Schedule Your COVID Test In Mexico or Costa Rica Before your Flight

Southwest has partnered with AZOVA to bring you authorized testing solutions in Mexico and Costa Rica.

All passengers 2 years and older are required to have a negative COVID test within 72 hours before your return flight to the United States.

Select which country you are returning from and find a testing site nearby where you will be staying. Choose from a PCR test or a rapid antigen test (both are acceptable for return flights to the United States).
Schedule an appointment for EACH PERSON who needs a test and pay online before you arrive. Make your appointment for no more than 72 hours before your return flight to the United States (see graph below).
You will receive a QR Code confirmation email. Print or show this QR code at your testing location to provide proof of payment. If you don’t have access to your QR code, our testing partners can look up your reservation by your name.
You will be tested and will receive a digital copy of your test results via a secure link in the AZOVA app. Results for the rapid antigen test are available in less than 1 hour. Results for rapid PCR are available within 24 hours though we DO recommend you schedule a PCR test 72 hours before your flight. You will also receive your FREE COVID Credentials travel passport.
Complete the travel authorization form and provide it to the airline before you board your flight.

When to schedule a test for your return flight to the United States

Review the following timeline carefully to ensure testing availability.

Take your test on MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
For a return flight on THU FRI SAT SUN MON TUE WED

Schedule your appointment at least one week in advance to ensure testing availaiblity.

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