COVID-19: Visiting Cancún, is it safe?
After a spike of Omicron variant of Covid-19 cases following end of year celebrations, the Mexican Caribbean has been forced to return to a level-2 contingency. Starting in January 10 and until further notice the state will be reducing the occupancy levels of certain activities. However, with over 97% of the population vaccinated, now including 15-18 year olds, and the availability of tests it is expected that this spike comes to an end faster than previous ones.
Essential services will continue operating at full capacity while non-essential businesses including tour operators, hotels, shopping malls and other activities will operate at 70% of their usual capacity (50% for casinos). The nightlife, however, has shut its doors once again.
During this spike and until the risk of contagion decreases to minimal levels, all bars and nightclubs will remain closed.
So, is Cancun safe to visit?
Despite the increase in contagions, the vaccination rate and other safety measures have kept hospitalizations to a minimum. And although the pandemic is not over yet, the efforts in Quintana Roo to contain it have been largely successful. Traveling nowadays does carry some unavoidable risk of contagion, however, the Mexican Caribbean continues to stand out as one of the world’s safest destinations to travel this year. And while the state has been completely reactivated, we have not let our guard down: safety measures like wearing face masks in certain enclosed spaces and the use of hand sanitizers strict hygiene standards, and an availability of tests will continue for as long as necessary. This will be how we all take care of each other and prevent the return to harder times.
If you visit us during this upcoming holiday seasons, rest assured that the locals will greet you with open arms and plenty of hand sanitizer. We trust that you will feel safe and welcomed here, and pandemic or not, you will fall in love with our little paradise.
You can find more information at official sources:
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