I know – it’s not quite ‘post-covid’ but many of you are traveling again and that’s the good news.
If you’re ready to trade your winter boots for sandals, then it’s a good idea to review these updates.
First, let’s review the CDC Testing Requirements for Return to the U.S. as this applies regardless of your favorite all-inclusive resort.
A COVID-19 viral test is required no more than one day before you travel by air (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) into the United States from an international destination.
Travelers must show a negative test result to the airline before boarding a flight.
Note that travelers who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19.
It’s also important to note that the TSA extended the face mask requirement through March 18, 2022 – subject to change, of course.
What can you use for documentation?
Documentation of recovery includes a positive viral test during the past 90 days + a signed letter from a healthcare provider (or a public health official) stating that you have been cleared for take-off (okay, travel).
You will also be required to confirm that the information you present is true in the form of an attestation.
These requirements do not apply to children under 2 years of age.
Additional Testing Requirements
It’s (really) important to note that some international destinations may require a COVID-19 test prior to arrival in that destination.
For example, Jamaica requires testing and an authorization.
Be sure to confirm what you need prior to traveling to your destination.
CDC Quarantine Guidelines
This was also recently changed.
If you do test positive, the CDC recommends you quarantine for at least five days after your positive test or later if you are still experiencing symptoms.
With that said – keep in mind that international destinations and all-inclusive resorts may have their own requirements and these will need to be followed while in their country.
AMR Collection’s CleanComplete+ Quarantine Policies
Secrets, Zoetry, Breathless, and all AMR Collection Resorts offer COVID-19 testing for guests in a standard room category for a fee.
Guests staying in a Preferred Club or xhale club room category for three or more nights in all destinations receive their COVID-19 antigen tests at no charge.
Plus – Guests staying at a Zoetry Wellness & Spa Resort for three nights or longer will receive their antigen test at no charge.
What happens if a guest tests positive?
If someone does test positive while at one of the resorts, then the resort will offer quarantine support.
Basically, if a guest receives a positive test while on property that prevents departure, the cost of quarantine at the property will be covered for up to 14 days after the original departure date.
This extended stay (due to quarantine) includes the guest plus one travel companion sharing the same room.
If there are additional companions sharing the same room in addition to above, the resort will offer discounted rates ranging from $99 to $139 per person per night depending on your resort.
It’s also important to note that services like meals, minibar stocking, clean linens, bathroom amenities, etc. will be delivered to the room door.
Resort staff is prohibited from entering quarantine rooms and these will be cleaned according to the CleanComplete Verification, the safety and hygiene system. The identity of anyone impacted by COVID-19 will be protected and not shared publicly.