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COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Requirements for Mexico Trips

Updated January 6, 2022

This information applies to all Mexico trips, including Kingdom of the Monarchs, Swimming with Mexico's Whale Sharks, Ultimate Baja Whale Expedition, and The Great Gray Whales of Baja.

TO JOIN YOUR TRIP


VACCINATION

Nat Hab requires all guests 5 and older to be fully vaccinated in order to participate. Fully vaccinated guests should upload their vaccination card to their Adventure Portal prior to departure.

We also recommend double-checking your on-board mask requirements with the airline you are using to travel abroad.

TESTING
All guests are required to arrive at the start of their trip with verification of a negative COVID-19 molecular test result.
The most common types of molecular tests are PCR and NAAT tests. Antigen tests are not accepted. The test must be taken during the five days preceding Day 1 of your trip.* Day 1 is the start of the main trip and does not include any pre-trip hotel nights.

Guests must present their negative test result on arrival. The test must be an official, FDA- and/or CDC- approved molecular test, and the result document must include your name, the date of the test, the type of test and the result. If your test result document does not state the test type (this may appear as “PCR,” “NAAT,” “Diagnostic Lab Test,” or “Rapid Diagnostic Test”), ask for a doctor’s letter to accompany your results, showing a stamp or signature indicating the test is a molecular test, in order to validate your results.

There is no need to upload your test result to your Adventure Portal or to send it to us in advance. Instead, we ask that you arrive on Day 1 of your trip with a printed copy of the negative test result where it will be verified by our staff. Digital copies of test results may be accepted though we strongly recommend printing your test results if you are traveling internationally. If you are arriving to your destination early, you likely will need to get tested before departing but you do not need to have the results of your COVID-19 test back until Day 1 of the trip.

* HUMPBACK WHALE WATCHING EXTENSIONS
If you are booked on a Humpback Whale Extension that pairs with our Monarch Butterfly program, the acceptable timeframe for your pre-trip COVID-19 test depends on whether your extension is pre- or post-trip.

Pre-Trip
If your Humpback Whale extension is before your Monarch Butterfly trip, you will need to arrive at the start of the extension in Puerto Vallarta with verification of a negative COVID-19 molecular test result. The test must be taken during the five days preceding Day 1 of your extension; this does not include any extra hotel nights before your extension. If you arrive on Day 1 of the extension without a negative test result, unfortunately, you will be unable to join the trip.

Post-Trip
If your Humpback Whale extension is after your Monarch Butterfly trip, you will have already shown proof of your negative test result on Day 1 of your Monarch Butterfly trip. Therefore you will not need to show proof of a second negative test result at the start of your post-trip extension.


REQUIRED HEALTH DECLARATION FORM
Mexico requires all travelers to fill out a health questionnaire to present to immigration upon entry into Mexico. This can be filled out online within 12 hours of your flight departure time (it cannot be filled out sooner), or upon arrival in Mexico. We recommend filling it out in advance by following these simple directions:
  • Visit this website: https://www.vuelaseguro.com/login
  • You will need to create a login account using your email address and a password.
  • Once logged in, click on “Register Here your Health Questionnaires and see your QRs.”
  • Click “Add Health Questionnaire.”
  • Click “Accept.”

You will be asked to fill out a form with the following information:
  • Contact information
  • Address
  • Traveler information
  • Health screening

Once you’ve filled out the entire form click “Save and Get QRs.” You will receive an email with the QR code (an electronic barcode) to show on your phone upon arrival in Mexico. This code can easily be scanned at the airport to show proof of completion.

DURING YOUR TRIP


TESTING
To increase safety on our trips and reduce the risk of possible COVID-19 exposure, Nat Hab will be facilitating a rapid antigen test on Day 1 of your adventure prior to meeting the group. Your Expedition Leader will provide more details upon arrival. This will be at no additional cost to you.

TO RETURN HOME


The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all air passengers age two and older entering the U.S. to present a negative viral COVID-19 test taken within one calendar day of departure, or documentation of recovery that meets CDC requirements if you’ve recovered from the virus within the last 90 days. Airlines must confirm the required documentation for all passengers two years of age and older prior to boarding.

Nat Hab will facilitate this testing by providing rapid antigen tests for all guests who are departing on the final day of the trip, who have booked a post-trip extension through Nat Hab, or who have booked extra hotel nights at the recommended group hotel through Nat Hab.

If you are traveling independently after your Nat Hab trip or if you require a different COVID-19 test for your onward travels, we will be happy to help direct you towards online resources for obtaining the required test, though you will need to arrange and pay for the test on your own.

Nat Hab can also provide PCR tests for any guests needing them to return home, however you may need to book an extra hotel night in order to allow for test results to be returned.

For more information about the CDC-required test to enter the United States, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html


FLIGHTS
Certain airlines may have further requirements above and beyond what is listed above. For example, some airlines, depending upon the country you are departing from and/or the country you are connecting through, may require a rapid test within four hours of your flight’s departure or require a certain type of mask to be worn. Please be sure to research your airline's requirements for your specific flight routing. If you will require additional testing above and beyond what is required for entry to the United States, please let your Adventure Specialist know prior to departure so that we can make arrangements to assist you with this on the ground.

We also recommend double-checking your on-board mask requirements with the airline you are using to travel abroad.
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