PUERTO VALLARTA COVID-19
|Last Updated: February 24th, 2021|
Puerto Vallarta is open, and traveling to Puerto Vallarta is safe and easy, with few covid travel restrictions or entry requirements, few coronavirus cases and certification as a Safe Travels destination.
Puerto Vallarta Coronavirus Latest Updates
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Date Recorded: February 5th, 2021
Although there is no testing requirement to come to Puerto Vallarta, if you are a resident of the United States or Canada, you will need a Covid test prior to your return home. For U.S. residents, this test can be an antigen test, which is readily available at most hotels (usually for free) and the airport (about $25.00 USD) and takes only about 10 minutes to get your results. For Canadians, you'll need a PCR test but while usually not free is at a good price and is also readily available. The hotels are all set up with the information you need to meet this requirement, it is very easy. Read more about COVID-19 testing in Puerto Vallarta here.
We are here to support you 7 days a week and to plan an amazing vacation in Puerto Vallarta for this summer or when you are ready to travel again. Changing dates or cancellations due to COVID-19 are free of charge for most activities. There is no risk to book with us!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs
Q: Do I need a COVID-19 test before leaving my country?A: If you are a US citizen, there is talk of testing before you leave the U.S., which has always been recommended. This is typically available for free near your home, with results emailed to you. It takes a few minutes out of your day to get the test, it is usually free. You can get the tests at CVS, Walgreens or many other locations in your town.
Q: Do I need to quarantine on my return?A: We encourage you to check the latest orders around this topic with the local authorities. In the USA, there is talk of requiring home quarantine upon return home (not at a facility, just your home). It is already recommended to stay home for a week after returning from travel, this is not new.
Q: Do I need to take a Covid test to enter Puerto Vallarta?A: No, Mexico and Puerto Vallarta do not require a Covid test for entering the country. However, you might want to check if you need a Covid test to return to your country.
Q: Do I need to take a Covid test to return to my country?A: Some countries do need to take a test to return home. Make sure to check with your local government to find out more information.
If you are coming from the US, as of January 26, the CDC ordered that all passengers entering the United States as a final destination must present a negative Covid test to board their departure flight (read more).
Q: How much time before I depart do I need to take the Covid test?A: You must take the Covid test within 3 days before your departure flight.
Q: What if I'm not on a direct flight to the United States? When do I need to take the Covid test?A: You need to take the test within the 3 days prior to your first departure flight. Just make sure each connection isn't longer than 24 hours.
Q: What type of Covid test do I need to return to the my country?A: If you are headed to the US, you need to take a viral test. Both the antigen test and the PCR are acceptable, according to the CDC. We encourage you to check with your local government for the full details.
Q: I already had Covid-19. Do I still need to get tested to enter the US?A: If you already recovered from Covid-19, you can show documentation of your recovery. You will need to show your previous positive test and a letter of a licensed health provider, stating you already recovered. Otherwise, you can take a test to show you are not currently ill.
Q: Where do I need to show my negative Covid-19 test when returning to the US?A: The airline staff will ask for your negative covid test before boarding. You might also want to keep a physical or electronic copy of your test if any US Government official requests it when entering the country.
Q: What does my Covid test need to say so that I can board the plane?A: Your test needs to show any of the following results: "Negative", "Sars-CoV-2 RNA Not Detected", "Sars-CoV-2 Antigen Not Detected", or "Covid-19 not Detected". If your test comes out as "invalid", it will not be accepted. We encourage you to consult with your Airline's customer service.
Q: Where can I take a Covid test in Puerto Vallarta?A: Most hotels are currently providing in-house lab covid tests for their guests. In some cases, you can even schedule your departure test at check-in. Make sure to check with your hotel for more information. You can check some non-hotel coronavirus testing sites here.
Q: Can I get tested at my hotel?A: Most hotels are prepared to take your Antigen test with lab personnel that will comply with the CDC requirements. For more information, we suggest you call your hotel and verify.
Q: How much is a Covid test in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?A: Many hotels are offering up to two complimentary rapid (antigen) covid tests to their guests. Others offer them at starting prices of $30.00 USD; it depends on the testing facility and type of test. Make sure to check with your hotel for Covid test prices.
Q: How long before I get the results for my Covid test?A: Usually, if you take a rapid or antigen covid test, you get your results the same day, even within 40 minutes. Check the test result's time with your Hotel's concierge or correspondent authorities.
Q: Do children need to get tested for Covid?A: Yes. The CDC requires children of 2 or more years of age must get tested prior to departure.
Q: What happens if I test positive?A: The Mexico Tourism Industry is setting everything up to be as easy as possible so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Travelers who test positive will have to remain in Puerto Vallarta, in quarantine for 14 days. Hotels and resorts will offer special accommodations (Several for FREE) and discounted rates for guests who need to quarantine. If you want more information, we suggest you contact your hotel directly.
For more information regarding COVID Testing in Puerto Vallarta, visit here.
The Biden Administration is working with Mexico to make this process easy and painless for you.
Q: Is there Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Puerto Vallarta?A: No place in the world is completely free of COVID-19. However, infection rates are low compared to most areas in the US. There are 250,000 people living in Puerto Vallarta, from which we have 26 active cases, 2455 recovered. Official Goverment Stats.
Q: Is it safe to visit Puerto Vallarta right now with the Coronavirus?A: Our city is taking your health seriously and all businesses must get certified by the health authorities and implement strict health protocols to operate. At this time, Puerto Vallarta has low rates compared to most places in US and we intend to keep it like that.
Q: Will I need to wear a mask while I'm in Puerto Vallarta? Or on the airplane?A: Masks are not required in Puerto Vallarta for guests on beaches, tours or hotels. Masks and gloves will be worn by some workers, including tour guides and people handling food, for example, to keep you as safe and healthy as possible. They will be provided, and their use for guests is discretional. However you won't need to wear a mask if you are in a private area where social distancing is available, such as at your hotel, at the beach, on a guided tour or excursion, or while dining at a restaurant. But overall, masks are optional on all our activities except transportation.
You may be asked to wear a mask on the airplane due to individual airline regulations. As in other countries right now including the U.S. and Canada, masks should be worn at times where social distancing is not available, for example in public areas where you will be walking or standing near other people than your family, such as airports, grocery stores, public transportation, or on airplanes. However you won't need to wear a mask if you are in a private area where social distancing is available, such as at your hotel, at the beach, on a guided tour or excursion, or while dining at a restaurant.
The staff will wear masks and gloves, including cleaners and restaurant workers, to keep you as safe and healthy as possible. You will want to Buy Masks and Hand Sanitizer to bring with you on your trip, but these will also be provided for you at your hotel or other locations if you forget them in your hotel room. The idea is to keep everyone as safe as possible, while at the same time not detracting from your vacation experience and making sure you have a great time.
Q: Will there be hand sanitizer available?A: Yes, all businesses are required to provide hand sanitizer and you will have it in your hotel room. However, we still recommend you bring your own to use along the way, which you can buy online from shops like Sustainable Travel Store, ZSkin or Germproof.
Q: Are there other things I should think to bring with me?A: Other than the usual things like a hat, sunglasses, swimwear, Biodegradable Sunscreen or After-Sun Lotion, you may want to consider boosting your immune system with a product like Airborne or Germ-Proof or with Vitamins, but as long as you bring hand sanitizer you should have all the precautions you need.
If you will be doing water activities we always recommend to bring a Rash Guard or Wet-Shirt to protect you from the sun and protect the environment, and you may wish to bring your own Snorkeling Gear, though it will be provided for you fully sanitized on our tours if you don't.
Q: Is Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) Open?A: Yes. It is open to international and domestic flights following strict health protocols for your safety.
Q: Are your Airport Transfers running?A: Yes. You can book your book here your Private Aiport Transfer or Private Bus Transfer.
Q: Does the US have travel restrictions for international travel?A: Not to Mexico. Airlines have been flying between the US and Mexico continuously. However, due to low demand, many routes have been temporarily dropped by the airlines. There is a restriction on land border crossings through September 28th, but this does not affect air travel.
Q: Are hotels in Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta open right now?A: Yes, in Jalisco and Riviera Nayarit, most of them opened on June 15th and the rest will follow.
Q: Will all the facilities at my hotel be available like normal? Will the bars and restaurants and spa be open?A: Generally, yes. Most services and facilities will be available at all hotels. Make sure to check with your chosen hotel to be sure. Expanded health protocols will be in place for the safety and health of both you and the hotel employees, but you will be able to enjoy your hotel in the way you would expect.
Q: Won't it be crowded at my hotel? I'm worried about social distancing.A: No. Hotels will be opening only to partial capacity in order to preserve social distancing.
Q: Are you open?A: Yes. We are working remotely and ready to serve you from Mon-Fri from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT) and Sat-Sun from 8:00AM to 12:00 PM (CDT) with any questions you have. We are accepting bookings for all our Activities for all travel s.
Q: Will all your tours and activities be running when I arrive?A: Yes. Most tours and activities are already running including theme parks, watersports, adventure tours, and many more. Some others are planning to reopen the upcoming months . However due to reduced volume, we strongly recommend to book well in advance of your tour date because if there are already bookings, then we can know there will be enough people to run that tour.
If everyone waits until the last minute, then it may be difficult for the tour operators to run some tours just because they didn't prepare staff and equipment since they thought they didn't have bookings that day.
Some tours that normally operate on a shared basis may be offered only on a private basis if demand isn't there, but most likely everything will be available, we just ask that you be flexible and patient in consideration of the situation.
Q: Will I be able to go snorkeling or go on a boat tour while I'm in Puerto Vallarta?A: Yes, just with less people on the tours than in other times, which is actually pretty nice.
Q: Are golf courses in Puerto Vallarta open?A: Yes, they have started to reopen gradually.
Q: Can I cancel and get a refund if I can't visit due to Coronavirus?A: Yes. We hope you will be able to change your date, in which case this is always free of charge. If not, then yes if COVID-19 disrupts your vacation plans you can cancel and receive a refund.
Q: Will I be able to bring a group or plan an event in Puerto Vallarta this summer?A: Yes. Puerto Vallarta has special protocols in place to be able to accommodate groups and events such as weddings, including group tours and activities. Our Groups Team is here 7 days a week to advise you and help you set up your event. Even if you're not visiting this summer, you can still start planning to have that dream destination event in Puerto Vallarta that you've been wishing for.
Q: Are restaurants and bars open in Puerto Vallarta?A: Yes, all the restaurants, and shops are open for your enjoyment, in full compliance with the new safety and hygiene protocols including social distancing.
Bars and clubs are still closed until authorities give the green light.
What is happening in Puerto Vallarta?
Airports & Flights - Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR)
These airlines expect to resume services shortly and are already accepting bookings:
SEE AIRPORT TRANSFERS Your own private vehicle that takes you directly and comfortable to your destination. SEE PRIVATE BUSES Private bus rental, suitable especially when you're traveling with a group.
Puerto Vallarta Hotels Reopening Dates —
Most Puerto Vallarta hotels and resorts are now open with all the amenities you would expect including beaches, restaurants, golf courses, shopping ares, gyms, and swimming pools. A few hotels are reopening a bit later for their own business reasons. You can find the hotel reopening schedule below.
PUERTO VALLARTA HOTELS NOW OPEN
RIVIERA NAYARIT/NUEVO VALLARTA HOTELS NOW OPEN
Puerto Vallarta Bars & Restaurants —
As part of Phase 0, restaurants in Puerto Vallarta have been reopen since May 18th, operating with a 50% capacity, however bars and night clubs are still closed. All restaurants must be certified by the health authorities to be compliant with all the required protocols before they can reopen. Riviera Nayarit and Nuevo Vallarta restaurants are open with up to 30% capacity.
Puerto Vallarta Tours & Activities —
We have so many adventures waiting for you! SEE ACTIVITIES!
Tours, Fishing, Water Activities and Excursions are now open, with certain capacity limitations to ensure social distancing. There are multiple health protocols for all tours and activities, including:
We are currently taking bookings for all travel dates. We are open 7 days a week to assist you with your vacation plans.
Cruise Ships Schedule, Puerto Vallarta 2021 —
Cruise ship ports plan to be reopen by spring 20221. Cruise Ship Companies are working hard, implementing safety protocols that will protect the well-being of passengers and their crew. Stay tuned for the latest news on cruise ship sailings for this 2021.
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