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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:09 pm 
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According to USA Today, among others:

US to require negative COVID-19 test for travelers boarding international flights to US, report says


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:01 pm 
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Canada just implemented these measures last week. Some folks are being denied boarding back to Canada because they didn't have proof of a negative covid test.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:57 pm 
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Aruba locations for travel testing are on page 13

https://www.westjet.com/assets/wj-web/d ... mation.pdf

I see it’s also embedded in the Aruba Travel information

https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-healt ... al-testing


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:13 am 
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Turn out the lights. The Party’s over! The biggest question is does Aruba have the infrastructure to test and provide results in 72 hours? As one person wrote, only a percentage of arrivals need to test at the airport, but 100% need to test prior to departure.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:32 am 
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Do they consider the carribean international? The airlines don't.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:31 am 
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Airlines and Aruba need to collaborate on a system to make this happen or its a disaster for Aruba. Given the numbers of people who leave on Saturday or Sunday if an easy system to test isn't implemented mass cancellations of vacations will happen. And its starting January 26th? Wow. Thanks for the heads up CDC.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:46 am 
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Kevinaruba1 wrote:
Do they consider the carribean international? The airlines don't.


Of course it’s international. That’s why we go thru US Customs whether it be at the departure point or back in the states upon arrival.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:59 pm 
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This does suck and the fact the more and more news reports are talking about fast spreading vaccine resistant variants probably means this will last for awhile .


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:51 pm 
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jaccli wrote:
This does suck and the fact the more and more news reports are talking about fast spreading vaccine resistant variants probably means this will last for awhile .


Vaccine resistant? Fast spreading yes, but not resistant.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:41 pm 
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https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavir ... -1.5264776


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:57 pm 
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“Could be”, “worry about future mutations”. If you read this article it is clear that there is no mutation that is resistent to the vaccin at this moment.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:11 pm 
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Actually there is no vaccine that has any proven effect on the virus . Hence the masks , social distancing and quarantine even after being vaccinated . Hopefully we will have more information in the coming months .


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jaccli wrote:
Actually there is no vaccine that has any proven effect on the virus . Hence the masks , social distancing and quarantine even after being vaccinated . Hopefully we will have more information in the coming months .


There is, and countries are busy vaccinating people. The masks, social distancing and quarantine are still there because not everybody is vaccinated yet. If you are vaccinated, you can still carry the virus and infect other people, but you don’t get seriously ill yourself. Until everybody is vaccinated these rules stay in order. What you are saying here is simple untrue.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:53 am 
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Sorry to say this but if you read what you just wrote you are contradicting yourself . I will paste your words ...you can still carry the virus and infect other people, but you don’t get seriously ill yourself. With a vaccine that is in your words ... you can still carry the virus and infect other people, but you don’t get seriously ill yourself . Then I repeat this covid will be around for a lot longer .


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jaccli wrote:
Sorry to say this but if you read what you just wrote you are contradicting yourself . I will paste your words ...you can still carry the virus and infect other people, but you don’t get seriously ill yourself. With a vaccine that is in your words ... you can still carry the virus and infect other people, but you don’t get seriously ill yourself . Then I repeat this covid will be around for a lot longer .


DD did not contradict herself. The general consensus is exactly what she stated. You can still get sick but not as bad if you’ve been vaccinated along with being able to spread it to someone else. This is no different than getting a flu shot, get the flu and spread it. Again, the sickness from the flu is not as bad if one wasn’t vaccinated.


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