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Its Safe!

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) gave Puerto Vallarta the Safe Travels Stamp, in recognition to the strict biosecurity standards and protocols followed by tour operators, restaurants, hotels and main attractions in the destination, so you can travel safely.

Beaches, hotels, restaurants, bars, art galleries, shopping malls are open under strict safety and hygiene measures and protocols established by government agencies.

The public beaches are already open, however it is recommended to follow preventive measures such as social distancing, groups of no more than 8 people, use of face masks that can be removed once the recommended distance between group has been secured. In addition, it is suggested to sanitize chairs, lounge chairs and umbrellas before use, and not to share objects such as floats, balls, etc. Use face masks when accessing public toilets and sanitizing gel when entering and leaving.

General Information

Do I need to wear a mask? General health and safety measures state that residents and visitors should wear masks in public places at all times, when using any kind of public transport, and when entering stores and establishments such as restaurants, galleries, supermarkets, churches, offices, and any kind of enclosed space.



COVID-19 Testing

Effective January 26th, 2021, all air travelers flying to Canada and the United States are required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within three days prior to their international departure. Getting your COVID-19 test around Bucerias is safe and easily accessible for all travelers.

PCR Test
- Tests look for the virus's RNA in a nose or throat swab sample. This is the most accurate test.

Antigen Test - This test looks for specific proteins on the surface of the virus. Less accurate than the PCR test.

Antibody Test - Blood test that look for signs that a person has had an infection with the virus and had an immune response. These are not used to diagnose an active infection.

PCR Test
(Avg. 24-48 hrs for results)

Punta Mita Hospital $3,000 MXN

- CMQ Bucerias $3,500 MXN

- Santa Rosa Clinic Bucerias $2,500 MXN

- Hospital Joya Nuevo Vallarta $3,100 MXN

- Airport (International Passengers)
$1,500 MXN



Antigen Test
(Avg. 2 hrs for results)

- Punta Mita Hospital $1,250 MXN

- CMQ Bucerias $1,115 MXN

Santa Rosa Clinic Bucerias

- Hospital Joya Nuevo Vallarta $992 MXN

Laboratory San José Bucerias $600 MXN

Airport (International Passengers)
$500 MXN




Information is subject to change

Please contact testing facilities directly to confirm any additional requirements, costs, and current status of same day results.

Please arrange appointments as early as possible by requesting assistance from your hotel or contacting the testing facility directly.


Other Information

▪ Test payment options?

The payment is in person (on-the-spot payment). Cash, US dollars or Mexican pesos, VISA, MasterCard and American Express.

▪ What documents must the passenger present for the test?

You identify yourself with your passport, in order to validate the data and confirm that they match, to prove that it is for an international passenger must show your flight or reservation to get the said cost, otherwise it will apply as others.

▪ From what age is it required to present the PCR or antigen test to travel to the United States of America?

2 years and older.

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Healthcare is changing!

Locals and visitors from United States and Canada have easy access to medical treatments in Mexico. Medical tourism is growing fast.