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.



COVID testing for travelers returning to the US

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 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.

CDC Travel Order

Fully vaccinated: The viral test must be conducted on a sample taken no more than 3 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country if you show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Not fully vaccinated: The viral test must be conducted on a sample taken no more than 1 day before the flight’s departure from a foreign country if you do not show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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).

You are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks (14 days) after your dose of an accepted single-dose vaccine 2 weeks (14 days) after your second dose of an accepted 2-dose series 2 weeks (14 days) after you received the full series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine (not placebo) in a clinical trial 2 weeks (14 days) after you received the full series of a Novavax (or Covovax) COVID-19 vaccine (not placebo) in a phase 3 clinical trial 2 weeks (14 days) after you received 2 doses of any “mix-and-match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines administered at least 17 days apart

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

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.

https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada

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