How to get your Covid-19 Test While visiting Cozumel

Hola Hoppers!


If you are coming soon to Cozumel, this is important information for you to be aware of! 

Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States starts Jan 26.

Cozumel is prepared, the hospitals are all set, the clinics and hospitals of Cozumel have the capacity to carry out the tests in its 2 modalities. In this article you will find the data of the hospitals that, as part of your vacation planning, you can get in touch with and make an appointment in advance for either the PCR or rapid antigen tests.


From the beginning Cozumel has been very PROACTIVE and has done a marvelous job of controlling this virus.  Please respect the mask mandate, hand sanitizer, temp checks—-THEY ARE WORKING!  You can safely travel here and enjoy the island and the people of Cozumel. Please respect their rules, regulations and protocols. 


This is how Cozumel is responding to the new CDC requirements:



NEW Update CDC REQUIRED International flight arriving back into the USA as of January 26th  2021 for now…

  1. A negative Antigen test which is less expensive, $45 or less with results the same day via email.
  1. OR a PCR test …much more expensive $130.  

Appointments are recommended in advance, please allow 24 hours for results via email.  PLEASE MAKE APPOINTMENTS ASAP. 

  1. An electronic email result or paper print of the COVID-19 negative test result to the airline ticket counter staff. Tests must be taken within 72 hours of your airport departure from Mexico Cancun/Cozumel.

Questions on recent vaccine exemptions- positive testing etc. can be answered in CDC link here


Tests are readily available in Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Cancun.


Here are names of the hospitals

Please check their Facebook page for directions, hours and phone number as well. Be prepared to give this information for testing:

-Your full name as it appears on your passport (no nicknames) 

-Date of Birth

– Date and time of your flight departure 


Costamed: for appointments +529878729400,

select receptionist 

Located at 50 ave and 1st street 
Amerimed for appointments

85 ave and Aldolfo Salas street 
International Hospital


On 5 street and  5 ave downtown (Centro)
Hospital Medica San Miguel

 Calle 6 Norte 132 entre 5 y 10 av.

+52987 872 0103 
Laclicsa Laboratory

Private Laboratory located in strip mall facing 30 ave (Coldwell ave) y 11 street(Quintana Roo street) NEXT to Ahorra Pharmacy on the corner strip mall   

easy to access  no appt necessary 

OPEN: 7am – 4pm 

Results same day 

9871167405 or  Local English contact – Victoria

In Playa or Cancun 

Again we don’t know how long this will be in effect, but there’s no need to panic, the Island can easily handle this!


Please also note-there are NO RESTRICTIONS OR REQUIREMENTS flying INTO Mexico, no test results are required.


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Thanks for the contribution to Ellen Anderson



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