Adapting to new Travel Regulations – Testing for COVID19

How WildMex is adapting to the new COVID-19 USA and Canada internationals travel restricciones, involving a negative COVID PCR or Antigen Test in order to board a flight back home for American and Canadian visitors enjoying Sayulita, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita, Mexico.

 


Updated on April 7th, 2021

Coronavirus information and travel restrictions by state

  • Alabama: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Alaska: Domestic travelers are advised to submit a Travel Declaration and Self-Isolation Plan and encouraged to submit a negative result from a test taken prior 72 hours prior to departure to Alaska or get tested at the airport. International arrivals must follow CDC guidelines.
  • Arizona: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Arkansas: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • California: All those arriving from outside the state (including returning residents) are encouraged to self-quarantine for 7-10 days after arrival in California.
  • Colorado: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Connecticut: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Delaware: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • District of Columbia: Visitors and residents returning from high-risk areas must get tested within 3-5 days of their arrival and are required to limit activity to those that are essential until receiving a negative test result.
  • Florida: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Georgia: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Hawaii: For residents and visitors traveling to the Hawaiian islands, it is required to upload a negative test result prior to departure (before boarding the final leg of their trip). If not, they must self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival, even if they receive a negative test result after arrival. Only test results from pre-approved partners are being accepted. Completion of the state’s Safe Travels form is mandatory for all individuals.
  • Idaho: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Illinois: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Indiana:There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Iowa: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Kansas: Residents and visitors who meet one of the following criteria must quarantine upon entering or returning to Kansas: Individuals who traveled on or after Feb. 26, 2021 to Czechia, San Marino or Montenegro; traveled on or after March 12, 2021 to New York, New Jersey, Estonia or Palestine; traveled on or after March 26, 2021 to Delaware, Michigan, Rhode Island, Hungary or Jordan; have attended an out-of-state mass gathering event of 500+ people where others were not wearing masks and practicing social distancing; returning from a cruise ship or river cruise; and/or were notified by public health officials as being a close contact of someone with a case of COVID-19. Length of quarantine varies. Those who are vaccinated and meet particular criteria are exempt.
  • Kentucky: Those who travel out of state are advised to follow CDC quarantine guidance.
  • Louisiana: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Maine: Individuals traveling to Maine from another state must self-quarantine for 10 days (or the length of their trip if it’s shorter) or provide proof of a negative test result.
  • Maryland: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Massachusetts: Most travelers and returning residents are advised to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the state.
  • Michigan: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Minnesota: Visitors and residents returning from out of state are asked to quarantine. Recommended length of quarantine varies by circumstance.
  • Mississippi: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Missouri: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Montana: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state, but Native American reservations throughout the state have put their own restrictions in place.
  • Nebraska: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.. Those arriving from abroad are required to get tested 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel.
  • Nevada: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • New Hampshire: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state. Those arriving from abroad or returning from a cruise must self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.
  • New Jersey: Unvaccinated travelers and returning residents coming from anywhere beyond New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware are asked to fill out a travel form and self-quarantine (length of quarantine varies depending on circumstances).
  • New Mexico: It is recommended that visitors and returning residents self-quarantine for 10 days and get a COVID-19 test upon entering the state.
  • New York: Domestic travelers will no longer be required to test or quarantine after entering New York, although it is still recommended for particular groups of people.
  • North Carolina: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • North Dakota: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Ohio: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Oklahoma: Visitors to Oklahoma coming from from “an area with substantial community spread” must wear a mask in all public spaces and limit attendance at indoor gatherings for 10-14 days.
  • Oregon: All returning residents and visitors traveling for non-essential purposes are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival in Oregon. Pennsylvania: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Rhode Island: Those traveling to the state from outside the US or a designated high-risk state must self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival, unless exempted.
  • South Carolina: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • South Dakota: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Tennessee: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Texas: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Utah: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Vermont: Returning residents and travelers must abide by a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
  • Virginia: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Washington: The state is advising travelers to comply with CDC guidelines upon entering the state.
  • West Virginia: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Wisconsin: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to the state.
  • Wyoming: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Wyoming.

 

This information has been created for general guidance only and has not been designed for you or any specific circumstances relevant to you. It is highly recommended that you check your government’s latest travel advice for coronavirus information before traveling or making any decisions to travel.

 

Hey adventurers,

In January 2021 I traveled from Seattle to Sayulita to surf and dig mountain bike trails with WildMex.

At the time, the COVID-19 pandemic concerned me for two reasons. 1. I didn't want to accidentally contract the virus in Seattle and bring it to a small community on my way in. 2. While I was in Sayulita, the US government announced new COVID test requirements that I thought might make it hard to travel home.

Managing these 2 risks turned out to be very easy.

  1. Before leaving Seattle, I tested negative for COVID. While traveling I wore a mask, washed my hands often, and showed no new symptoms. In Sayulita, I wore a mask in grocery stores and slept in a tent to reduce indoor contact. The tent was probably unnecessary :). Many of my friends rented houses or stayed in local hostels without issues.A week before my departure, I booked an appointment online for an
  2. Antigen test from the Punta Mita Hospital. Punta Mita is a 20 minute shuttle ride from Sayulita, and the facilities were very clean and safe. The staff let me wait outdoors for my appointment and then quickly performed the nose swab in a sterile room. I received results later that evening by email and flew home two days later with no issues, sharing the lab results via PDF on my phone at the Puerto Vallarta airport.

I'm still not sure if it's very responsible to travel internationally right now, but if you want to visit Sayulita, I definitely recommend communicating with WildMex. They helped me find the Punta Mita hospital and travel around the area in what I felt like was a relatively low risk way.

Safe adventures friends,

Nathan, Seattle, 28

 


Updated on February 23th, 2021

Interview with Dr. Diego Navarro

Dr. Diego Navarro who runs Sayulita Local Covid Testing Clinic tells us about his experience during the first 2 weeks operating this clinic in town in order for visitors to travel safer and for locals to get tested if they have any concerns.

His experience after 2 weeks of testing is that there have been really few positive tests at the Sayulita Covid Testing Clinic.

He also talks about regular concerns patients have about the tests, like it hurting or time frames to be tested and be able to catch an international flight.

 


Updated on January 28th, 2021

The Puerto Vallarta Airport will offer COVID-19 Tests

The Puerto Vallarta AirportBeginning on January 29, 2021, the airport of Puerto Vallarta will have an on-site laboratory to conduct COVID-19 detection tests.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) will provide this service because the U.S. government will require all people entering the country’s territory to undergo a COVID-19 PCR or antigen test negative starting Tuesday, January 26.

Antigen Test in just 30 min

Times and costs in general will be faster and cheaper than those offered in the laboratory in Vallarta

  • Antigen Test $ 450.00 ($23usd approx.) -- 30min. *
  • PCR test $ 1,450.00 ($73usd approx.)       --  24-48hrs. *

For more information about "Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States" click here.

*The Information is for informational purposes only.


Updated on January 26th, 2021

Punta Mita COVID Testing Center

    • PCR test*
    • Price $3,690mxn ($185usd aprox.)
    • Results In 12-18 Hours

Polanco

  • Antigen Test*
  • Price $1,250mxn ($63usd aprox.)
  • Results In 4-6 Hours
  • Antibody test*
  • Price $400mxn ($20usd aprox.)
  • Results In 15 Minutes

Soon at Punta Mita Hospital, we will have the ability to perform PCR tests on site with results in 24 hours.

*The Information is for informational purposes only.


Updated on January 22th, 2021

About Sayulita COVID Testing Center

Our goal Is to assist the travellers visiting Sayulita and surrounding areas by offering an easy, efficient and cost-effective way to receive a COVID test to ensure re-entry into the U.S and Canada. Dr. Diego is also committed to the health of all clients that unfortuantly test positive by offering home visits, medication, and vitamins to ensure a rapid recovery.

We will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for appointments. We are encouraging on line booking but will take walk in clients if we have openings. We are encouraging appointment only as to ensure limited people in the center at one time.

For families, weddings/event groups we will also be offering ON SITE testing for groups of 10 or more.

Currently: For re-entry into the U.S currently travellers are required to have a negative PCR or Antigen test. For re-entry into Canada travellers are required to have a negative PCR test. All tests have to issued within 72 hours prior to travel.

Our Center/Services and Pricing

PCR test $3,800mxn ($190usd aprox.)**

Antigen test $1,600mxn ($80usd aprox.)**

Antibody test $800mxn ($40usd aprox.)**

On site fee for group bookings (10 or more people) $2,000mxn ($100usd aprox.).
Group discounts available. 

**all prices in MXN pesos. Cash and credit cards accepted, the Information is for informational purposes only.

Our Center/location

Carretera Punta Mita 15F, cross street Libertad, Sayulita MX 6373

 

 

We have a new aliance with a prestigious hospital with state of the art installations, just 5 minutes from our La Lancha store in Punta de Mita & 20 minutes from our Sayulita Location.

Difference between PCR test and Antigen test:

· PCR Test look for the virus’s RNA in a nose or throat swab sample. Is the most accurate test.

· Antigen Test look for specific proteins on the surface of the virus. Less accurate that PCR test.

 


January 15th, 2021
Lets face it, no matter where in the world you live, what language you speak or how old you are, the last 10-12 months have probably changed how you live, study, travel, exercise and socialize.

The new regulations announced this week are no exception. Soon both the US CDC and Canadian Minister of Transportation will require a negative COVID-19 test to travel into their respective countries. This policy will begin on January 26, 2021 for Americans, and it began on January 7, 2021 Canadians.

The change may cause some visitors to second guess their visit to Wildmex’s Tropical Coastal Paradise, Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita and Punta de Mita. They may worry it will be too complicated, expensive, or inconvenient to get a Negative Covid Test for their return home.

At Wildmex, we understand the concern of our potential guest. To help them, we are currently planning a simple, hassle free and inexpensive process to ensure our visitors can feel secure planning and enjoying their holidays. We want to make getting tested easy so you can get home safely.

We will provide another update here soon. Meanwhile, hold on tight. I am hopeful we have met the hardest challenges already, and that we are on a path to a healthier tomorrow.


By WildMex Travel