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Cancun Airport Now Offering Covid Tests For Americans Returning Home

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As of January 26th all American travelers returning to the United States must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 antigen test before being allowed to board the plane. In response to the new testing requirement, the Cancun International Airport has set up 2 new on-site labs that can provide travelers with the tests they will need to return home. 

Where Are The Labs Located At The Cancun Airport?

The two on-site antigen testing labs are located at both departure gates for American travelers returning home. 

How Much Do The Antigen Tests Cost?

The cost of the test is $290.00 pesos ($14.35 USD) for an Antigen test. These tests required by airlines when you are checking into your flight to the U.S.

When Are Testing Labs Open?

The testing clinics are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily and results take about 30 minutes. 

Are There PCR Tests Available At The Airport?

No. PCR tests are not available at the airport. Travelers that have a destination requiring a PCR test for entry must have their results before arriving at the airport.


Should Travelers Get Their Test At The Airport?

The Cancun International Airport is warning guests that the test labs are a last resort. Due to the very high volume of U.S. passengers passing through the airport, long lines and delays can be expected. 

American travelers are strongly encouraged to have their antigen covid test done before arriving at the airport. 

Where Else Can Travelers Get A Covid Antigen Test

Most major resort chains in Cancun are offering free testing and over 70% of smaller hotels are offering on-site testing for a small fee. There are also dozens of clinics that offer mobile testing that can be completed in the comfort of your hotel room or alternative accommodation. 

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