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Puerto Vallarta Makes Plans To Reopen To Visitors In Time For Summer Travel
With Cancun coming in fifth on Expedia’s list of the top 10 most searched destinations for flights, it seems like Mexico is on everyone’s minds when it comes to summer travel. If Mexico was on your summer travel list, you may be in luck. Puerto Vallarta has begun its first stage of reopening and hopes to welcome travelers back to its pristine shores soon.
“Tourism is a very important industry in our state, and we are looking forward to welcoming back international visitors when the time is right,” Minister of Tourism of the State of Jalisco, German Ralis, said in a statement. “However, we remain very cautious with our plans for re-opening Jalisco, including popular tourism destinations like Puerto Vallarta, to ensure that the safest and cleanest conditions await guests upon their return.”
Phase 0 rolled out May 18 and is expected to last 15 days. Restaurants are now at 50 percent capacity and businesses that don’t draw large crowds, are allowed to open. Social distancing measures are still in place and people are required to wear face masks in public.
Los Cabos and Cancun have also started to implement their reopening plans. Los Cabos will start allowing limited travel on June 1, while Cancun and Riviera Maya expect to reopen for international travel by the beginning of June.
Mexico has been hit hard by the coronavirus, seeing just over 68,000 cases at the time this article was published according to Johns Hopkins University. Travel restrictions for non-essential travel between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico have been extended through June 22.
With Summer just a few weeks away, we can only hope that our favorite travel destinations will reopen safely for memorable travel experiences we’ve all be craving.