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Covid / Protocols / PCR & Rapid tests

New Norm Protocols:
Puerto Vallarta welcomes you to our beautiful Paradise with open arms. Please keep in mind our local community by always wearing your Facemask, use antibacterial gel, step on the shoe disinfectant pad and remember to keep Social Distancing 1.5mts apart. Remember not to gather in big groups pr crowds.

Emergency Button Restrictions:
Due to the increment of Covid-19 Cases and Hospital Occupancy, the governor of Jalisco has implemented the following restrictions to avoid saturation of hospital beds and a worst situation. Please HELP US keep our numbers down by following the new norm protocols.

New Restrictions for Semana Santa:
March 28 a April 3 2021
Beaches Hours at 5am to 5pm
Restaurants and bars close at 11pm

Facemasks are mandatory in any public space, like public walkways, public buildings, public transport as well as all commercial and service establishments with general access.

What\'s Open during the red button?

People over the age of 60 are requested to stay home as they are in the higher risk category. Canadian and USA Rules for Re-Entry:
Canadian Guidelines (rules of re-entry): Click here
US Guidelines (rules of re-entry):: Click here

PCR & Rapid Tests and locations:

Hotel Mercurio
"Hotel Mercurio has partnered with a reputable licensed local laboratory, Laboratorios San Pedro, for COVID-19 testing. A trained laboratory technician will be at the hotel daily, Monday through Saturday. Hours will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and again from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Lab testing prices are very competitive with the services available at local private labs, clinics, and hospitals. Current pricing (subject to change) is $1500 pesos (about $80 USD) for the rapid test, and $4,000 pesos (about $215 USD) for the NAAT / PCR test.

Hotel Mercurio Contact Info:
Francisco Rodriguez 186 Col Emiliano Zapata 48380

"SETAC COVID PCR testing prices are as follows 24 hour test taken in office is $3600. mxn. At home or Hotel $5000. mxn. Pesos. These are the Cash prices if put on credit card plus 5% bank fee
Rapid test taken in offices is $850 mxn. At home or hotel $1300.mxn pesos
This is the cash price. Credit card add 5% bank fee.
Call for appt . Col. Versalles 322_224_1974
Zona Romántica calle Lázaro Cárdenas office 322-293-8478
Please be patient when calling for appt. leave a message with call back ####. We are very busy but will get back to you .
Thank You for supporting SETAC LGBT. OUR COMMUNITY CENTER"

Airport : According to

"For international passengers, the antigen test will cost 450 pesos with a delivery time of 30 minutes, while the PCR test will cost 1,450 pesos, with a delivery time of 24 hours to 48 hours.
Payment must be by credit card or if preferred cash in dollars or Mexican pesos.
The laboratory will be open 24 hours a day beginning January 29th is currently operating on this schedule.
To take the test, passengers must present themselves personally and show their personal identification such as passport, to verify that they are an international passenger as well as show their flight number to receive the discounted pricing provided.
The results will be delivered via email, and for the test it is requested not to wear jewelry in the nose, as well as not to exhibit COVID-19 symptoms."