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Sandals rolls out free PCR testing at resorts

  • Hotels
  •   01-15-2021  11:12 am
  •   Pax Global Media
Sandals rolls out free PCR testing at resorts
Sandals Grande St. Lucian main pool. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

Sandals and Beaches Resorts is now offering free PCR testing at its resorts as part of its ongoing commitment to guest safety. 

Supported by the Sandals Resorts Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness, the company said it is dedicated to following developments in real-time to safeguard the vacation experience of guests so they can travel with confidence. 

Recently announced prerequisites for international travellers, such as Canada's new pre-departure PCR testing requirement, has led Sandals to offer complimentary COVID-19 testing through March 31st, 2021 at all of its properties. 

Tests will be conducted by approved and practiced medical professionals with "the maximum convenience in mind and minimal distraction to our guests’ overall vacation experience," Sandals said in a statement. 

"Once at the resort, our team will assist guests without difficulty in making all arrangements necessary to schedule an onsite COVID-19 test at the resort. This will be done at least 72 hours before departure, and test results will be available within 24 hours," said the brand. 

In the unfortunate event that a guest should test positive for COVID-19, prior to departure, Sandals says it will be ready to offer "on-site support in line with all CDC and WHO best practices." 

Guests are also covered by Sandals' Travel Protection Insurance, which the company has purchased on behalf of guests.  The plan protects guests in situations such as these and affords coverage for up to a 14-night stay at no cost to them.  

Additional benefits as part of this plan include coverage of medical expenses and maximum benefits of up to US$100,000 per person

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