Hyatt has announced that it will offer complimentary Covid-19 tests at its Latin America resorts for guests travelling to the US.

The new service follows the change in requirements for entry into the US, decided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Passengers entering the country by air now have to present a negative test result before their flight.

The hotel group will offer on-site testing at 19 participating resorts in Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean and South America through May 31, 2021 for two registered guests per room per stay.

The type of test (rapid antigen or RT-PCR) and minimum length of stay requirements vary by property. The testing offer is not valid for guests travelling to any location other than the US.

Hyatt hotels and resorts across Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America are also extending a Travel Delay Rate to guests who cannot complete their travel due to a delay in testing or a positive test result prior to their return flight.

The offer provides a 50 per cent saving on standard rates (apart from at Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara properties) and up to a 30 per cent discount on food and beverage (excluding alcohol). The rate is valid for stays up to 14 nights, and no minimum length of stay is required.

Mark Vondrasek, Chief Commercial Officer at Hyatt, commented on the news:

“Everything we do is grounded in listening and fuelled by care. Our new complimentary COVID-19 testing and Travel Delay Rate provide travellers with added confidence, peace of mind and convenience when staying at or considering travel to Hyatt properties in Latin America.

“We are leading with safety first and wellbeing always with creative, innovative solutions and look forward to expanding testing options to more Hyatt guests and hotels across the Americas and globally in the near future.”

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