More Countries Open to Travelers, But With Lots of New Rules

From Mexico down through Ecuador (for now), countries are welcoming visitors and will be pleased to see you.

Just comprehend that you’ll require to load a few masks, some test results, and additional patience.

So far, the opening situations vary from “broad open and no constraints” (Mexico and Brazil) to “open if you fulfill these requirements” (the others listed below) to “closed until more notice” (Southern cone of Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile). Upon arrival, you need to present an unfavorable PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

Bring Test Results to Nicaragua

As with Mexico, Nicaragua never ever really closed. Those restrictions are now dropped, so you could go to Placencia Village from your hotel, for example, or drive to that place from the airport.

You also had to arrive with unfavorable test results from the previous 72 hours, however now there’s a “rapid double test” choice you can pay for at the airport upon arrival. You had much better live someplace that turns test results around quickly though since you have to arrive with negative COVID-19 test results taken within 48 hours of arrival, not departure. Naturally they want to keep them virus-free, so you’ll have to follow some extra rules.

Upon arrival in Ecuador, you need to present a completed health kind as well as a negative PCR test provided within 10 days of arrival.

Upon arrival, you need to present an unfavorable PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

COVID-19 test results taken within 48 hours of arrival, not departure.