Getting your COVID-19 test in Los Cabos is S A F E
Starting on January 26, 2021, all air travelers flying to the United States will be
required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within three
days prior to their international departure.

Safe – Los Cabos has implemented strict health and safety protocols to ensure
the wellbeing of all travelers during COVID-19.
Accessible – The PCR test is administered at specific locations, including
hospitals and laboratories, while the Antigen test is readily available at all
hotels and timeshares across the destination.
Fast – The Antigen test is the most recommended option for USA travelers as
results can be ready in just 40 minutes. Canadian travelers must present PCR
test results, which usually takes 2-3 days.
Easy – Hotels across the destination are able to provide the Antigen test along
with the medical certification that is acceptable by the CDC and can provide
results as soon as 40 minutes.

To stay informed about the latest updates on the testing, visit:


Who is required to show proof of a negative test prior to departure from Los Cabos?

Travelers returning to the following destinations are required to show proof of a negative test prior to their departure from Los Cabos:
• Canada, effective as of January 7, 2021
• United States, effective as of January 26, 2021

What type of test/proof do I need to show to the CDC upon my return?

According to the CDC announcement, all air passengers returning to the United States will be required to get a viral test within the 3 days (72 hours) before their flight to the USA departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. For travelers departing to the United States, options for this test include a PCR or Antigen test – valid with a medical certificate from the doctor. We recommend the Antigen tests as it can be taken simply, in many locations including hotels, at competitive prices and results can be received in as soon as 40 minutes depending on the testing location.

What types of tests are offered?

PCR and Antigen tests are available in Los Cabos. For more information, please visit

Will tests be available at the hotels?

All hotels and timeshares in the destination are equipped with the Antigen test and medical personnel to administer the test along with the medical certificate required by the CDC. Some hotels will offer the test at a discounted price or as a courtesy to their guests, please contact your hotel or timeshare for specific information.

What is the cost of the test?

The cost of the test varies depending on the testing facility and the type of test. For example, the Antigen test starts as low as $60 USD. Please call directly to the verified facilities. At this moment other options to reduce the cost and offer more convenient options for testing are also being worked on, this includes reduced pricing at hotels, or some hotels will offer these tests as a courtesy to their guests.

Do children need to get tested as well?

Yes. According to the CDC, anyone above the age of 2 must get tested before departure.

How are test results given to the traveler?

Results may be given in paper or electronic format as required by the CDC.

Can the airline deny boarding a plane if a COVID-19 negative test is not presented before boarding?

Yes. For flights departing to destinations that require a negative test, airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.

Are there enough tests available in Los Cabos?

Yes. Los Cabos’ tourism authorities are working in partnership with the hotels, local, and state authorities to ensure testing is widely available and offered ton all travelers visiting the destination. Additionally, all hotels and timeshares in the destination are equipped with the Antigen test and medical personnel to provide the test along with the medical certificate required by the CDC. Hotels, hospitals and labs in the destination offer the medical certificates in the form needed by CDC.

What happens if I test positive?

Travelers who test positive are required to maintain a 14-day quarantine until proof of a negative test result. Travelers with a positive COVID-19 test will be allowed to quarantine in Los Cabos at their hotel or preferred lodging option. Hotels and resorts will offer especial accommodations and discounted rates to facilitate this process. Please contact your hotel for specific information and health and safety protocols.

What if I have had a COVID-19 vaccine? Do I still need a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19?

Yes, all air passengers traveling to the US, regardless of vaccination status, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery.

Far any additional inquiries, you can contact the Los Cabos Tourism Board at or visit to access our online kit, including helpful information regarding the impact of C0VID-19 across the destination.

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