Mexico, along with the US has been taking measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 for the past few weeks. As a result, all nonessential travel between Mexico and the US has been banned since March 21st. Both governments will decide whether to reopen the border on May 19th. 

Mexico will also be deciding before May 30th whether or not to lift restrictions on domestic travel. If restrictions are lifted, Quintana Roo and Los Cabos will be welcoming travelers. 

According to the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council, new campaigns will be launched this month to attract local, regional, and national tourism. 

Darío Flota Ocampo, director of Quintana Too Tourism Promotion Council (CPTQ) says in a statement that airlines will be resuming operations for international travel at Cancun International Airport.

Travelers arriving in Mexico can expect to have their temperature checked by thermographic cameras and if they are symptomatic, they will either be sent home or asked to quarantine in Mexico. 

According to a statement given by the tourism board to AFAR, “62 percent of the hotel inventory will resume operations while international airlines like Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest, and Delta have already announced the return to the destination.”

Although Mexico has plans to reopen in June, there has been a spike in COVID-19 cases, reported by Reuters/Newsweek. Mexican health authorities have urged residents to stay at home during this time. Quintana Roo, however, has seen a decline in the number of cases. 

Mexico’s secretary of tourism released new sanitary guidelines for the hospitality industry which includes thoroughly cleaning surfaces, walls, windows, doors and handles regularly with detergent and chlorinated solution. 

The Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council hopes to attract national and international tourists once travel restrictions are lifted.