January 26th

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by UnfurleD, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    Effective January 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of departure, or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of recent recovery for all passengers prior to boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery.

    This has been the subject of debate for the last week here, or at least in town. People aren't too keen trying to get a test in Mexico or El Salvador for example, not knowing how hard it is to schedule an appt overseas to safely come back. Has anybody had to do such a thing yet? I'm wondering if overseas is trying to make it simple, by like say having airports do testing nearby so there isn't an issue for returning US passengers. With the cold and perhaps temporary flat spell, we're pretty keen on taking a drive down to warmer temps in FL than say flying anywhere. PR & Hawaii would be exceptions i assume, doesn't state "entering the Continental United States" but could be wrong
     
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  2. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Hawaii already requires a test within 72 hours of departure. Its the one thing making me hold back on buying tickets.
     

  3. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    I frequent a hotel in Cabo that says they have arranged a way for their American guests to schedule their departure with the concierge, who arranges rapid testing and papers for your arrival back to the states.

    Sounds as if some destinations may be working proactively to earn your hard earned $$$.

    YMMV
     
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  4. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    my buddy visited his bruv there over xmas. Went thru some clinic in Chicago (approved for Hawaii bound folks). Said it was pretty nerve-wrecking in that 3 days. Had to stay in Oahu, couldn't island hop once he landed there
     
  5. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Talked to someone else who had to drive an hour and a half away to get tested because it was the only place he could get scheduled in the right time frame.
     
  6. whoisJOB

    whoisJOB Well-Known Member

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    Jan 5, 2021
    Thanks to your nazi president-elect, no one will be traveling much of anywhere for a while
     
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  7. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2006
    Keep your fvcking politics out of this.
     
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  8. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    For whatever reason, nobody has really pulled the trigger yet on speedy mass vaccination. It doesn't seem to be from lack of vaccine as much as really poor logistical planning...maybe even political reasons. Seems as if many third world countries are getting it, while the rest of the world is on standby.

    I just don't know, first world problems I guess
     
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  9. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    rimJOB is one of those people that is literally incapable of having a conversation without screaming about which political party he/she/it loves the most. FYI - no one gives a f*** who you voted for.
     
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  10. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    And now back to the subject.
     
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  11. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    Can Florida still shut out some states like Alabama & New York? that sht was pretty humorous for a while
     
  12. whoisJOB

    whoisJOB Well-Known Member

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    Jan 5, 2021
    Svck it you SoCal nazi. Remove your lips from Newsom’s member. Howzit being on his infinite lock down? Was it fun when all those beaches were closed last summer?

    Bc I brought up politics in every other post...right. Glad you’re the one flaming limousine liberal in “SENC”. How’s that boding for you, bruh?
     
  13. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Poor blowJOB. She's the real victim here, y'all.
     
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  14. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

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    May 19, 2006
    You aren't even worth my time. Bye Felicia.
     
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  15. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    I think the few of us that still remain on this here forum appreciate the politics free zone. It's nice to go somewhere and just talk about surfing. When I see someone getting a sick barrel, I can care less about their political affiliation, I'm just stoked for them.
     
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  16. Carson

    Carson Well-Known Member

    593
    May 19, 2006
    Absolutely. Political discussions have ruined many a good forum and political dart slinging is even worse. I just have no patience for keyboard warriors and their predictable, childish diatribes. I've been around long enough that I have probably seen and heard most of it and it's all just churlish bvllshit.

    No sick barrels for me today, but it was fun nonetheless.
     
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  17. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    +10
     
  18. simod5

    simod5 Super Moderator

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    Jan 26, 2014
    this forum has been blissfully free of politics and a$$holes for the last year or so. if you cannot help the local community keep it that way, you would probably be better off elsewhere.
     
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  19. whoisJOB

    whoisJOB Well-Known Member

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    Jan 5, 2021
    my time on SI quite possibly predates yours, so slow your roll. further to your statement, this forumme appears blissfully free of significant discussion of anything at all thanks to censorshippe and causing former mainstays to abandonne the ship.
     
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  20. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 30, 2008
    Used to be a time where no one really discussed politics - especially surfers. Don't get me wrong - I am all for free speech but agree that the political discussions are predictable and polarizing to the point that they are not interesting. Politics has turned into a religion and I hate going to church.
     
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