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While entry into Mexico is still test-free, all visitors from Canada, the USA, or the UK will now need proof of a negative test in order to return home. Some travelers have been nervous about finding test sites abroad but rest assured Mexico won’t leave you hanging.

Mexico has seen an impressive tourism rebound throughout the pandemic and they aren’t about to let testing requirements from other countries stop that. Hotels, clinics, hospitals and mobile labs all over Mexico are offering both PCR and Rapid Antigen type tests that travelers need to fly home.

Some hotels in Mexico are offering testing services free for guests, while others have labs set up on the property for a fee. Tourists staying in AirBnB’s or rental properties can visit labs, hospitals and clinics, with some offering to come to your house for an extra fee.

list of clinics to get a PCR or antigen test in Mexico for travel

Below we have a list of many different places you can get a Covid test (both PCR and Antigen) in the most popular cities/states in Mexico. This list will be added to constantly as we find new testing sites.

What type of Covid test do you need to fly home from Mexico?

Canada – PCR-type test, performed no longer than 72 hours before departing on the flight back to Canada. Antigen not accepted.

UK – PCR-type test, performed no longer than 72 hours before departing on the flight back to the UK. Antigen not accepted.

USA – PCR-type test – OR – Rapid antigen-type test, performed no longer than 72 hours before departing on the flight back to the U.S.

Mexico white sand beach

Cities/Areas we list below where you can get a covid test for travel in Mexico:

  • Cancun (and area, including Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, and the Riviera Maya)
  • Cabo
  • Huatulco
  • Puerto Vallarta (and area, including Punta Mita, Nuevo Vallarta)
  • Mazatlán

(More will be added soon, including: Acapulco, Ixtapa, Merida, Mexico City, etc.)

Cancun & Riveria Maya

cancun beach and tourists
Labs and Clinics in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum and area

Cancun Airport

Terminal 3

Enter the doors, turn right, walk all the way to the end. 

Antigen tests are 300 pesos with results in 15 minutes to 2 hours. 

Laclicsa

Cancun: Sayil Lt. 2, Mza. 5, Sm 6, Local 112Entre Plaza de Toros y el Table
(998) 884 4839

Playa Del Carmen: Av. 30 Nte. Plaza Sun Kin Loc 12, 77710
(984) 980 0686

  • PCR cost: $165
  • Will come to hotel/house for an extra $30
  • Results in 24-72 hours
  • Antigen tests also available
  • website

Centro Quimico

Cancun: Av. Cobá con Guanábana, Smz. 25, Mz. 15, Lt. 7, Local 4. 
(984) 292 0982

Playa Del Carmen: Av. 30 Entre Calle 4 y 6, Lote 6-A, Colonia Centro
(984) 873 06 41

  • PCR cost: $148
  • Will come to hotel/house for an extra $30
  • Results in 24-48 hours
  • Antigen tests also available
  • Centro Quimico website

Chopo

Cancun: Avenida La Luna, Manzana 10, Lote 2, Cancún Centro
(55) 5029 1996

Playa Del Carmen: Av. Constituyentes S/N, Av 45 Nte Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720

  • PCR cost: $148
  • Will come to hotel/house for an extra $30
  • Results in 72-96 hours
  • Antigen tests also available
  • Chopo website

Doctour

Cancun: Av. Fonatur Mz 2, Lote 62, SM 313, Edif. Roma, Local 11 A
+52 1 998 392 4715 WhatsApp

  • PCR cost: $175
  • Will come to hotel/house for an extra fee
  • Results in 24-36 hours
  • Doctour website

CostaMed

Cancun: Av. Xpuhil Sur, Lte. 26, Mza. 2, Supermanzana 19 entre Av. Nichupté, Ret. Cráter y, 77505
(998) 561 0309

Playa Del Carmen: Carretera Federal 305 de Cuota MZ 285 LT 7 Col. Ejido Sur, 77712
(984) 803 7777

  • PCR cost: $137
  • Will come to hotel/house for an extra fee
  • Results in 36-48 hours
  • Antigen tests also avaliable 
  • CostaMed website

Laboratorio Abiatar

Playa Del Carmen: Suc. Gonzalo- Av. 30 Mz.33 Lt.1 Entre CAlle 32 y 34.Col. Gonzalo Guerrero
(984) 803 3070

  • PCR cost: $132
  • Will come to hotel/house for a $20 extra
  • Results within 72 hours
  • Abiatar website

Dr. Manolo Cruz

Mobile Service Only
(984) 130 4381

  • Cancun: $200
  • Extended Riviera Maya area $250
  • Results within 48 hours

BioTek

Playa Del Carmen: Plaza Progreso, Local 9 Col. Ejido, C.P. 77712
(984) 206-2117

  • PCR cost: 3000 pesos ($150)
  • Antigen cost: 900 pesos ($45)
  • Results within 48 hours
  • BioTek website

Cedeme

Cancun & Playa Del Carmen

9988742732

  • PCR cost: 3500 pesos ($175)
  • Antigen cost: 900 pesos ($45)

Galenia

Cancun: Av. Tulúm Lote 01 Mza 01 SM 12, Fracc. Sta. María Siké, Esquina Nizuc
998 891 52 00 ext. 710

High Impact Solutions

Cancun Office 

Laboritorio Limed

4 locations in Cancun, 2 locations in Playa Del Carmen, 1 location in Isla Mujeres

  • PCR cost: 2600 pesos ($131)
  • Antigen cost: 1800 pesos ($90)
  • Can take the test at home/in the hotel for extra 400 pesos
  • They will travel to extended Riviera Maya locations for an extra cost
  • Limed website

PlayaLab

Playa Del Carmen: Calle 8 norte y av 30 norte
984 254 3318

  • PCR cost: 2100 pesos ($105)
  • Antigen also available
  • Results within 24-48 hours
  • PlayaLab website
Hotels in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum and area
cancun hotel on beach

Hard Rock Chain Hotels

2 free antigen tests per room
PCR tests available on site for $99

Excellence Resorts

Free antigen tests for American guests AND free PCR tests fro Canadian guests 

  • Excellence Playa Mujeres
  • Excellence Riviera Cancun
  • Finest Playa Mujeres
  • Beloved Playa Mujeres

Palace Resorts

2 free antigen tests per room
PCR tests available on site for an additional cost

  • Beach Palace
  • Cozumel Palace
  • Isla Mujeres Palace 
  • Playacar Palace
  • Sun Palace
  • The Grand At Moon Palace Cancun
  • Moon Palace Cancun
  • Le Blanc

AM Resorts

2 free antigen tests per room
PCR tests available on site for an additional cost

  • Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Cancun
  • Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun
  • Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
  • Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun
  • Secrets The Vine Cancun
  • Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
  • Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
  • Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa
  • Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort
  • Now Emerald Cancun
  • Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya
  • Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
  • Dreams Natura Resort & Spa
  • Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa
  • Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
  • Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
  • Now Jade Riviera Cancun
  • Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun
  • Sunscape Akumal Resort & Spa
  • Secrets Aura Cozumel
  • Sunscape Sabor Cozumel

Posadas Resorts (Fiesta Americana)

2 free antigen tests per room
PCR tests available on site for an additional cost

Group Lomas Hotels and Resorts

Not offering free tests, but doing PCR type tests on-site for $233 per person

  • El Dorado
  • Generations,
  • Hidden beach
  • Xolumado
  • and El Cielo

Sandos Hotel

The Sandos chain is offering FREE tests for guests: Free antigen tests for American guests with 24 hour result times. FREE PCR tests for Canadian or UK guests (staying a minimum of 7 days) with results in around 48 hours.

  • Sandos Cancun
  • Sandos Playacar
  • Sandos Caracol

RIU Hotels 

Starting January 26, offering free antigen tests for guests. If a guest tests positive, the hotel will offer a free 10-day quarantine stay on-site. 

  • Rui Cancun
  • Rui Caribe
  • Riu Dunamar
  • Riu Palace Costa Mujeres
  • Rui Palace Las Americas
  • Riu Palace Peninsula
  • Rui Lupita
  • Riu Palace Mexico
  • Riu Palace Riviera Maya
  • Riu Palacar
  • Riu Tequila
  • Riu Yucatan

Puerto Vallarta & Area

Clinics and Labs in Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Punta Mita and area

Hospital Joya

Puerto Vallarta: Blvd Francisco Medina Ascencio 2760 Zona Hotelera Nte. 48333
+52 322 226 1010

CMQ Hospital

Puerto Vallarta: Av. Francisco Villa 1749 Vallarta Villas 48300
+52 322 226 6500

Punta Mita Hospital

Punta Mita: Acceso a numero 1, 63734 Punta de Mita
+52 329 688 0059

SanMare Health-Care Group

Puerto Vallarta: Blvrd Francisco Medina Ascencio 2735- 9 Zona Hotelera Nte. 48333
+52 322 107 7007

SaludDigna

Puerto Vallarta: AVENIDA FRANCISCO VILLA # 1284 COL. LAS ARALIAS, 48328
+52 55 39566729

  • PCR cost: 1000 pesos ($50)
  • Antigen cost: 300 pesos ($15)
  • Results in 48-72 hours for PCR and 2-24 hours for antigen
  • SaludDigna website
Hotels in Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Punta Mita and area
where to get a test in puerto vallarta

Palladium Hotels

On-site testing available for guests at a fee
Results within 72 hours

AM Resorts

2 free antigen tests per room
PCR tests available on site for an additional cost

  • Now Amber Puerto Vallarta
  • Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta
  • Dreams Nuevo Vallarta
  • Sunscape Puerto Vallarta

RIU

Starting January 26, offering free antigen tests for guests. If a guest tests positive, the hotel will offer a free 10-day quarantine stay on-site. 

  • Rui Jalisco
  • Riu Palace Pacifico
  • Riu Vallarta

Mazatlán

pulmonia-mazatlan-tour-guides
Clinics, Hospitals and Labs in Mazatlan for covid testing:

SaludDigna

Mazatlan: Av Ejercito Mexicano 1018, San Angel, 82014
669 981 4650

  • PCR cost: 1300 pesos ($65)
  • Antigen cost: 300 pesos ($15)
  • Results in 48-72 hours for PCR and 2-24 hours for antigen
  • SaludDigna website

Sharp Hospital

Mazatlan: Milpa 57, Hacienda las Cruces, 82126
+52 669 986 5678

Marina Hospital

Mazatlan: Av. Carlos Canseco 6048, La Marina, 82103
+52 669 913 1020

Delia Barraza

Mazatlan: Av. Rafael Buelna 204 A
+52 6677582929

  • PCR cost: 2550 pesos ($129)
  • Results in 24-72 hours
  • Will come to hotel/house for an extra fee

Imagenes Diagnosticas de Mazatlan

Mazatlan: Av. de los Andes 712, Fraccionamiento Alameda. CP 82123

+52 669 989 0770

  • PCR cost: unknown
  • Results in 24-48 hours
  • website

Farmacias Benavides

Mazatlan: CAMARON SABALO #35 – A, COL.LOMAS DE MAZATLAN, CP.82110

MZT Mazatlan Airport

News reports suggest that Mazatlan’s MZT airport will be offering both PCR and rapid antigen tests for tourists needing them to return home. 

Hotels in Mazatlan for covid testing:

Pueblo Bonito

Offering free rapid antigen tests for all-inclusive guests.
Helping guests that need PCR-type tests to obtain one for a fee.

RIU

Starting Jan 26, the RIU Mazatlan is offering free rapid antigen tests for all-inclusive guests.
If a guest tests positive, they will provide a 10-day quarantine stay on the property for free. 

Playa Mazatlan Hotel

The Playa Mazatlan Hotel is offering both PCR and Antigen tests for guests at a discounted rate. If a guest does test positive, the hotel has a deep-discounted quarantine rate that includes food delivery to the room. 

Huatulco

Clinics, Hospitals and Labs in Huatulco for covid testing:

Medico En Casa con GP Labs

Huatulco: Blvd. Sant Cruz Plaza San Miguel Local 101 Sector A
+52 958 117 4029

Laboratorio D’amco

La Crucecita/ Huatulco: Palo Verde 309, H, 70987 Crucecita, Oax., Mexico
+52 958 587 0630

  • PCR cost: $125
  • Results within 3 days
Hotels in Huatulco for covid testing:
hotels in huatulco mexico for covid testing

AM Resorts

2 free antigen tests per room
PCR tests available on site for additional cost

  • Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa
  • Secrets Huatulco

Los Cabos

Los Cabos beach hotel
Clinics, Hospitals and Labs in Los Cabos and area for covid testing:

Hospiten Los Cabos

San Jose Del Cabo: Paseo de Las Misiones 266, Campo de Golf Fonatur, 23400

+52 624 145 6000

Blue Net Hospital

Cabo San Lucas: Carretera Transpeninsul ar Cabo San Lucas – San Jose del Cabo Km 6.3 Cabo Bello, 23455

+52 624 104 3910

  • PCR cost: $327
  • Results in 48 hours
  • Will come to hotel/house for $50 extra
  • Blue Net website

AMC Hospital

Cabo San Lucas:Lázaro Cárdenas # 911, El Medano Ejidal, El Medano, 23453

+52 624 143 4911

St. Lukes Hospital

Cabo San Lucas: Avenida Aguajitos Ext., Fraccionamiento C, Int Lote 12, Arcos del Sol I, 

+52 624 143 0911

  • PCR cost: $297
  • Results in 48 hours
  • Will come to your house or hotel for $50 extra
  • St.Lukes  website

Hospital H+

San Jose Del Cabo:Carr. Transpenin sular, 23405

+52 624 104 9300

  • PCR cost: $277
  • Results in 72 hours
Hotels in Los Cabos and area for covid testing:
hotel on beach in cabo

Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

Offering guests free antigen testing (2 per room)

Sandos Hotel

The Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos is offering FREE tests for guests:

  • Free antigen tests for guests with 24 hour result times
  • FREE PCR tests for Canadian or UK guests (staying a minimum of 7 days) with results in around 48 hours 

AM Resorts

2 free antigen tests per room
PCR tests available on site for an additional cost

  • Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort
  • Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa
  • Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa

Palace Resorts

2 free antigen tests per room
PCR tests available on site for an additional cost

  • Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos

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Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories

Article originally published January 18, 2021 with updates 


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Caroline Lardeux

Thursday 11th of February 2021

Got tested at Salud Digna in Puerto Vallarta at the beginning of this month. Were supposed to get our results within 48 to 72 hours as we had been told and as written on their portal and the receipt they gave you after being tested. We got out results 96 hours later ... which means we could not get on your flight back to Europe. Had to delay our return , pay for another test and buy another plane ticket this cost us more than 600 euros What a nightmare!

Mark Voegele

Sunday 24th of January 2021

What about Cozumel ? Where can I get tested ?

Denali

Saturday 23rd of January 2021

As of this writing, according to their websites, neither Salud Digna nor Farmacias Benavides offer the antigen tests in Mazatlan.ALso the PCR test at Salud Digna has dropped to 950 pesos. 01/22/21

Jamila

Saturday 23rd of January 2021

Hi Kashlee could you tell me about any test centers in Bacalar Mexico? Thanks

Philippe

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

5 stars prices for your test centers, last December, I used : Salud Digna in Cancún city : 950 pesos only