All-Inclusive Resorts Offering On-Site COVID-19 Testing

All-Inclusive Resorts Offering On-Site COVID-19 Testing

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With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) planning to require all U.S.-bound air travelers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of departure starting on January 26, 2021, all-inclusive hotel and resort brands throughout Mexico and the Caribbean are launching on-site COVID-19 testing for enhanced safety and peace of mind. Here’s a look at some of the notable brands rolling out convenient on-property coronavirus testing.

Due to fluidity of the COVID-19 situation , policies and protocols are subject to change. This post will be updated to keep you informed.

AIC Hotel Group

Hard Rock Hotels, UNICO 20 87 Hotel Riviera Maya and Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

Reservations of three or more nights booked by February 28, 2021, for travel between January 26 and December 31, 2021, or until the mandate is lifted will receive two complimentary antigen tests per room. Guests will also have the option to purchase additional antigen tests at a cost of $50.

If a guest tests positive for COVID-19 during their stay, AIC Hotel Group’s complimentary on-site medical assistance will pay for the cost of their extended stay to meet proper quarantine measures.


Secrets, Dreams, Breathless, Sunscape, Now, Zoetry, Reflect, Alua

Complimentary COVID-19 antigen testing on-property for travel through March 31, 2021.

If a guest tests positive, travelers will be able to stay in quarantine accommodation on property for 14 days without incurring a charge. The stay includes the infected traveler and one companion.

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts

Offering guests the viral antigen test free of charge. The complimentary antigen testing will be available until March 31, 2021, or until regulations regarding this new requirement change.

Blue Diamond Resorts

Royalton Resorts

Free onsite COVID-19 viral antigen testing at most properties until March 31, 2021, or until regulations regarding this requirement change. Guests staying at Mystique Saint Lucia by Royalton or Royalton Antigua have the option to receive a viral antigen test at an extra cost of $150-$200.

Couples Resorts

Complimentary on-site COVID-19 antigen testing to guests staying at properties in Jamaica.

Excellence Resorts

Complimentary COVID-19 tests on-site through February 28, 2021 (minimum).

Iberostar Group

Complimentary COVID-19 antigen tests at its hotels in Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Brazil until March 31, 2021. Additionally, guests interested in taking a PCR test may do so at all locations, at a cost.

Should a guest test positive, they’ll be able to extend their stay at no cost up to 14 days then a discounted rate for additional days if required.

Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Free on-site COVID-19 antigen testing at its properties in Riviera Maya, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica for guests traveling through March 31, 2021.

The brand will also cover travelers’ quarantine accommodations for up to 14 nights if their results come back positive.

La Colección Resorts

Live Aqua/Fiesta Resorts

Complimentary antigen testing performed by a local lab inside hotel facilities 36 hours before their departure. Guests requiring the PCR tests can also make arrangements with the concierge 72 hours prior to their departure, however, this test does have an additional cost, is subject to availability and may be administered off-site according to each destination.

Should a guest test positive, a substantial discounted nightly rate of $10 per night (plus taxes), per person, will be offered during quarantine.

Melia Hotels International

All properties in Mexico and the Dominican Republic will offer free, on-site COVID-19 antigen tests for guests staying a minimum of three nights. Resorts will also coordinate PCR tests with local testing sites if needed.

Palace and Le Blanc Spa Resorts

Properties in Mexico and Jamaica will offer onsite COVID-19 antigen testing at no cost to guests. Guests can also schedule a PCR test on-site through a third party. Additional rapid tests will be available at $19 per guest.

Visitors who test positive will be able to quarantine at the resort for up to 14 days for free.

Palladium Hotel Group

Complimentary COVID-19 antigen testing on-property until April 4, 2021.

Planet Hollywood Beach Resorts

Guests at Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica can schedule a PCR test for $150 while guests at Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun will be able to schedule an appointment for a free viral antigen test and receive their results the same day.

Playa Hotels & Resorts


Complimentary antigen testing and discounted PCR tests from January 22 through April 30, 2021, for guests staying in the Dominican Republic and for guests staying at least three nights in Mexico or Jamaica. Antigen tests will be available for $49 each for those staying fewer than three nights at Playa’s Jamaica resorts.

In the event of a positive result and subsequent quarantine, guests will receive a 50 percent discount on accommodations.

Princess Hotels & Resorts

Complimentary COVID-19 antigen testing on-property through March 31, 2021.

RIU Hotels & Resorts

Complimentary COVID-19 antigen test at all resorts in Mexico, Jamaica, and Punta Cana for travel through March 31, 2021. In Costa Rica, PCR on-resort testing is available at an extra cost. In Aruba and for the RIU Plaza Guadalajara Hotel, PCR tests are available offsite at an extra cost.

In the unlikely event that a guest has been tested positive to COVID-19 during their stay, Riu Hotels will provide an extension at no cost of up to 10 days. Extended stay due to quarantine includes the guest plus travel companions sharing the same room.

Sandals and Beaches Resorts

Complimentary COVID-19 testing on-property through March 31, 2021.

This story was last updated on January 26, 2021.

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