Is Mexico a Safe Vacation Destination?

By: Andres Torres | Published: 10/16/2020 | 3 Mins

Here is what you need to know if you are planning to vacation in Mexico post-COVID.

If you are planning a vacation in Mexico, it is understandable that you’d be concerned about safety regarding COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic has created an air of uncertainty around travel, as many travelers have been hindered from moving around freely due to travel restrictions in different countries. With this new precedent, it is important for anyone looking to vacation in Mexico to do their research before making a decision.
Mexico is one of a few countries that is currently open to Americans, albeit via air travel, as the land border will remain closed through October 21, 2020. There are currently no testing requirements in order to enter the country, or mandatory quarantine requirements once you’re inside Mexican borders, but travelers have reported temperature checks upon arrival. With tourism being such a crucial part of Mexico’s economy, it behooves the country to make sure conditions are optimal for opening the country to visitors. Consequently, Mexico has prioritized investing in its major tourist hubs to ensure a safe, sterile environment for tourists and workers in the tourism industry. 
How Do We Know Which Areas Are Safe?
In order to determine the level of risk for each municipality, the Mexican government has established a COVID-19 Traffic Light Monitoring System. A Red level under this system indicates maximum risk, thus only essential businesses will be able to operate, while a Green level means all business and activities are free to resume without restrictions. Ideally, you’ll want to travel to an area with a Green or Yellow level under this system, otherwise you may find yourself with not much to do on your vacation.
If and when you have decided to move forward with your travel plans, what is there to do in Mexico? If you are looking to explore different municipalities while you are there, you will want to check the Traffic Light Monitoring System first to make sure you are safe. However, if you book at a resort such as Casa del Mar Boutique Resort & Spa, where food, drinks, entertainment and other activities are available in-house, there won’t be many obstacles to stop you from enjoying your vacation. Casa del Mar, in particular, has undergone all necessary COVID-19 protocols, and the staff has made it a priority to ensure the safety of its guests and staff.

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