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Thread: Return COVID test for U.S. residents

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    Cool Return COVID test for U.S. residents

    With yesterday's GREAT news that Aruba is considering reducing the testing restrictions for vaccinated tourists, I have a question about the logistics of getting a test to return to the U.S. What has it been like getting the test and results to return to the U.S. if you aren't staying at a resort? I've heard many resorts are offering them on site as a convenience. However, we prefer to stay in a condo (Oasis or LeVent) and I don't believe that option exists at either. Once Aruba is official with reducing those inbound restrictions, we hope to get a trip on the books quickly. Just trying to understand this one important logistic once on the island. Anyone have direct experience to share? Thank you...can't wait to be Aruba bound!!
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    people are experiencing test results usually much less than 8 hours after test taken

    click this link and scroll down for a list of testing places (that are not resorts)

    we have our appointment with the hospital 48 hrs b4 our flight.
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    There are testing sites everywhere including the hospital.

    https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-he...ht%20departure.

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    thanks for posting the link
    it is Monday and I am tired.
    Quote Originally Posted by WaltVB View Post
    There are testing sites everywhere including the hospital.

    https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-he...ht%20departure.
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    No problemo!

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    You guys are practically there...congratulations! May I ask how far in advance did you reach out to schedule your test with the hospital? This news and that of others is so encouraging...yay! Have a great time!
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    I made my appointment 2 mos ago for our drive thru test at the hospital on May 18

    Quote Originally Posted by Lori&BobS View Post
    You guys are practically there...congratulations! May I ask how far in advance did you reach out to schedule your test with the hospital? This news and that of others is so encouraging...yay! Have a great time!
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    We stay at Oceania. We tested at the hospital, however; we chose to walk there rather than drive. We were the only ones there for the walk up and walked back past the same cars that were there when we walked in-and got some steps in, too.






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    I returned at the end of March and did the test at the hospital's testing site at Palm Beach Plaza Mall. No appointment needed, just walked in on a Saturday morning around 9:30am (flight departed Monday at 4:30pm) - was in and out of there in 15 minutes. Had results back in 6 hours via email. $75 for the PCR test.
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    Get back to USA yesterday. We went to walk-in testing site in Palm Beach plaza around 8:30pm and waited no more than 10 minutes. Get a result by 6am next day. The cost is $75 per person

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