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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:09 pm 
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The following was posted on Aruba.com. I don't recall seeing what is the criteria they use.

The Government of Aruba together with the Department of Public Health continuously monitors the situation based on a range of factors and epidemiological indicators to assess risk levels. As per September 24 2020 changes will be made to the testing requirements for specific states to ensure safeguards are in line with the latest circumstances.

To increase safety measures for the health and wellbeing of travelers and our locals, visitors from the United States residing in below states will require additional testing. See the COVID-19 Testing Requirements page for the exact details for your state.

Arizona
Arkansas
Florida
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky*
Louisiana
Maryland*
Minnesota*
Missouri*
Montana*
Nebraska*
North Carolina
North Dakota*
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania*
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Virginia*
Wisconsin
Wyoming
States marked with an asterisk* will go into effect on September 24th.

We recognize this causes an extra step for those wanting to travel, however, these are necessary safeguards designed to keep Aruba safe and free of health risks.

Per September 24th, the following states have been removed from this list:

Alabama
California
Colorado
Georgia
Idaho
Mississippi
Nevada
Ohio


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:45 pm 
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NEW YORK RULES!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:46 pm 
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I’m confuse can somebody please tell me what the requirements are for Pennsylvania after September 24. i plan on testing before I leave PA
do these new requirements mean I need to test in aua too. Can somebody please explain this to me


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:19 pm 
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Meanwhile, on the subject of Covid cases per 1000, Aruba has almost completely closed the very wide gap that existed between 3rd and 4th position in the world. Within the next 48 hours I expect Aruba will be in 3rd place worldwide for Covid-19 cases per capita.

Sadly, at this point for Aruba to be talking about hotspots is a bit of the pot calling the kettle.....

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:37 pm 
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van wrote:
I’m confuse can somebody please tell me what the requirements are for Pennsylvania after September 24. i plan on testing before I leave PA
do these new requirements mean I need to test in aua too. Can somebody please explain this to me


Go to aruba.com. The requirements are spelled out what to do for testing depending on the state you live in. It also has the complete guidelines for all things Covid. You are much better off going to the website than relying on anyone's interpretation of the guidelines.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:45 pm 
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I don’t really understand what the website is saying. Is the new change for Pennsylvania mean that if I get a PCR test before I leave Pennsylvania 72 hours before my flight then I don’t need to retest when I land in Aruba


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:54 pm 
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van wrote:
I don’t really understand what the website is saying. Is the new change for Pennsylvania mean that if I get a PCR test before I leave Pennsylvania 72 hours before my flight then I don’t need to retest when I land in Aruba


At the end of the regs, there's an e:mail address regarding any questions. I've seen way too much incorrect information being given out on various Aruba Facebook sites. support@aruba.com


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:12 pm 
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How about just getting the required test and call it a day.

Love all my fellow BB'ers but I would never depend on their opinions.

Can't get to Aruba and say "what do you mean people on the Aruba BB told me it was OK".

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arubajoey wrote:
NEW YORK RULES!


I wouldn't be jumping up and down too fast Joey . Montreal is getting cold weather and cases are now spiking big time . Mandatory masks restricted travel and all other precautions they are doing won't do all that much once the cold weather comes .


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jaccli wrote:
arubajoey wrote:
NEW YORK RULES!


I wouldn't be jumping up and down too fast Joey . Montreal is getting cold weather and cases are now spiking big time . Mandatory masks restricted travel and all other precautions they are doing won't do all that much once the cold weather comes .


More like jumping jacks. We taught Covid to be afraid of New Yorkers as you all should be.

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A simple observation, Pennsylvania added, California removed.

Pennsylvania, 156,512 cases, 8,105 deaths.
California, 792,357 cases, 15,127 deaths.

not going to bother with the other sates removed, thought this was glaring enough as far
as making no sense whatsoever.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:27 am 
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arubapjb wrote:
A simple observation, Pennsylvania added, California removed.

Pennsylvania, 156,512 cases, 8,105 deaths.
California, 792,357 cases, 15,127 deaths.

not going to bother with the other sates removed, thought this was glaring enough as far
as making no sense whatsoever.


It does if the number of cases per 100.000 inhabitants is significally higher in Pennsylvania then in California. Absolute numbers don’t tell the whole story.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:13 am 
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dutchdushi wrote:
arubapjb wrote:
A simple observation, Pennsylvania added, California removed.

Pennsylvania, 156,512 cases, 8,105 deaths.
California, 792,357 cases, 15,127 deaths.

not going to bother with the other sates removed, thought this was glaring enough as far
as making no sense whatsoever.


It does if the number of cases per 100.000 inhabitants is significally higher in Pennsylvania then in California. Absolute numbers don’t tell the whole story.


Here are the statistics per 100,000 by state. So I have no clue where Aruba is getting their info. Some states should have stayed on the list and others should not be on the list at all.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/110 ... -by-state/

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:11 pm 
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"Figures never lie, but liars figure."
Not sure about the whole thing, but it seems that our state publishes stats in a way most favorable to the state. Other states use a different calculation less favorable. Either way, I think it is not good.
I think the state numbers will go "BOOM" given the fact that today all restaurants and bars are now at 100% capacity.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:21 am 
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ArubaAmy wrote:
dutchdushi wrote:
arubapjb wrote:
A simple observation, Pennsylvania added, California removed.

Pennsylvania, 156,512 cases, 8,105 deaths.
California, 792,357 cases, 15,127 deaths.

not going to bother with the other sates removed, thought this was glaring enough as far
as making no sense whatsoever.


It does if the number of cases per 100.000 inhabitants is significally higher in Pennsylvania then in California. Absolute numbers don’t tell the whole story.


Here are the statistics per 100,000 by state. So I have no clue where Aruba is getting their info. Some states should have stayed on the list and others should not be on the list at all.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/110 ... -by-state/



As with so many things linked to the virus this list makes little sense.
WYOMING!!!!!!! If they get 5 cases their per capita numbers suck.....


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