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Velas Resorts Responds To CDC Protocols With Free Antigen Testing

Source: Velas Resorts

On January 12th, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States. The requirement will go into effect on January 26th, 2021. According to the CDC, air passengers entering the U.S. will be required to present documentation of a negative COVID-19 viral test (called a Qualifying Test) conducted within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs.

*As part of Velas Resorts' commitment to our guests and to make your vacation experience as relaxing as possible, we will cover the cost of your antigen test. A certified laboratory will perform the test within the property, and the result will be ready in a maximum of 24 hours.

Below, you can see how Velas Resorts will support you to carry out the health procedures that your country requests. Click here to download a PDF of the below graphic.

If you have any questions, please reach out to a member of the IGS team.


Additional information regarding this subject: Documentation should be for a viral test as approved or authorized by the relevant national authority. Test results must state: Negative, SARS-CoV2 RNA Not Detected, SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Not Detected, or COVID-19 Not Detected. Documentation may be paper or electronic copy and must include the name and contact information for the laboratory or healthcare provider who performed the test. Test results may be required to be shown again upon landing. Alternatively, passengers may provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 with documentation of test results conducted during the three months preceding the flight’s departure from a foreign country. Test results must state: Positive, SARS-CoV2 RNA Detected, SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Detected or COVID-19 Detected. 'Invalid' will not be accepted. Additionally, a letter from a licensed health professional stating that the passenger has been cleared for travel (called Documentation of Recovery).

If you want to take the PCR test, a certified hospital will come to the hotel to perform it and 24 hours before your check-out you will receive the result via email. Click here for more information.

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