Did You Know
February 4, 2021
There are many hotels and airports around the world that are offering free Covid testing – especially for re-entry into the United States. For example, many resorts are offering free Covid-testing, as are many other popular vacation spots such as Cancun and the Dominican Republic.
According to a recent article in Travel Leisure, here is a list of some of the all-inclusive resorts and hotels for you to check out:
Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts, Mexico and Jamaica
All Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts throughout Mexico and Jamaica now offer departure antigen testing on-site at no cost to guests traveling to the United States, for up to two guests per room. Testing is administered by in-house lab teams and results are delivered within 30 minutes. For guests traveling to countries requiring PCR testing, the resort’s concierge can facilitate on-site testing through a third party, but additional fees will apply.
If a guest tests positive and cannot depart, the resort will cover the cost of quarantine for up to 14 days, for up to two guests per room, should both guests test positive. Additional rapid tests will be available for $19 per guest.
Palmaïa – The House of AïA, Riviera Maya, Mexico
At this luxury all-inclusive resort in the Playa del Carmen area of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, on-site antigen tests are free and promise same-day results, and PCR tests are available through a partnership with a local medical center for $150. PCR results are received within 48 to 72 hours.
Should a guest test positive and need to stay, a 14-night quarantine will be offered complimentary, including three meals a day and non-alcoholic beverages, delivered to the suite. Of course, any guest who tests positive will be confined to their suite during this entire period and will not be permitted to use hotel facilities.
Eden Roc Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
At Eden Roc Cap Cana, PCR and antibody tests were already offered to overnight guests, but now the service is free of charge. Tests are conducted privately inside guestrooms and results can be expected within 48 hours (or as few as six, depending on the test taken). In addition, all resort guests receive free travel health insurance issued by the government — which covers expenses and accommodations on the property should the result come back positive.
There are many other places offering this service to attract vacationers. But, as with anything else during this pandemic, things are changing daily. Now is the perfect time to book your vacation and take advantage of these services.
Until next time, stay safe and I look forward to your comments.