February 2020 Camilla Fuchs
January 16, 2023
Surf Travel During COVID-19
For more information on the current status including health advisories and border restrictions, please review the links provided below.
COVID Test No Longer Required
Updated April 2022
CDC no longer requires pre-departure COVID-19 testing for U.S.-bound air travelers.
Noncitizens are required to show proof of vaccination prior to boarding a flight to the United States.
Travel Advisory : USA
Source: U.S. Department of State
Nayarit state where Las Olas operates is currently at Level 2 (out of 4). Advisory: Exercise increased caution due to crime.
There are no restrictions on travel including tourist areas in Riviera Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta, Punta Mita, Sayulita, and Bahia de Banderas.
Travel Advisory: Canada
Source: Government of Canada
For our guests and surfcoaches traveling from Canada, we monitor the Government of Canada webpage for travel warnings.
Currently, there are no specific warnings for the area where Las Olas operates.
Travel Advisory : Mexico
Source: U.S. Mexican Embassy
Proof of COVID vaccination, negative test results, and/or quarantining is not required to enter Mexico.
The Mexican government encourages people to continue respecting social distancing measures, washing their hands, and coughing or sneezing in the inner part of the elbow to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A variety of prevention measures can be found at https://coronavirus.gob.mx/
For U.S. citizens who have participated in higher risk activities or think that they may have been exposed before or during a trip, the CDC encourages those who are vaccinated five days and those who are unvaccinated 14 days to take the following extra precautions to protect others after arrival at their destination:
-Avoid staying around people at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
-Consider getting tested for COVID-19.
-In the United States, quarantine requirements and recommendations may vary by state. Therefore, travelers should review an individual state’s entry requirements before traveling.
Protect yourself and others from COVID-19:
-Get up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before you travel.
-Consider getting tested before travel.
-Follow CDC’s recommendations for wearing masks in travel and public transportation settings.
-Get tested after arrival.
COVID-19: Global Cases
Source: Johns Hopkins CSSE
The information represented on this webpage is a compilation of data from governmental agencies including the CDC, WHO, and others. It is better viewed on larger screens or select mobile version from the menu.
I wish we had better news here, but COVID is still with us. Get your boosters, wear a mask in congested areas, wash hands often, and follow the advice of your health professionals.
Travel Insurance: Overview
Source: Yonder Travel Insurance
Yonder travel insurance company provides a simple explanation of standard travel insurance coverage here. For more details, call your agent as soon as possible.
“If you already have a travel insurance policy, there is limited trip cancellation coverage if you choose to cancel your trip due to an outbreak, or fear of an outbreak, of the coronavirus at your destination. Pandemics and epidemics are generally excluded from trip cancellation coverage. The virus was considered a “foreseen” event as early as January 21 and each major travel insurance providers have released position statements regarding even more restrictions since that date.
“The only type of coverage that is sure to provide some type of reimbursement to cancel would be a specific type of coverage called Cancel for Any Reason or CFAR. This benefit allows you to cancel your trip for any reason at all and receive a 50-75% refund of your insured trip cost. To qualify for this benefit, the traveler must 1) purchase their policy within 14-21 days from the initial deposit or payment date, 2) insure all their non refundable trip expenses, and 3) cancel at least 48 hours prior to their departure date.”
If you get COVID-19 disease before you travel, we are so sorry and hope you recover soon.
“Most travel insurance policies would still provide coverage to cancel your trip due to a new medical condition that causes you to cancel your trip. You may also be covered to cancel or interrupt your trip if you are quarantined or subject to a mandatory evacuation issued by the government. Medical expenses or emergency medical evacuations would likely be covered if you were to contract a virus during your trip.”
Source: Las Olas
If you’re signed up to join Las Olas and are considering making changes in your itinerary, please review our cancellation policy and double check your airline for change/cancellation fees first.
For answers on COVID-19 and Las Olas surf retreats, visit FAQ COVID-19.
We strongly recommend trip cancellation insurance whenever you travel. You can purchase insurance directly through your travel agent or airline, online agency, or visit Yonder Travel Insurance to compare options. Most insurance policies require obtaining travel insurance within 14 days after making your reservation. To obtain coverage for almost any travel interruption, please consider Cancel for Any Reason trip insurance. For more information visit CFAR insurance
For answers on COVID-19’s and Las Olas surf retreats, visit FAQ COVID-19
We can’t wait to see you in the waves,