New Travel Rules requiring a COVID-19 test prior to your return home
As another measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the United States and other countries are now requiring a negative COVID-19 test for all inbound travelers.
- Information for US travelers and antigen testing
Starting on January 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require a negative COVID-19 test for all passengers flying into the United States. (This applies even if their final destination is another country but they are on a connecting flight, which first enters the United States.)
The viral antigen nasal swab test is required. Children aged two and older must also be tested.
COVID-19 tests are available at Grand Residences
To help you comply with this new travel ruling and for your convenience, Grand Residences, through a certified independent laboratory, is now making onsite viral antigen nasal swab tests available at no cost. This policy is valid until January 1, 2022.
It is important to note that free testing is for owners, members and guests staying at Grand Residences, is one-time only and available to those who have no symptoms. Results are available in 24 hours. Grand Residences is not responsible for the results.
Reservations are required for antigen testing, please contact the Front Desk or Concierge upon arrival at the resort to make your appointment.
Onsite testing is only available for guests who have no symptoms. If you have symptoms, you must contact the Front Desk or the Medical Service to make arrangements for in-room testing.
For more details on the CDC order visit:
- Countries requiring PCR testing
Countries such as Canada and the UK now require all inbound travelers to show documentation of a negative laboratory test result to the airline prior to boarding their flight. The test must be performed using a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction test (PCR test) with results dated within 72 hours of their scheduled departure.
Travelers bound for Canada who receive a negative test result and are authorized to enter Canada must still complete the full, mandatory 14-day quarantine. In the case of the United Kingdom all inbound passengers must fill in a passenger locator form and self-isolate for 10 days regardless of the test result.
If your country requires a PCR test, this is also available at Grand Residences through a certified independent laboratory, for a fee of US$110 per person. Results are delivered in 52 hours.
Reservations are required for PCR testing, please contact the Front desk or Concierge upon arrival at the resort to make your appointment.
If you test positive and must quarantine
If you test positive, Grand Residences will cover the cost of accommodations and meals from the COVID Recovery Menu for up to 14 days. Accommodations and meals are covered only for the guest/s who have tested positive and on an availability basis.
We will do everything we can to make you feel comfortable and safe while following our Royal Care Standard policy and the instructions issued by the health authorities.
Accommodations for quarantine are subject to availability. This policy is valid until January 1, 2022.
We will continue to update you on changes to travel rules and the strict health and safety protocols we follow at the resort.
All information is subject to change on short notice.