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SuperBunches
08-28-2020, 11:03 AM
We departed Philadelphia this morning and the American Airlines agent asked to see our green check mark before checking us in. We have them in advance, so it wasn’t an issue. I did ask her about Pennsylvania not being a hot zone state, and that we were told that we could have chosen to test on arrival, but she told us “no green check, no departure.”

Our flight was completely full

emil
08-28-2020, 11:10 AM
We are preparing for our PCR Test and departing on 9/3 from CA, where green check mark can be found?

WaltVB
08-28-2020, 01:07 PM
We departed Philadelphia this morning and the American Airlines agent asked to see our green check mark before checking us in. We have them in advance, so it wasn’t an issue. I did ask her about Pennsylvania not being a hot zone state, and that we were told that we could have chosen to test on arrival, but she told us “no green check, no departure.”

Our flight was completely full

American agents in Philly are downright rude and disrespectful, the worst in the world. I have stopped flying through that airport because of them. Glad you were prepared and are on your way.

schexc
08-28-2020, 01:45 PM
We departed Philadelphia this morning and the American Airlines agent asked to see our green check mark before checking us in. We have them in advance, so it wasn’t an issue. I did ask her about Pennsylvania not being a hot zone state, and that we were told that we could have chosen to test on arrival, but she told us “no green check, no departure.”

Our flight was completely full

Someone please correct me, but the green check shows that you were cleared for arrival from your departure state, not necessarily that you are from a "hot state".

Andrea J.
08-28-2020, 01:53 PM
the would be absolutely correct.
if you are in a hot state you must enter a negative covid test.
in you are in a non hot state, you are encouraged to enter a negative covid test or choose to test in Aruba.


Someone please correct me, but the green check shows that you were cleared for arrival from your departure state, not necessarily that you are from a "hot state".

B Likes To Travel
08-28-2020, 04:12 PM
...and...even if you had to test in Aruba, you would have had to pay for the test as part of the ED process. Do you get a green check in that sense?


the would be absolutely correct.
if you are in a hot state you must enter a negative covid test.
in you are in a non hot state, you are encouraged to enter a negative covid test or choose to test in Aruba.

Jacki
08-29-2020, 09:45 AM
We are preparing for our PCR Test and departing on 9/3 from CA, where green check mark can be found?

After you upload your negative PCR Test report and complete your ED card at edcardaruba.aw (https://edcardaruba.aw/)

PghAruba
09-08-2020, 03:58 PM
I am due to fly out of Pittsburgh with American Airlines on 9/18. Could i get clarification. The Aruba Travel Information page states that I can choose to have the test done upon arrival at the airport in Aruba. I am finding it very difficult to find a place in Pittsburgh that will guarantee e 72 hour test result.

Andrea J.
09-08-2020, 05:11 PM
welcome to the posting side.
check the page with the hot states listed and if your state is not a "hot state" then you can proceed to aruba without a prior negative test...but MUST test in aruba and quarantine til the results come in anywhere from 4 - 12 hrs later.

https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements


I am due to fly out of Pittsburgh with American Airlines on 9/18. Could i get clarification. The Aruba Travel Information page states that I can choose to have the test done upon arrival at the airport in Aruba. I am finding it very difficult to find a place in Pittsburgh that will guarantee e 72 hour test result.

robin
09-08-2020, 05:28 PM
My son and his gf left Chicago on United with a layover in Houston. They were tested in Chicago but did not get the test results in time to upload. They did not have the green check, but showed the results when they checked in and at the gate and they were allowed to board.

PghAruba
09-08-2020, 08:17 PM
Thank you very much.

charterprincess
09-11-2020, 09:02 PM
I am in the air as I type this, on my 3rd flight back to Aruba since the border opened....I have departed from MIA & ATL (via MIA) on American Airlines. Every time has been different all the way around (from checking in at ticket counter, at the gate, on the plane & arriving into AUA)....I pre-tested every time....Essentially, (if you fill out the ED card correctly in the right time frame) you will get a green check when you upload a test (even if it doesn't meet the requirements) & pay the insurance. This doesn't mean you are 100% in the Clear....The AUA Officials will review your test & if it doesn't meet the requirements (ie wrong test, took it too soon, wrong doc etc) they will alert you that you need to test when you land in Aruba via email (or personally when you land & get to that part of getting cleared into Aruba). I actually tested in Aruba the day I flew to ATL (because I was coming back to AUA in ~ 72 hours) & my results were sent to my "Aruba Health App" account. I got my green check, had no issues once landing in AUA (they were confused seeing I tested in AUA 3 days prior & results on health app) - but the day AFTER i landed back in AUA, i got an email that my test did not count & I needed to re-test. (think bc i tested ~ 75 hours prior to arriving to AUA, but I never got an answer).

FYI - if you want to test in AUA at the Hospital (I have tested 2x now), you need to call for an appointment (which is very easy to get) & neither time was there a line like at the clinics). BUT it's $125 to test when LEAVING Aruba vs $75 when ARRIVING to Aruba. Not sure why, couldn't get an answer for that when I asked.

Also - hold onto your Green check & have it handy, along with test results (pics are fine) and don't delete your info on AUA Health App until you are back home because you might need it! I live in a Villa at the south end of the island and have been asked to see these by hotels (when I go to visit friends & want to hang out at pool/use some facilities with them, buy day passes to say Flamingo Island at Renaissance or check in to spend the night). This is only if you are visiting other hotels like I described, not if you are going shopping, to restaurants, or casinos at the hotels etc.

WaltVB
09-12-2020, 09:19 AM
Thanks charterprincess, that's some good info to have.