Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 and Variants

(Last Updated 04/19/2022)

The information below is meant only to provide a general scope of current COVID-19 guidelines for patients seeking care at Hope4Cancer Treatment Centers in Mexico. We are closely monitoring the situation both locally and worldwide, and providing updates to this document as necessary to reflect the policies of the Mexican government and procedures implemented by our staff.  However, in light of constant ongoing developments and various international responses regarding COVID-19 travel restrictions, we also recommend thoroughly researching your country’s current regulations for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

We do not require vaccination at either our Cancun or Tijuana treatment centers.

There are currently no vaccination requirements for incoming travelers to Mexico.

Since guidelines vary from country to country and are frequently updated to reflect ongoing developments, we recommend checking with your home country’s travel department for the most current and accurate information regarding travel requirements. Many countries do allow for special exemptions as long as certain qualifications are met.

Both our Cancun and Tijuana treatment centers are sanitized multiple times a day by our meticulous cleaning staff. As an extra precaution, we have also employed a sanitization company that comes in regularly with special fumigation equipment. We monitor all patients and staff for signs of a respiratory illness unrelated to cancer and have immediate sanitization protocols in place when/if an employee or patient tests positive.

Cancun patients: Testing is not required on arrival, but may be required to return home depending on your home country. For instance, some countries currently require PCR testing to return. Check carefully with your home country for the most accurate and up-to-date requirements. As of March 2022, US citizens must have EITHER: a) a negative C19 test (Antigen swab or PCR swab) within 24 hours of your departing flight regardless of your vaccination status, OR b) if you have had a positive test within the last 90 days, you will require a doctor’s note stating your full recovery.

Tijuana patients: Testing is not required on arrival, but may be required to return home depending on your home country and method of departure (see below).

As of March 2022, if you are a US citizen flying out of Tijuana and returning home to the USA, you must have EITHER: a) a negative C19 test (Antigen swab or PCR swab) within 24 hours of your departing flight regardless of your vaccination status, OR b) if you have had a positive test within the last 90 days, you will require a doctor’s note stating your full recovery. If you are flying from Tijuana to another country, you must check the rules of that country.

As of March 2022, if you are a US citizen crossing via land back into the USA, you are NOT required to have any test or vaccination to cross the border or to fly home (unless you declare you have been in another country to the airline on check-in). If you are not a US citizen, you are required to have proof of vaccination in order to cross the border into the USA by car. Those whose home countries do not require vaccination to fly back to their country, and/or do not have proof of vaccination and do not wish to be vaccinated, may choose to fly out of Tijuana instead of the USA to avoid the vaccine requirement.

Testing is not required; however, all patients and visitors will receive a complete COVID screening exam upon first arrival to our treatment centers.

No. When and if required, C19 testing is conducted for the purpose of international travel. Daily health monitoring is assessed by our medical team while you undergo treatment.

In the event that you test positive while in Mexico, current guidelines per the American Centers for Disease Control (CDC) require that you (and any exposed travel companions) isolate and postpone your return until it is safe to travel again.

All travelers, whether patient or companion, must meet the same testing requirements.

Patients and companions at our Tijuana treatment center are provided with testing on-site. Patients and companions at our Cancun treatment center receive free testing at our partner hotels (your accommodations), with an additional charge for PCR. If for some reason your hotel cannot provide testing, we can test at our center.

Any person who tests positive will be expected to follow the latest quarantine guidelines.

After completing quarantine, you do NOT have to test negative to return to the center as long as our medical team determines you are fully recovered. Once you’ve tested positive, studies show some individuals may continue to test positive again for up to 90 days, rendering a second test irrelevant.

No. If you have tested positive within 90 days of your travel date, you are free to travel again after quarantine, as long as you have a doctor’s note that states you have recovered. (This information reflects policy for US Residents as of March 2022. We recommend checking for updates before your departure.)

No. If you have tested positive within 90 days of your travel date, you are free to travel again after quarantine, as long as you have a doctor’s note that states you have recovered. You do not need to test negative before returning to the USA. (This information reflects policy for US Residents as of March 2022. We recommend checking for updates before your departure.)