• Who is required to show proof of a negative test prior to departure from Los Cabos? Travelers returning to the following destinations are required to show proof of a negative test prior to their departure from Los Cabos:
    • Canada, effective as of January 7, 2021
    • The United States, effective as of January 26, 2021
  • What type of test/proof do I need to show to the CDC upon my return? According to the CDC announcement, all air passengers returning to the United States will be required to get a viral test within the 3 days (72 hours) before their flight to the USA departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. For travelers departing to the United States, options for this test include a PCR or Antigen test – valid with a medical certificate from the doctor. We recommend the Antigen tests as it can be taken simply.
  • What types of tests are offered? PCR and Antigen tests are available in Los Cabos.
  • Do children need to get tested as well? Yes. According to the CDC, anyone above the age of 2 must get tested before departure.
  • How are test results given to the traveler? Results may be given in paper or electronic format as required by the CDC.
  • Can the airline deny boarding a plane if a COVID-19 negative test is not presented before boarding? Yes. For flights departing to destinations that require a negative test, airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.
  • Are there enough tests available in Los Cabos? Yes. Los Cabos’ tourism authorities are working in partnership with the hotels, local, and state authorities to ensure testing is widely available and offered to all travelers visiting the destination. Additionally, Hospitals, clinics and labs in the destination offer the medical certificates in the form needed by CDC.
  • What if I have had a COVID-19 vaccine? Do I still need a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19? Yes, all air passengers traveling to the US or Canada, regardless of vaccination status, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery

We all realize these new requirements to get a COVID-19 test before returning to your home country are inconvenient, however here are the positives: You will have peace of mind knowing that you have tested negative and you will have the proof which may help you when you return home. Also on the flight back home it will be reassuring to know that everyone on the flight also tested negative for COVID-19 so you’ll have no worries and a more relaxed flight home.

If you want to make the testing at your Hacienda Residence a memorable event, we can also arrange a Private Chef to prepare a delicious breakfast for your group that day!