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Wm.Elliot

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Posted: 08/27/21 03:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sadly the trend I have noticed is a couple retires, downsizes home, buys an RV, enjoys camping in Mexico for a few years, then one spouse loses their health and that's it for camping.
Most of the people we camped with in 1999 in Teacapan returned a few years and then the news came.
The window of opportunity for people that worked until 65 years of age and then started camping can be very short.





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Unfortunately, we have to agree with you.

That's why we always managed to take at least 4 months off every year and play. Then, we were fortunate to be able to completely retire shortly before 62, stay very active, and hope to continue to keep playing hard for many more years!

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Talleyho69 wrote:

I was unable to find quickly the cost of the Canadian tests, but the rates from springtime were about 3,500 pesos.


....the present cost for a "covid test" (PCR) in Quebec is $240 CAD. The cost of the Canadian-side test, if it is for travel purposes, is charged to the traveler. There are a few preferred private Covid test labs in Quebec. Now, the cost for a travel Covid test in "other Provinces" will vary.

Presently, US citizens traveling for pleasure in Canada don't need a Canada-side test when driving back across the US border (this may change over time).

US citizens driving into Canada as tourists after August 9th need only take "an Canadian Fed approved" Covid test with negative results just prior to crossing (and be fully vaccinated). Also, anyone driving across the Canadian border (any citizenship) have to go online and register their trip through the ArriveCAN website. Remember to bring hard copies of your test and proof of 2 Covid vaccinations when traveling to Canada.

Since shortly after August 9th, the CBSA agents are not requiring the arrivals to proceed to the CBSA "test tent" at the border entries. However(!), your CBSA agent may at random, require your car load of passengers to proceed to the "tent" and take the PCR test at a border crossing (either in front of an agent; or, via a kit given to you). No quarantine is needed after crossing into Canada. You have to keep a diary of where/when you have been for 14 days (this for potential tracing purposes).

I am personally unaware if you need a Canadian-side Covid test if you are a Canadian (or, US) citizen boarding a return flight. Anyone have personal flying experience over last few days here, on way to Mexico?

Be aware that the rules can change at any time.

No date yet exists when Canadians can drive south into the US. My personal opinion is that the Delta wave will significantly drop off by appx the 1st week of November and US-side hospitalization clog-ups will diminish by roughly mid December. IMO: by November 21st, the US will allow Canadians to cross in motor vehicles. This may be the only opportunity that fully vaccinated Canadians will get to cross to snowbird (in Mexico or, the US). My prediction after November? Way too "chaos theory" to say anything.


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