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4 U.S. Residents Test Positive For Covid Variant After Cancun Vacation

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Four Minnesotans have tested positive for the P.1 Covid-19 variant following trips to Cancun. The Minnesota Department of Health is now urging travelers to get tested when they return home after the P.1 variant, first discovered in Brazil was found in the four Americans.

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According to health officials the four cases of the P.1 variant were found in the travelers that vacationed at The Grand at Moon Palace in March. The CDC recommends that all travelers returning from abroad should get tested within 3-5 days after returning home.

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CDC Travel Warning For Mexico

The CDC has issued a Level 4 ‘Very High Level of COVID-19 in Mexico’ advisory and currently recommends that travelers should ‘avoid all travel‘ to Mexico.

The level 4 warning is the highest level of warning the CDC is issuing for countries at this time. It should be noted that this level 4 warning has also been issued to 165 additional countries including the United States and Canada.

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Where To Get A Test In Mexico

The only mandatory requirement for Americans returning home from abroad is proof of a negative Covid-19 rapid test taken no longer than 72 hours before departure. Mexico has made it very easy to get a Covid-19 test for travelers in all tourism destinations.

See the complete guide on where to get a test in Mexico.

Travelers Tip: Many resorts are offering guests free onsite Covid-19 Antigen testing for Americans and as well will perform PCR tests for a fee. Check with the concierge at your resort. Some resorts are also providing 14 day free stays for guests who test positive.

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