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The Cape Puts Guest Safety First with Covid-19 Tests

The Cape now offers to our registered guests complimentary onsite Antigen Covid-19 testing seven days a week.

By Elite Traveler |  March 8 2021


The Cape, a Thompson hotel

Imagine a side of Los Cabos you never knew existed, where the soul willingly surrenders to the sun. It presents a fresh and vibrant approach to Los Cabos luxury—a singular beachfront retreat commanding a silhouette of the cape where every room and vantage point overlooks El Arco and the Bahia Cabo San Lucas horizon. Intuitively interwoven within the natural landscape surrounding the Monuments Beach point break, The Cape is a place to revel in the spirit of the moment.

The Cape now offers registered guests complimentary onsite antigen Covid-19 testing seven days a week and is administered by a medical professional. PCR tests are available with an additional cost. The safety of their guests and staff remains the top priority. The Cape will continue monitoring regional and international travel requirements and provide updates through their website and social media channels. Together, let’s travel safe.

For more questions on testing procedures, contact thecapeconcierge@thompsonhotels.com

Take a look at our recent piece on Covid-19 tests in Los Cabos or read our Q&A below:

Los Cabos Tourism Board Covid-19 Test Q&A

Who is required to show proof of a negative test prior to departure from Los Cabos? 

Travelers returning to Canada and the US are required to show proof of a negative test prior to their departure from Los Cabos:

  • Canada, effective January 7, 2021.
  • US, effective January 26, 2021.

What type of test/proof do I need to show the CDC upon my return? 

According to the CDC announcement, all air passengers returning to the US will be required to get a test within the three days (72 hours) before their flight to the US departs and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or an electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19.

Travelers to the US can opt for either a PCR or antigen test – valid with a medical certificate from the doctor. We recommend the antigen test, as it can be taken simply in many locations, including hotels, and results can be received in as little as 40 minutes, depending on the testing location.

What types of tests are offered? 

PCR and antigen tests are available in Los Cabos. More information can be found here.

Will tests be available at the hotels? 

Yes. All hotels in Los Cabos are equipped with the antigen test and medical staff to administer it and can provide the medical certificate required by the CDC.

What is the cost of the test? 

The cost of the test varies depending on the testing facility and the type of test. The antigen tests start at approximately $60. Some hotels may offer their guests a courtesy test or at a reduced cost.

Do children need to get tested as well? 

Yes. According to the CDC, anyone above the age of two must get tested before departure.

How do travelers receive their test results? 

Results may be given in paper or electronic format as required by the CDC.

Can the airline deny boarding if a Covid-19 negative test is not presented? 

Yes. For flights departing to destinations that require a negative test, airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers (or documentation of recovery) before they board.

Are there enough tests available in Los Cabos? 

Yes. Los Cabos’s tourism authorities are working in partnership with the hotels and local and state authorities to ensure testing is widely available and offered to all travelers visiting the destination. Additionally, all hotels there are equipped with the antigen test, medical staff to provide the test and are able to provide the medical certificate required by the CDC.

What happens if I test positive? 

Travelers who test positive are required to maintain a 14-day quarantine until they obtain proof of a negative test result. Travelers with a positive Covid-19 test will be allowed to quarantine in Los Cabos at their hotel or preferred accommodation. Hotels and resorts will offer special accommodations and discounted rates to facilitate this. You can contact your hotel for specific information and health and safety protocols.

What if I have had a Covid-19 vaccine? 

If you have received a Covid-19 vaccination, you will still require a negative Covid-19 test or documentation of recovery from Covid-19 for air travel to the US.

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