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Puerto Vallarta Covid 2021 Updates (US and Canada Travel Restrictions)

TRAVEL UPDATES | Published on 25/01/2021
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While it’s been months since Coronavirus warnings first made headlines, there’s still a new travel restrictions update almost every week, and if you’re planning to travel this year, it’s important to research all Puerto Vallarta safety warnings. The current Puerto Vallarta travel advisory is fairly similar to most other destinations, but there are a few important details you should know, especially since the release of the latest Canadian COVID-19 updates and the recent order given by the US Government regarding testing before entering the country. Before taking off, be sure that you have the latest information on Puerto Vallarta safety warnings.

2021 Puerto Vallarta Safe to Travel


The current Puerto Vallarta travel advisory advises caution and promotes guidelines from world health experts. While the holidays saw the expected increase in Puerto Vallarta Coronavirus cases, things have returned to a fairly stable point in the city thanks to the diligent work of government officials, business leaders, and the general public who are all doing their part. Throughout your vacation, you’ll see several safety measures at local businesses, restaurants, and resorts. At most places, you’re required to wear a face mask and have your temperature checked before entering. You’ll also see several Puerto Vallarta safety warnings about practicing social distancing and washing your hands frequently. By following these protocols, you’ll help protect yourself and the local community. These regulations have made, and will keep, Puerto Vallarta safe to travel this year.

Canadian Policies Regarding International Travel

The current Puerto Vallarta travel advisory urges caution and adherence to preventive guidelines, but it doesn't bar anyone from visiting. However, the most recent travel restrictions update from both Canada and the United States requires anyone entering each respective country to present a negative COVID-19 test, even citizens returning from vacations abroad. No matter where they’re traveling from, those heading to Canada must have a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test taken within 72 hours of their scheduled departure. Marc Garneau, the Minister of Transport in Canada, explains that these safety measures will protect citizens: “Our government remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians. These new measures will provide another layer of protection for Canadians as we continue to assess public health risks and work to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Canada.”

American Policies Regarding International Travel

The United States of America recently gave an official order requiring passengers traveling to the U.S., beginning January 26th and thereafter, to present proof of a negative NAAT test taken within the 72 hours prior to boarding their flight or a recent positive viral test accompanied by a letter from a healthcare professional stating that the passenger is cleared for travel. This requirement applies to all air passengers, both foreign and citizen, aged two and older. These safety measures are meant to reduce the influx of COVID-19 cases into the U.S. and protect all those who travel internationally.

Hotel Policy

Navigating this travel restrictions update, especially while traveling a foreign country, can be tricky, but the team at Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta is ready and prepared to help Canadian and American travelers follow these COVID-19 updates to return safely home. Villa del Palmar is making this process simple with onsite testing available so that guests can prepare for their return flight with as much ease as possible. The tests being offered at the resort comply with the regulations required by both the United States and Canada, making it possible to enjoy your vacation AND follow required health guidelines. The cost of testing varies based on the type of test needed, however guests choosing to get tested through the resort can schedule and pay for their test at check-in. When doing so, the resort will grant a $30 USD resort credit. While this won’t pay for the test itself, it will offset the cost. In addition, if any guests receive a positive COVID-19 test result, the resort is prepared with protocols for a safe quarantine and will honor the same rate as the original booking. The Puerto Vallarta Coronavirus safety measures taken around town and at the resort will hopefully help you to stay healthy throughout your stay, but if you should need a safe place to quarantine, Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta has you covered. Recently, Grupo Aeropuerto del Pacifico (the Pacific Airport Group) announced that each of their 12 airports, including the airport that services Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, will now have a temporary, on-site laboratory that will administer COVID-19 testing for passengers requiring it.

The responsible actions of local businesses and resorts have made Puerto Vallarta safe to travel, and the commitment of Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta will help travelers navigate COVID-19 updates. As you make your travel plans for the year, be sure to continue to watch for Puerto Vallarta Coronavirus updates and make a plan to follow all protocols and guidelines during your trip.


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