In effort to help save trees, we have decided to share with you via our website, the extra information that we would normally include in your travel packet.
We encourage you to thoroughly read all the information for your specific vacation destination. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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Common Information for all Destinations
IMPORTANT! It was announced on 12/02/2021 all US Citizens must take their covid test the day before they fly back to the USA, whether or not you are vaccinated.
If you had COVID within 3 months of your return home date, you do not need to test to come home, but you do need to show proof of your positive test and a recovery document from your doctor saying you are allowed to travel. Most resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean are providing this test for free or at a nominal charge. Most are also offering up to 2 weeks stay for free on property, or at a greatly reduced rate should you have to quarantine. Our agents will give you up-to-date information on your resort. Please read the CDC guidelines for full details: Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States | CDC
FACE MASK REQUIREMENT: Please note that currently a face mask must be worn in all airports and while on the planes. Most airlines are not allowing face masks with one way valves on them. Neck gaiters are also questionable at this time. If in doubt, please check with your travel agent or the airline that you are flying with. Masks may be removed to eat or drink. If you do not wear your mask as required you risk being banned from flying that airline again.
New TSA Protocols for carry-ons: All food items must be removed from your carry on and placed in a bin. All electronics must be full charged, if they are inspected you must be able to turn them on or step aside, plug them in and charge them enough until they can turn on.
Most cell phones can scan a QR code by using the camera feature. If your phone doesn't have that option, than it is suggested that you download a QR reader. . Many restaurants at airports and resorts now have their menus on QR codes to help with touchless ordering.
Listed below is covid travel and testing information for our most commonly booked destinations. If you do not see your destination, please be sure to contact us, so we can give you the most current travel and testing protocols for your destination. More and more countries/islands are requiring tourists to be vaccinated. We will do our best to keep all our clients updated to the ever changing travel protocols.
All visitors entering or leaving the Dominican Republic will be required to complete and submit a digital entry and exit form that includes the traveler’s Customs Declaration, International Embarkation/Disembarkation form and Health Affidavit, required by the Ministry of Public Health, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and optimize the entry and departure processes.
Visitors will need to complete one form for arrival up to 72 hours prior to travel, and another one for departure. The system will generate corresponding QR codes for each form. Visitors can print or take a screenshot of the QR codes, and keep them on hand to be scanned by local authorities at Customs.
Most airlines are no longer handing out the Immigration and Customs Form, so we encourage everyone to do these before you travel. Fill them out, print them and carry them with you. Be sure to sign them where required. One per person. You will present the immigration card on arrival. The Immigration officer will stamp and tear off the bottom half of the form and put it in your passport. KEEP IT THERE. Do not lose it or you will pay a hefty fine upon return. As for the Customs form, someone will collect these as your bags are being scanned/screened thru customs. If no one collects it, don't worry, sometimes they collect them and sometimes they don't.
Departure Tourist Tax - Effective April 1st, 2021 Approximately $10 per person) (For Cancun, Riviera Maya and Cozumel ONLY) This is quick online form, that you really should do before you exit the USA as it will save you time and stress. The form will ask you a few questions: name(s), age(s), passport number(s), departure date, and data for electronic payment. Upon completion of payment, you will receive a receipt in the form of a QR code. Payment for families and groups may be made in a single transaction with individual QR code receipts provided. NOTE: currently there are no kiosks or anyone at the airport collecting receipts or looking for QR codes. This could change at any time, so we do encourage you to pay this tax before your vacation starts. It isn't much money and it does help the local community.
Please be sure to click on the links below for the most current information! If you are vaccinated you are now allowed to leave the tourist corridor. Unvaccinated tourists must remain in the "tourist corridor" and only do approved tours. Accepted Test Types
A Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (RT-PCR)
A Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAA)
An RNA or molecular test
An Antigen test
Only results from oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal samples will be accepted for PCR tests
Only results from nasopharyngeal samples will be accepted for Antigen tests
Antibody tests will NOT be accepted
Results from home-based test kits will NOT be accepted
The test must be conducted by a medical laboratory with either of the following credentials:
Accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
Registered by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)
ISO 15189 certification
The test result sheet should display the following information:
Name of individual tested (must be same on application and lab test result)
Date of birth of individual tested (must be same on application and lab test result)
Name of testing laboratory
Indication of laboratory credentials (CLIA, ISO 15189)
Be sure you have a printed COVID test(s) and Health Assessment Test(s).
The counter agent at your home airport should ask to see your covid tests, and or the health assessment before you are given your boarding passes.
If you are making a connection, be sure to go to the gate agent and have them verify your documents as soon as you arrive at the gate. They will want to see your covid test and the health assessment. They will mark your boarding passes that you are cleared to board. This needs to be done BEFORE the boarding procedure has begun.
For your test coming back into the USA, if you can get a printed copy of your resort covid test results, it makes the airport clearance in Jamaica much easier. If you don't get a printed copy, be sure to take a screen shot of the test results so you have easy access to it.