New Covid-19 testing requirements are in place beginning Tuesday, January 26, 2021. At Las Casitas, we strive to keep you as accurately informed as possible. VIRAL testing is required in advance of international travel from Mexico. Different countries have different requirements on the test itself as well as quarantine measures at your destination, so you should check with your State Department or Health Department for current requirements.
Viral Testing for U.S. Citizens
For US citizens, new covid-19 testing requirements mandate a VIRAL test within 72 hours of your flight. From all information we have received, this can be in the form of a PCR test which is more expensive and requires 24 to 48 hours for results, or an ANTIGEN test which is slightly cheaper and provides same day results. The latter should not be confused with an AnitBODY test which is not viral and would not be accepted.
There are a number of hospitals and clinics providing the testing services including Costamed which is at the highway right next to the access road for the port side in Puerto Morelos. There are also services that will come to Las Casitas and perform the test for you here. Appointments are required. Prices vary. You can check them out here:
Costamed Puerto Morelos – www.costamed.com.mx/ Phone 998-500-2505
Live Medical Center – www.livemedicalcenter.com/ Phone: +52-998-196-8697
Labotorio de Análisis Clínicos América – No website Phone: +52-998-259-5622
If your stay includes travel a bit further south (Tulum area):
Costamed Tulum – Phone 984-124-0830
Hospital Tulum – Phone 984-871-2271
If you’re staying at Las Casitas, there are labs that will come to Las Casitas to do testing for you here. Most hotels and resorts are also providing similar services.
Isarvi Labs Antígeno Playa – Cancun – Phone 557-720-1828 The PCR test cannot be done at the residence but they will come and pick you up, take you to the lab and bring you right back. The PCR test is $2,800 pesos with results in 12 to 24 hours. The Antigen test can be done at the residence. It is $1,350 pesos with several hours for results. They recommend you have the test done two days before travel. Call or WhatsApp for additional information or reservations. Prices may vary or change, so always confirm information and costs during your reservation process.
Centro Quimico Playa – Phone 984-292-0983 – They require 48 hours for reservation; Test is between 8:00am and 11:00am. A PCR test is $2,700 pesos with a 24 hour result time; an Antigen test is $2,200 pesos with same day results. In addition to the prices is a $300 peso travel fee. Prices may vary or change, so verify with the company when making reservation.
Las Casitas will assist all of our guests with further information or making appointments.
Since Quintana Roo recently moved to Orange Covid-19 status, click here for information on what that means for you.
We hope to see you soon!