Many guest have been asking about the new CDC regulations that require travelers to have paperwork showing that they have tested negative for Covid-19 prior to returning into the U.S. or Canada. This new regulation goes into effect next week in the U.S. and we are not sure how long it will be in place.
We have been in contact with a few of the clinics in town and they will be offering both the PCR and Antigen test for travelers who need a negative test to return home.
The Antigen Test is the easiest and cheapest of the two. This test is good for travelers returning into the United States. Test results only take between 1 to 2 hours and the cost is anywhere from $30-$75 usd. If you are traveling from the U.S. you can make an appointment with one of the clinics in Los Barriles to have this test performed prior to going to the airport. We understand that the government is also working on putting in a kiosk at the airport for last minute testing.
The PCR test is required by Canada upon reentering the country. This test takes approximately 3 days to get results back and cost around $200 - $250 usd. You will need to make an appointment at least 3 days prior to departure to make sure you receive the results in time before you will be allowed to return to Canada. It is my understanding that Canada will not accept the Antigen test, but that could change.
This information is all new and we will continue to update everyone as more information is available. Thank you and stay safe!