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Current COVID/masking in Cozumel

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by jchance, Jul 20, 2021 at 3:59 PM.

  1. Kimela

    Kimela Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Missouri
    The doc prescribed the inhaler version of the ipratropium - they didn’t have the nasal spray. Also the generic version of ClaritinD. I think the inhaler was the bigger expense. I know someone who throws some of their own meds into Tylenol bottles to smuggle them in.
  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    Yeah, the inhaler would be the big expense. They may have generic Claritin, but not with D as Pseudoephedrine (PSE) is illegal there.
    I never not know exactly where mine are!
    I've considered that approach, but then it looks like intentional smuggling while just taking a card in my med bag might just look like dumb.
  3. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Texas

    i'm telling you, it was TERRIBLE. i had one before roatan in 2020 and it wasnt bad.

    I'm just glad the testing mandate expires dec 31. hoping it isnt renewed. otherwise its off to the USVIs for me
  4. Kimela

    Kimela Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Missouri
    My mistake - it was Laritol D - which IS Claritin, but it has phenylephrine and not pseudoephedrine.

    Oh, I knew exactly where my ipratroprium was. It was in my canvas bag that I had already searched at least 10 times. I think I had picked it up along with another small bag inside the bag and moved it each time I searched it. When I got back to the house I picked up the bag and the contents shifted and I saw it. Duh.
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    I didn't know that any product added D for phenylephrine, as that stuff is about worthless.

    Have you tried Walact-D back home? Walgreens carries it, and it contains pseudoephedrine.
  6. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Lewisville TX
    Allowed vaccination and sufficient vaccine for all of those eligible may be different.
  7. Diverlady13

    Diverlady13 Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
    Interesting. Both of our tests (February and June) were just one nostril. In June at Costa Med, the tech commented "we do it differently here...just one nostril". I just wasn't clear what "here" referred to - Costa Med specifically or Mexico. I thought Mexico, but perhaps not since the test my husband took here in the US was only one nostril as were the tests we had in Belize. Both tests were terrible enough that I'm dreading getting tested in August. I'm typically not a baby about these types of things.

    I believe you. Both of the tests I had in Mexico (different testing centers) were awful. They hurt and aggravated my sinuses. Not good on the way to diving. Our testing in Belize was much much more gentle.

    Anyway, I really do hope the US lets the testing order expire in September for vaccinated individuals. At this point, I feel like it's not my responsibility (or anyone's) to protect those that choose to not get vaccinated. While there are some people that cannot get the vaccine (like my friend who is undergoing chemo), most that don't have it here in the US are choosing not to get it (and a lot of them expect the rest of us to protect them). That's their right, but they should be taking their own precautions rather than the rest of us having to endure testing and masking. Just my opinion...I'm sure there will be lots that disagree with me.
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  8. DeltaWardog

    DeltaWardog ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Castle Rock, CO
    I sent mine in last month with the rush fee, and just got a notification yesterday that they have already mailed it back to me less than a month after receiving it. So it seems they are pretty caught up if my experience is any indication.
  9. ChrisM

    ChrisM Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Torrance, CA
    No, just discovered of course.
  10. Rob9876

    Rob9876 Contributor

    I've been tested at multiple places, and the test I had 2 weeks ago at the International Hospital was the deepest and most vigorous -- not pleasant at all. Otherwise the process was smooth and quick.

    Hate to break it to you, mcohen1021, but the USVI still requires testing before you arrive (not required to leave or re-enter the Continental U.S. USVI | COVID-19 Traveler Screening Tool ).

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