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International Honeymoons Now Require Re-Entry COVID Testing

CDC Requires Testing to re-enter USA:

Jan 26, 2021

Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States


Not Included: Travel to Hawaii, not affected

Many resorts in the Caribbean & Mexico are offering free testing

The Latest News:

Air passengers are required to get a COVID viral test (a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their laboratory test result (paper or electronic copy) to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19.

Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers or documentation of recovery before they board. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.

According to the CDC, air passengers 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.

Documentation should be for a viral test (NAAT or antigen) as approved or authorized by the relevant national authority.

  • Test results must state: Negative, SARS-CoV2 RNA Not Detected, SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Not Detected, or COVID-19 Not Detected. Invalid will not be accepted.
  • 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.
  • Test results may be required to be shown again upon landing.

Alternatively, passengers may provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 with documentation of test results conducted during the 3 months preceding the flight’s departure from a foreign country.

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

Read the full story here: CDC Re-entry testing

Many of the resorts that Unforgettable Honeymoons recommends and books for our clients have already released statements about what they are offering.

Some resorts are offering a complimentary stay if clients test positive before flying home.

Here are some links to the resorts policies :

Excellence Resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean - Free COVID testing for honeymooners

Couples Resorts Jamaica- Free COVID testing for honeymooners

Secrets Resorts Caribbean and MexicoFree COVID testing for honeymooners



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