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When I opened my account at about the three week mark I was able to upload my passport picture page into the site. I also entered my vaccine info but when I returned to the account at the two week timeframe the vaccine stuff wasn’t there although the passport info was.  Why don’t you try opening your account now and see if you can get your passport page into the account? It would give you more confidence for the “real thing” two weeks out from your trip.

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Fee for Covid test for flights home to the United States:

 

Recommend you follow Keith’s advice to purchase the Covid test from the Bahamas Department of Health before leaving home.

 

We may not use our Onboard Credits to purchase the Covid test from Crystal Cruises.

 

This morning, many were trying to pay the $25 fee online. It was a slow process.

 

It will be efficient and easier to address this requirement before your departure.

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15 minutes ago, Ice Bear said:

Fee for Covid test for flights home to the United States:

 

Recommend you follow Keith’s advice to purchase the Covid test from the Bahamas Department of Health before leaving home.

 

We may not use our Onboard Credits to purchase the Covid test from Crystal Cruises.

 

This morning, many were trying to pay the $25 fee online. It was a slow process.

 

It will be efficient and easier to address this requirement before your departure.

 

Where was it stated that you can't use OBC for the test?   I know it can't be used for casino, bingo or crew gratuities.

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7 minutes ago, Kwaj girl said:

 

Where was it stated that you can't use OBC for the test?   I know it can't be used for casino, bingo or crew gratuities.

I think Ice Bear was justing saying they might use  their OBC for the test since Ice Bear would purchase the COVID-19 test via the Bahama Visa Travel Site ahead of time as we did.

 

Keith

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10 minutes ago, Keith1010 said:

I think Ice Bear was justing saying they might use  their OBC for the test since Ice Bear would purchase the COVID-19 test via the Bahama Visa Travel Site ahead of time as we did.

 

Keith

 

Thanks!  If you have a chance can you ask @ Reception just to be sure?  We join the ship Saturday for 2 weeks.

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Here is the new guidance from Crystal contained in the Vacation Guide.   In short the COVID test for return to the US cannot be purchased from Crystal...

 

https://online.fliphtml5.com/gwsfl/fvni/?utm_source=adobe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ocean&utm_content=bahamas-vacation-guide-booked-guests#p=1

 

Prior to the test, please log on to your profile on the
Bahamas Travel Health Visa site at travel.gov.bs, click
vouchers and follow the instructions. There is a $25
charge per person for this voucher payable with all
major credit cards using the Bahamas Travel Health
Visa site; this cost is in addition to the standard visa
fee. Though the test is mandatory to fly back into the
United States, it is not mandatory for you to have the
test on board Crystal Serenity. This service is provided
on board solely as a courtesy to our guests. Guests will
not be able to purchase an antigen test directly from
Crystal Serenity
.
Guests who are remaining in The Bahamas for an
extended period of time after the end of the cruise may
also pre-purchase the test and visit any lab shoreside
to take the test within three days of their return to
the U.S.; it is the guest’s responsibility to ensure that
ship staff understands they will be remaining in The
Bahamas, and are not required to take the antigen test
on the ship. Guests with optional Post-Cruise Hotel
Packages at SLS Baha Mar and Hilton Resorts World
will be provided an antigen test at the hotel, free of
charge. Citizens of nations other than the United States
will need to check with their own government websites
for antigen testing protocols required for re-entry.

Edited by PaulMCO
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For everyone else, this is probably a stupid question and those of you whom are computer savvy will be rolling their eyes, but I need to get started on this visa thing...

I will be registering myself and John.....Can we use the same email address, or must we each have a separate one of our own? I do realize we'll need passwords for each of us.

Thank you for being patient with me....I'm sure I'll have more questions to come....

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Mudhen said:

For everyone else, this is probably a stupid question and those of you whom are computer savvy will be rolling their eyes, but I need to get started on this visa thing...

I will be registering myself and John.....Can we use the same email address, or must we each have a separate one of our own? I do realize we'll need passwords for each of us.

Thank you for being patient with me....I'm sure I'll have more questions to come....

 

 

 

I used separate email addresses for my wife and I, but I see no reason why one email address would not work.

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Has anyone had trouble paying for the Bahamas test voucher (I am doing it from home)? It seems totally unresponsive when I try to hit ‘pay $25’.

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2 hours ago, BBWC said:

Has anyone had trouble paying for the Bahamas test voucher (I am doing it from home)? It seems totally unresponsive when I try to hit ‘pay $25’.

Had similar issues a couple of weeks ago trying to create the test voucher.  Hit it several times and nothing.  Came back later and system created 10 vouchers...  Paid for only one..

 

As to the other question.  Each account needs a separate email address and cannot be same.

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And this is why I said people should get the voucher because that is what you have to do and don't wait to be on the ship.   If you do and the internet is down or slow like today you could be up a creek without a paddle.

 

Keith

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Am I right to assume that after I log in (no small project...lots of spitting out passwords, etc.), that once I'm in,  I can only go as far as entering my passport number, expiration date, etc. that I must, then and there, upload my passport? I can't seem to get further than that download....would love to enter some of the other "nitty gritty", but I'm assuming I can't go further?

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2 minutes ago, Mudhen said:

Am I right to assume that after I log in (no small project...lots of spitting out passwords, etc.), that once I'm in,  I can only go as far as entering my passport number, expiration date, etc. that I must, then and there, upload my passport? I can't seem to get further than that download....would love to enter some of the other "nitty gritty", but I'm assuming I can't go further?

If your trip is greater than 14 days all you can do is set up your user information.

 

If you try to apply for a visa since you can't enter the date the information on that page will not be saved.

 

Keith

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Right now Canadians have to have a PCR test to return to Canada.  Do you know if Crystal will do a PCR test for a fee?  I have a flight booked to return the day I get off the ship.

 

From the Canadian Government

There are no exemptions to pre-entry testing for fully vaccinated travellers.

If you're flying to Canada, you must take a test within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of your flight to Canada. Airlines will refuse boarding to travellers who are unable to provide a valid molecular test result.

All travellers must:

  • provide one of the accepted types of tests, not an antigen test
  • keep proof of your test results for the 14-day period that begins on the day you enter Canada
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We are also in this boat. Phoned Crystal this am but wasn’t able to get an answer. Rep said others have enquired and will try to get an answer. 

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On 7/10/2021 at 4:54 PM, cruisingxpert said:

Right now Canadians have to have a PCR test to return to Canada.  Do you know if Crystal will do a PCR test for a fee?  I have a flight booked to return the day I get off the ship.

 

From the Canadian Government

There are no exemptions to pre-entry testing for fully vaccinated travellers.

If you're flying to Canada, you must take a test within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of your flight to Canada. Airlines will refuse boarding to travellers who are unable to provide a valid molecular test result.

All travellers must:

  • provide one of the accepted types of tests, not an antigen test
  • keep proof of your test results for the 14-day period that begins on the day you enter Canada

You might want to call the testing labs in the Bahamas.  See if it can be done on Long Island which would meet the three day limit. The list is on the visa site.

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