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    Quote Originally Posted by annf View Post
    I say again....why is Aruba different? I presume if you have a connecting flight you don't mind getting on a plane where likely no one or very few have tested....and I presume you will not be taveling domestically. I agree with everyone...I for one do not limit it to Aruba...I had other travel plans...domestic...as long a time in the air as Aruba flight. reconsidering...as no one on the domestic flight will have tested...and likely half will not be vaccinated as they will be USA citizens!!
    Aruba requires a negative test before you can step on aruba soil. my thought is why not just eliminate airport testing and have all visitors test negative before arriving. my flight is non stop and i would not have booked a connecting flight. i would not fly domestically right now either.
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    I think many if not most of us agree and wish that Aruba required a negative test before setting foot on Aruba.
    (which would mean elimination of airport testing).

    many people cannot book a non stop.
    you are one "lucky guy" to be able to do so!

    at the airports with the crowds and defiant anti maskers are what makes me very nervous.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy B View Post
    Aruba requires a negative test before you can step on aruba soil. my thought is why not just eliminate airport testing and have all visitors test negative before arriving. my flight is non stop and i would not have booked a connecting flight. i would not fly domestically right now either.
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    The biggest problem with testing is that there is no guarantee that you will remain negative. You can be negative when you test and by the time you get to Aruba or anywhere else, you could contract the virus. A couple I know tested negative 72 hours before arriving in Aruba. A few days later they were both sick. None of their family that they were with at home just before being tested were had it. They did not know if they picked it up at home between the time they tested and left or if they could have picked it up during travel or on the island some place.






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    I support the test before departure. Even though a few, as Robin has pointed out, may get sick between test and departure, the risk of infection is smaller than if they allow unscreened passengers to test upon arrival. Most of those who test before departure will take care not to be infected before they leave. In addition, most of us who contract symptoms before departure will not travel. It's a wise move on Aruba's part.

    I also want to encourage all those who are fully vaccinated to travel to Aruba. The latest statistics show that of the 165 million who have been vaccinated the infection rate is 0.098%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohair View Post
    I support the test before departure. Even though a few, as Robin has pointed out, may get sick between test and departure, the risk of infection is smaller than if they allow unscreened passengers to test upon arrival. Most of those who test before departure will take care not to be infected before they leave. In addition, most of us who contract symptoms before departure will not travel. It's a wise move on Aruba's part.

    I also want to encourage all those who are fully vaccinated to travel to Aruba. The latest statistics show that of the 165 million who have been vaccinated the infection rate is 0.098%
    did you see the news out of provincetown? of the 700 or so who contracted covid a whopping 75% were fully vacinated.
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    As a reminder....not all tourists are from USA. Tourists come from South America, Netherlands, etc. Not sure if they all have easy access to testing prior to travel. In addition, some Arubans travel to other countries for their vacations. I am not sure but I 'think' if Arubans test outside of Aruba then they have to pay for the test. If they test at the airport when they return to Aruba and they are part of the social medicine AZV I believe the test cost is covered.
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    In Dec/Jan I helped a friend from home coming to Aruba find testing for he, her hubby, BIL and SIL. BIL and SIL came in a week earlier than my friend in Jan. and all was well. I was waiting to for her to contact me, so we could get together. I didn't hear from her and sent her a message. Turned out she tested positive and they did not come. She was tired and had migraines. She was so upset she could get to Aruba, but I told her it would be worse if she got there and then got sick. So in this case, it did prevent a positive person from boarding a plane.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy B View Post
    did you see the news out of provincetown? of the 700 or so who contracted covid a whopping 75% were fully vacinated.
    Those infected at Provincetown had been partying indoors with large crowds. They also had very mild covid symptoms. The "whatabout" arguments often cause people to ignore the overall picture. Those who have been vaccinated should not be afraid of covid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohair View Post
    Those infected at Provincetown had been partying indoors with large crowds. They also had very mild covid symptoms. The "whatabout" arguments often cause people to ignore the overall picture. Those who have been vaccinated should not be afraid of covid.
    Provincetown, on a summer day, is jam packed with wall to wall people outdoors too....! I'm fully vaccinated and I am afraid of Covid.... and that's because there are so many anti-vaxxers not being considerate of others. Mild or not..... I don't want Covid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Provincetown, on a summer day, is jam packed with wall to wall people outdoors too....! I'm fully vaccinated and I am afraid of Covid.... and that's because there are so many anti-vaxxers not being considerate of others. Mild or not..... I don't want Covid!
    I completely agree. Despite being fully vaccinated my husband and I are masking up again. We simply don’t know who has been vaccinated and who hasn’t so we figure it’s best to be cautious right now. We’re 10 weeks away from our third trip to Aruba this year. If protocols are back in place to prevent the spread so be it. We all need to work together.
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