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New Q Info from 284 Media #253781
04/23/2021 11:18 AM
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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253785
04/23/2021 11:34 AM
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wow...that would be good news

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253786
04/23/2021 11:37 AM
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Looks pretty credible


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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253788
04/23/2021 11:38 AM
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I just received the email from the from Virgin Charters - they manage our PowerCat. Looks credible

I wonder what the policy is for minors - age 13 - not vaccinated.

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: WillM] #253789
04/23/2021 11:40 AM
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I was thinking the same thing, as we have 5 kids under 16 on our June trip. None will be vaccinated, but all adults will.

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253792
04/23/2021 11:45 AM
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Same situation, granddaughter age 11. Hope they add some guidance for children.

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253793
04/23/2021 11:46 AM
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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253794
04/23/2021 11:49 AM
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great news...

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253799
04/23/2021 11:57 AM
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YIPEEEE!!!!!!

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: Manpot] #253801
04/23/2021 12:00 PM
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Great news for tourists! Now, locals need to make sure they are vaccinated to protect themselves and things will get better!!


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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253808
04/23/2021 12:24 PM
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Yay...!


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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: Carol_Hill] #253813
04/23/2021 12:32 PM
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Excellent news!!!


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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253814
04/23/2021 12:36 PM
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It is official on the government pages as well. Amazing.

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253818
04/23/2021 12:45 PM
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So, I guess we'll still need a test to get back into the U.S.?

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253819
04/23/2021 12:45 PM
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Woot woot and woot again!

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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253820
04/23/2021 01:04 PM
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Does anyone know about this in respect to kids under 16? We have a June trip planned with 5 under 16 so they cant get vaccinated. All the parents are vaccinated.

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: tradewinds] #253821
04/23/2021 01:12 PM
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US still requires neg PCR to travel back into country.

So from 4 test and 4 days of quarantine to 3 test and 24hrs quarantine.

Getting better all the time.


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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253822
04/23/2021 01:18 PM
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Confirmation from the government!

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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253823
04/23/2021 01:20 PM
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JUST changed my trip to leave a day later now!
I will be curious to see if you still have the 175.00 fee and have to wear the tracker.

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253826
04/23/2021 01:33 PM
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Lisa - hmmm...probably.

I am waiting for June ferries on Sundays to expand - so far there is nothing on the day we arrive!


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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253828
04/23/2021 01:35 PM
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Fwiw we did not get anything wearable, only one non functional tracker for the two of us, and plastic wrist bands that we removed when released from quarantine.I wouldn't worry about it. They may well be slow to drop the fee.


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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: samboaty] #253830
04/23/2021 01:42 PM
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Same proverbial boat. We will be 7 total. 1 under 16 who will have received first dose (she turns 16 five days before trip).

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253837
04/23/2021 02:48 PM
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that sucks as a sweet 16...just told my daughter and her friend they need to get vaccinated this week and then last week of May (30 day Moderna) or they were out. Withdrew my dad of the year nomination which truthfully my daughter withdrew 10 years ago when she became a teenager...

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253852
04/23/2021 04:32 PM
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I’m stunned! Hope it’s as simple as it sounds. Great news!!


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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #253853
04/23/2021 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
I’m stunned! Hope it’s as simple as it sounds. Great news!!

Me too! We are supposed to be on island May 17 to start our bareboat with Sunsail. We are prepared to quarantine, but we're both fully vaccinated, so hoping for the best!

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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253856
04/23/2021 04:53 PM
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Gosh we'll now have 4 more non-Q days for our July trip. That gives us some serious time for extended stays at places like Anegada and Leverick Bay.


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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253863
04/23/2021 05:32 PM
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Same here, we have kids on our July charter. Do they get 'a pass' if parents are vaccinated?


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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253865
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That would surprise me...it is a bummer because May is usually my college kids trip...

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253866
04/23/2021 06:21 PM
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College kids should be able to get the J&J in time for a May trip.

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253867
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agree...the 2 we have can be on the moderna (month) or pfizer (3 week) path...but as I told them its not my problem.

i just didn't want the usual May trip with 8 kids from 6 different colleges tripping the day 0 or day 4 test...as you know Covid is more widespread among the younger people now. So cut it down to my daughter and her friend.

Grateful to only have 1st world problems in all this. My friends at Moorings base camp still don't have their jobs back

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253869
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The last piece of the puzzle needs to include private boats and charters from USVI. We switched 2 trips this summer to USVI and are now hoping we can clear customs with the still valid COVID test we used to get to the USVI along with the extra test checking in through customs.

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253870
04/23/2021 06:38 PM
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BVI needs to get rid of quarantine altogether including the $175 fee and the costs of special taxis and ferries.


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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253901
04/24/2021 07:17 AM
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How will this effect cruise ship passengers.....

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: tpcook] #253906
04/24/2021 08:16 AM
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Agree 100%! Not going until they get reasonable about this.

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #253948
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It appears from what we have been able to find out at this moment that if anyone on a boat is unvaccinated the entire boat has to maintain the unvaccinated protocols. This includes children.
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Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: GeorgeC1] #253971
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I guess Bailau is correct! Kids are over-rated

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: Matagorda Dude] #254042
04/25/2021 02:53 PM
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"Puzzle" is the correct adjective. My crew and I(four vaccinated adults) are scheduled to arrive at STT on 5/17 for a 10 day charter with CYOA. We were planning to take advantage of the USVI accepting positive antibody tests within four months of arrival (and have already done that test) and would use that for entering the USVI. With the new BVI protocols we would love to spend several days around St John and then the rest of the time in the BVI before returning to St Thomas. Looks like we would need to get a PCR either the day before leaving the US or when arriving at the USVI and assuming that our PCR is negative we could probably go to JVD to go through customs and get a day 0 PCR. Assuming that test is negative we would be good to sail the BVI until right before returning to the USVI when we would need another PCR in the BVI that would get us into the USVI and the USA unless the antibodies test would still work. Am I close?

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #254048
04/25/2021 03:23 PM
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You might ask this on the FB BVI Abroad page. I thought sea entry was only by ferry at Road Town. Perhaps changes have been announced that I missed.

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: RatmansWife] #254051
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Sea entry and testing only at Road Town for the time being. Sea arrivals only by ferry at this point in time (one per day right now).

Re: New Q Info from 284 Media [Re: MIDiver] #254138
04/26/2021 12:07 PM
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Thanks for the two responses. That appears to be the BVI position at this point. Hard to understand the rationale behind it. If we are vaccinated and pass an antibody test upon arriving at the USVI and then spend a "quarantine amount of time" on board in the USVI, the likelihood of us being contagious with COVID would seem to be very slim. I guess it is just "wait until next year".

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