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Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test #241918
12/08/2020 12:33 PM
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Daily Herald story

Hopefully this may make it easier for some to get a test for travel to SXM.


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Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: Carol_Hill] #241920
12/08/2020 12:40 PM
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Sounds good---but difficult to find a place here that does them.

Things could change.

Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: Carol_Hill] #241923
12/08/2020 12:50 PM
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Good to know. Hopefully by next May there will be even easier requirements, acceptable tests or proffer of Vaccine to travel.

Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: Carol_Hill] #241924
12/08/2020 12:59 PM
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Hopefully it helps some. Still no home tests accepted according to the site.

"Results from home covid-19 collection test kits will also not be accepted."


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Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: The_Lurker] #241929
12/08/2020 02:04 PM
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I don't really know, but I hear the Abbot test is more readily available in the US


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Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: Carol_Hill] #241938
12/08/2020 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
I don't really know, but I hear the Abbot test is more readily available in the US

Dayton Children's Hospital announced yesterday the availability of the Becton Dickinson Vector test for both adults and children and with or without a doctors order. Results in 4 hours or less.


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Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: The_Lurker] #241939
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Does anyone know what brand rapid test Walgreens uses?

Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: CC12] #241943
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Originally Posted by CC12
Does anyone know what brand rapid test Walgreens uses?

I would call your local store as it could easily vary by area or state. Probably what they have the best access to is what they use at any given time.


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Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: ruralcarrier] #241944
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I had a covid test for work from Walgreens a week ago and it was negative. The results that I were sent did not indicate what brand test it was. I will be traveling to SXM at the end of the month and will need another test and if I have it at Walgreens will it be sufficient?

Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: CC12] #241947
12/08/2020 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by CC12
I had a covid test for work from Walgreens a week ago and it was negative. The results that I were sent did not indicate what brand test it was. I will be traveling to SXM at the end of the month and will need another test and if I have it at Walgreens will it be sufficient?

Only the SXM government health site can answer that for sure but they are specific about the type of antigen test, if that is the type you take.

Was your previous test and antigen test or the rt-PCR test?

EHAS Site

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS/TESTS

Type of test and brand is in the above link.





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Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: Carol_Hill] #241954
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Is there a list of what rapid tests are accepted to stay on the French side?

Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: CC12] #241993
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I just called my local Walgreens in Florida and was told that their rapid test is not for travel--just for people who have symptoms. they wouldn't even discuss what kind of rapid test it was.

Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: MrWhiskerssammy] #241994
12/09/2020 11:55 AM
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Sammy---It can't hurt, why don't you call your primary care physician's office and ask if they know somewhere you can get a test for travel.


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Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: Carol_Hill] #242000
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There is a list of some Florida testing resources on this page - (Aztec Airways is an air service that specializes in flights to the Bahamas) scroll down:

https://www.flyaztec.com/Covid19Advisory.aspx

Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: Carol_Hill] #242001
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I have appointments on January 4th with Any Lab Test Now in Fort Myers. I know they have other locations but you will have to pay for the test.

Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: Carol_Hill] #242023
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Hi Carol--I did do that and was told that they don't have information for travel related issues. Maybe time to get a new primary care.

Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: MrWhiskerssammy] #242027
12/09/2020 03:39 PM
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Sammy--OK, don't know. I haven't asked my primary care doctor that question, so I didn't know whether they would know or not.


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Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: Carol_Hill] #242042
12/09/2020 05:08 PM
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I did order a rt-PCR Covid test from my primary care doc and he ordered it for me. Not leaving until the middle of February.


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Re: Sint Maarten accepts new rapid test [Re: ChiTownHarry] #242044
12/09/2020 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ChiTownHarry
I did order a rt-PCR Covid test from my primary care doc and he ordered it for me. Not leaving until the middle of February.

Is this a home test?


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