We recently sailed from Beaufort
,NC to Spanish wells. We cleared in with no issues even though we were the first ones the custom officer had cleared under the new protocol.
We used Everlywell mail-in covid tests and it took two to fit within the 5 day limit. When we saw a weather
window develop we took our first test which we had results the next day after mailing the kit in. We used those results to apply for a health
visa. Health visa approval took about an hour.
Prior to casting our lines off the dock
, we took another test and put those in the ups drop box. Our transit took 4 days. When we arrived we had a negative result in our email
that was less than 5 days old from our arrival. While it was a hassle and expensive (each test is $120), it can be done.