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  • Izzy's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 12:31 PM
    Men In Black greeting arrivais, as reported in Le Journal 7/16/20:, translation by M. Google. Since Monday July 6, agents commissioned by the Collectivity have welcomed those arriving at the port and at the airport, thermometer in hand and mask on their nose, to tell them the procedure to follow. The procedures remain complicated for foreign tourists. At the airport and at the port, since Monday July 6, reception agents from the company St Barth Event have been receiving arrivals, infrared thermometer in hand. On this day (last Thursday), many people arrive by plane. They are therefore four agents masked in the hall, dressed in black, to welcome travelers once they have presented their passport to border control. Temperature measurement, verification of negative Covid...
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  • cassidain's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 11:20 AM
    j'imagine que l'académie française le préfère à "spam" . . . bien qu'il n'paraisse pas encore dans le dico du cnrtl.
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  • amyb's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 11:04 AM
    Brand new!
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  • elgreaux's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 10:50 AM
    je pense que c'est utilisé en France aussi : https://www.cakemail.com/blog/fr-ca/pourriel-vs-courriel-indesirable-pourquoi-mes-courriels-vont-dans-le-dossier-spam/ Un pourriel, ou spam, est un courriel que vous n’avez jamais demandé à recevoir.
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  • jcmc's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 09:57 AM
    love silva. missed that one,thanks for telling us about it.
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  • didier's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 09:24 AM
    just a heads up. A couple from Belgium arrived at sxm and were not allowed to enter sxm and were put back on the plane in which they arrived with documentation from immigration claiming that the couple were not allowed to enter sxm because they were a threat to public health and safety. the couple had a negative test for covid-19, they had received the results before they boarded the plane in belgium. they had a return trip for august 4 as they were coming to sxm to visit their parents who live there, they had to use the return trip ticket to go back immediately. The airline said there was nothing that they could do to help them as they had indeed altered the results page with the translation. the problem was, the tests were written in german from one of the labs in belgium. ...
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  • garykool81's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 09:24 AM
    This has been a gripe of mine for a few weeks now. The government itself keeps interchangeably using the words "72 hours" and "3 days" in their announcements. They really need to be specific here. Given the (generally) more relaxed attitude, I suspect 3 days would be fine instead of exactly 72 hours, but certainly not a risk that I am willing to take. I'll be sure to arrive with a test that was taken within 72 hours of my arrival unless they clarify otherwise.
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  • Jim A's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 09:17 AM
    I wonder if stressing the 72 hours instead of the 3 days could possibly avoid a potential issue. I'd hate to show up for a 3pm flight and have someone tell me that I can't board because the test was conducted at 2:30pm 3 days back.
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  • garykool81's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 08:18 AM
    It applies to both effectively. If I am arriving in St. Barts on Thursday, I need to take a COVID-19 PCR test no earlier than 72-hours before my arrival (which would be Monday) and have the negative results from that test available before boarding my flight or ferry to St. Barts. So far, it appears that they are accepting both printed and electronic copies. One poster in an earlier thread received her results while connecting in San Juan and had only a text message from her provider to show, which was accepted. I would suspect standards will tighten up as this goes on, so I would have an electronic copy or paper copy available if possible.
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  • cassidain's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 08:14 AM
    Bravo, Bruno DISCOURS TRÈS POLITIQUE DE BRUNO MAGRAS par V.A 15/07/2020 Inspiré par Emmanuel Macron ? Contrairement à son habitude, Bruno Magras a saisi l’occasion du 14 juillet pour livrer un discours très politique, en résonance avec l’actualité : crise sanitaire, économique, mais aussi identitaire avec le débat sur la mémoire de la colonisation. Devant le monument aux morts, mardi 14 juillet, Bruno Magras a prononcé au micro une allocution très politique pour la fête nationale, en écho à l’actualité mondiale et nationale. « Cette année, la joie est moins vive et cette fête a un goût amer », a-t-il débuté, évoquant la crise sanitaire et les privations de liberté qui l’accompagnent. « Nous l’avons fait avec de bonnes intentions, mais nous devons prendre garde à ce que nos...
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  • Snorkeler's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 08:08 AM
    Andy, Thanks. So I guess the 3 day period refers to when the test was administered -- not when the results were received.
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  • amyb's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 07:55 AM
    Lots of Vatican intrigue...
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  • Snorkeler's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 07:34 AM
    Didier, You wrote, "This result has to be within the 72 hour time from when you arrive to the island." Do I understand you correctly: I can go to a testing site 5 days before getting on an airplane for St. Barts, as long as the result is received 72 hours or less before I get on the airplane? Is that what you mean?
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  • andynap's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 07:26 AM
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  • andynap's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 07:24 AM
    I still don’t understand.
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  • didier's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 05:52 AM
    if you do not get a test result that is negative, you cannot enter st. barths. this result has to be within the 72 hour time frame when you arrive to the island. you will not be able to board a plane or boat without the test results if you are coming to st. barths. Since you cannot enter without a prior test, your question about having the test on the island is moot. The island was doing this test before July 10, but no longer. you will have to ask the airlines about your last question (3) if the airlines/boat accepts your documentation proof, then the island will accept it.
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  • Snorkeler's Avatar
    07-16-2020, 05:16 AM
    I've read contradictory information on testing requirements for U.S. visitors to St. Barts, so I'm hoping to hear definitive answers to these questions: 1. Which is true? (a) The results of a negative Covid test must have been received by the visitor no more than 72 hours before flying to St. Barts, or (b) A Covid test that eventually yielded negative results must have been administered no more than 72 hours before flying to St. Barts? 2. If the visitor doesn't receive the results of the Covid test in time, is it still possible to get a test after arriving in St. Barts? 3. Will St. Barts authorities accept as proof of a negative test (a) a text on a smart phone, (b) an email on a smart phone, (c) an official-looking paper document, or (d) all of the above?
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  • amyb's Avatar
    07-15-2020, 08:59 PM
    keep in mind it is historical fiction.
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  • andynap's Avatar
    07-15-2020, 07:23 PM
    Huh?
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  • cassidain's Avatar
    07-15-2020, 06:39 PM
    Emprunté aux mots "courriel" et "poubelle" (ou bien "pourri") "Spam" en anglais et franglais. À propos, c’est un mot uniquement québécois ou également utilisé en France ? Et oui, c’est un truc qui n’a rien à voir avec le petit caillou. :cool: * à être classé dans la rubrique "Pédagogie" :nerd:
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  • didier's Avatar
    07-15-2020, 04:07 PM
    not sure where this person was detected Amy. The announcement on Island 92 had very few details, guess we will know more later.
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  • amyb's Avatar
    07-15-2020, 03:41 PM
    YMMV.
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  • dadto6's Avatar
    07-15-2020, 03:38 PM
    Very much enjoyed reading the speech given by Bruno Magras yesterday, courtesy of the Le Journal.
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  • Izzy's Avatar
    07-15-2020, 03:36 PM
    Abbott offers both PCR and antiibody tests that could be called "rapid" but "rapid" is much more appropriately applied to an antibody test (or an antigen test) than a PCR even when the PCR is run on the Abbott ID Now, which is the fastest PCR device (negative result in about 15 minutes, a positive in about 5 minutes). The ID Now has drawn some criticism for higher false negative rate than other PCR devices. I suspect the "rapid test" being offered to you is not the PCR test that you need but it is worth asking the place offering it... and hoping the person answering the question knows.
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  • andynap's Avatar
    07-15-2020, 03:33 PM
    I like Silva. Thanks
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  • GMP62's Avatar
    07-15-2020, 02:51 PM
    Hi Gina! Yes, I know your area in CA is going through a tough time right now. Hoping you and your family are staying well and healthy. We can set our sights on travels to our favor isle next spring, and hopefully some Forum get together while there! Gayle
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  • davesmom's Avatar
    07-15-2020, 01:42 PM
    I agree! We are missing our trip and it's not too normal here yet in California...Hope you are well in NJ and elsewhere!
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  • KZ1300A1's Avatar
    07-15-2020, 12:52 PM
    In my location I have access to two tests. Ones a Rapid test and the other is a send off to the lab 2 to 3 days. Theres also an antigen test which is not an option. My question is are the rapid tests an option? They are done with a machine from Abott labs.
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