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I have just read the latest EDSS review, and it says that if you are getting married in Mexico that you have to have a blood test whilst there, is this true and does anyone know the reason why ?

Not that we are getting married ( already done that deed ) haha, been back from edss for 4 wks, what a beautiful resort



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I got married 8 years ago in Puerto Plata Dominican Republic but not before looking into getting married in Mexico. You where required to get blood work done in Mexico then and not in the DR. That was one of the deciding factors(among others) that we chose to go to DR. We did not want to have our blood taken by someone whose qualifications where a mystery to us and the cleanliness of their equipment being a mystery as well. We where told by our Travel Agent at the time that the reason for the required blood work was to prove that you where not related. I honestly have no idea for the validity of this but I suppose it is possible.

I also wonder what the official reason is.

Happy Travels.

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thus many have a civil marraige at home after the resort wedding

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yep its true, not so many years ago you had to have them in Canada and the US, maybe still do in some states.

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Hi there, we were married at EDSS 5 years ago. The blood was taken by a Nurse in a sterile environment, needles etc were in packaging, opened in front of us etc - we were not worried for one moment! Now for the official reason, to check for HIV and STD's and to check Blood Type. Had the test come back positive for the female the husband to be would have been given the choice if the marriage should go ahead, but not vice versa!! We also never received the results of the tests!

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"We did not want to have our blood taken by someone whose qualifications where a mystery to us and the cleanliness of their equipment being a mystery as well."

this statement is of course seriously paranoid.

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