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, we want to detail 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 remains open to medical-related travel. Dental treatment is considered medical, so our patients continue to travel to Mexico for essential dental work. To keep informed on the status of the border and read about travel restrictions, click this link.
August 2021 Update: Juárez, and Los Algodones Mexico Requirements
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 enforced for international flights but not land border-crossings ports. This means our patients continue to cross the border to Juárez, Mexico from El Paso, Texas, and Los Algodones, from Yuma, Arizona, and reenter the U.S. without getting a COVID test.
August 2021 Update: Cancun and Cozumel, Mexico Requirements
The requirement for proof of a negative COVID test to reenter the U.S. as set forth by the CDC continues to be enforced for anyone returning to the U.S. from Mexico and many other countries via international flights.
Doctors in our Vetted Clinics Remain Committed to Protecting Everyone’s Safety
Even before the COVID period, the doctors in our vetted dental clinics adhere to precautions outlined by CDC infection control standards. Patient safety has always been and will continue to be their number one priority.
Additionally, as the CDC changes its recommended guidelines, our doctors update their protocols and procedures accordingly. We’re pleased to say, as of August 2021, none of the doctors, staff or patients, in our clinics have contracted the COVID virus. They are committed to enforcing reasonable protocols and doing everything possible to ensure everyone is protected.
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.
The safety and health of our patients have also been a top priority for Beyond Borders Dental. That’s why we vetted our dental clinics even before the COVID pandemic. In addition, our 4-Step Evaluation Process has consistently made the care you receive both safe and comfortable.
Air Travel and International Airports
Clearly, COVID variants are going to be around for some time, but nobody knows how long. In addition, every country and airlines have their own COVID safety protocols and policies. Since we can’t keep up with every country and airline change, we try to keep a pulse on Mexico and the southern U.S. borders where our patients travel for dental work.
If you plan to travel to one of our dental clinics in Cancun or Cozumel, we recommend you check with the airline you plan to fly with to get the latest updates on COVID protocols and policies. You can also find updates on COVID and travel restrictions on their website.
If you have concerns about international air travel at this time, you may be more comfortable going to our Juárez or Los Algodones dental clinic—both locations are land-border crossing. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test to reenter the U.S. isn’t required at land-border crossings, unlike for international flights. For an in-depth article on this topic, check out our blog, Border-Crossing vs. Vacation Medical/Dental Tourism?
What we’ve shared here is the “most recent information” we have from various sources. We encourage you to do your own due diligence as to the risks of travel. Please let us know any questions you have and how we can help you travel safely to Mexico for your dental care.