List of Hotels Offering Covid Tests due to CDC Rule Change (continually updating)
Thought I'd hop on here and write a quick post on the latest international CDC travel requirements that'll go into effect on January 26, 2021.
**** Hotels have moved swiftly to try to accommodate these new rules, I will continuously be adding updates here of HOTELS OFFERING FREE OR DISCOUNTED COVID/ANTIGEN TESTS TO GUESTS ****
All-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels throughout Mexico & Caribbean
AMResorts (Breathless, Secrets, Zoetry, Dreams, Now, Reflect, Sunscape, Alua)
Palace Resorts (Beach Palace, Sun Palace, Moon Palace, Le Blanc, The Grand at Moon Palaace
Villa Group Resorts (Villa del Palmar, Villa del Mar, Villa la Estancia)
Playa Hotel & Resort (Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Ziva, Jewel Grande, Jewel Resorts, Sanctuary Cap Cana, Panama Jack, Hilton, Turquoize)
La Colección Resorts (Live Aqua, Fiesta Americana, Grand Fiesta)
Karisma Hotels (El Dorado, Nickelodeon, Azul)
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau
Anse Chastenet in St Lucia
Jade Mountain in St Lucia
All passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country (including Mexico and Caribbean) must get tested no more than 3 days before your flight departs. That means if you're traveling to Cancun, you now must get tested 3-days before you arrive back into the US.
You must provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.
Make sure to be tested with a viral test (NAAT or antigen test) to determine if you are currently infected with COVID-19.
The airline is the one that checks documentation before boarding. The airline has been ordered to deny boarding if documentation is not presented.
This order applies to all international flights, including private flights and charter flights.
Even if you got vaccinated, you are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery.
Soo... not gonna lie, this is kind of super annoying. I am a Covid-safe nut BUT I wish this ruling came like 5-months ago, not right now when people are finally starting to travel again. But alas, we are here - how do we ensure safe travels without hiccups?
Before traveling, I recommend you reach you reach out to your hotel and find out if they have a testing site at the hotel or if they know of one nearby. Just FYI, this is obvs going to be an extra cost. Prices will vary.
You need to ask how long it takes to get results back because you need to make sure you will get it in time for your departure back to the US.
You should also purchase travel insurance that covers Covid. In the unfortunate event that you test positive while away, you wanna have insurance so that your hotel costs etc. are covered. Make sure you are purchasing coverage that actually covers Covid.
Here is a useful resource of some testing sites in Mexico and Caribbean - I still highly recommend reaching out to your hotel as well. I've encountered many that have testing on-site or have mobile testing that comes etc.
If you need help booking travel insurance or have any questions, feel free to reach out! :)