Are you headed to Mexico for a vacation soon? While many people are not traveling as much right now due to the COVID crisis, travel is still possible if you follow the proper precautions. Recently, the CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) issued new regulations that travelers returning to the US must provide a negative antigen COVID-19 test before they board their flight. Canadian travelers must show a negative PCR test. Travelers should never travel while sick, and practice proper hygiene such as washing hands regularly, social distancing and wearing face masks in public. These safety measures will help protect traveler’s health and reduce the spread of the virus.  Keep reading below to learn more if you have a trip planned to Mexico soon.  

Negative COVID Test Needed to Enter US and Canada

Effective January 26, 2021, a negative antigen COVID test is needed to enter the US. For travelers that vacation in Mexico, they must show proof of a negative test at the airport before they can board their plane. Similarly, Canadians must show a negative PCR test in order to board their flight. The negative COVID test must be completed within the last 72 hours prior to the passenger’s flight. Airlines now require that all passengers show a negative test at check in. If a passenger does not comply, they will not be able to board their flight. In order to prevent traveling delays, make sure to schedule your test accordingly. Remember, Americans need a negative antigen COVID test and Canada requires a negative PCR COVID test.

COVID Safety While Traveling

Right now, Mexico does not require visitors to show a COVID test in order to enter the country. However, taking a test before you travel is a smart way to reduce the virus from being spread to others that are unknowingly sick. In Mexico, resorts and tour companies have taken many measures to protect the health and safety of their guests. For example, the Marigalante pirate ship tour in Puerto Vallarta has implemented numerous COVID safety measures. Social distancing is practiced on board the Marigalante, and guests are provided with a sanitized faceguard. In addition, the common areas are regularly deep cleaned and sanitized. That way, guests can enjoy the excitement of Puerto Vallarta’s top tour while still being safe. Contact the Marigalante today to book your tour. They have limited capacity in order to comply with COVID safety regulations. They also have special deals and promotions available right now, too. 

CDC Regulations

The CDC is short for the Center for Disease and Presentation Control. They are an organization based in Atlanta, Georgia that strives to protect the wellbeing, safety, and security of the American people. Currently, the CDC is working hard to make regulations that will help slow the COVID pandemic. As different COVID strains are emerging, it is very important to follow the new regulations. In the United States and across the world, many hospitals are full and new cases are on the rise. The new COVID test requirements for vacationers should help eliminate sick people from traveling. That way, the risk of transmission by air should be reduced. In addition, the COVID vaccine is now available and many people are receiving their dose soon.  

If you are headed to Mexico for vacation, remember to schedule your COVID test within the 72 hours before your return flight. Also, during your travels and at home, practice social distancing and wear face masks in public. If you want to enjoy world class entertainment in a safe environment, book your tour on the Marigalante pirate ship adventure in Puerto Vallarta. They have stringent COVID safety measures in place so guests can safely enjoy Puerto Vallarta’s top tour. Their safety protocols will allow tourists to enjoy an unforgettable day on the Marigalante and still be responsible, too.  Contact the Marigalante today to make your reservation as space is limited!