The Aruba Forums
It is currently Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:31 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]

Having difficulty using this Board?
Click here for our Forum Support System
Forgot your password? Click Here



CHECK OUT OUR RECENTLY ENHANCED ARUBATOURISM.COM WEBSITE

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 77 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:10 am 
Offline
Senior

Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:32 pm
Posts: 145
https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:24 am 
Offline
Extra Helpful Expert
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:28 pm
Posts: 1253
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
constantine wrote:
https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements


Thanks.

This is quite onerous! I just cancelled my July trip.

_________________
Aruba, One Happy Island!
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:04 am 
Offline
Extra Helpful Expert
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2003 7:17 pm
Posts: 7681
mikey, I think I'm with you. Even though my trip isn't till end of November this mandatory insurance really covers nothing.

It's NOT the money it's all it doesn't cover and the limits.

$125. max per day for your lockdown at the Covid-19 Hotel.

and if you think that this anemic insurance tax will ever go away even after a cure/vaccine you're nuts.

_________________
It's a simple case of Mind over Matter.
I don't Mind and you don't matter. Brother Barry


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:06 am 
Offline
Extra Helpful Expert

Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:46 am
Posts: 4330
Location: Arlington, Mass.
I saw the above guidelines and read some of it.

Yet another one was provided to me by the Aruba Tourism Authority. Below is the link:
https://www.arubavisitorsinsurance.com/
It looks different with a different format but probably says the same stuff.

We don't go until next Spring so I didn't read too deeply. No need, now.

Besides, we all know that Covid will be just a bad memory by then, right?

I'll be 76 then and based on the original link in here, I will have to pay $266 for my 17 days.

So, do I not rent a car? Do I not go to the casino? Do we only dine out at Wendy's? Decisions! Decisions!

_________________
Aruba-"Y"-Guy


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:00 pm 
Offline
Extra Helpful Expert
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 1:36 pm
Posts: 11291
Location: Bayville NJ
Timing: At 72 hours prior to departure, visitors can take action to get their test/swab. Note: The latest the testing/swab results can be uploaded is 12 hours prior to departure. Any tests and results executed before 72 hours prior to departure will not be valid.

i dont go until the end of october but under the current requirements here is how it will play out for me:

8:30 am flight on Tuesday. 72 hours before is 8:30 am Saturday. I would need results by 8:30 pm Monday.

im hoping there will be some time added or faster results but if not i may be taking a second test upon arrival.

_________________
Linda

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:02 am 
Offline
Extra Helpful Expert
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:01 am
Posts: 6261
Location: The Netherlands
lindaspooky wrote:
Timing: At 72 hours prior to departure, visitors can take action to get their test/swab. Note: The latest the testing/swab results can be uploaded is 12 hours prior to departure. Any tests and results executed before 72 hours prior to departure will not be valid.

i dont go until the end of october but under the current requirements here is how it will play out for me:

8:30 am flight on Tuesday. 72 hours before is 8:30 am Saturday. I would need results by 8:30 pm Monday.

im hoping there will be some time added or faster results but if not i may be taking a second test upon arrival.


Linda, I understand it differently: you can not upload the results before 8:30 on Monday. You need to upload it between 8.30 on Monday and your departure.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:47 am 
Offline
Extra Helpful Expert

Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:52 pm
Posts: 2050
I read it as Linda reads it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:21 pm 
Offline
Extra Helpful Expert
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 1:36 pm
Posts: 11291
Location: Bayville NJ
Ingrid that would be better, it would give me more time. Im sure the rules will change again so not too worried. Charles posted on one of the facebook sites a lab in NJ that doing the PCR test with results in 45 minutes. im sure there are more details to it but at least its a start.

_________________
Linda

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:27 pm 
Offline
Extra Helpful Expert
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2003 7:17 pm
Posts: 7681
lindaspooky wrote:
Ingrid that would be better, it would give me more time. Im sure the rules will change again so not too worried. Charles posted on one of the facebook sites a lab in NJ that doing the PCR test with results in 45 minutes. im sure there are more details to it but at least its a start.


I'm flying out of Newark in November can you give me the lab info. I'll stop on way to airport and get a fresh test.

I know many of you are writing about the 72 hour test and the challenges it will be. To day spoke to mu nurse and doctor friend who by the way have not taken any tests yet and said they don't see why they would (something shared by many of their counterparts), They say that even where testing is readily available you have to give 5 to 7 or more days for results. Since the tests are free, some people are going each week to different locations to get testing and that more then first time people is causing most of the delays.

Aruba has a population of 107,000 people. More than that get tested in the tr-state area each day.

_________________
It's a simple case of Mind over Matter.
I don't Mind and you don't matter. Brother Barry


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:13 pm 
Offline
Prolific Very Helpful

Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:48 am
Posts: 458
arubajoey wrote:
lindaspooky wrote:
Ingrid that would be better, it would give me more time. Im sure the rules will change again so not too worried. Charles posted on one of the facebook sites a lab in NJ that doing the PCR test with results in 45 minutes. im sure there are more details to it but at least its a start.


I'm flying out of Newark in November can you give me the lab info. I'll stop on way to airport and get a fresh test..


Joey, the test results are required to be uploaded no later than 12 hours prior to departure. As of now, getting a quickie (test), won’t cut it. Also, out of staters need to contact the lab prior to showing up to confirm they will test you.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:29 pm 
Offline
Extra Helpful Expert
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:07 pm
Posts: 19609
Location: Connecticut
Stay home and watch the fun :lol: :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:31 pm 
Offline
Extra Helpful Expert
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2003 7:17 pm
Posts: 7681
casadelmar wrote:
Joey, the test results are required to be uploaded no later than 12 hours prior to departure. As of now, getting a quickie (test), won’t cut it. Also, out of staters need to contact the lab prior to showing up to confirm they will test you.


This is going to be one of those it looks so easy. NOT!

I'm leaving for Aruba on a Saturday I will arrive in Aruba at 3:00 PM. So I need to take a non-quickie test( does it need to be a blood test) by Wednesday at 3:00 PM. I have to tell the lab/doctor/clinic that I must have the results by Friday at say 6:00 PM.

WOW! that was sooooooo easy.

Wait I'm sorry I was dreaming.

Do you think you can demand or get a guarantee that a lab will do a test and get you the results when you need them. They likely will say yes or no (and then what do you do) or say they will try but what happens when Friday comes and you don't get the results or they are inconclusive.

So don't knock the quickie test. I don't see any other way.

_________________
It's a simple case of Mind over Matter.
I don't Mind and you don't matter. Brother Barry


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:59 pm 
Offline
Extra Helpful Expert

Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:31 pm
Posts: 1702
Three places I have called in NH gave a window of 3 to 10!!! days for the results of the Covid test.......Of course that might change, but it might change for the worse.
Hmmmmm....kinda makes a rapid test the only option. I leave on Weds so would have to be tested on Sun, and have the results to post before Tues pm.....Of course I have to go to work Mon and Tues before my vacation.........
Or take a risk and do the test in Aruba (cost?), spend at least 1 full day watching TV in my room and eating take out food and hope the negative results come quickly. Suppose it takes two days?(This IS Aruba after all).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:03 pm 
Offline
Prolific Very Helpful

Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:48 am
Posts: 458
arubajoey wrote:
casadelmar wrote:
Joey, the test results are required to be uploaded no later than 12 hours prior to departure. As of now, getting a quickie (test), won’t cut it. Also, out of staters need to contact the lab prior to showing up to confirm they will test you.


This is going to be one of those it looks so easy. NOT!

I'm leaving for Aruba on a Saturday I will arrive in Aruba at 3:00 PM. So I need to take a non-quickie test( does it need to be a blood test) by Wednesday at 3:00 PM. I have to tell the lab/doctor/clinic that I must have the results by Friday at say 6:00 PM.

WOW! that was sooooooo easy.

Wait I'm sorry I was dreaming.

Do you think you can demand or get a guarantee that a lab will do a test and get you the results when you need them. They likely will say yes or no (and then what do you do) or say they will try but what happens when Friday comes and you don't get the results or they are inconclusive.

So don't knock the quickie test. I don't see any other way.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: NEW GUIDELINES
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:22 pm 
Offline
Prolific Very Helpful

Joined: Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:48 am
Posts: 458
arubajoey wrote:
casadelmar wrote:
Joey, the test results are required to be uploaded no later than 12 hours prior to departure. As of now, getting a quickie (test), won’t cut it. Also, out of staters need to contact the lab prior to showing up to confirm they will test you.


This is going to be one of those it looks so easy. NOT!

I'm leaving for Aruba on a Saturday I will arrive in Aruba at 3:00 PM. So I need to take a non-quickie test( does it need to be a blood test) by Wednesday at 3:00 PM. I have to tell the lab/doctor/clinic that I must have the results by Friday at say 6:00 PM.

WOW! that was sooooooo easy.

Wait I'm sorry I was dreaming.
Do you think you can demand or get a guarantee that a lab will do a test and get you the results when you need them. They likely will say yes or no (and then what do you do) or say they will try but what happens when Friday comes and you don't get the results or they are inconclusive.

So don't knock the quickie test. I don't see any other way.


Joey, I’m not knocking the quickie test. It’s the only way to comply with the requirement the test must be taken within 72 hours of flight departure, not arrival in Aruba. If this cannot be done, it’s a $90 fee in Aruba for them to do it at the airport upon arrival. Also, a blood test is not acceptable. Swab test only.

I heard that Lefty said to put it on his tab. Can you verify that?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 77 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group