Popular Region Of Mexico Easing Some COVID-19 Restrictions For Spring Break
Things are starting to look hopeful for those looking for a spring break in Mexico, as Quintana Roo loosens its COVID-19 restrictions.
Many parts of the States have literally frozen this winter. On top of icy conditions, Americans have had the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to contend with. Many people are longing to travel to warm, sunny destinations, with gorgeous beaches and more. Things are starting to look up, as Quintana Roo, home to several popular spring break destinations, gradually loosens its COVID-19 restrictions.
Springtime In Quintana Roo, Mexico?
Popular spring break destinations in Quintana Roo include the city of Cancun, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen on the Mayan Riviera. Currently, Mexico is using a four-color epidemiological traffic light system to denote regions’ safety. Just like traffic lights, the system ranges from red to green and Quintana Roo just moved from orange to yellow, which is the least restrictive scenario. Just like the amber in a set of traffic lights, travelers can hopefully get ready to move.
With the region in the yellow zone, this represents more opportunities for activities to gradually reactivate. This includes beaches and public parks being able to operate at 60 percent capacity. While in the orange phase, they were only able to operate at 30 percent capacity.
It isn’t just beaches and public parks, however, as hotels, historic sites, cinemas, theaters, golf courses, and tourist services are now also able to operate at 60 percent capacity. Looking at sports clubs and gymnasiums, these are able to operate at 70 percent capacity in outdoor areas, while the capacity in closed spaces is 50 percent.
Cancun Is A Popular Spring Break Destination
The exciting city of Cancun has been a popular spring break destination for many years. This is due mainly to its clean, white sand beaches and clear, turquoise Caribbean waters. Further down the coast, the Mayan ruins of Tulum and the beaches of pretty Playa del Carmen also beckon tourists.
Currently, Mexico’s land border with the US remains closed, apart from essential travel reasons. However, the country is open to travelers. Admittedly, the CDC also currently advises against all but essential travel to Mexico, but it is possible to travel.
Meanwhile, regions of the USA that are popular for spring break travel, including Florida, are starting to prepare for the traditionally bustling travel period. They are also preparing for how travel could impact the spread of the coronavirus.
Health And Safety Requirements For Mexico
Anyone planning to travel to Mexico is required to complete a health declaration form and scan the QR code generated on arrival in the country. However, travelers are not required to provide the results of a negative PCR test. No quarantine requirements are in place on arrival in Mexico. While in the country, masks are mandatory on beaches and in restaurants, shops, and hotels.
Heading home is a little different, as travelers are required to take a PCR test before returning to the US. Readers can get the latest, up-to-date information on the reopening of Quintana Roo on the official website in the Spanish language here.
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