About Traveling to Mexico for Dental Care and, what we’re doing to protect you
Can you still travel to Mexico for dental care? The answer is yes, but at this time we recommend visiting our dentists in Mexico for essential dental treatment only. If you need dental care despite the challenges of travel, and we want to detail for you the steps we are taking to help protect your health while making sure you get the treatment you need.
Is the U.S./Mexico Border Closed, What’s Going On?
The U.S./Mexico border is open to medical related travel. Dental treatment is considered medical, so our patients continue to travel to Mexico for dental care. To keep informed on the status of the border, click this link to read about travel restrictions.
Moreover, we stay in constant communication with our Patient Care Coordinators for regular reports. The border patrol/customs officers are checking everyone’s temperature with a no-contact thermometer at entry or exit points.
April 2021 Update: Juárez, Mexico Border Crossing Status
As of now, the requirement for proof of a negative COVID-19 test to reenter the U.S. as set forth by the CDC is only applicable to international flights and does not apply to land border crossings. What this means is our patients are able to cross the border to Juárez, Mexico from El Paso, Texas and return back to the U.S. without proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Should this change, we will immediately update our patients.
April 2021 Update: Cozumel, Mexico Border Crossing Status
As of now, the requirement for proof of a negative COVID-19 test to reenter the U.S. as set forth by the CDC is applicable for people returning to the U.S. from Cozumel. With Dr. Poplaw as our medical advisor, the staff in our Cozumel dental clinic are able to provide written of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of returning to the U.S. Again, should this change, we will immediately update our patients.
Doctors and Staff in our Vetted Dental Clinics Remain Committed to Protecting Everyone’s Safety
Even before the COVID-19 period, the doctors in our vetted dental clinics adhere to universal precautions outlined by CDC and OSHA standards of infection control. Patient safety has always been, and will continue to be, their number one focus. They strive for the highest possible standard of care in return for the trust you place in them as your oral health providers.
In addition, the doctors continuously review and adapt their safety protocols as new information is provided by the CDC and OSHA. Unfortunately, some patients are facing serious dental health problems that continue even during these uncertain times. Your oral health is strongly connected to your overall health. As such we encourage you to not to postpone any dental care that compromises your overall health.
As the doctors continue to monitor changes in CDC guidelines, they update their protocols and procedures accordingly. We’re pleased to say, as of February 2021, none of the doctors, staff or patients, in our clinics have contracted the COVID-19 virus. They are committed to enforcing safety protocols and doing everything possible to ensure everyone is protected.
The safety and health of our patients has also been a top priority for Beyond Borders Dental. That’s why we vetted our dental clinics even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Our 4-Step Evaluation Process have consistently made the care you receive both safe and comfortable.
Our dental clinics provide private transportation from the airport or hotel to the clinics, with their drivers, and the vehicles are completely sanitized after each trip. All staff in our clinics are tested daily, as are our patients, and social distancing is practiced in the clinics, with careful control of social distancing of patients and staff. The dental staff wears personal protective equipment (PPE) and you will be required to wear a mask, except when dental treatment is underway. Please travel with your own mask.
Air Travel and Airports
To visit our clinics you must travel through a border crossing, and you will most likely have your temperature checked by airport or border personnel as you pass from one country to the other. Please check with your airline to understand their procedures, as the protocols vary from airline to airline. American Airlines continues to offer direct flights from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Cozumel, Mexico (CZM), from Miami, FL (MIA) to Cozumel, Mexico (CZM) and from Dallas (DFW) to Cozumel (CZM). You’ll also find the latest information on COVID-19 safety concerns and travel restriction updates on their website.
If you have concerns about air travel at this time, you may be more comfortable visiting our El Paso/Juárez dental clinic. El Paso/Juárez is a land-border crossing. As of now, the requirement for proof of a negative COVID-19 test to reenter the U.S. as set forth by the CDC does not apply to land-border crossings and is only applicable to international flights. Once in El Paso you can be picked up right at your hotel or at the airport. For detailed safety measures and protocols for our Juárez clinic, click this link. For detailed safety measures and protocols for our Cozumel clinic, click this link.
What we’ve shared here is the “most recent information” we have, and please understand that things are changing all of the time. We encourage you to do your own due diligence as to the risks of travel and to take all precautions that have been widely provided when traveling out of your home. Please let us know any questions you have, and Beyond Borders Dental will do all that we can to help ensure your safety while getting the dental treatment in Mexico that you need.