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Covid surging in Bonaire

Discussion in 'Bonaire' started by tursiops, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. maadJurguer

    maadJurguer Contributor

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    Sounds like a Delta route...we're AA up here. I did the red eye once from flag but it was a super PITA.
     
  2. scuba127

    scuba127 Contributor

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    I'm clear on the PCR 72 hours prior to arrival on Bonaire but still not clear on the 24 Hour requirement for the Antigen Test. When they say 24 hours prior to departure are they referring to 24 hours prior to departure from home airport or, in this case, 24 hours prior to departing for Bonaire from Atlanta? We are laying over for about 13 hours in Atlanta before departing Atlanta for Bonaire. Thanks in advance.
     
  3. rmorgan

    rmorgan ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    The answer seems lost in translation:

    “Travelers must undergo an antigen test within 24 hours before departure to Bonaire. At their place of departure or at their stopover.” Q&A travelers - Crisiswebsite van het Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire

    With 13 hours to while away, it *should* be easy to get a rapid antigen test at the airport (although that too seems confusing). But assuming the 10:00 EDT Delta departure from ATL, the antigen test would only need to be after 9:00 CDT the morning before.
     
  4. scuba127

    scuba127 Contributor

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    Got it...thanks...
     
  5. rmorgan

    rmorgan ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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  6. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Will a positive antigen test be confirmed by a PCR test? If visitors are acting prudently before being tested, they will be in a low prevalence group. If they are in a low prevalence group, the positive predictive value of the antigen test will be substantially lower than 100%, to the point where maybe up to 1/4 off positive tests will be false positives.
     
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  7. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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  8. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  9. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    Yeah, the point was that PCR test is more prone to producing false positives than antigen "rapid" test, so using it to confirm the result of the latter would be a questionable move. (Which would be about par for the course so far.)
     
  10. wildbill9

    wildbill9 Contributor

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    It is obvious Bonaire doesn’t want us to visit. I guess they make enough from government give a ways. That’s fine, other places want our business.
     

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