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US travelers banned from FSM

Discussion in 'The Pacific Islands' started by ChrisM, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. ChrisM

    ChrisM Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Torrance, CA
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  2. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    dumb over-reaction.
     
  3. CuriousRambler

    CuriousRambler Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: California
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    Hah...thanks for posting this. I'm going to have to do some poking, as my flight is booked for a few weeks from now..

    Edit: nevermind, not all ports of entry are affected. I'm good.
     
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  4. ChrisM

    ChrisM Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Torrance, CA
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    Where are you flying to? The airports listed are pretty much every airport in FSM other than Ulithi
     
  5. CuriousRambler

    CuriousRambler Solo Diver

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    Location: California
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    I'm not actually heading to FSM, but RMI. The article mentioned a Majuro turnaround, but RMI currently only cares about China, Hong Kong and Macau travelers. The measles thing is old news and that's taken care of. I misread the article's relation between RMI and FSM.
     
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  6. ChrisM

    ChrisM Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Torrance, CA
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    Ah, yeah, Marshalls rules are more lax.
     
  7. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    Wow. Just wow.
     
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  8. moose_grunt

    moose_grunt NAUI Instructor

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    To be fair, on those small islands, once Coronavirus arrives there will be no stopping it. There's also the question of if it makes it there, will the hospitals actually be able to handle it. I live in Saipan, (not the FSM, but in a similar situation a stone's throw away), which is arguably more technologically advanced, and I have real fears that our hospital won't be able to deal with the Coronavirus. I'm guessing the 98% survival rate will drop dramatically once it runs into the reality of the lack of expertise and equipment out here.

    With that in mind, I don't blame em.
     
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  9. ChrisM

    ChrisM Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Torrance, CA
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    honestly me either for the same reasons you mention. Only been to Yap but it’s tiny. Once something like that takes hold it would be a firestorm. I just feel bad for folks that make their living off tourism. This may be devastating
     
  10. bakodiver391

    bakodiver391 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Marshall Islands
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    Marshall Islands has just imposed roughly the same restrictions, however there is mention of states, so if your state is coronavirus free you may be allowed in.
     

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