Considering the U.S. has banned inbound travel from the European Union, thousands of E.U. residents have been using Mexico as a bridge to cross to the States taking advantage of the multiple commercial airlines covering different routes between Mexico and the U.S. every day.
Although U.S. land borders will remain closed to Mexicans until at least Sept. 21, the country continues to be widely open to all U.S. and other travelers who want to come to visit.
Mexico uses a “traffic light system” to categorize the epidemiology risk of each one of its states.
Green – all venues are open and there are not COVID restrictions.
Yellow – non-essential activities are allowed. Public spaces are open.
Orange – high incidence of coronavirus. Hotels, bars, restaurants, gyms and similar venues can operate at 50% capacity.
Red – the state is in complete lockdown.
These are the restrictions “on paper.” Most Mexicans report none of these restrictions are followed, and in most cities venues operate at a full capacity and with zero COVID-related restrictions.
Is it safe to travel to Cancun right now?
Cancun is located in Quintana Roo, which means it is included on the orange alert across the state. The city is experiencing record high cases fueled by the Delta variant and massive tourism. Hotels across the state may request guests to present vaccination proof. However, this is not mandatory according to the government.
Is it safe to travel to Puerto Vallarta right now?
Located in Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta also has an orange alert. Since the city is seeing an important surge in coronavirus cases, governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez decided to close all bars and nightclubs until at least August 31. Also, restaurants must be closed by midnight, all massive public events were canceled, hotels have to operate at less than 80% capacity, and wearing a face mask is now mandatory when in public spaces.
Is it safe to travel to Tulum right now?
Also located in the State of Quintana Roo, Tulum shares the same fate with Cancun. The status of Tulum has been temporarily raised from yellow to orange during August due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Is it safe to travel to Baja California right now?
One of the states that can be safely visited at the moment is Baja. The state has been categorized as “Yellow”, which means that all leisure activities are allowed. With 56,811 cases reported since the pandemic started, Baja California ranks 20th among the most affected states. If visiting Mexico, this is the right moment to come to Baja.
COVID-19 situation in Mexico
These are a few tips to make your trip safer:
Stay updated on the COVID-19 situation in the place you are visiting.
Avoid risky situations like walking or driving alone late at night.
Constantly update family and friends of your whereabouts
What are the COVID-19-related restrictions for tourists in Mexico now?
If you are coming to visit an orange, yellow or green State, you will be allowed to go out for dinners, go hiking in open-air parks, get great bargains at shopping malls, and even enjoy cultural events. The greener a State gets the bigger capacity it has.
The best news is that Mexico does NOT require visitors to quarantine or bring a COVID-19 test!
Mexico has relatively good universal health coverage and physicians in Mexico receive almost the same amount of training as their peers in the United States.
Before COVID times, Mexico’s healthcare system was good enough and the hospitals did not struggle with medicine shortages or lack of UCI’s. Today, things may be different since Mexico has been one of the hardest-hit countries in the world.
Just to make sure your trip is gonna be smooth and you will not have to deal with unexpected health situations without proper Insurance Coverage, we strongly recommend you to consider insurance that covers COVID.
Whether you are interested in spending your vacation at the sunny beach, trying new watersports, or just enjoying the cultural experience, Mexico has something to offer to everyone.
However, before booking your trip, you must consider reviewing the Mexican States that have made it to the orange, yellow, and green epidemiology lists. Aim for the yellow, and Green although orange ones can offer you plenty of fun too.
Hotspots to visit this summer in Mexico
1. Cancun and the Mayan Riviera
Blessed with sugar-white beaches and countless high-end resorts, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, the island of Cozumel, and beyond compose a magnificent area along the eastern edge of the Yucatán Peninsula. It’s a must-see for international travelers.
2. Puerto Vallarta
Known as America’s social elite hotspot, Vallarta has become incredibly popular among expats looking for second homes in a sunny, warmer climate.
3. Cabo San Lucas
Featuring luxurious spas, golf courses, and beautiful beaches, Cabo San Lucas is one of the luxury hotspot destinations in Mexico. This does not mean that people traveling on a budget will not enjoy it. The city offers all types of activities from swimming to diving, snorkeling, and fishing.
Traveling in Mexico during Covid: Updartes Archives
July 28 – Mexico will not reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions despite the third wave of pandemic, says government.
Since the very onsets of the pandemic, Mexico decided not to enforce strong restrictions in order to protect its tourism industry.
On July 27, Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell confirmed that Mexico is getting into the third wave of the pandemic following an increase in cases in 50% of the Mexican states.
The Mayor of Mexico City Claudia Sheinbaum said the government will not reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions. Instead, they will launch a campaign to ask residents “to act responsibly.”