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  1. Who knows what they will do. But this is totally different than having Noro or the seasonal flu. And how would they determine if you falsified info on the questionnaire regarding being vaccinated?
  2. I would think that when it gets closer to your cruise that NCL will have a form to fill out ( release of info) allowing them to get the info from CDC on your status of being vaccinated. Here in NJ whoever received the vaccine is in the states immunization system. I have my CDC card as well as my husband and adult son. I also got 3 individual letters from the state with the state seal showing where and when we got vaccinated. Now - yes all this can be forged. So I expect that a release of info form will be given out or it will be added on to the NCL contract when you are allowed to get the e-docs. It is the only way to confirm that you are vaccinated. Or a release from your state saying you were vaccinated.
  3. I understand that, I posted that as well. post 10 However , like some have said some countries require the PCR. So I guess they are cruising to countries that would accept the antigen verses the PCR. But as Birdtravel stated she is going to Bahamas and they require a PCR. Now you can get that done here prior to flying to the Bahamas. But flying back to the US do you need a PCR once you disembark? Or will the antigen test that NCL is doing going to be accepted on disembarkation for entry back.
  4. So they didn't say which ones they were doing. Antigen verses PCR.
  5. Can you tell us more what they said, I did not see the show.
  6. So how does this work now , Since most require the PCR. And NCL has the antigen test they are going to do. Since they list that under their plan for testing. Cost is cheaper for the antigen test so that is maybe why they went route, But it does not meet requirements for some countries.
  7. If they need a lab test within 72 hours the antigen test is ready anywhere from 15- 45 minutes. Although not as sensitive as the PCR test.
  8. I found this PDF from NCl stating they will test prior to disembarkation. UNIVERSAL TESTING FOR ALL GUESTS & CREW All guests will be required to take a COVID-19 antigen test, administered and paid for by the cruise line, prior to boarding and receive a negative result. In addition, a second COVID-19 antigen test will be administered prior to disembarkation. https://www.nclhltdinvestor.com/static-files/1aa87896-aae4-4475-85cd-77a231290dc6
  9. Who knows when things will reopen for them. I do know there are is a lot of people that live close to port and do not want to fly to another port for a cruise. I am referring to the US ports. Its just so convenient to get in your car and drive there.
  10. Well this article that just came out: Pfizer, BioNTech request emergency authorization to vaccinate 12- to 15-year-olds https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/547391-pfizer-biontech-request-expanded-emergency-authorization-to-give-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR1fn7ux8C8RHy7bh3BRfTPeuCBCTaWz4DJCpgdabbIdITcioaEGg864qKc
  11. Well, I know of people personally who were vaccinated in the last 2 months that have come down with covid since being vaccinated. So it does happen and yes testing positive for up to 3 months. Testing positive after you have had covid and not being transmissible is relevant. For those traveling and have to have a neg test prior to boarding. But we all have our opinions.
  12. I don't understand You mentioned you never heard of anyone testing pos for 3-5 months. Its right here on the CDC website that you can test + for up to 3 months but not be contagious.
  13. I would urge everyone to look at the FAQ section under the Safe Sail page on NCL. link provided. Many of the questions can be answered there. https://www.ncl.com/sail-safe#sail-safe-faq
  14. On the Sail safe FAQ it does mention refunds but that is up to the Oct 2021 sailings https://www.ncl.com/sail-safe#sail-safe-faq If I Already booked a cruise or have a FCC and don't want to get vaccinated , wild the cruise line provide a refund for my cruise? Yes, if a guest has an active reservation as of April 5, 2021 for a cruise with a vaccination requirement (currently all sailings through October 31, 2021), that the guest is unable to comply with; guest will be permitted to apply the full value of all amounts paid to a new future cruise credit or, at their  discretion, be provided a cash refund in an amount equal to their original cash payment by visiting https://www.ncl.com/case-submission. Refund amount will be subject to Norwegian’s cancelation fee policy communicated to our guests at time of booking and can be found on our website https://www.ncl.com/about/cancellation-fee-schedule  
  15. Yes Each guest must submit proof they have completed the full cycle of required doses for the vaccine administered at least 2 weeks prior to their sail date. Guests who are not old enough to be vaccinated or otherwise not eligible to be vaccinated will not be allowed on these sailings. Guest vaccination requirements are currently for all sailings embarking through October 31, 2021 https://www.ncl.com/sail-safe#sail-safe-faq
  16. My question is the documentation they are going to require for proof of vaccine. In the safe sail press kit under FAQ Is the question but no detail of exactly what you need to provide. What documents will be required to show proof of vaccination and when do I provide them? In order to provide the safest cruise experience possible, all guests and crew will need to be fully vaccinated for all sailings embarking through October 31, 2021. We will continue to constantly evaluate our health and safety protocols with our expert Council and will follow the latest science to determine requirements for all future sailings embarking beginning in November 2021. We commit to keeping guests apprised of any policy changes as far in advance as possible of their scheduled vacation.
  17. Well it is true per the CDC. On August 3, 2020, CDC updated its isolation guidance based on the latest science about COVID-19 showing that people can continue to test positive for up to 3 months after diagnosis and not be infectious to others And a update from the CDC Feb 13 2021--Recovered patients can continue to have SARS-CoV-2 RNA detected in their upper respiratory specimens for up to 12 weeks after symptom onset. https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/s0814-updated-isolation-guidance.html#:~:text=On August 3%2C 2020%2C CDC,not be infectious to others.
  18. NCL will be testing prior to disembarkation. Its on the sale safe press kit. https://presspage-production-content.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2627/nclhsailsafehealthampsafetyprotocolsfinalfor4-5-21.pdf?10000
  19. Here is the flyer from NCL with what they will be doing. Found it on RCL blog page. https://issuu.com/hochmania/docs/nclh__sailsafe_health___safety_protocols_final_for The page for the article is here. https://www.*****.com/2021/04/05/ncl-submits-plan-cdc-how-it-can-restart-cruises-july?fbclid=IwAR2FwajJMBqq3qN0JCJzHT58EC6Kn47DvoWO05dXcHmnkHxwutivlI77eQU
  20. Yes they will. Before embarkation and prior to disembarkation paid for by the cruise line. With an antigen test. https://issuu.com/hochmania/docs/nclh__sailsafe_health___safety_protocols_final_for
  21. I guess you never hear of the tribal transit program for the reservations then.
  22. I mentioned J&J being a game changer now. However, if it has to be transported and administered you are limited to the time frame and in the way it is transported. And After it has been reconstituted there is a time frame in which it can be at room temp and frig. Unpunctured vials of Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine may be stored between (47°F to 77°F) for up to 12 hours. After the first dose has been withdrawn, it can be stored (36° to 46°F) for up to 6 hours or at room temperature (maximally 25°C/77°F) for up to 2 hours. Then it must be Discarded if vaccine is not used within these time frames. It also depends on the amount of personnel available to administer it. And it would be more than an hour in crappy weather. Or if they had to take a bus. But I am not going to argue with you. This is a extraordinary event to plan for. There are areas with limited resources out there. Some areas do not have the convenience as other areas do. That was the point.
  23. Well you are incorrect. In parts of Appalachia the area is so rural and remote in some areas that nurses go by horseback to render care. Most that I speak of are west of the Mississippi and to the Rockies. A recent analysis that was done found that 111 rural counties, mostly located between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, have no pharmacy that can give the vaccines. That could leave thousands of vulnerable Americans struggling to find vaccines, which in turn threatens to prolong the pandemic in many hard-hit rural regions. And in those areas without local pharmacies, rural residents may have to drive long distances to get shots, and do so twice for two-dose vaccines. An analysis by the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and the West Health Policy Center found that 89% of Americans live within 5 miles of a pharmacy. But more than 1.6 million people must travel more than 20 miles to the nearest pharmacy, which can mean facing difficult weather and road conditions in remote areas. An example: San Juan County health department in southwestern Colorado. Doesn't even have a MD. With the closest pharmacy located in a neighboring county an hour away in Durango, and Custer County hasn't had a pharmacy for years. In the Western states in particular, you have a vast geography and very few people. Dulac LA nearest pharmacy is 23 miles away. And there may be a mom and pop pharmacy chain , but they have to be approved to administer the vaccine. And they don't have the capability to store the vaccine the way it needs to be. Now with J&J out things will improve. In the Western states in particular, you have a vast geography and very few people. https://rupri.org/wp-content/uploads/COVID-Pharmacy-Brief.pdf
  24. I do not see how everyone will be vaccinated by May. There are rural areas in this country that do not have drug stores near them. Some travel for hours to get to one. There are areas that are not easily accessed to be able to give out the vaccine. They are currently working on a plan for these areas as well. Now with J&J out and not needing a deep freeze to store the vaccine it may make it easier. Although it is only good for 2 hours our of the refrig.
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