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Where are testing locations? #241637
12/05/2020 12:22 PM
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Does anyone have a list of the testing locations? I am tired of watching the videos of that woman. I understand that some people are illiterate, but not everyone. Why can't they just publish written information?

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Re: Where are testing locations? [Re: RatmansWife] #241681
12/06/2020 07:26 AM
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yesterday was "Day 4" for those of us who arrived on 01 DEC. Boats were directed to the testing site at Sea Cow Bay. The gov had made arrangements with Nanny Cay for boats to dock there and organized taxis shuttles to and from. It was well organized and ran smoothly. We had to get there for testing between 9 and 11am. We arrived at 815 and I think we were casting off by 930...and stocked up on ice and water while at NC. There was also someone there ready to arrange for provisions if needed.

I understand the airport testing site is now open for incoming flights.

The other sites, depending on where you are staying, are per the following email. Not clear to me where the sites actually are....only pick up locations...and that isn't too clear either.

PICKUPS will be as follows. Please be ready by the start time provided. Please wait for your Government Approved Transportation to collect you.

If you are staying on Tortola
West End: 7:30am onwards
Road Town and Central: 9:00am onwards
East End: 9:30am onwards

If you are staying on Guana, Scrub, or Buck Islands
Trellis bay dock: 8:15am

If you are staying on Virgin Gorda (including Little Dix)
9:00 am

If you are staying in the North Sound (Necker, Oil Nut Bay, Moskito, Eustatia)
Gun Creek: 9:00 am

If you are staying on JVD:
8:30am

If you are on a yacht:
Nanny Cay, Tortola: 9:00am
You may come alongside the dock from 8am

Thank you

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Husker, out.

Re: Where are testing locations? [Re: RatmansWife] #241727
12/06/2020 12:07 PM
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Thanks for the updates Husker - great and relevant info as always


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Re: Where are testing locations? [Re: gordaguy2] #241731
12/06/2020 01:37 PM
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So if you are on a yacht, you must go back to Nanny Cay?


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Re: Where are testing locations? [Re: Deepcut] #241738
12/06/2020 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Deepcut
So if you are on a yacht, you must go back to Nanny Cay?


yes, that is the current protocol.

Re: Where are testing locations? [Re: Husker] #242982
12/20/2020 05:51 PM
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Going back to Nanny Cay is not at all what was advertised. When you get "picked up" on Jost .. .where do they take you exactly? This is crazy to only have half the plan, right?

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Re: Where are testing locations? [Re: ScubaDrew] #242984
12/20/2020 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ScubaDrew

Going back to Nanny Cay is not at all what was advertised. When you get "picked up" on Jost .. .where do they take you exactly? This is crazy to only halve half the plan, right?

On Anegada you get on a boat to VG but that is how it's described on the govt. page. On JVD, it doesn't say you're transported to Tortola so I assume there's a testing location there. There is a clinic on JVD so it's likely there or at the Albert H. Chinnery Administration Building


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Re: Where are testing locations? [Re: RatmansWife] #242986
12/20/2020 05:59 PM
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YMMV, but the Nanny Cay stop was very efficient and worked well, though we did have to plan for it. The useless counterproductive return test at Road Town was much more unpleasant, and could easily turn into an all day affair depending on how many people there are. We had 10 and it took quite a while. Taxi driver said there had been 300.


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Re: Where are testing locations? [Re: MrEZgoin] #242987
12/20/2020 06:10 PM
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Thank you both so much for the first-hand experience with this.

I'm lost what is the "return test at Road Town" MrEZ?

Re: Where are testing locations? [Re: RatmansWife] #242988
12/20/2020 06:16 PM
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We were (are) required to submit another covid test to transit through the STT airport. This is not covered by the $175 BVI fee, but requires a separate $70 fee, a trip to Peebles hospital, and it remains to be seen how we will get the results and upload them to the USVI portal since they are apparently not set up to email results.

I'm a little irritated at this one, because making us dock at RT, taxi to Pebbles and mingle with the other unfortunates there when we have just undergone a battery of 3 tests to clear quarantine accomplishes nothing but inconvenience and increased risk of infection for all involved.


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Re: Where are testing locations? [Re: ScubaDrew] #242989
12/20/2020 06:20 PM
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When returning home, many people need another test. That is only done at the hospital. You're right, a number of testing sites were promised, and it should be possible to go to any of them. For example, why not be able to do the follow-up test at the airport. Over promise and under deliver.

Re: Where are testing locations? [Re: RatmansWife] #242990
12/20/2020 06:31 PM
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I see, ugh. I completely agree, that put you all at a much greater risk. Originally we planned to spend an additional week on St. John after our charter, so we will be in a similar situation. Maybe we'll stick to the BVI and change return flights.


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