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24 Layover LAX - international - can we leave airport

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We are vaccinated Canadians travelling from Canada to Costa Rica with a 24 hour layover in LA. Can we leave the airport to stay in a hotel for the night? Or does anyone have a link to this information. Ideally we would like to have our luggage checked through and just leave with our carry on. We will have had a negative test 72 hours before leaving Canada.

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Yes, you can leave the airport during your 24 hours. I’d suggest staying in the South Bay area — Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach.

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Of course you can leave the airport!

Book nearby, like Marina del Rey (Jamaica Inn or Marina del Rey Hotel - not the MdR though).

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You’ll go through C&I at LAX so you’ll enter the US. There are no restrictions on air travel between the two countries, only land entry is affected. So you may leave the airport.

Link to USA travel site https://www.visittheusa.com/us-covid-19-travel-guidelines

Edited: 24 August 2021, 03:27
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Thank you all for this great info, link and great recommendations!! Very much appreciated!!

Edited: 24 August 2021, 04:45
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OP will probably go through immigration and customs at one of the Canadian airports. So he'll fly to LAX as a domestic passenger.

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I'd also recommend Marina del Rey. +1 for Jamaica Bay Inn, too.

The area is one of the region's pleasure boat harbors, so there's nice scenery, and an abundance of places to eat. And it's close to LAX.

When are you flying? If soon, please leave extra time to get back to the terminal the next day, as there is a great deal of local construction around the airport roads at present, and traffic can back up.

Happy travels!

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TSS is right. Canadian passengers go through US passport control in Canada so will arrive outside immigration/domestic. With 24 hours, there are lots of choices of hotels and even opportunity to do some sightseeing before having to check in the next day.

The beach hotels as others have suggested are good with opportunities to do some sightseeing at the same time.

Edited: 24 August 2021, 08:14
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To expand on #6: LAX is one of the largest airports in the world with no direct rail transit or people mover. After talking about it for many years, the airport is currently installing its first people mover to link up with Metro Rail’s K Line which is under construction to the east. This work requires the installation of lots of support columns, so LAX’s Central Terminal Area will be a mess for a while. If you’re worried about construction noise disrupting your sleep, you should be looking at hotel options far away from the planned route.

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With 24 hours I'd leave anyway, that's too long to stay at an airport.

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