Latest COVID-19-related Travel Updates for Mexico’s Main Destinations

Get up-to-date information on destinations, hotels, beaches, tours, and more. This information is updated constantly to provide the latest updates.  For information on other destinations in Mexico, please contact us at [email protected]

We also invite you to read our blog post: Covid-19 in Mexico: Everything you need to know

Journey Mexico’s Statement on US Requirements For Covid-19 Tests For All International Travelers

 


Mexico’s Main Destinations

Los Cabos | Cancun, Tulum & Riviera Maya | Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita, Riviera Maya & Costa Alegre | Mexico City | Chiapas | Yucatan | San Miguel de Allende | Oaxaca


LOS CABOS UPDATED INFORMATION

Los Cabos is the second tourist destination in Mexico to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp.

HOTELS

Hotels are currently allowed to operate at 50% capacity. Below, please find updated hotel opening dates and COVID-related health and safety information for the hotels:

FLIGHTS

Current International Flights to Cabo:

  • Alaska Airlines (from New Your, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, CA, and Seattle )
  • American Airlines (from Charlotte, Austin, Sacramento, New Your, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix)
  • Delta (from Los Angeles and Atlanta)
  • United Airlines (from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco)
  • Southwest (from Denver, Houston and Phoenix)

BEACHES

The following beaches are open with social distancing encouraged:

  • El Médano
  • Chileno
  • Las Viudas
  • Palmilla
  • Costa Azul
  • El Tule
  • Buenavista
  • La Rivera
  • Cabo Pulmo

TOURS

Tour and activity operators are allowed to open upon meeting safety standards and gaining certification from the local authorities. These protocols include required social distancing, operating at reduced capacity, availability of sanitizers, sanitation and disinfecting of equipment, and temperature checks.

RESTAURANTS

Restaurants and dining establishments that adhere to safety and sanitation protocols are operating at no more than 30% of capacity.

All open restaurants must show that they meet safety and cleanliness protocols set and monitored by the local authorities.

CANCUN, TULUM AND RIVIERA MAYA UPDATED INFORMATION

Cancun and the Riviera Maya were the first destinations in the Americans to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travel Stamp.

HOTELS

Hotels are currently allowed to operate at 50% capacity. Below, please find updated hotel opening dates and COVID-related health and safety information for the hotels:

FLIGHTS

Current International Flights to Cancun from the USA:

  • Alaska Airlines (from Seattle)
  • American Airlines (from Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, New York, Charlotte, and Chicago)
  • Jet Blue (from Boston, Fort Lauderdale, New York and Orlando)
  • United Airlines (from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington)
  • Delta (from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Detroit, New York and Salt Lake City)
  • Frontier (from Chicago, Denver and St. Louis)
  • Southwest (from Baltimore, Denver,  Nashville and Houston)
  • Spirit Airlines (from Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Philadelphia)
  • Sun Country (from  Minneapolis)
  • VivaAerobus (From Miami)

Other International Flights (NON-USA):

  • Aerolineas Argentinas (from Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Air France (from Paris, France)
  • Avianca (from Bogota, Colombia)
  • Copa Airlines (from Panama City, Panama)
  • Edelweiss Air (from Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Lufthansa (from Frankfurt, Germany)
  • TropicAir (from Belize City, Belize)

BEACHES

Hotel beaches in the state of Quintana Roo (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya) are open with social distancing encouraged and at a reduced occupancy 30% capacity.

TOURS

Tour and activity operators are allowed to open upon meeting safety standards and gaining certification from the local authorities. These protocols include required social distancing, operating at 60% capacity, availability of sanitizers, sanitation and disinfecting of equipment, and temperature checks.

RESTAURANTS

Restaurants and dining establishments that adhere to safety and sanitation protocols are operating at no more than 50% of capacity.

In Tulum, all restaurants are required to close at 11 PM.   No orders are taken after 10:30 PM and servers are required to deliver checks to the table at that time.

All open restaurants must show that they meet safety and cleanliness protocols set and monitored by the local authorities.

ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES

While many archeological sites remain closed, some archeological sites are operating under strict COVID protocols.

  • Tulum
  • Cobá
  • Dzibanché
    • Open
    • Open
    • Open

PUERTO VALLARTA, PUNTA MITA, RIVIERA NAYARIT, MANDARINA AND COSTA ALEGRE UPDATED INFORMATION

The state of Jalisco has received the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp.

HOTELS

Hotels are operating at a reduced occupancy rate of 60% capacity. Beaches in front of hotels are open for guests. Hotel restaurants, beach clubs, and swimming pools are open, yet spas and workout facilities are closed or limited.

Hotels must follow strict sanitation and cleanliness protocols set and monitored by local authorities as well as those set by the hotel’s ownership and management.

Hotels are currently allowed to operate at 60% capacity. Below, please find updated hotel opening dates and COVID-related health and safety information for the hotels:

FLIGHTS

Current International Flights to Puerto Vallarta:

  • Alaska Airlines (from Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle )
  • American Airlines (from Chicago, Phoenix and Los Angeles)
  • Delta (from Los Angeles)
  • United Airlines (from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco)

BEACHES

All beaches in Puerto Vallarta and the state of Nayarit (Punta Mita, Riviera Nayarit and Mandarina) are open to the public and the use of proper social distancing is encouraged.

TOURS

Tour and activity operators are allowed to open upon meeting safety standards and gaining certification from the local authorities. These protocols include required social distancing, operating at reduced capacity, availability of sanitizers, sanitation and disinfecting of equipment, and temperature checks.

RESTAURANTS

Restaurants and dining establishments that adhere to safety and sanitation protocols are operating at no more than 30% of capacity.

All open restaurants must show that they meet safety and cleanliness protocols set and monitored by the local authorities.

MEXICO CITY UPDATED INFORMATION

Mexico City is currently “Orange” on the epidemiological risk level traffic light system.

HOTELS

Hotels are operating at a reduced occupancy rate of 30%. Hotels must show that they meet safety and cleanliness protocols set and monitored by the local authorities. Some hotels are implementing standards beyond these measures. Below, please find updated hotel opening dates and COVID-related health and safety information for the hotels:

FLIGHTS

Current International Flights to Mexico City from the USA:

  • Aeromexico (from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, San Antonio)
  • Alaska Airlines (from Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose, CA)
  • American Airlines (from Dallas and Miami)
  • United Airlines (from Chicago, Houston, New York, San Francisco, Washington)
  • Delta (from Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York and Salt Lake City)
  • LATAM Airlines (from Los Angeles)
  • Cathay Pacific (from Los Angeles)
  • VivaAerobus (from Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Antonio)
  • Volaris (from Chicago, Denver, Fresno, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Antonio)
  • Aeromar (From Laredo and McAllen)

Other International Flights (NON-USA):

  • Aeromexico (from Amsterdam, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Medellin, Montreal, Paris, Quito, Santo Domingo,  Sao Paulo, Seoul)
  • Air France (from Paris, France)
  • Avianca (from Bogota, Colombia and San Salvador, El Salvador)
  • British Airways (from London, United Kingdom)
  • Copa Airlines (from Panama City, Panama)
  • Emirates (from Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Lufthansa (from Frankfurt, Germany)
  • LATAM Airlines (from Sao Paulo, Brasil)
  • Evelop Airlines (from Madrid, Spain)
  • Ethiopian Airlines (from Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Iberia (from Madrid, Spain)
  • Qatar Airways (from Luxembourg and Zaragoza, Spain)
  • KLM (from Amsterdam, Amsterdam)
  • Wingo (from Bogata, Columbia)
  • All Nippon Airways (from Tokyo, Japan)
  • Turkish Airlines (from Madrid, Spain)

TOURS

While many tourist attractions remain closed, some tours and activities are operating under strict COVID protocols.

RESTAURANTS

Many restaurants have reopened and must adhere to strict safety and sanitation protocols. Restaurants are operating with a restricted capacity of 30%, limited hours and most dining must be outdoors.

All open restaurants must show that they meet safety and cleanliness protocols set and monitored by the local authorities.

Bars and nightclubs remain closed.

MUSEUMS

While many museums remain closed, some museums are operating under strict COVID protocols.

  • Museo Franz Mayer
  • Museo del Objeto del Objeto
  • Museo Soumaya
  • Casa Luis Baragán
  • MIDE, Museo Interactivo de Economia
  • Museo del Chocolate (MUCHO)
  • Museo de la Caricatura
  • Museo Soumaya Plaza Loreto
  • Museo Casa Guillermo Tovar de Teresa
  • Museo casa de la Bola
  • Museo del Estanquillo
  • MUMEDI
  • Museo Casa Azul Frida Kahlo
  • Museo Diergo Rivera Anahuali
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open

ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES

While many archeological sites remain closed, some archeological sites are operating under strict COVID protocols.

  • Teotihuacan
    • Open

CHIAPAS UPDATED INFORMATION

The state of Chiapas has received the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp. and currently “Green” on the epidemiological risk level traffic light system—meaning lower risk.

HOTELS

Hotels are operating at a reduced occupancy rate of 50% capacity.

Hotels must follow strict sanitation and cleanliness protocols set and monitored by local authorities as well as those set by the hotel’s ownership and management.

Hotels are currently allowed to operate at 50% capacity. Below, please find updated hotel opening dates and COVID-related health and safety information for the hotels:

  • Hotel BO
  • Boutique Hotel Quinta Chanabnal
  • Casa del Alma
  • Uvence Arte + Hotel
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open

TOURS

While most tourist attractions are open, some tours and activities are operating under strict COVID protocols including limited hours and reduced capacity.

RESTAURANTS

Most restaurants are open and must adhere to strict safety and sanitation protocols. Restaurants are operating with a restricted capacity of 50 -70% and limited hours.

All open restaurants must show that they meet safety and cleanliness protocols set and monitored by the local authorities.

YUCATAN UPDATED INFORMATION

The state of Yucatan has received the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp.

HOTELS

Hotels are operating at a reduced occupancy rate of 60% capacity.

Hotels must follow strict sanitation and cleanliness protocols set and monitored by local authorities as well as those set by the hotel’s ownership and management.

Hotels are currently allowed to operate at 60% capacity. Below, please find updated hotel opening dates and COVID-related health and safety information for the hotel

  • Chable Resort & Spa
  • Hacienda Xcanatun
  • Casa Azul
  • Open
  • Open
  • Open

FLIGHTS

Current International Flights to Merida from the USA:

  • American Airlines (from Miami)
  • United Airlines (from Houston

TOURS

While many tourist attractions are open, some tours and activities are operating under strict COVID protocols including limited hours and reduced occupancy.

RESTAURANTS

Most restaurants are open and must adhere to strict safety and sanitation protocols. Restaurants are operating with a restricted capacity of 50 -60% and limited hours.

All open restaurants must show that they meet safety and cleanliness protocols set and monitored by the local authorities.

ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES

While many archeological sites remain closed, some archeological sites are operating under strict COVID protocols.

  • Chichén Itzá
  • Uxmal
  • Ek Balam
  • Izamal
  • Dzibilchaltún
  • Mayapán
      • Open
      • Open
      • Open
      • Open
      • Open
      • Open

SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE UPDATED INFORMATION

San Miguel de Allende has received the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp and currently “red” on the epidemiological risk level traffic light system—meaning higher risk.

HOTELS

Hotels are operating at a reduced occupancy rate of 30% capacity.

Hotels must follow strict sanitation and cleanliness protocols set and monitored by local authorities as well as those set by the hotel’s ownership and management.

Hotels are currently allowed to operate at 30% capacity. Below, please find updated hotel opening dates and COVID-related health and safety information for the hotel

  • Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
  • Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada
  • Open
  • Open

FLIGHTS

Current International Flights to Guanajuato from the USA:

  • American Airlines (from Dallas)
  • United Airlines (from Houston)
  • Volaris (from Chicago, Fresno, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Sacramento)

TOURS

Many tourist attractions are open, some tours and activities are operating under strict COVID protocols including limited hours and reduced occupancy.

RESTAURANTS

Most restaurants are open and must adhere to strict safety and sanitation protocols. Restaurants are operating with a restricted capacity of 50% and limited hours.

All open restaurants must show that they meet safety and cleanliness protocols set and monitored by the local authorities.

OAXACA UPDATED INFORMATION

Oaxaca has received the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp and currently “Orange” on the epidemiological risk level traffic light system.

HOTELS

Hotels are operating at a reduced occupancy rate of 50% capacity.

Hotels must follow strict sanitation and cleanliness protocols set and monitored by local authorities as well as those set by the hotel’s ownership and management.

Hotels are currently allowed to operate at 50% capacity. Below, please find updated hotel opening dates and COVID-related health and safety information for the hotel

  • Casa Oaxaca Hotel Boutique
  • Quinta Real Oaxaca
  • Open
  • Open

FLIGHTS

Current International Flights to Mexico City from the USA:

  • American Airlines (from Dallas)
  • Volaris (from Los Angeles)

TOURS

Most tourist attractions are open but some tours and activities are impacted operating under strict COVID protocols including limited hours and reduced occupancy.

RESTAURANTS

Most restaurants are open and must adhere to strict safety and sanitation protocols. Restaurants are operating with a restricted capacity of 20% and limited hours.

All open restaurants must show that they meet safety and cleanliness protocols set and monitored by the local authorities.

Some bars are open with limited hours.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Journey Mexico will be ready when you are. Amidst the unprecedented impact of Coronavirus, we want you to be as confident as possible when planning your next Mexican adventure.

In that spirit, we hope you will find comfort in the following for all new bookings:

Stability. Fortunately, our foresight and solid financial planning will see us through these challenging times. Mexico, our homeland, is resilient as are we. Similarly, we’re proud and confident that Journey Mexico’s value has never been stronger in ensuring your health, safety, and enjoyment during your next visit to Mexico. We can’t wait to welcome you and share our favorite people, places, and experiences!

Availability. Our travel planners are here with, admittedly, a little more time on their hands than normal. What a perfect opportunity to leverage their unrivaled knowledge of Mexico to create a truly customized and unforgettable adventure! Utilize our expertise to book a hotel through us in Mexico City and the beach, of course! But also call our travel planners to ask what time of day is best for visiting Teotihuacan, where they go to dinner in La Roma, what the best room is at Chable, what their favorite winery is in San Miguel Allende, or what their favorite village is near Oaxaca.

Eliminate non-refundable deposits. We are waiving all non-refundable deposits on new bookings whenever possible.

Flexibility of travel dates. We understand better than ever right now that travel plans change, sometimes uncontrollably. When given 14 days of notice, we will transfer all funds to a future credit valid for at least a year. We will honor the same pricing as well.

Safety. Your safety has always been our primary priority, and we simply are unwilling to operate a trip if we are not comfortable doing so. We are currently working with our guides, drivers, and hotel partners to institute requirements for hygiene and sanitization so that when travel resumes, we are ready to welcome you as safely as possible. And of course our 24/7 assistance in the field will always be there.

*There are no absolutes, especially amidst this pandemic. Please note that there are exceptions to the above points, and our travel planners will inform you of the actual terms prior to booking – as we always do. Most notably, villa bookings and late December travel typically have more stringent policies.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any specific concerns, policies, or travel needs that you might have.

We are very excited to welcome you to Mexico!

The Safest States And Destinations In Mexico To Travel

More and more tourism destinations and states in Mexico have implemented the Safe Travels Global Protocols and received the Global Safety Stamp by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) — an emblem to help travelers recognize the businesses and destinations meeting safety standards and following best practices, so travelers can experience “Safe Travels.” These increased safety measures are helping to make travelers feel more comfortable and safe as they consider traveling to Mexico again.