So, you’re planning a destination wedding in the middle of a pandemic. In these times of uncertainty, you might be feeling confused and frustrated on how to start the process. With so many countries under lockdown and banning travel, it’s hard to choose where your perfect destination wedding venue might be!
Right now, travel outside of America is permitted in two of our favorite destinations – Mexico and the Dominican Republic. There’s no telling on what will happen in the coming months, but that’s why we’re here! Most, if not all, all-inclusive resorts are offering free cancellations for 2021 which is perfect for your wedding planning. Below, you can find out more information on these countries specifically, and all about our favorite resorts located within them.
Entry Requirements for Mexico and the Dominican Republic
Upon entry to Mexico, they require a health requirement form. However, they do not require a COVID-19 test. The Dominican Republic, although not required, can perform a COVID-19 rapid test on randomly selected travelers upon arrival.
Airports and airlines are also requiring masks to be worn at all times before takeoff, during the flight, and after landing. They may also temperature check you and your guests using a temperature scan. For an added precaution, they’re asking to be as contactless as possible – which means, use your phone for your boarding passes.
How Are All-Inclusive Resorts Taking Extra Precautions?
All airports, transportation and hotel staff adhere to very strict cleaning protocols. Hand sanitizer is located everywhere for your use, as well as your luggage being sanitized. You will also have access to a sanitizing mat for your shoes.
Resort maintains max 60% occupancy to allow for social distancing. There also might be a mask requirement for indoor common areas.
As far as bars and restaurants go, restaurants might have limited hours and all restaurants might not be open during your stay. Paper menus or a QR code will be provided for you to scan to view the menu on your phone.
Of course, room service will still be available for you and your guests to enjoy. Reservations might be required due to limited seating, so please check with resort during check-in.
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