple shirt were often sitting side by side and neither was wearing a mask.

So...Is this really about keeping everyone safe? I, personally, don't think so.

Sadly, I have $ tied up in a charter for jan '21 that I do not believe is going to happen.

My opinion (and YES, i know what they say about opinions...) is that life must go on...this virus has a 99% recovery rate.....

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #237797
10/23/2020 03:04 PM
10/23/2020 03:04 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,701
GA/NC
GeorgeC1 Online content
Traveler
GeorgeC1  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 5,701
GA/NC
Just to be clear on the USVI. The spike in cases occurred after the first opening and I don’t think it was tourist related. They however essentially opened with no testing ect. The reopening required testing and they have since had excellent results. New cases have been at zero for many days at a time and currently there are 20 active cases in the entire USVI.

USVI requirements
All travelers aged five years or older must provide proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 antigen (molecular/PCR/rapid) test taken within five days of departure or provide positive results of a COVID-19 antibody test taken within the four months prior to travel. Travelers are required to produce both their original test results and the travel certificate processed through the online portal

Last edited by GeorgeC1; 10/23/2020 03:09 PM.
Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: GeorgeC1] #237799
10/23/2020 03:08 PM
10/23/2020 03:08 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,169
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
JasonHelmbrecht Offline
Traveler
JasonHelmbrecht  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,169
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Originally Posted by GeorgeC1
Just to be clear on the USVI. The spike in cases occurred after the first opening and I don’t think it was tourist related. They essentially opened with no testing ect. The reopening required limited testing and they have since had excellent results. New cases have been at zero for many days at a time.

I agree that numbers are pretty good but they've recorded 18 new cases in the last 10 days. Based on population, that would be like BVI getting 6 in 10 days. Based on past reactions, I think that would result in borders closing again and a severe curfew. We've learned a lot here but the knee jerk reactions are still pretty strong.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237813
10/23/2020 05:24 PM
10/23/2020 05:24 PM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,034
Charlotte, NC
N
NCSailor Offline
Traveler
NCSailor  Offline
Traveler
N
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,034
Charlotte, NC
If the BVI only has 8 ventilators why over the past 8 months didn't they buy some more?

Covid is not going away in the near future, if ever. Why didn't the government move quickly to increase hospitalization capacity so they could handle an outbreak? Instead, the plan is to keep the economy shutdown unless the infections rate is at zero. Even with a 4 day quarantine opening to tourism will result in increased infection. Its unavoidable given the current science. So the BVI opens with a 4 day quarantine 12/1. 12/21 there are 20 confirmed cases. Do they lockdown again? How do tourists get out?

This is just more of the nonsense that has been going on the past 30 years in the BVI. Wasted money on airlines, greenhouses, consultants to expand the runway, power plants, recycling, etc.

The deep pockets of offshore banking and financial services is largely over. Tourism which was the other half of GDP is dead in the water. The BVI politicians refuse to recognize the situation they are in. The recent statement that the budget will be balanced by the end of the year is ludicrous.

Many of us have longed for the BVI of old. The way things are headed with this government we are going to get it soon.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: NCSailor] #237817
10/23/2020 06:00 PM
10/23/2020 06:00 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,169
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
JasonHelmbrecht Offline
Traveler
JasonHelmbrecht  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,169
Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Originally Posted by NCSailor
If the BVI only has 8 ventilators why over the past 8 months didn't they buy some more?

Covid is not going away in the near future, if ever. Why didn't the government move quickly to increase hospitalization capacity so they could handle an outbreak? Instead, the plan is to keep the economy shutdown unless the infections rate is at zero. Even with a 4 day quarantine opening to tourism will result in increased infection. Its unavoidable given the current science. So the BVI opens with a 4 day quarantine 12/1. 12/21 there are 20 confirmed cases. Do they lockdown again? How do tourists get out?

This is just more of the nonsense that has been going on the past 30 years in the BVI. Wasted money on airlines, greenhouses, consultants to expand the runway, power plants, recycling, etc.

The deep pockets of offshore banking and financial services is largely over. Tourism which was the other half of GDP is dead in the water. The BVI politicians refuse to recognize the situation they are in. The recent statement that the budget will be balanced by the end of the year is ludicrous.

Many of us have longed for the BVI of old. The way things are headed with this government we are going to get it soon.

I have wondered about the ventilators for a long time. In the JVD meeting that is available to view online, they did mention that there are actually 13-14 ventilators available on Tortola but the 8 they refer to are fully commission and ready to use. I know nothing about hospitals but it sounds like the additional ventilators are here and would have to be setup if needed. I would assume if they use 3 or 4 of the 8 that are commissioned, additional rooms would be prepared to accommodate the extra ventilators that are here and ready to use.

Regarding tourist exits, at the end of the current curfew on 5 November, we will have had 36 curfew orders that cover 220 days this year. 30 of those days were 24 hour lockdowns but during all of the curfew orders, visitors and residents were allowed to exit the country. It required coordination if you needed to be on the road during curfew hours but was never prevented. There were flights and then eventually water taxis available. Getting out is relatively easy; no Hotel California here...

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #237820
10/23/2020 06:26 PM
10/23/2020 06:26 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 610
Northern Virginia
ecm56 Online content
Traveler
ecm56  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 610
Northern Virginia
Minister Malone mentioned that to treat a patient with a ventilator requires a specially equipped room. So while they have more ventilator machines, they don't have the fully equipped rooms to use all of them.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: ecm56] #237865
10/24/2020 11:20 AM
10/24/2020 11:20 AM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 277
NY
Michel_Benarrosh Online content
Traveler
Michel_Benarrosh  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 277
NY
Hi all...

Just curious: Given the giant mess that is shown by the BVI authorities, WHO in the world feels like chartering in the BVI in December and beyond?? I mean... seriously.. Can you imagine getting sick there and being stuck?

Just sayin'...

Last edited by Michel_Benarrosh; 10/24/2020 11:20 AM.
Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237867
10/24/2020 11:47 AM
10/24/2020 11:47 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 957
road town
sleepychef Online content
Traveler
sleepychef  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 957
road town
Can you not enter the US with a positive test if your a citizen?

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: sleepychef] #237869
10/24/2020 12:00 PM
10/24/2020 12:00 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 73,219
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 73,219
Central Florida!
I don't think that is the issue, actually ENTERING the US. If one tests positive on island, my feeling, without any corroboration, is that this will be communicated to the airline and you won't be able to FLY, even if you were to pass the temperature test.


Carol Hill
Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: tpcook] #237872
10/24/2020 12:54 PM
10/24/2020 12:54 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 957
road town
sleepychef Online content
Traveler
sleepychef  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 957
road town
Thats the conundrum ,

With whats happening in Europe and the US at the moment I worry they are making the protocols to include the 4 day quarantine which will cancel most 7 day visitors and this is why it was delayed till Monday.

Re: Protocols Delayed!!! [Re: Michel_Benarrosh] #237873
10/24/2020 01:00 PM
10/24/2020 01:00 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 443
Charlotte, NC
DEL Online content
Traveler
DEL  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 443
Charlotte, NC
There are worse places in the world to be stuck. I have been sailing in the BVIs for 50+ years, but don't need any new challenges related to the pandemic. I just want some rules to follow that are understandable and don't require backflips.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1