Last updated on January 14, 2021

We are sharing the information we have at this time and are closely monitoring the situation – this page will be updated as new information becomes available. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTERING THE U.S.

On Jan. 12, 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, including U.S. citizens returning from a foreign country. This requirement will go into effect on Jan. 26, 2021.

According to the CDC, air travelers 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.

  1. Documentation should be for a viral test as approved or authorized by the relevant national authority.
  2. Test results must state: Negative, SARS-CoV2 RNA Not Detected, SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Not Detected, or COVID-19 Not Detected.
  3. Documentation may be paper or electronic copy and must include the name and contact information for the laboratory or healthcare personnel who performed the test.
  4. Test results may be required to be shown again upon landing.

Alternatively, travelers 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.

  1. Test results must state: Positive, SARS-CoV2 RNA Detected, SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Detected, or COVID-19 Detected. Invalid will not be accepted.
  2. Additionally, a letter from a licensed health professional stating that the passenger has been cleared for travel (called Documentation of Recovery).

Finally, all airline passengers will be required to present a simple CDC attestation form to the airline for collection prior to boarding. That form can be found here for reference.

For more information, you may reference the FAQs on the CDC website.

How to get a Covid-19 test in destination

  • Amstar customers should contact their Amstar representative in resort upon arrival and ask for COVID-19 testing information. The Amstar representative will have updated information, in-resort testing may be available depending on the resort.
  • For those resorts that do not offer in-resort testing, Amstar hotel representatives will assist customers to access off-property testing locations through a network of local providers.
  • A guide to COVID-19 testing locations and providers is listed here. Covid-19 tests are provided by a third party provider, prices could vary at any time.
  • We are committed to identifying the most convenient and economical testing options from all resorts, enabling customers to comply with the new travel regulations while minimizing the impact on their vacation. 

Requirements for entering other countries

England: Latest travel requirements available here.

Canada: Latest travel requirements available here.

Disclaimer:

The information published on this page is subject to change without notice. Information concerning destination status and COVID19 related requirements were sourced from websites providing information for respective countries/destinations. Amstar DMC is not responsible for any errors or omissions sourced from these websites.

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