The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. has expanded the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States, including all American Citizens, beginning January 26.
Anyone entering the United States by air will be required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within three days of their flight. They must provide written documentation of the laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19.
In light of this new requirement, we have partnered with our providers and are now offering our guests the option to be tested at several hotels during their stay.
Terms and conditions:
An appointment is required at least 24 hours in advance, subject to availability.
To request the test we must have the full name of the passengers, departure flight time/date, and a copy of the passports
The results will be emailed within 24 to 36 hours
Payment must be done by credit card directly to the doctor
All tests will be taken in the rooms
The cost is between $150 / $200 per person, this depends on where you take your test.
Some additional information for your reference:
Test Type: Both PCR and antigen tests will be acceptable.
Kids under 2 years do not need proof of a test
Documentation of Recovery within 3 months – if you have recovered from Covid, you do not have to test if you present BOTH proofs that you tested positive in the past 3 months before your flight and have finished required isolation Along With a letter from your doctor stating that you are cleared for travel
Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers before boarding.
Airlines will deny boarding of passengers if they do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery.
This applies to both commercial and private flights
Test Time Frame:
If you are flying on a connecting flight into the U.S., the three-day test period begins from the minute your first flight departs to the U.S. – but only if all connecting flights are in the same reservation. If they are not, you need your test to be valid within three days of each flight segment.
If you are flying out of the country for fewer than three days, you can take a test in the U.S. before you depart and use it for your return, or take a rapid test before your return flight
If your flight is delayed past the three-day window, you must take another test to board your flight.
At CRS Tours our priority continues to be the safety of our guests and team members.
If you need additional information, please let us know.
Our reservations team is ready to assist you.
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