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  • Arawak's Avatar
    01-22-2021, 08:44 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread January 22, 2021 in All Things Covid
    It's quite possible that a closure to the rest of Latin America will follow. Having the borders opened with the Netherlands in itself is a risk due...
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    01-21-2021, 11:10 PM
    A mandatory quarantine would be very extreme and impossible to control unless they tap everyones phone through GPS. Afaik in the majority of western...
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    01-20-2021, 05:33 PM
    I wouldn't be too worried. When push comes to shove they will do it. Same exact thing happened in the Netherlands. As soon as the vaccines actually...
    69 replies | 2848 view(s)
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    01-19-2021, 05:00 PM
    As a local, I don't get it. Boca Catalina has always been rocky in my near 40 years of existance. Sand has never been replenished there on a monthly...
    6 replies | 452 view(s)
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    01-16-2021, 08:18 PM
    You are both right :D Some are just parked in our waters(and they pay the government) and some are exploratory for gas/oil. I think they announced no...
    10 replies | 819 view(s)
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    01-16-2021, 08:10 PM
    Price per m2 is anywhere between 1800 to 2400. The lower you go, the more likely the contractor is using undocumented migrants, thus not paying the...
    3 replies | 329 view(s)
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    01-16-2021, 04:07 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread Sharks in Aruba General
    This is for me the most interesting part: "Furthermore, when comparing the BRUV surveys from Sint Maarten, Curaçao and Bonaire to previous BRUV...
    3 replies | 383 view(s)
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    01-15-2021, 03:27 PM
    That beach is near the oil storage facilities. Not sure if it's even Savaneta there or Cura Cabay already. It's allright, nothing special. If you...
    4 replies | 429 view(s)
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    01-15-2021, 03:24 PM
    Yes, it is. Mandatory test and quarantine for 10 days is "heavily advised".
    41 replies | 2043 view(s)
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    01-13-2021, 02:05 PM
    This is all a bit of a none issue for me. Many countries, like Aruba have been requiring a negative pcr test for entry pretty much since the...
    41 replies | 2043 view(s)
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    01-09-2021, 10:36 AM
    Which is sad if that's the reason. Because Aruba is one of those places where getting a PCR test is close to no hassle. They'll even come to you if I...
    4 replies | 390 view(s)
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    01-07-2021, 10:14 AM 13 Jan - Freezers arrive 25/26 - Experts from the RIVM will be on the island to control everything that is in...
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    01-06-2021, 03:50 AM
    Arawak replied to a thread January 5 in All Things Covid
    Of course tourists have caught the virus in Aruba. It's statistically unavoidable. Remember all the measures are to limit risk, not eliminate them....
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    01-05-2021, 03:45 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread January 5 in All Things Covid
    As expected due to the high positivity rates we've been seeing for 2-3 weeks already coupled with very few tests being performed over that same...
    16 replies | 753 view(s)
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    01-01-2021, 11:38 AM
    Fireworks were great last night. Only thing I noticed different from other years was that people stopped firing fairly soon after 00:00. Meaning most...
    13 replies | 795 view(s)
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    12-30-2020, 04:24 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread December 29 in All Things Covid
    Remember that face shields are not mask substitutes! If you want to use a shield for an added layer of protection you have to wear the mask...
    12 replies | 719 view(s)
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    12-29-2020, 04:53 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread December 29 in All Things Covid
    As expected really for this time of year. We were lucky enough to have minimal restrictions compared to other countries and were able to enjoy a...
    12 replies | 719 view(s)
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    12-27-2020, 05:03 PM
    Arawak replied to a thread December 27 in All Things Covid
    Correct. Vast majority have been tourists, but any vacation period is one for locals as well so not surprising that during December more locals(or...
    5 replies | 301 view(s)
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