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Coronavirus COVID-19 situation in Cancun

Last updated Oct 19, 2020.

The goverment of the state of Quintana Roo has announced last weekend that the Epidemiological Risk Assessment for the Mexican Caribbean will be in “yellow” throughout the state until October 25. (This risk assessment is updated weekly).

For those of you visiting us from other countries, the Epidemiological Risk Assessment used in Mexico works on a color scale indicating different levels of risk for Covid-19 contagion. The 4 colors are: Red (total lockdown), Orange (small-scale partial reopening, this is where we have been for the last couple months), Yellow (medium-scale reopening) and Green (back to normal)

The constant and continuing decrease of cases in the state has given the authorities the reassurance they wanted to continue with the reopening of the Mexican Caribbean. In this new phase beaches and other outdoor activities are finally allowed to reopen with up to 60% capacity; the same limit now applies to hotels, restaurants and theme parks as well. Up to now most of these could only reopen to 30% of their capacity. It is worth mentioning that nightclubs, bars and other nightlife activities remain closed and will continue to be so for the foreseen future.

The following preventive measures will be in place in beaches during this phase of our reopening:

  • Maximum guest capacity will be 60%
  • Open from 9am to 5pm only
  • Controlled access: visitors must join in the entrance queue, keeping the minimum safe distance between other guests. In order to access the beach they will need to use anti-bacterial gel (provided here) and have a temperature of 37.5C or less (99.5 F)
  • At this time groups are limited to a maximum of 5 people
  • Food is not allowed

It is important to be aware that if we all do our part we will not only keep the Risk at yellow level, but eventually move it to green for a complete and safe reopening of the Mexican Caribbean and it’s many attractions. Visit us regularly for updates about Covid-19 in your favorite paradise destination.




Sources (spanish): https://coronavirus.gob.mx | https://qroo.gob.mx/sesa/nuevo-coronavirus-covid-19


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