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    December's Trip 2021

    Hello Aruba.com friends,

    We are still booked for December - keep going back and forth on what to do. Wifey and myself vaccinated but our 2 kids are not - although they been asking to get vaccinated. Again one day we want to the next we change our minds lol - uugghhh

    I'll have to read through some posts and see what some opinions are in here. I heard testing before leaving the country - possible 10 days quarentine at my expense if we have to stey?

    Hope all is good with everyone.

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    hi mark it has been a while!!
    my 2 grands ages 6 and 7 have their appointment set for a vaccine fair on Friday Nov 12. (Pending CDC approval)
    (Pfizer) and the follow up shot a few weeks later.

    if the kids want the vaccine, what would be the holding back?
    they are now both over 11 ...I am wondering if those babies of your are now teens?
    OMG we are old


    yes, if someone in the family tests positive, the positive person's mandatory insurance pays for that individual in isolation.
    the others are self pay.


    same precautions in Aruba as at home...........mask up indoor public places. lots of hand washing.


    Quote Originally Posted by arubamark View Post
    Hello Aruba.com friends,

    We are still booked for December - keep going back and forth on what to do. Wifey and myself vaccinated but our 2 kids are not - although they been asking to get vaccinated. Again one day we want to the next we change our minds lol - uugghhh

    I'll have to read through some posts and see what some opinions are in here. I heard testing before leaving the country - possible 10 days quarentine at my expense if we have to stey?

    Hope all is good with everyone.

    Thanks
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    At this point..... I'd betcha you'll go...! Minor obstacles with the travel requirements but easy to navigate..... I think Aruba is safer than home...!
    A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men!
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    Hi Andrea yes kids are now 15 and 18 SMH - time flies. We are 95% in for December and looking forward to it. Been busy with the college seen now have a few scholarship offers to Tampa Bay University, Sacred Heart and James Maddison so far - not full rides but between 50-70% - anything helps with these prices now lol. Need some family Aruba time.
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    Hi Mark,
    If it helps, I've taken 4 vacations to Aruba since the onset of the pandemic. I went in Sept 2020, Dec 2020, June 2021 and late September 2021. I've needed to get covid tested prior to travel (for entry to Aruba) for all 4 trips. The USA requirement to test prior to return to USA has only been in effect since Jan 2021 so I've only needed to do that twice. It is easy to test in the USA as most pharmacies (CVS & Walgreens) now offer test services in addition to the test sites offered in your county. Testing in Aruba is VERY easy as they have walk-in clinics in all the tourist areas and many hotels/timeshares have them right at the resort. The wonderful sunshine, cool breezes and relaxing days by the sea in Aruba far outweigh any minor inconvenience of testing.
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    I agree with Chris. The testing is just another small step in getting to and from Aruba. We went in Nov. 2020 and April 2021. We only had to return test in May 2021. We stopped at a walk in clinic on our way to dinner, we were walking right past the place so it wasn't out of the way or time consuming at all. So go to Aruba, you can thank us later.

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    Hi Mark. Everyone has to make decisions for their own win families but In the last month I know 3 unvaccinated people who want to tell the world to get vaccinated to avoid what they are going through. Two of them were a couple of high school sweethearts, in their early 40s with 2 kids, both healthy and active with no underlying conditions. They chose not to vaccinate and he is no longer with us and she is begging people to learn from their situation and trust the science. The 3rd is on day 10 of not being able to do much more than sit on the couch or lay in bed. His quote was “If you know anyone who doesn’t think they should get the vaccine, tell them to cal me because this is absolutely awful”. Talk to your personal doctor, someone you trust in the medical field.
    The best trip is the next trip. Anxiously waiting to book something.
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    We are vaccinated and have been traveling. We were in Aruba all winter and even though we were not vaccinated, we felt safe, however; Delta was not an issue.

    I will tell you what I told my friend about vaccinating the kids(16 and 13). He didn't want to vaccinate them because he felt that there were no long term studies(experimental) and didn't want to have to say he was sorry if there are issues later. I told him would you rather say you are sorry if they they end up getting the virus and end up in ICU? Or if they get the virus and have long term effects from it? Beside, since the virus is new, so are the treatments so they are also experimental. He finally relented to getting them vaccinated. A lot of his daughter's anxieties went away after being vaccinated.






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    Thanks everyone.
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    The numbers are coming down quite nicely! That should help ease some concerns!
    Last edited by cpjones; 11-02-2021 at 08:31 PM.
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