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The airline could not let you on the flight to Bonaire because you don't have a negative test, that's what could go wrong. :)
Although that is what is *supposed* to happen, there are numerous postings that one's test results were never asked for or looked at before boarding.
Russian Roulette works most of the time, too.
 

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Although that is what is *supposed* to happen, there are numerous postings that one's test results were never asked for or looked at before boarding.
Russian Roulette works most of the time, too.

Mine was one of those postings. I asked the Delta check-in agent if he wanted to see my test result or vaccine card, and he said no and added that whether Delta asks to see such things depends on the destination, and he was apparently confident that for Bonaire he was not required to ask for it.
 

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The airline could not let you on the flight to Bonaire because you don't have a negative test, that's what could go wrong. :)

Details, Jamin. Ironically, the 48-hour rule for PCR for fully-vaccinated folks is, in our neck of the woods, considerably harder to comply with than the 72-hour-plus-antigen test for unvaccinated travelers. We came down in June, and everyone's antigen (but not PCR) results were checked at the gate; reports since then have seemed to indicate less attention to this. Back down this Saturday, so we'll see how it goes.
 

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the 48-hour rule for PCR for fully-vaccinated folks is, in our neck of the woods, considerably harder to comply with than the 72-hour-plus-antigen test for unvaccinated travelers
Yes, 48h before travel can be daunting. But where do you get that unvaccinated only have a 72h antigen test requirement?
 

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Details, Jamin. Ironically, the 48-hour rule for PCR for fully-vaccinated folks is, in our neck of the woods, considerably harder to comply with than the 72-hour-plus-antigen test for unvaccinated travelers. We came down in June, and everyone's antigen (but not PCR) results were checked at the gate; reports since then have seemed to indicate less attention to this. Back down this Saturday, so we'll see how it goes.

Bonaire requires a 48 hour NAAT test right now for everyone, per Travel - Crisiswebsite van het Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire

And yeah, the 48 hour requirement is a bear. It's the thing I'm hoping we don't run into issues with just before our trip next month. Maine doesn't have a lot of locations doing the Abbott Labs ID-NOW test, despite being them being manufactured here...

I can find one company that will do them for travel purposes at the moment, everywhere else seems to limit them to symptomatic or have a swab and send PCR test which is backed up to 48+ hours for a result.
 

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The airline could not let you on the flight to Bonaire because you don't have a negative test, that's what could go wrong. :)

Pretty much. Dec 2020, going to Belize on Delta out of SDF. Belize requirements where to either have a test before flying (I do not recall the timeframe, not important) OR (and this is important) to get one after you land at the airport. We opted to do it at the airport. Delta agent would not check our bags. Refused us three times even with showing her the official documentation (website). I'm guessing we only lucked out by returning to her for a forth time with someone from Aggressor on the phone - she didn't listen to them and just said "I'll check your bags, but ATL is going to send you right back". They did not and everything worked fine. Point is, even if the destination does not require it, the local agents can toss a wrench in the no-test-until-on-island strategy.

Bonaire requires a 48 hour NAAT test right now for everyone, per Travel - Crisiswebsite van het Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire

And yeah, the 48 hour requirement is a bear. It's the thing I'm hoping we don't run into issues with just before our trip next month. Maine doesn't have a lot of locations doing the Abbott Labs ID-NOW test, despite being them being manufactured here...

I can find one company that will do them for travel purposes at the moment, everywhere else seems to limit them to symptomatic or have a swab and send PCR test which is backed up to 48+ hours for a result.

None of the Walgreens in Maine offer the ID Now test? I haven't looked over Tursiops other thread for a while, but last time I did, the ID NOW test they give was an acceptable test. Most of the Walgreens in my area turn it around in under 24 hrs.
 

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None of the Walgreens in Maine offer the ID Now test? I haven't looked over Tursiops other thread for a while, but last time I did, the ID NOW test they give was an acceptable test. Most of the Walgreens in my area turn it around in under 24 hrs.

Nope. Ironic, isn't it, considering they are made in-state.

Convenient MD has them, but state they will not utilize them if you need a test for travel.

The only place I can find close to me in Maine at the moment that offers ID-NOW tests you can book up to 36 hours in advance is AFC Urgent Care in South Portland, at $160 each.

We have to overnight in Miami, and it looks like there are two testing locations inside the airport there that offer rapid PCR/NAAT tests, so we could do that as a last resort if we needed to.
 

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For unvaccinated folks it appears to me to be NAAT within 24 hours or NAAT within 48 and then antigen on arrival. But--no 72 hours anymore.
I think the 72h thing went away about a month ago, and was always NAAT.
 
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