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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:44 pm 
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My family and I are traveling on Friday morning to Aruba from Florida.

I have read through the website discussing the travel requirements.

Do we have to have a PCR test completed and test results back within the 72/12 hour window OR is option #3 available to us, which states we can have an antigen test performed in the 72/12 hour window and then a PCR test performed upon arrival?

We cannot find a PCR test in the Tampa area that will have the results back within that time frame, short of going to the emergency room.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:54 pm 
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Your only option being from a "hotspot" state is to have PCR results done in the 72 hour window. The other options are for "cool" states. If by some chance they let you board the plane without the test (which they shouldn't), once in Aruba they will quarantine your family until everyone has 2 negative tests on your own dime or possibly for 14 days.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:00 pm 
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On the thread titled "Update on Health Requirements" the original poster says that Option #3 is available for "hot" states.

You are saying this is not accurate?

I have read people saying both. I am confused.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:03 pm 
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Marcus & Michelle wrote:
Arubadan

On the thread titled "Update on Health Requirements" the original poster says that Option #3 is available for "hot" states.

You are saying this is not accurate?

I have read people saying both. I am confused.


No, you don't have to have a PCR test in the US. Here is option 3:

Option 3: Testing prior to travel and a PCR test at the airport in Aruba
Alternatively, especially for the listed states that do not qualify for Option 2, there is the option to perform two tests. One accesible test prior to travel, and one accurate test upon arrival.
The costs for the tests will be the responsibility of the traveler and $75 must be paid for in advance as part of the online Embarkation/Disembarkation card process.
· Pre-upload negative test results for one of the following accesible tests to the ED Card online platform prior to arrival:
Antigen (QL IA, FIA), PCR Home kit, or any other type of test
· In this case, it will be required to conduct a second test (PCR) immediately after arrival. Visitors will be required to be in mandatory quarantine at their hotel or booked place of stay.
· The quarantine will be up to 24 hours, and the Aruba Department of Health will make every effort to have results in 6-8 hours, in order to minimize the visitors’ time in quarantine.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:15 pm 
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Thanks Mohair

That is how I read it but needed to make sure. As you can see based on the varying responses there is a significant amount of confusion and misinformation.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:20 pm 
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Is there a way to have food delivered to our room at the Surf Club from Ling's or Super Foods the first night?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:53 pm 
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Marcus & Michelle wrote:
Is there a way to have food delivered to our room at the Surf Club from Ling's or Super Foods the first night?


Lings does.


https://shop.lingandsons.com/


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:05 pm 
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M&M -- there is a tel # at ATA you can also call....800-862-7822

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:08 am 
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My apologizes, looks like my info was incorrect. Thanks for the correction.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:27 am 
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Marcus & Michelle wrote:
Is there a way to have food delivered to our room at the Surf Club from Ling's or Super Foods the first night?


Super Foods also offers delivery now - they have a website you can order from. You can even schedule it before you leave for Aruba (though I don't know what their delivery hours are, tbh).


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