How to"Mexico" during a Pandemic
Americans have not been able to travel internationally due to COVID-19. As travel restrictions are getting rolled back, Americans may find themselves asking,
“Where can I travel?”
It’s one of the next best destinations for American travelers who seek international travel while staying close to the states. Tourists can immerse themselves in natural wonders, historical places, wildlife,and amazing culture.
Is it safe to travel?
As long as we’re still dealing with coronavirus, traveling is a risk.Mexico has just over
671,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 71,000 deaths. Travelers should have valid travel insurance that covers Covid-19 for the duration of their trip.
Many cities have made wearing a face mask in public mandatory.
Cancun recently created a new law, requiring face masks in public. If you do not comply, you will be issued a fine. Social distancing is being implemented in all public spaces, hotels, restaurants, and beaches.
And as a side note, most resorts are also reporting little to no damage from the recent hurricane.
What to expect when you arrive
Upon arriving in Mexico, Travelers will have to go through health screening like temperature checks. If you are symptomatic, you will have to return home or quarantine in Mexico. You will not be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test for entry.
Most resorts are currently operating at 30% capacity to allow for social distancing as per the national guidelines. Beaches are open for tourists at most resorts, but some public beaches remain closed.
Places to Visit
Cancun is the ideal destination for a quick coastal getaway. There’s something to do for everyone! For the thrill-seeker, there are sports like parasailing and jet skiing. Nature lovers can explore lush jungles, caverns, and cenotes, but if you’re looking to relax and explore the city, Cancun can provide that too. It was also the first destination in the Americas and one of the first few in the world to receive the “Safe Travels” global safety and hygiene stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council.
• Riviera Nayarit
Known for its sweeping Sierra Madre mountain range and nearly 200-mile stretch of coastline, Riviera Nayarit is a tropical wonder. For nature and water lovers, there are islands and national parks; Isla Marietas is the most famous one for its “Hidden Beach.” And no matter what area you stay in, you’ll have opportunities to deep-sea fish, jet-ski, kayak, scuba dive, paddleboard, and more.
On Mexico’s west coast lies Puerto Vallarta. Known for its all-inclusive resorts and spring break party destinations, there are numerous activities, excursions, and tours to keep your itinerary full.
This once secluded jewel of the Mexican coast is slowly becoming known for its white sand and turquoise waters. When you visit, take a dip in a cenote - a sinkhole within an underground cavern - that is perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
In this time, where American tourists have limited options when it comes to international travel, Mexico provides an accessible destination with loads of activity. From exploring ancient Mayan ruins to taking a dip in cenotes. Be sure to do your research, take the necessary precautions, and have fun!