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Coronavirus COVID-19 situation in Cancun

Last updated Jun 03, 2020.

The state of Quintana Roo’s government, the state in which all destinations of the Mexican Caribbean are located (Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Cozumel) has a current total of 2010 confirmed cases as describe in the chart below.

Thanks to the quick implementing of sanitary and preventive measures the State of Quintana Roo managed to reduce the movement of people and thus reduce the spread of COVID. This is how today we are left with only 268 active cases and the spread is under control; so we are happy to say that tourism will be restarting in June.



Federal government has declared a national health emergency and calls on local authorities to stop non essential activities so that people stay at home to decrease the spread of the virus.

State government has currently implemented the following sanitary measures:

  • Social distancing
  • Mass gatherings are prohibited
  • Bars, casinos, nightclubs and shopping centers are closed
  • Public beaches have restricted access.

At the Airport:
While there are currently no restrictions for flights into or out from Mexico the government has taken steps at the airport to increase the safety of visitors and locals alike. Sanitary filters have been implemented in the arrival terminals and thermal cameras are being used to detect possible cases and prevent contagions.

Hotels:
Currently less than 5% of the hotel rooms in Cancun and Riviera Maya are occupied. The low occupancy during the contingency has led to most of hotels to close their doors and more than a hundred are closed.

Attractions and Activities:

Due to the COVID-19 contingency the Mexican government has prohibited any gathering of 30 people. This has affected many of the most popular attractions of the Yucatan Peninsula. All Mayan ruin sites and parks are closed, this includes Chichen Itza, Coba, Tulum, Muyil, Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xenses, Xplor, Xavage, Xochimilco.

In addition to this, many other sites have temporarily closed their gates so we suggest you contact us directly if you have a question about when an attraction will be opened again.

To know more about reopenings please visit:
Cancun, first Global Safety Stamp Awardee in America
Cancun and Riviera Maya on the road to reopening
Reopening Tours and Attractions