Although the number of international flights has been increasing since the beginning of June, we should still be selective when going abroad. Decisions regarding borders and quarantine are very variable, especially in the US that are experiencing another spike in cases. Mexico has been one of the most popular travel destinations in the last few years. If you are planning a trip there, here is what you should expect upon arrival.
So far, Mexico seems to be one of the most inviting places to visit this summer. Yet, their land borders are closed for unessential travel until July 22. A couple of days ago, officials from the US and Mexico announced they would extend the initial closure into July (originally, the closure was meant to last until June 22). Borders are open for charity and essential business travel even now.
One of the factors that influenced the extension of the closure is the hospitalisation rate in Texas and Arizona. These states have eased some of the restrictions even though they are going through another spike in cases, which resulted in the extension.
Some of the beaches in Mexico are already greeting tourists. One of the most famous beaches, Los Cabos, is open for a limited number of tourists from June 15. Other popular vacation spots in Mexico such as Riviera Maya, Tulum, and Cancun are reopening to tourists as well. All of these places have created 5-stage plans in accordance with the highest health and safety standards required for reopening for tourism.
All of the hotels in the above-mentioned areas are allowed to reach 30% of capacity in June and 50% in July. This is so untypical for the hottest destinations in Mexico that have up to 85% occupancy rates during the season. However, more and more tourists are taking interest in visiting Mexico regardless of the allowed capacities.
Mexico doesn’t require their visitors to go to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival, which is the case with some other hot summer destinations (Hawaii, for example). Although the tourists will anticipate a personal interview and temperature screening once they arrive in Mexico, people with no typical coronavirus symptoms will be able to carry on to their destination.
On the other hand, tourists that experience some of the coronavirus symptoms will have to go to 14-day isolation or go back to the US.
If Mexico is your definite travel destination, make sure to get in touch with Consulates in Mexico and the U.S. Embassy as well. They can provide you with the newest updates on the restrictions.
Technically, despite the fact borders in Mexico are still closed, you can still arrive at your favourite destination by air. For instance, if you want to travel to Quintana Roo, nothing is really stopping you. All that you have to do is pack your suitcase, pick up your travel money, and sit on that plane. Now that we mentioned travel money, contact us for more information about our services!