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geauxfish24
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Question about Mexico travel

Considering going to Mexico and know you have to provide a negative Covid test to re-enter the US.

The resort I am looking at provides the test prior to departure.

What if I come up as negative on the resorts test, but I bring my own personal test and produce a positive result? I am assuming I am still good at that point?


Hat Tricks
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but I bring my own personal test and produce a positive result?


This should be fine as long as you are using the one approved by the FDA that also includes a telehealth visit.

LINK

I'll also add that if it's like the resort I went to a few months back their testing isn't very thorough and they have a tip jar next to the ones doing the testing.
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ForeverLSU5
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Yeah my resort when I went in November also had a tip jar next to the testing. Also, the people at the airport in Cancun did not care about the tests, tried to show the worker all 3 negative tests for my party, he barely glanced at 1 negative test and told us we are all good.


Slingin Pickle
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re: Question about Mexico travel
Why would you bring your own test if the resort provides one?


Hat Tricks
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Why would you bring your own test if the resort provides one?


For the exact reason he mentioned. To confirm the test the resort provides. It's not out of question to still get a false positive. Better to be prepared for that rather than get stuck in Mexico.
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geauxfish24
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What resort? The ones I am considering all have a lot in quarantine according to their FB.


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Shingo
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re: Question about Mexico travel
We scrambled to find a covid testing spot on isla Mujeres last week only to pay less ($20? Per) at the airport on the way out. The “30 min results via email” turned out to be 5


geauxfish24
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re: Question about Mexico travel
Don’t think I would have that issue as I will have my own tests with me. I am just concerned about failing the one given by the resort and having to go the route of using mine, etc.


WilsonPickett
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re: Question about Mexico travel
Just go and have fun. Went to Cabo in Nov and you’ll be negative. They don’t want your COVID arse hanging around. The fake doctor and nurse will swab your. Nose and send u a negative email in about 15min. Going to Cancun in Feb, resort doing the testing also. You’ll be good.


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What if I come up as negative on the resorts test, but I bring my own personal test and produce a positive result?

Throw the positive away?


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Mo Jeaux
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What if I come up as negative on the resorts test, but I bring my own personal test and produce a positive result?


Why would you conduct your own test separate and apart from the one given at the resort?


Mo Jeaux
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For the exact reason he mentioned. To confirm the test the resort provides. It's not out of question to still get a false positive.


Oh. I wonder what the chances of that happening are.


geauxfish24
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re: Question about Mexico travel
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Why would you conduct your own test separate and apart from the one given at the resort?


Because what if the one at the resort comes up positive and the one I do myself is negative.


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Hat Tricks
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Oh. I wonder what the chances of that happening are.


Probably not often but it doesn't hurt to be prepared for it. An Andrew Jackson to the tester probably accomplishes the same thing though.
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Lou
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re: Question about Mexico travel
We visited Cancun in October and weren't allowed to use our own personal test. We had it done at the resort, I think it was $30 or $40. Results came back within two hours.


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Panny Crickets
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re: Question about Mexico travel
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Considering going to Mexico and know you have to provide a negative Covid test to re-enter the US. The resort I am looking at provides the test prior to departure. What if I come up as negative on the resorts test, but I bring my own personal test and produce a positive result? I am assuming I am still good at that point?


The “test” you get at the resort will likely come back negative.

If for some reason you pop positive, get another test done locally. Ask your driver that picks you up from the airport about how to get this done. They will have a guy, I assure you.

You’ll get the results from the resort in a couple of hours. Take this test a couple of days before departure to give yourself some cushion to test again should that result be positive.

That’s a long winded way of saying don’t worry about it and go have fun. We’ve been several times during all of this mess and it’s not a big deal at all.


skewbs
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re: Question about Mexico travel
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Take this test a couple of days before departure


That’s not how it works anymore. Test has to be taken the day before now.


Panny Crickets
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re: Question about Mexico travel
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That’s not how it works anymore. Test has to be taken the day before now.


Well, hell. I would still have a local back up test plan for that same day of testing.


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geauxfish24
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re: Question about Mexico travel
Thats correct.

My main issue is this: If test positive with the resort test.

If I can produce a negative test (regardless of however I achieve that) will that be acceptable to fly back to the US?

I don't want to be stuck in Mexico.


bigpapamac
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re: Question about Mexico travel
Yes as long as it is an accepted form of test (or a fake of an accepted test ). It only gets checked by the airline agent at the counter.


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