Los Cabos Implements A New COVID-19 Testing Program for All Visitors

Starting on January 26, 2021, Los Cabos will offer onsite testing to all travelers, ensuring a seamless implementation of the new CDC requirement for U.S. travelers.


In an unprecedented effort, Los Cabos Tourism Board announced today that starting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, all international travelers visiting Los Cabos will have access to a COVID-19 test before their scheduled international departure. This meets with the requirement of a negative test for all air passengers departing to the U.S. per The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order and to Canada per the Government of Canada order.

The Arch at Land’s End – photo by Los Cabos Tourism Board

Los Cabos’ swift response and coordinated work between the private and public sectors have been critical to ensure that the destination remains safe and secure. “We are proud of the strong partnership we have created with our tourism partners across the destination which has been critical to Los Cabos’ response to COVID-19 and the creation of the new testing program,” said Rodrigo Esponda, Executive Director of Los Cabos Tourism Board. “We are focused on continuing to provide a personalize service that supports the CDC requirement without disrupting the travel experience of our visitors.”


Los Cabos’ COVID-19 testing program will start next week in partnership with government health authorities, Los Cabos International Airport, and tourism partners, ensuring a seamless implementation of the measure. Travelers visiting Los Cabos can expect the following:

  1. Onsite Testing – tourists visiting Los Cabos will be able to get an Antigen test at their lodging facility including hotels, villas, and timeshares. The process is safe, fast, and simple given that all facilities are equipped to administer the Antigen test, which is acceptable by the CDC.
  2. Medical Certification –testing will be performed by the lodging facilities’ medical team that have been trained and authorized by the Mexican Health Secretary to administer the test. Once the negative result is confirmed, the doctors will issue a medical certificate on behalf of the health authorities of Baja California Sur for travelers to present before boarding their return flight.
  3. Low- to No-Cost – travel partners are working together to guarantee a flat rate of the test as low as USD$60. However, most of the hotels, timeshares, and villas have already announced free onsite testing to all travelers backing up Los Cabos’ commitment to provide outstanding customer service to all of its visitors.
  4. Designated COVID-19 Areas – for positive cases, lodging facilities are prepared to implement a strict quarantine protocol and have designated specific COVID-19 areas for travelers needing to isolate in Los Cabos along with their families at a preferred rate.
  5. Medical Assistance – positive cases will be overseen by the onsite medical team. Additionally, hotels, villas, and timeshares across the destination have stablished agreements with hospitals and private medical practices to be able to support travelers needing more advance treatment.

Los Cabos also offers PCR testing at select hospitals and lab facilities for travelers who require this test, such as those departing to Canada. Additionally, the Los Cabos International Airport will have a testing station to provide the Antigen test during emergency situations.


The rollout of Los Cabos’ testing program is supported by the Health Authorities of Baja California Sur and the Los Cabos Hotel Association, and will continue to be under ongoing monitoring from local tourism authorities to guarantee its safe and fast implementation. For additional information, please visit https://www.visitloscabos.travel/covid-test/


About Los Cabos

Los Cabos, located at the tip of the 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula, is one of the world’s most diverse tourism destinations. Boasting a dramatic desert backdrop nestled by coastlines of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez, Los Cabos is home to award-winning resorts and culinary offerings considered some of the finest available anywhere. A growing list of championship golf courses, rejuvenating spas, world-renowned sport fishing tournaments, and state of the art convention facilities add to the destination’s unmatched appeal. For more information, images and videos from Los Cabos, please visit visitloscabos.travel, follow us on Twitter @LOSCABOSTOURISM and visit us on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.


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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com

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