Playa Escondida and COVID

There are many reasons Playa Escondida is ideal for personal safety in this time of COVID. Isolated, two miles from town on a secluded beach in a veritable paradise of nature, Playa Escondida is without equal as a paradigm of safe refuge.

Enjoy fresh sea air, spacious private beach and seashore, and lush, verdant jungle surroundings in a perfectly healthy secluded beach environment. You'll find no elevators, hallways, or other closed spaces. Restaurant, bar and common areas are all open air.

Our staff is well trained in guest safety protocols. All rooms and common areas thoroughly disinfected daily. Airport transportation in safe vehicles without recirculated air.

You are able to get the required antigen test right here, at the hotel. We have a doctor who does the required testing, and lab results are back the same day. The cost is $50 per test.

COVID testing for travelers returning to the US

Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 Required for all air passengers two years of age or older boarding a flight from a foreign country to the United States

If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than 1 day before you travel by air into the United States. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight.

If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

CDC Travel Order

All air passengers 2 years or older with a flight departing to the US from a foreign country at or after 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT) on December 6, 2021, are required show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before travel, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, before they board their flight. Air passengers will also be required to confirm in the form of an attestation that the information they present is true. For the full list of requirements and exemptions, please review the language in the Order.

COVID testing for travelers returning to Canada

Canadian requirements are more stringent than those for entry to the US. Although the US accepts rapid antigen tests, Canada requires a negative result from a PCR test.

We have a doctor who does the testing at the hotel, and the lab gives you the results the same day. The current cost is $125 per person.

Transport Canada Travel Order

If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller you are:

Required to show a pre-entry molecular test
Required to use ArriveCAN
Required to take an arrival test if selected
Exempt from quarantine
Exempt from Day-8 testing

You must take a molecular test within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of your flight to Canada. If you have a connecting flight: the test must be conducted within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of your last direct flight to Canada; you may need to schedule the test in your transit city.

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