Random COVID testing in Belize

So, my folks are on the Vista in Belize today and were picked to do a random COVID test! I think it was when they got off, but not 100% sure. My stepmom just sent a text telling me. Not sure how they got their results, but it was the local government, not Carnival doing the tests.

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Sounds wonderful....please let us know the details if/when you get them......

I will! They have just been sending texts while in port so when they return I will get the full details. I guess the government just started this today.. my folks were OK with it, but I know some people probably weren't..and will complain and make it sound like Carnivals fault even though it had nothing to do with the cruise line.

Thanks for the information!

You're probably right about the complaints...You pull into somebody's port....ANYBODY'S port....and local authorities can board your ship and inspect away. Been that way since dirt....

Free test

I mean, that is a good way to prevent the spread of the virus. Free tests are always a welcome.

I wouldn't even care. I've been tested about 53 times since this pandemic began. At this point, I'll be like "Hold my bag! *self administers test* Here you go!"

I agree!! My parents didn't really care.. I think since the last sailing of the Vista had "a few positive cases" that is why the government decided to do it. From what I've heard online they let passengers know prior to boarding the water shuttle. If you did not want to go ashore you didn't have to (like normal), and if you didn't want to go and had an excursion booked through Carnival they refunded your money.

Agree with both of you...thats as reasonable a policy as it gets...course anyone who has been watching the news (bleccch) knows just how unreasonable folks can get over this subject...and not just Americans either. The original outbreak was one thing...THIS we brought on ourselves.......

https://www.cruiselawnews.com/

I don't know guys. This seems to me that things are beginning to unravel. Hope I'm wrong.

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