COVID-19 in Cabo San Lucas -All You Need To Know

COVID 19- Cabo San Lucas

Last Updated: August 28th, 2023

COVID-19 in Cabo San Lucas Latest Updates

Cabo San Lucas is open and traveling to this destination is safe and easy, with few Cabo San Lucas travel restrictions or entry requirements, few Cabo Covid cases and certification as a Safe Travels destination.

Date Recorded: July 18th, 2022

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Covid Testing in Cabo San Lucas Mexico

Covid Testing in Cabo San Lucas

You don't need a Covid Test to enter Cabo.
Covid Testing is NOT required to re-enter the U.S.
Covid tests are widely available at most hotels (usually for FREE) and the airport for about $25.00
Results are returned by email in about 15 min.

Read more about COVID test Cabo San Lucas.

There is no testing requirement to come to Cabo San Lucas. If you are a resident of the United States you DON'T need a Covid test for returning home. If you're not fully vaccinated, Canada still requires a Covid test for re-entry. It can be an antigen test taken within one day before travel.

e travel restrictions for air or sea travel to Mexico from the US or Canada. No quarantine is required. Unvaccinated Canadians are subject to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to Canada, however there is no requirement for fully vaccinated travelers. The US has no quarantine requirement.

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Cabo San Lucas Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Q: Do I need a COVID-19 test before leaving my country?
A: There is no requirement by Mexico for testing prior to arrival. However, you will need to check with your home country to see if they have any requirements prior to travel. The U.S. has no requirement for covid testing prior to travel or for re-entry after travel. If you want to take a Covid test as a preventive measure, you can still do it. Testing is widely available, typically for free, near your hotel or at the ariport. Results are delivered to your email within a couple of hours, maximum.

Q: Do I need to quarantine on my return?
A: There is no quarantine requirement for U.S. residents. For other countries, you will want to check with your country about their regulations, they may vary. Some countries may also vary the requirements between vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

Q: Is the COVID test required for travel to Cabo San Lucas?
A: No, Mexico and Cabo San Lucas do not require a Covid test for entering the country. However, you might want to check if you need a Covid test to return to your country.

Q: Do I need to take a Covid test to return to my country?
A: This will depend on your home country. Mexico has no requirement for departure testing, but your home country may. For U.S. residents, you DON'T need a Covid test for returning home. Canada doesn't require a Covid test if you are fully vaccinated. Testing is available at the airport. You get your results in about 10 minutes by email, and you can show it on your phone at check-in for your flight home.

Q: How much time before I depart g the Covid test?
A: For re-entry to the U.S. you DO NOT need to take a Covid test. For Canada, the day before your departure. For other countries, you'll want to check their regulations, as they may vary.

Q: What if I’m not on a direct flight? When do I need to take the Covid test?
A: Typically, you'll need to take your test the day prior to arriving to your final destination. If you have a longer layover, you'll need to retest before entry. Nowadays most major airports have testing facilities.

Q: Where can I take a Covid test in Cabo San Lucas?
A: Covid testing is readily available at most hotels, usually for free, or a very low cost. You can typically schedule your test at check-in for your convenience. You can also get tested at the airport prior to departure. It is low-cost, and you can get your results in as little as 10 minutes. Just allow yourself a little extra time at check-in to get the results. If you are staying at an AirBnB, your host will have all the information for you how to get the test. Typically an English-speaking doctor can come to you and take the test and email you the results, or you can do it at the airport.

Q: Can I get tested at my hotel?
A: Most hotels are prepared to take your Antigen test with lab personnel that will comply with the CDC requirements. For more information, we suggest you call your hotel and verify.

Q: How much does a COVID test cost in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico?
A: Most hotels are offering up to two complimentary antigen tests to their guests, which is all you need for return to the United States. Those that don't typically offer them at very low cost (approx. $12.00 to $25.00). At the airport, prices are usually $25.00 to $45.00 depending on the facility. PCR tests normally run from $60.00 to $100 depending on the facility. Check with your hotel and they'll give you all the information about their services.

Q: How long before I get the results for a Covid test?
A: Usually, if you take an antigen test, such as those required for return to the United States, the results are delivered by email in as little as 10 minutes. It may be up to 30 minutes or so, depends on your facility. Tests for both countries must be done no earlier than the day before departure (this used to be 3 days).

Q: Do children need to get tested for Covid?
A: To enter the US, no. However, if you country requires a Covid test for re-entry, then yes. The CDC requires children of 2 or more years of age must get tested prior to departure, if your country is asking for a Covid test to enter.

Q: What happens if I test positive?
A: Although it is rare for tourists to test positive prior to their return flight, if that did happen, the Mexican tourism industry has set up everything to be as easy and inexpensive as possible for you. In these rare cases, you'd need to stay in Cabo until you tested negative, and your hotel will set you up with accommodations, often for free, others at discounted rates, until you test negative. You will not need to quarantine at any facility, just at your hotel. There are doctors available at all the hotels to observe and assist you, and give you another test to see when you are able to return home. Contact your hotel directly to see what services and pricing they are offering in this rare case.

The United States is working with Mexico to make this process easy and painless for you.

Q: Is there Coronavirus in Cabo San Lucas?
A: While infection rates are low compared to most areas within the US, nowhere in the world is completely free of Covid-19. In an area with a population of over 800,000, Cabo typically has less than 100 active cases of Covid-19 that are being treated. Since the less severe Omnicron variant has taken over, the case counts have gone up but most cases are mild, as in the US and Canada. Visit Official Statistics Here. Visit target="_blank" rel="noopener> Official State Source Here.

Q: Is it safe to travel to Cabo San Lucas?
A: While nowhere is completely free of Covid in this day and age, infection rates are low compared to the US, and all businesses must be certified by the health authorities as having met strict health protocols before being allowed to reopen. Cabo San Lucas is taking your health and safety very seriously and is already the first destination in the Americas to be certified as a "Safe Destination" by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

Q: Are masks required in Cabo? Or on the airplane?
A: As in other countries right now including the U.S. and Canada, masks should be worn at times where social distancing is not available, for example in public areas where you will be walking or standing near other people than your family, such as airports, grocery stores, public transportation, or on airplanes. However you won't need to wear a mask if you are in a private area where social distancing is available, such as at your hotel, at the beach, on a guided tour or excursion, or while dining at a restaurant.

The staff will wear masks and gloves, including cleaners and restaurant workers, to keep you as safe and healthy as possible. You will want to Buy Masks Hand Sanitizer to bring with you on your trip, but these will also be provided for you at your hotel or other locations if you forget them in your hotel room. The idea is to keep everyone as safe as possible, while at the same time not detracting from your vacation experience and making sure you have a great time.

Q: Will there be hand sanitizer available?
A: Yes, all businesses are required to provide hand sanitizer and you will have it in your hotel room. However, we still recommend you bring your own to use along the way, which you can buy online from shops like Germproof.

Q: Are there other things I should think to bring with me?
A: Other than the usual things like a hat, sunglasses, swimwear, Biodegradable Sunscreen or After-Sun Lotion, you may want to consider boosting your immune system with a product like Airborne or Germ-Proof or with Vitamins, but as long as you bring hand sanitizer you should have all the precautions you need.

If you will be doing water activities we always recommend to bring a Rash Guard or Wet-Shirt to protect you from the sun and protect the environment, and you may wish to bring your own Snorkeling Gear, though it will be provided for you fully sanitized on our tours if you don't.

Q: Is the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) Open?
A: Yes. It is open to international and domestic flights following all the health protocols.

Q: Are your Airport Transfers running?
A: Yes, all our transfers including Private Transfers and Shared Shuttles are running as normal, and are in compliance with all safety protocols.

Q: Does the US have travel restrictions for international travel?
A: Not to Mexico. Airlines have been flying between the US and Mexico continuously. The US no longer requires a negative Covid test to return home.

Q: Will I need to wear a mask at the airport?
A: You should plan to wear a mask at the airport, and on the flight, since these are public places where limited social distancing is available. You will want to Buy a Mask and a travel-size bottle of Hand Sanitizer to bring with you on your trip.

Q: Will they be testing at the airport?
A: When you arrive you will be quickly screened for symptoms. If you don't show symptoms, you will continue on to your Airport Transfer as normal. If you do show symptoms, you may be asked to undergo an extra screening which may include a rapid test just to make sure you are not contagious. If it is positive, you will receive guidance from a medical professional as to how to proceed.

Q: Will I need to quarantine?
A: Mexico has no requirements for quarantine on arrival or departure. If the unlikely event that you are symptomatic and test positive, you may be asked to self-quarantine at home or at your hotel. You can check with your airline to see if your home country has any requirements.

Q: What should I do to make sure I don't have any issues on my trip?
A: To make your travel go as smoothly as possible, we recommend you do a self-check for symptoms a day or two before you go to the airport, and also before you leave for your flight. If you have symptoms, go to the doctor and get tested. That way if you're positive, you can reschedule your trip and stay safe at home, and if you're negative you can bring your certificate with you on your trip.

You will be screened for symptoms upon arrival, but it is very unlikely that you would develop symptoms in a few hours while on the flight, so this will make sure you don't have any issues and can go on about enjoying your vacation.

Q: Are hotels in Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos area open right now?
A: Yes, all area hotels are open and have been operating as normal since June 2020, following over 150 strict health protocols to provide you with a safe and relaxing environment.

Q: Are villas and vacation rentals in open in Cabo?
A: Villas, Air B&B, vacation rentals, and bed and breakfasts are operating normally under the same protocols as hotels.

Q: Will all the facilities at my hotel be available like normal? Will the bars and restaurants and spa be open?
A: Generally yes. All expected services and facilities will be available at all hotels. Expanded health protocols will be in place for the safety and health of both you and the hotel employees, but you will be able to enjoy your hotel in the way you would expect.

Q: Won't it be crowded at my hotel? I'm worried about social distancing.
A: No. Hotels will be opening only to partial capacity in order to preserve social distancing, and by nature most hotels in Cabo are relatively small and most of the area is quite spread out.

Q: Are you open?
A: Yes. We are open and ready to serve you 7 days a week from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EST) with any questions you have. We are accepting bookings for all our activities as normal.

Q: Will all your tours and activities be running when I arrive?
A: Yes. All our tours and activities are open and running as normal, including watersports, adventure tours, and many more. However, due to reduced volume, we strongly recommend to book well in advance of your tour date to make sure the adventure you want isn't sold out before you book.

If everyone waits until the last minute, then it may be difficult for the tour operators to run ts just because they didn't prepare staff and equipment since they thought they didn't have bookings that day.

Q: Will I be able to go snorkeling or go on a boat tour while I'm in Cabo?
A: Yes, just with less people on the tours than in other times, which is actually pretty nice

Q: Are golf courses in Cabo San Lucas open?
A: Yes. All the golf courses are currently open and operating as normal.

Q: Will I be able to bring a group or plan an event in Cabo this summer?
A: Yes. Cabo has special protocols in place to be able to accommodate groups and events such as weddings, including group tours and activities. Our Groups Team is here 7 days a week to advise you and help you set up your event. Even if you're not visiting this summer, you can still start planning to have that dream destination event in Cabo that you've been wishing for.

Q: Will the Bisbee's Fishing Tournament still be held?
A: Yes. The Bisbee's is still on. Better start practicing, the fishing will be extra great this summer! See our Fishing Trips.

Q: Are restaurants and bars open in Cabo San Lucas?
A: Yes, all restaurants and bars are already certified and operating normally.

Q: Will I need to wear a mask while eating at a restaurant?
A: No. The restaurants are set up for social distancing, so you can relax and enjoy your meal with your family as normal. However as at home, you should put on Your Mask when walking by other people, such as when entering or leaving the restaurant or getting up to go to the bathroom, just in case.

Any questions we didn't answer? Contact Us and we're happy to help make this a great vacation experience for you in Cabo.

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Airports & Flights - Los Cabos International Airport

The airport is open and receiving flights daily. Anti-COVID sanitary protocols are in place at the airport, and health officials are conducting passenger screenings.

Currently you can get to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) with the following Airlines:

  • Alaska Airlines: via Los Angeles (LAX), San Diego (SAN), San Jose (SJC)
  • American Airlines: via Dallas (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Phoenix (PHX),
    Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD)
  • Delta/AeroMexico: via Atlanta (ATL), Los Angeles (LAX), Mexico City (MEX)
  • Eastern Airlines: via New York (JFK)
  • Southwest Airlines: via Denver (DEN), Houston (IAH)
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • Sunwing
  • United Airlines: via Houston (IAH)
  • Viva Aerobus: via Mexico City (MEX), Toluca (TLC), Monterrey (MTY), Culican (CUL)
  • Volaris: via Tijuana (TIJ), Guadalajara (GDL), Mexico City (MEX), Leon (BJX)

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Cabo San Lucas Hotel Reopening Dates —

Hotels in Cabo San Lucas are open and operating normally, though at reduced capacity for social distancing. Hotel common areas and beaches will be open and set up with adequate spacing between chairs and people to maintain recommended social distance. If you want specific information about a hotel, we suggest you call your hotel directly.

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Bars & Restaurants - Cabo San Lucas

Restaurants, Bars and Night Clubs are open and operating normally.

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Tours and Activities Reopening in Los Cabos —

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All our Tours, Water Activities and Excursions have resumed operations.

There are a variety of new health protocols for all tours and activities, including:

  • Large groups will be split into smaller groups with a group leader in order to keep a safe distance.
  • Advanced disinfecting and sanitizing of vehicles and equipment.
  • Daily record of employee temperatures.
  • Hand Sanitizer available in all areas.

All activities must be certified by the health authorities as meeting the new anti-COVID protocols to reopen.

What about Fishing? Sports Fishing is allowed in Cabo San Lucas, following the proper sanitary protocols.

We are open 7 days a week to assist you, and are currently accepting bookings for all activities and transportation. You can Contact Us to help with your reservations.

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Cruise Ship Schedules & Cabo San Lucas 2022—

Cruise ships are sailing now. The capacity is limited and strict protocols are in place, but they are sailing once again. Cruise Ship Companies are working hard, implementing safety protocols that will protect the well-being of passengers and their crew.

Cruise Line Deals Cabo San Lucas

Interested in taking a cruise ship when it's safe to travel again? You can plan your trip ahead of time and take advantage of these amazing deals the following companies are launching. Cruises Lines - Deals | Due to the COVID-19 situation, cruise lines have launched several promotions for the beginning of 2022 that you be of your convenience.

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