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Testing #264272
09/23/2021 01:42 PM
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Hi,
Where on Tortola can the PCR test be taken ? It appears that the USVI only allows results to be with 3 days of travel, is the turnaround time for the test that quick. ? It would seem almost impossible to get the test, post the results to the portal for reentry and have it approved ? Does anyone have any experience with this, headed down 11/6

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Re: Testing [Re: Jersey1] #264279
09/23/2021 03:02 PM
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It is actually 48 hours not 72 for travel from BVI to USVI. We are planning on using the Binax Now proctored through eMed tests that we will bring with us.


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Re: Testing [Re: Jersey1] #264284
09/23/2021 03:52 PM
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Hey Sailors :-)
Has anyone successfully used the Binax Proctored test?
Does anyone know if it can be purchased while on Tortola?

Re: Testing [Re: Fritz_the_Cat] #264287
09/23/2021 04:14 PM
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I have heard of people using it with no problem but Lynette Harrigan just told me it is not accepted by either BVI for entry or USVI for entry. I have contacted the USVI department of tourism to get more information on their end but probably won't use it for entry into the BVI (even though it has worked for others) this time.


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Re: Testing [Re: Fritz_the_Cat] #264289
09/23/2021 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Fritz_the_Cat
Hey Sailors :-)
Has anyone successfully used the Binax Proctored test?
Does anyone know if it can be purchased while on Tortola?

Yes for entry to PR.

I was also approved for entry to BVI. It has to be the proctored Binax test because only that one comes from a CLIA lab.


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Re: Testing [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #264400
09/25/2021 07:03 PM
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We used the proctored test this past Wednesday for our flight from Beef Island to PR. Sat in our cat at Diamond Cay (we were the only ones there for two nights), and got on immediately with the proctor. You do the test with them watching, and need to stay on line for 15 minutes while the test kit does its magic. They come back and look at the sample, and 5 minutes later we got an email, and the results were posted to our NAVICA app.

We showed that to Silver Air on departure from Beef, and that was that.

It’s my understanding you need to register your account with NAVICA prior to leaving the US, which is what we did.

Don’t know if you can buy the test kits in the BVI…

Tom


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Re: Testing [Re: Jersey1] #264406
09/25/2021 09:27 PM
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Great info on testing. Thank you!

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09/26/2021 08:08 AM
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Thank you all for the information. We are going to bring the test kits, but if needed is there anywhere on the island, med center, Dr's office that administers the rapid test. ? Always like to have back up plan

Re: Testing [Re: TreetopFlyer] #264470
09/27/2021 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by TreetopFlyer

It’s my understanding you need to register your account with NAVICA prior to leaving the US, which is what we did.
Tom

No need to register your account prior to leaving the US, but also no reason to wait.


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Re: Testing [Re: Jersey1] #264534
09/28/2021 10:44 AM
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So what has the turn around time been for testing, say on Tortola? If we need results within 48 hours of travel to the USVI, that would be testing on Saturday to depart Monday?

Re: Testing [Re: Jersey1] #264535
09/28/2021 10:56 AM
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So what has the turn around time been for testing, say on Tortola? If we need results within 48 hours of travel to the USVI, that would be testing on Saturday to depart Monday?

Re: Testing [Re: harleybuffett] #264539
09/28/2021 11:53 AM
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We were down a few weeks ago and on a Friday we went to Penns Clinic on Tortola (we were mooring at Cane Garden Bay and took a taxi) Our appointment was at 9 am, we had our results by 11 am and by 1 pm Friday we had the USVI portal completed and approved so the rest of Friday and Saturday was stress free for our Sunday departure.
We're going back down in 4 weeks. This time I'm going to try the self test.
Frank

Re: Testing [Re: Jersey1] #264540
09/28/2021 12:10 PM
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Update to my post above. I emailed the USVI Department of Tourism about the ability to do the Binax Now proctored through eMed and this was their answer...


Negative results from at-home COVID-19 tests may be submitted to the USVI Travel Screening Portal (www.usvitravelportal.com) if accompanied by a verifiable lab analysis and/or report from a CLIA-certified facility. A photograph of the test result is not acceptable for entry.

The Binax Now eMed does provide this lab report via email. We will be using this for our departure to USVI from BVI on November 28th.


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Re: Testing [Re: harleybuffett] #264550
09/28/2021 01:45 PM
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I'm sorry to be a pest. Is there anyone who does testing on a Saturday? And if we were to do the Binax Now test, how do you get results printed out if they won't accept one on your phone? ( I apologize..I'm tech challenged !)

Re: Testing [Re: Jersey1] #264552
09/28/2021 01:53 PM
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You will have the same printing issue with any test.

Ask about printing where you're staying. I printed test results and approval letters for our guests before they left.

Last edited by JasonHelmbrecht; 09/28/2021 01:54 PM.

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Re: Testing [Re: harleybuffett] #264554
09/28/2021 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by harleybuffett
I'm sorry to be a pest. Is there anyone who does testing on a Saturday? And if we were to do the Binax Now test, how do you get results printed out if they won't accept one on your phone? ( I apologize..I'm tech challenged !)


In August, I forwarded the pdfs to the office at TMM and they printed them for us - took a couple of tries, but we got it! I'm sure whoever you are chartering with will do it for you. It shouldn't be the first time the problem has occurred!

Good luck!


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Re: Testing [Re: Jersey1] #264555
09/28/2021 02:27 PM
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We don't own a printer. In June we got tested at the hospital and just showed their email to the Cape Air desk person.

Re: Testing [Re: Jersey1] #264556
09/28/2021 02:38 PM
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Anybody passing thru CGB and needs test results printed, reach out to me.


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Re: Testing [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #264558
09/28/2021 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
Anybody passing thru CGB and needs test results printed, reach out to me.
You are awesome!!

Re: Testing [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #264560
09/28/2021 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
Anybody passing thru CGB and needs test results printed, reach out to me.


Let me know if you need me to bring you printer ink when we come in November! LOL!


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Re: Testing [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #264581
09/29/2021 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
Anybody passing thru CGB and needs test results printed, reach out to me.

You are the best, Jason!


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