As you know, the CDC has mandated that international travelers coming into the United States must show proof of a negative COVID test or show proof you’ve recovered from COVID.
I’m very happy that the Palladium Hotel Group is giving free antigen tests to all guests.
Press Release from the Palladium Hotel Group,
“On January 12, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States. This requirement will go into effect on January 26, 2021.
In response to the need of the market, to continue supporting the traveler during these trying times, we are pleased to announce the inclusion of COVID-19 antigen testing on-property FREE OF COST to guests traveling to the U.S. or to any other country with similar requirements. Travel window for free testing will be valid as long as CDC requires a negative test to enter the U.S.A.
On-site property testing will be administered by certified labs and hospitals in partnership with our in-house Doctors committed to provide a first-rate health care service for travelers staying at any of our destinations in Mexico, Jamaica and Dominican Republic.”
My friends have been asking me if both nostrils are tested and if the test was painful.
Yes, both nostrils were tested by that long Q-Tip type swab, and yes, the test was very thorough. It only lasted a few seconds, and a few hours later, I received an email stating that my test came back negative.
The front desk staff printed out the signed form for me to present to the Southwest Airlines agent when I fly out on Sunday.
I ate dinner at Bamboo tonight and it was delicious!
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Here’s another YouTube video for you to enjoy!