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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TEST POSITIVE WHEN LEAVING #272968
01/10/2022 06:15 PM
01/10/2022 06:15 PM
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filet2u Offline OP
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Ok we missed the island last year and do not want to miss another year. However, 5 of the 10 are not coming and the others are thinking of cancelling as well. The covid numbers are the highest now in SXM than they ever have been. So we are all vaxed and boosted so what happens 1. if we get covid on the island how is the care if any or do you have to fly to another island via med a vac? 2. You test positive when you leave. Can you pick where you stay or are you in a concrete room in a basement... or can you stay at a home that you were staying out and just spend some more time at a hotel at your cost?


People ask me why St Martin I say the best food the best beaches. Two different experiences on the same island
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Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TEST POSITIVE WHEN LEAVING [Re: filet2u] #272977
01/10/2022 07:03 PM
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I too would like to know all of this. Haven't been to SXM in 4 years and was really looking forward to our trip on Feb 3 but am very nervous with the rising numbers everywhere. We are all vaxed and boostered but can still test positive. So anything that can be offered to the OP post is great appreciated. We are staying at the Royal Palm. Is there any other insurance other than what is required.

Last edited by Daisy304; 01/10/2022 07:06 PM.
Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TEST POSITIVE WHEN LEAVING [Re: filet2u] #272979
01/10/2022 07:08 PM
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filet--have no personal experience with it, but allegedly if you are vaccinated and boosted, Omicron generally is relatively mild. The required SXM insurance supposedly pays for 'some' medical expenses and quarantine. Your best bet is to get your OWN insurance which also covers you for these expenses. Whether that eases your concerns or not, is up to you.


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Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TEST POSITIVE WHEN LEAVING [Re: filet2u] #273000
01/11/2022 06:53 AM
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I was recently told by someone staying in a hotel near me that many of the rooms are being used for folks in quarantine.

Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TEST POSITIVE WHEN LEAVING [Re: filet2u] #273015
01/11/2022 11:18 AM
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Long discussion on this in Tripadvisor with people experiencing this on island.
LINK

Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TEST POSITIVE WHEN LEAVING [Re: SXMScubaman] #273033
01/11/2022 01:47 PM
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Thank you, SXMscubaman, for the TripAdvisor link. Very informative.

Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TEST POSITIVE WHEN LEAVING [Re: filet2u] #273038
01/11/2022 03:03 PM
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One person gave some good advice to get a second and maybe a third test if you are triple vaxed. Not sure if this is possible but i would check that out. From our experience last year you could possibly get a second test as soon as you get your positive results back. Not sure that would be possible if you are already in quarantine.

Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TEST POSITIVE WHEN LEAVING [Re: SXMScubaman] #273067
01/12/2022 06:08 AM
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Thanks for this link very informative and I think I pretty much made my decision for my upcoming February 3 trip...sadly I will wait. I personally can't deal with potential quarantine.

Last edited by Daisy304; 01/12/2022 06:11 AM.
Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TEST POSITIVE WHEN LEAVING [Re: filet2u] #273070
01/12/2022 07:55 AM
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We cancelled for our trip to SXM that was suppose to start tomorrow. I’m pretty much heart broken, but between testing positive down in St Maarten and having to stay possibly another 10 days, or then possibly having to PCR test back on our arrival into Toronto and having to quarantine until we get the results ( which are taking up to 5-6 days), I just can’t do it. It wouldn’t be so bad if I was retired, but I still unfortunately have to work for a living and I’m self employed. 😢

I know someone who PCR tested negative in Mexico and came back into Toronto and her family were randomly chosen to get PCR tested. They got their results 6 days later and both of her kids were positive. She can’t get a PCR a test here in Canada because she doesn’t qualify under the new restrictions of either being patient facing (even though she is a physiotherapist) or being indigenous. Her 1 week trip has now turned into 3 weeks off work since she goes into senior homes to do rehab work ( which means she’s patient facing, so it makes no sense whatsoever). The rules here in Canada have made things extremely difficult to travel. Travel is suppose to be fun and this isn’t fun anymore when I’m losing sleep over it.

Re: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TEST POSITIVE WHEN LEAVING [Re: CanadianCutie] #273075
01/12/2022 09:03 AM
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Daisy and Cutie--so sorry about your decision, but everyone has to do what is best for them. I definitely understand the risks when one is self employed. Hopefully this too shall pass.


Carol Hill

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