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Bill in Burl
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Covid & border security

Post by Bill in Burl » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:42 pm

If you live in Canada and contemplate going into US, forget it! I got my 2nd call from the VA in Buffalo to schedule my Covid vaccine injections (the 1st notice was 3 weeks ago). I was all set to go down to Buffalo (50 miles) on Mar 1 and get the 2nd one Mar 22 and scheduled them. Even in past border closures this past year, I had no problem going to the VA and back up here for medical reasons and no quarantine necessary. Now, I can get across to the US for medical, but need a negative Covid test within 72 hours that HAS TO BE administered in the US to get back into Canada. And then have to do a 14 day, 24 hour quarantine to stay here. Since the Covid tests take 3 days to get results, it would cost me 6 days in a Buffalo hotel and a month in quarantine to get my 2 shots 3 weeks apart. I'll just have to wait until the Canada vaccines show up to get put into my 75 year old body.

No more sneaking across the border to check out small NY shops. Same goes for you guys out by Vancouver.
Bill in Burl

Bond632
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Re: Covid & border security

Post by Bond632 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:08 pm

Thank you for your service and hang in there Bill.

Hopefully our government gets their heads out of their nether regions soon.

MakesCents
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Re: Covid & border security

Post by MakesCents » Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:02 pm

I live pretty close to the Sumas border crossing and what I miss most is the cheap gas, the Tillamook cheese and Nalleys chili. The other thing I miss is that I just discovered an antique store with all sorts of coins and banknotes in Bellingham. My first and only trip there I found a 1954 $2 test note. I can hardly wait to see an end to this lousy pandemic!!

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