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Learn about the new requirements to fly to the United States.

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Requirements to fly to the United States with Viva Aerobus. These apply to all passengers 2 years of age and older, including US citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents:

  • Obtain a negative COVID-19 test result. Tests cost as low as $349 Mexican pesos, with results within 15 minutes. If you have already recovered from COVID-19, please provide your positive tests result and a letter from your doctor or public health official stating you are authorized to travel. For more details, see below.
  • Go to the México Vuela Seguro platform and fill out the health questionnaire, which is requested by Mexican authorities.
  • Fill out the passenger disclosure and attestation, which is requested by US authorities. This can be filled out online and can be completed in less than 5 minutes. Once finished, instructions to screenshot your form will appear. This screenshot must be presented (in electronic or printed format) to Viva Aerobus staff before boarding, in order to verify the form has been correctly filled out.

You are now ready to fly to the United States!

Optional recommendations

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the US government is recommending a 7-day quarantine period. Currently, this is only a recommendation and is not mandatory.

Requirements to submit a valid, negative test result

The test result documentation should include the following information: passenger name, date the sample was taken, and the type of test (PCR or antigen). You must show proof the test was taken within 3 days prior to departure. This can be in either printed or digital format.

How to obtain authorization to travel before flying

The following tests are acceptable:

  • Negative PCR test – taken within 3 days prior to flight departure
  • Negative antigen test – taken within 3 days prior to flight departure
  • Positive anti-body test – taken within the previous 3 months + “recovery document”

Note: The validity and authenticity of these documents is the responsibility of the passenger.

COVID-19 tests are available nationwide at health clinics, pharmacies, and laboratories.

Antigen tests are inexpensive, accessible, and quick (results in less than 30 minutes). Testing is available at Farmacia Benavides, Farmacia del Ahorro, and other pharmacies, as well as at many other health clinics and laboratories. Due to the high demand for testing, we recommend you plan ahead.

Below, are some of the recommended locations, where you can choose to get tested.

Your health is our top priority, so we have partnered with Grupo Diagnóstico Aries laboratories to offer a special, discounted price if you have a flight with us. Learn more about the cities and laboratories where this is available, and conditions to receive this discount here.

Laboratory PCR test Antigen test Contact

Olab


Results in 24 h

Results in 30 min

+52 (55) 4040 6586
Viva Aerobus passenger line

Jenner
Results in 24 h

Results in 30 min

+52 (55) 4040 6589
Viva Aerobus passenger line

Laboratorios Azteca
Results the next day

Results in 30 min

+52 (55) 4040 6588
Viva Aerobus passenger line

Farmacias del Ahorro

X $350 MXN
Results in 15 min

Find the nearest branch on their website

Farmacias Benavides

X $349 MXN
Results in 20 min

Find the nearest branch on their website

Chopo


Results from 48 to 72 h

Results in 30 min

+52 (55) 1104 4875

Salud Digna


Results from 48 to 72 h
$250 MXN
Results from 2 to 4 h

Find the nearest branch on their website

Centro Médico ABC X
Results in 1 h

+52 (55) 5230 8000
+52 (55) 1103 1600

Olarte y Akle
Results in 72 h

Results in 40 min

Find the nearest branch on their website

Labiomola
Results in 24 h

Results in 24 h

+52 (55) 8883 5296
+52 (55) 1104 9610

Hospital Español
Results from 24 to 36 h
X

+52 (55) 5255 9600

Médica Sur
Results from 24 to 48 h

Results in 1 h

+52 (55) 5424 7200

Biomédica
Results in 48 h

Results from 1 to 3 h

+52 (55) 5540 9180

Laboratory PCR test Antigen test Contact

Farmacias del Ahorro

X $350 MXN
Results in 15 min

Find the nearest branch on their website

Chopo


Results from 48 to 72 h

Results in 30 min

+52 (55) 1104 4875

Laclicsa


Results in 48 h

Results in 18 h

Find the nearest branch on their website

Limed


Results in 24 h

Same day results

Find the nearest branch on their website

Quirúrgica del Sur


Results from 24 to 48 h (only in-home)
X

+52 (99) 8843 5454

Hospital Galenia


Same day results (before 8 p.m.)

Results in 2 h

+52 (99) 8891 5200

Amerimed


Results in 36 h

Same day results (before 9 p.m.)

+52 (99) 8881 3400

Hospiten


Results from 12 to 24 h
X

+52 (99) 8881 3700

Salud Digna


Results from 48 a 72 h
$250 MXN
Results from 2 a 4 h

Find the nearest branch on their website

Laboratory PCR test Antigen test Contact

Swisslab


Results in 24 h

Results in 30 min

+52 (81) 4624 1665
Viva Aerobus passenger line

Moreira


Results in 24 h

Results from 30 to 60 min

+52 (81) 4624 1666
Viva Aerobus passenger line

Farmacias del Ahorro

X $350 MXN
Results in 15 min

Find the nearest branch on their website

Farmacias Benavides

X $349 MXN
Results in 20 min

Find the nearest branch on their website

Chopo


Results from 24 to 72 h

Results in 30 min

+52 (55) 1104 4875

OCA Hospital


Results from 14 to 24 h
X

+52 (81) 8262 0000

Salud Digna


Results from 48 to 72 h
$250 MXN
Results from 2 to 4 h

Find the nearest branch on their website

Christus Muguerza


Results in 24 h

Results from 2 to 4 h

Find the nearest branch on their website

Hospital San José


Results from 48 to 72 h

Results from 6 to 8 h

+52 (81) 8347 1010

Hospital Zambrano Hellion


Results from 48 to 72 h

Results from 6 to 8 h

+52 (81) 8888 0000

Doctors Hospital


Results from 24 to 36 h
X

+52 (81) 5515 5060

Hospitaria


Results in 72 h
X

+52 (81) 4000 2200

BSH Medical Express


Results in 24 h

Results in 30 min

+52 (81) 8348 3842
+52 (81) 8348 6448

Laboratory PCR test Antigen test Contact

Farmacias del Ahorro

X $350 MXN
Results in 15 min

Find the nearest branch on their website

Farmacias Benavides

X $349 MXN
Results in 20 min

Find the nearest branch on their website

Chopo


Results from 48 to 72 h

Results in 30 min

+52 (55) 1104 4875

Cryo-cell


Results in 48 h
X

+52 (33) 3648 2250

Salud Digna


Results from 48 to 72 h
$250 MXN
Results from 2 to 4 h

Find the nearest branch on their website

UPC


Results in 24 h
X

+52 (33) 3669 0310

Valher


Results in 24 h

Results in 1 h

+52 (33) 3826 5959

Núcleo de Diagnóstico


Results from 24 to 48 h

Same day results

+52 (33) 3942 1030

Laboratory PCR test Antigen test Contact

Liacsa


Results from 48 a 60 h

Results in 30 min

+52 (61) 4386 8760
Viva Aerobus passenger line

Farmacias del Ahorro

X $350 MXN
Results in 15 min

Find the nearest branch on their website

Farmacias Benavides

X $349 MXN
Results in 20 min

Find the nearest branch on their website

Chopo


Results from 48 to 72 h

Results in 30 min

+52 (55) 1104 4875

Star Médica


Results from 24 to 48 h

Results in 30 min

+52 (61) 4432 6600

Salud Digna


Results from 48 to 72 h
$250 MXN
Results from 2 to 4 h

+52 (61) 4410 1786

Clínica Juventud


Results in 24 h

Results in 3 h

+52 (61) 4425 3860
+52 (61) 4425 2539

Belar


Results from 12 to 24 h

Results in 20 min

+52 (61) 4414 2000

Análisis Clínicos Especializados


Same day results (before 12 p.m.)

Results in 3 h

+52 (61) 4426 0741

Christus Muguerza


Results in 24 h

Results from 2 to 4 h

Find the nearest branch on their website

Hospital Ángeles


Results from 8 to 12 h

Results in 4 h

+52 (61) 4439 2700

*This information is subject to change without notice, please check schedules and availability with the laboratory

*Discount for Viva passengers. Learn more..


Less than $1,000 MXN


$$ - Between $1,000 and $2,000 MXN


$$$ - More than $2,000 MXN

Day-of flight testing

We highly recommend taking your COVID-19 test and obtaining the results as early as possible for you flight.

Testing can be done any time within 3 days prior to your flight. If you are unable to take your test in advance, select airports will have testing modules inside the airport. However, testing availability may be limited and wait times may be longer than expected. To avoid setbacks with your flight, it is recommended to take your test before arriving at the airport.

The following airports will have testing modules, in order to obtain a test result prior to departure.

Aguascalientes Leon Puerto Vallarta
Acapulco Los Cabos San Luis Potosi
Chihuahua Los Mochis Tampico
Culiacan Mazatlan Tijuana
Durango Mexicali Torreon
Guadalajara
(Second floor parking lot)
Mexico City
(Door B and Gate F3 in Terminal 1)
Zacatecas
Hermosillo Monterrey
($469 MXN in the terminal C square)
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
La Paz Morelia

If your flight originates from any of the following airports: Cancun, Huatulco, Merida, Oaxaca, Veracruz, or Villahermosa, ask our agents about alternative testing options.

At Mexico City International Airport in Terminal 1, there are three testing modules:

  • The first is located at door 6. Testing service is available 24 hours. The antigen test costs $700 MXN, with results in 1 hour. The PCR test costs $2,300 MXN, with results delivered in 24 hours.
  • The second module is located at Gate F3 and testing services are available from 3:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Here, the PCR test is $2,000 MXN, with results delivered in 24 hours. The antigen test costs $750 MXN, with results in 20 minutes.
  • The third module is located near the entrance to the Camino Real Hotel (through tunnel 1, door B ). Testing services are available from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Here, the PCR test costs $2,900 MXN, and the antigen test costs $695 MXN.

Testing at the airport may be more expensive than other testing sites in these cities. This service is only available to passengers flying to the United States who have not been able to take a test, due to unforeseen circumstances.

Although this service is available at the airports listed above, we encourage all our passengers to get tested prior to their arrival at the airport in order to avoid delays.

Testing services are unrelated to Viva Aerobus. For more information, check with the airport directly.

Please arrive at the airport at least 4 hours before flight departure, in order to check-in and undergo testing, if applicable. If you already have your negative test result, please arrive 3 hours prior to flight departure.

I have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 3 months and have recovered.

If you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is not recommended to re-test within three months of receiving a positive test result, as long as you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms. If you have received a positive test result within the last 3 months and have met the criteria to end isolation, you are able to travel with a letter from your doctor or health official stating that you are authorized to travel. A positive test result and a doctor’s letter are called “recovery documentation”.

What to do in case of a positive test result

A negative test result is required to enter the United States by air. If a negative test result or recovery documentation is not presented, boarding will be denied.

Individuals testing positive or showing symptoms should voluntarily isolate themselves and postpone travel until they have recovered from COVID-19.

Anyone with a positive test result, performed within 3 days prior to the flight, or with symptoms, will be denied boarding.

Optional recommendation: practice voluntary isolation

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, when arriving at your destination, the US government is recommending staying at your hotel or home for at least 7 days and the continued use of facemasks. However, it is currently not mandatory to isolate upon arrival at your destination.

Learn more about the recommendations set forth by the CDC of the United States here.

For more information on travel restrictions and requirements to other countries, please consult the IATA search engine.

Flexibility with Viva Aerobus

Free flight changes:
In case you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, within 3 days prior to your flight departure, you can reschedule it, in accordance with our free flight changes policy.

Free flight changes

Full refund
We recommend adding our Total Refund protection to your flight, at the time of booking, to be protected in case of unforeseen events.

Full Refund

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Monterrey International Airport. Terminal C, Miguel Aleman highway Km 24, Apodaca, NL, Mexico, C.P. 66600
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Mexico (Toll free) 81 82 150 150
United States +1 866 FLY VIVA (+1866 359 8482)

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Monterrey International Airport. Terminal C, Miguel Aleman highway Km 24, Apodaca, NL, Mexico, C.P. 66600
Call Center
Mexico (Toll free) 81 82 150 150
United States +1 866 FLY VIVA (+1866 359 8482)