We have a new protocol ordered by the CDC Center of Disease Control. This Order will be effective on January 26th, 2021. It applies to all nationalities traveling to USA as well as American citizens and residents returning home from a foreign country. They are to be tested 3 days before traveling by air. They need to show proof of a recent positive viral test with a negative result. You will also need to present a letter from your healthcare provider confirming that you are cleared to travel. In case you fail to present these documents, you will not be allowed to board your flight.
If you are traveling on vacation or medical journey, there are many resorts offering 2 free on-site antigen test per room. Hard Rock Hotels, AM Resorts, Palace Resorts and Posadas Resorts are some of them. If you are not staying in any of these hotels, your cosmetic surgeon will let you know how to have it done in the hospital. The cost is approximately $ 125-190 USD. Make sure to be tested within 72 hours prior to departure with a viral test (NAAT or antigen test). It will determine if you are currently infected with covid19.
This service is also available at some airports. Read my recent article: Antigen Testing Available at Mexico Airports
What happens if I am vaccinated ?
Keep in mind that if you are already vaccinated, you are not exempt of this order.
What happens if If I am tested positive ?
In case you are tested positive, you will need to remain in quarantine for 14 days. After this period of time, you will be tested again.
Are there any exemptions ?
The only exemptions to the program are children under 2 years old, military members on duty, federal law-enforcement agents and airline crew. Also if you are returning home to US territories such as Guam, Puerto Rico or Virgin Islands.
Requesting your Firmquote™
If you are planning to have your cosmetic surgery done in the next couple of months, go ahead and request your firmquote: click here. It will include your medical history and photos. We will forward your complete file to our Surgeons in order to obtain their feedback and a taylor-made quote for you. We also invite you to check our standard price list in our website or just download our App available for Android and Apple. You can also join our community where you can chat with any of us.
Scheduling your Teleconsultation
Teleconsultation is one of the most powerful tools that we can use to connect you with your Surgeon abroad. You can read much more about it in my article: How to be Ready for your Teleconsultation. Once you have requested your firmquote, you will be offered a teleconsultation via zoom, meet, whatsapp or signal. Depending on your specific case, it may be complimentary or it may have a cost. It is fun and you will have the opportunity to address any concerns or doubts you may have. Go for it !