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COVID-19 Tests

Some countries have implemented the requirement for their citizens to present a negative Covid-19 diagnostic test to authorize entry back into their country of origin.

As one of the world's leading destinations in the American continent, we have the capacity to perform the necessary tests for all our visitors.

We want you to enjoy your stay at the Mexican Caribbean, that is why we share some of the actions we are taking so that your only concern is to fully appreciate our wonderful attractions.

Here we provide you with all the information regarding this test to make your trip to the Mexican Caribbean easier and safer.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THIS TEST?

Most of the hotel chains have confirmed that they will offer tests at no cost to their guests, additionally agreements have been made with laboratories and pharmacies to offer tests at preferential prices. In case of requiring a PCR test, the hotels will support with the necessary procedures. For more information consult directly with the chosen hotel and/or check the table of hospitals and laboratories.

DO CHILDREN ALSO HAVE TO BE TESTED FOR COVID-19?

Yes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all people from 2 years of age onwards must be tested for COVID-19 and present a negative result at the time of their departure from the Caribbean Mexican to enter the countries that require this test.

WHAT HAPPENS IF AT THE TIME OF MY DEPARTURE I DO NOT PRESENT PROOF OF MY NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST TO THE AIRLINE?

It is necessary for the proof of the negative COVID-19 test to be presented at the time of registration; otherwise, the airline will not allow the person to board the plane.

DOES THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN HAVE ENOUGH TESTS FOR COVID-19?

Yes. In the Mexican Caribbean we work together with health authorities and hotels to facilitate access to the diagnostic tests required for our visitors.

WHAT IF MY TEST RESULT IS POSITIVE?

You can stay in the Mexican Caribbean to complete the quarantine period.
You will have various accommodation options to decide where you want to spend this time. Some hotels have specific areas as well as preferential rates. Check directly with the establishment of your interest for more information.

IF I ALREADY GOT THE COVID-19 VACCINE AND I PRESENT THE PROOF; DO I ALSO NEED AN ANTIGEN OR PCR TEST?

Yes, regardless of having received the COVID-19 vaccine, all passengers traveling from the Mexican Caribbean to the United States or some other country that requires the presentation of the negative result of the COVID-19 test, must be tested.

IF I AM NOT STAYING IN A HOTEL, WHERE CAN I GET TESTED FOR COVID-19?

In the following table you can review the hospitals and laboratories where you can get tested for COVID-19.

 

PROVIDER ANTIGEN TEST PCR TEST AVAILABILITY
COST (MXN) RESULTS COST (MXN) RESULTS
Salud Digna 250 2 hours 950 48 - 72 hours Cancún
COSTAMED 999 Same day 2,499 36 - 48 hours Cancún, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and Tulum
Laclicsa 895 2 hours 2,495 Same day Cancún, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel
Limed 1,800 Same day 2,600 12 hours Cancún, Playa del Carmen e Isla Mujeres
Centro Químico 1,200 Same day 2,700 Día siguiente Cancún, Playa del Carmen and Tulum
CEDEME 986 3 hours 3,593 12 hours Cancún and Playa del Carmen
Laboratorio Abiatar 1,600 Same day in the afternoon. 2,800 24 hours Playa del Carmen
PlayaLab 1,100 2 hours 2,250 24 hours Playa del Carmen
Quántico 1,800 1 hora 3,500 Same day Playa del Carmen
Hospiten --- --- 5,300 24 hours Cancún and Playa del Carmen
Hospital Amerimed 950 Same day 2,850 24 hours Cancún, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel
Hospital PlayaMed 986 3 - 5 hours 3,587 24 hours Cancún and Playa del Carmen
Hospital Galenia 2,250 2 hours 3,654 15 hours Cancún
MD Playa 1,500 24 - 28 hours 2,300 48 hours Playa del Carmen
Médica Playa 1,200 8 hours 2,000 Same day Playa del Carmen

 

Important information for travelers that are flying to USA. (Information provided by the CDC): See PDF File.

 

General questions

CAN I TRAVEL TO THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN?

Yes. Hotels, restaurants, parks and other tourist services are ready to receive you, implementing the necessary safety and hygiene measures.
You can check more information here.

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH PROTOCOLS APPLIED AT AIRPORTS?

You can request the protocols of the Cancun International Airport and the Cozumel International Airport at the following link: http://www.asur.com.mx/
In the case of Chetumal International Airport.

SHOULD I KEEP QUARANTINE WHEN I ARRIVE IN THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN?

Tourists self-quarantine is not required and there are no travel restrictions to visit the Mexican Caribbean.

DO I NEED TO HAVE A MEDICAL EXAM TO VERIFY THAT I AM FREE OF CORONAVIRUS IN ORDER TO TRAVEL TO THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN?

There is currently no official measure in this regard in Mexico. We suggest that you check directly with your airline and hotel to learn about their respective protocols.

 

Guest Assist - Logo

The Guest Assist App digital app provides assistance and guidance to national and foreign tourists visiting the Mexican Caribbean and is available for free download on Google Play and App Store.

It contains a special section to answer questions and provide information on the laboratories authorized to perform the tests, as well as a Call Center (Spanish and English) available 24/7.