Following the recent mandate by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now requiring US travelers to present negative COVID-19 test results upon re-entry, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, the all-inclusive resort brand with properties in the Caribbean and Spain, is offering guests traveling to the United States the viral antigen test free of charge.
The complimentary antigen testing will be available as of January 23 and until March 31, 2021 or until regulations regarding this new requirement change. The procedure will be carried out by medical professionals, in partnership with local laboratories, in designated areas of the brand’s resorts in Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica. Test results will be received within 72 hours prior to departure as required by the CDC, in written and/or electronical format. Guests should contact the Front desk at each resort upon arrival to schedule departure testing. Additionally, should a guest test positive for COVID-19 while staying at a Bahia Principe property, they (and a plus one) will be able to extend their stay and quarantine on site for up to 10 nights at no additional cost. Both the onsite antigen test and 10 days extended stay are only available to guests who have booked a minimum of 3 nights at any of the brand’s properties.