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    Such a shame but you will be back again.

    Such a shame but you will be back again.
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    The testing was one of my main reasons for...

    The testing was one of my main reasons for postponing our trip. The fact that it's not a perfect process means that I was worried that a false positive might wreck the holiday. The insurance is a...
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    Requested a voucher from KLM

    We have very reluctantly decided not to travel this month. KLM will give us a voucher for the full value of our tickets so we will hope that it becomes possible for us to travel within the next 12...
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    My single biggest worry is if airport test gives...

    My single biggest worry is if airport test gives false positive. We are keeping well away from anywhere that’s infected and our own county in England has very low no of cases so little chance of...
  5. UK has added Netherlands and Aruba to the quarantine list.

    So people going via Amsterdam like we have planned now have to stay home for
    two weeks after return. We are retired so it’s not a major issue for us.

    We will watch events for a few days more....
  6. Thread: August 12

    by sundialSoft
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    I hadn’t thought of that. We are flying business...

    I hadn’t thought of that. We are flying business class and staying in an expensive suite. If we got false positives at the airport we would have wasted £9,000.
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    Please be sure to get the correct PCR test. There...

    Please be sure to get the correct PCR test. There are a couple of reports of people having their tests rejected after arrival and requiring another test at the airport in Aruba.
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    I looked at the Bucuti & Tara webcams at noon...

    I looked at the Bucuti & Tara webcams at noon Aruba time. Looked like about 8 couples in total either at sunbeams or by the waterline. Looks like all the Bucuti sun umbrellas were down and they were...
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    It's such a shame that your pre-testing was not...

    It's such a shame that your pre-testing was not accepted. You don't say why but I assume the paperwork was lacking details ?
    Do you know how many flights had arrived ? how many people were queueing...
  10. Thread: August 7

    by sundialSoft
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    Thanks for the updated information. One thing is...

    Thanks for the updated information. One thing is certain, the pandemic will eventually go away and tourism will recover. For the next year or so we will see efforts towards vaccines and better...
  11. Thread: August 6

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    Having done my best to translate the announcement...

    Having done my best to translate the announcement in the link all I could take from it is that the people with Covid are not seriously ill.
    The next few days will be difficult and interesting.
    ...
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    It will be another few days before we know if the...

    It will be another few days before we know if the new cases were identified before they infected too many others. If the infection rate rises then a real lockdown might follow. I’m hoping that track...
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    I would never have thought that the islands had...

    I would never have thought that the islands had to pay a cruise line per head for passengers who go ashore. Seems crazy but of course there will be very few cruise ships for a while.
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    Currency purchase - US Dollars ?

    I'm buying currency quite soon. I'm assuming US dollars are still accepted everywhere. Is that still the case? With the dollar being weaker at present I just wanted to be sure I didn't need florins....
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    Five years was too long to wait

    Hello all. My wife and I first visited Aruba 5 years ago for our 25th wedding anniversary. We will be back in a few weeks for No 30.

    Our Aruba story started nearly 20 years ago with a visit to...
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    I would expect the authorities to make decisions...

    I would expect the authorities to make decisions once they see how many people are infected by this reckless individual and his/her partner. As I have mentioned elsewhere we cannot have a test in the...
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    I'm wondering whether some of the people who are...

    I'm wondering whether some of the people who are directly affected by this (eg: forced into quarantine if that happens) will consider involving lawyers to get compensation directly from the 'visitor'...
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    If they stop testing in Aruba then some people...

    If they stop testing in Aruba then some people are excluded. We cannot get a test in the UK unless we have symptoms.
    A test 72 hours before departure gives 3 days to catch covid, take it in to Aruba...
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    The person or persons who broke quarantine then...

    The person or persons who broke quarantine then tested positive must be fined quickly and that information made very public to put off other potential breakers. I don't advocate publishing...
  20. it's 30 years. Our first trip to Aruba was for...

    it's 30 years. Our first trip to Aruba was for our 25th.
  21. Many thanks, I have been on that website many...

    Many thanks, I have been on that website many many times but the flowers page was not one I had seen.
  22. Flower delivery to hotel (Bucuti & Tara) for anniversary

    Can anyone recommend a flower delivery service. I would like to get flowers delivered to my wife to be there when we arrive.

    We are arriving late August so I have plenty of time to organise.

    (I...
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    If you look in the app you can add other people....

    If you look in the app you can add other people. Your own Traveller name will be there and there is a blue circle with a + which you can touch to add traveller with a new registration. Maybe you...
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    Great report on your holiday, thanks for posting.

    Great report on your holiday, thanks for posting.
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    I think we should leave it up to the authorities...

    I think we should leave it up to the authorities on Aruba to decide what to do. Requiring everyone to be tested before departure will mean that many people simply cannot travel. Here in the UK we...
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