Blue Diamond Resorts Covid Testing Update
Blue Diamond Resorts now offers free on-site Covid-19 viral tests and medical assistance at all properties.
Blue Diamond Resorts include the Royalton Resorts, Memories Resorts, Grand Lido Negril Resort, Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts, and the Starfish Resorts.
Keeping our promise to provide Safety-Assured Vacations to our valued guests, and following the recent guidelines by the CDC requiring all air travelers returning to the US to present a negative COVID-19 test, we are happy to announce that Blue Diamond Resorts has implemented several important measures at their properties. As of January 26, 2021, Blue Diamond Resorts will offer to US travelers free on-site COVID-19 viral tests and free Medical Assistance coverage to cover the cost of any accidents or illness, including COVID-19 related medical needs.
Viral Antigen Testing
To ensure a seamless vacation experience, Blue Diamond Resorts has partnered with local medical labs and implemented viral testing for guests right in the comfort of their resort. This procedure will be carried out by a medical professional in a designated area of the resort and will be offered free of charge for guests traveling by air from the United States to Cancun, Punta Cana and Jamaica until March 31, 2021, or until the regulations regarding this new requirement change. We strongly encourage guests to schedule their appointment upon arrival to the property through our Guest Services team since there are currently many requests for this procedure. Test results will be available the same day and will be delivered to the guest’s room or available at the Front Desk.
For those guests arriving in Saint Lucia and Antigua, the viral antigen testing is available on property at an extra cost of $150 – $200. Note that the results in Antigua take up to 72 hours to be delivered. For guests arriving in Costa Rica, please note the Ministry of Health has not approved the viral antigen test yet, but PCR tests are available upon appointment at the property at a cost of $150 USD, and results are available after 36-48h.
All-In Medical Assistance
Thanks to our partnership with MAS Services, all guests arriving from the US can now benefit from extended medical assistance coverage to cover the cost of any accidents or illness, including COVID-19 related medical needs while on vacation. Coverage can be shared by up to four travelers and includes, but is not limited to, medical assistance for accidents, outpatient medication, emergency medical transportation, assistance with locating lost or stolen luggage, 24-hour legal assistance, travel disruption, hotel expenses for convalescence and more. Click here to learn more and register.
Disclaimer: COVID-19 viral testing is a third-party service provided by a certified local lab in alliance with our in-house doctors. Blue Diamond Resorts will not accept responsibility for any disputes related to the use of this service. The use of this service is at the complete discretion of the guest and guests will always have the option to visit any local clinic to take the test on their own.
The safety of our guests and employees is our priority and it is our promise that we will continue to share up-to-date information as it becomes available. To learn more about our Safety Assured Vacations protocols and download the complete guide, please click here.