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Yucatan Peninsula

4th of  September 2020 

Cancun,Playa del Carmen & Tulum beaches, open from Monday 7

The governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González announced that as of September 7, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum will be yellow at the epidemiological traffic light. 

This implies that the beaches of these places will be open to the public, at 60% of their capacity. It will also apply this measure in Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Kantunilkín, which will also be in yellow. To enter the public beaches, the sanitary filters must be passed in addition to the fact that, according to the governor of Quintana Roo, it will be forbidden to enter food or beverages / alcoholic beverages on the beaches; In addition, groups larger than five people will not be allowed. When the traffic light turns green, the public beaches will be fully reopened. In addition to the beaches, restaurants, shopping centers, theaters, cinemas, historic centers and hotels, among others, will open to 60% of their capacity.

What about Gyms? Gyms and sports clubs (open at 70%  capacity); Closed spaces open at 50%.

Open at 60% of their capacity: Hotels, restaurants, historical sites, theme parks, golf courses and tourist services, Beaches and public parks .

In the transport :  Motorcycles: 1, Private vehicles: 4, Taxis: 3 (including the driver) Public transport: 50%.

What is not allowed? Bars, discos, nightclubs, casinos  and Schools


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26th of  August 2020 

New Covid figures continue to decrease for Cancun, Riviera Maya

Figures for new positive coronavirus cases continue to decrease around the state with the latest report identifying 46 cases in a 24-hour period. According to the State Secretary of Health (SESA), Quintana Roo is also reporting a decrease in hospital occupancy due to Covid-19.  (click here to go to the source).

25th of  August 2020

Announce the reopening of archaeological zones on September 7

The Head of the Ministry of Culture, Alejandra Frausto Guerrero, announced the reopening of public cultural spaces. He said that in each entity it will be according to its health traffic light.

“The reopening means a lot for cultural communities, culture is a right,” he said.

According to the calendar presented, the “staggered reopening of the INAH sites (museums and archaeological sites) was scheduled for next September 7.  (click here to go to the source).

21th of  August 2020

Public Beaches: First day of Playa del Carmen beach reopening project successful

The pilot program for the reopening of public beaches in Playa del Carmen began with success as hundreds arrived to enjoy a day of rays. Residents were able to hit local city beaches at Xcalacoco, Punta Esmeralda and Playa 88, which are Blue Flag certified.  (click here to go to the source).

18 th of  August 2020 

Cancun, Riviera Maya record lowest number of new infections in 3 months .

The state of Quintana Roo began the week with the lowest number of new C-19 infections in at least three months. In a 24-period, the state recorded only 29 new cases and three deaths, the lowest in at least 90 days. (click here to go to the source).

7th of  August 2020

The purpose of this post is to maintain you informed about the news regarding traveling to Yucatan and Riviera Maya, México. 

Yucatan and Riviera Maya are slowing reopening its door to tourism, adopting health and hygiene global standardised protocols. We are facing  a lot of changes and new measures to implement while traveling and receiving tourism in Mexico.

Before continue is important to know the difference between states, since each state adopts different measures according to the epidemic behaviour. Yucatan Peninsula is composed of three states: Yucatán, Quintana Roo and Campeche. In the Yucatán state you can find cities as Mérida, Valladolid, Izamal, Chichen Itza. In Quintana Roo you will find the Riviera Maya with cities as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, etc.

Today, hotels in Yucatán state and Riviera Maya are opening its doors at 30% of their capacity. Every hotel has their own opening date, so you may check individually.

Beaches are not open to public yet in Riviera Maya, but you can access if you are staying at a hotel facing the beach, or by accessing to a beach club. In the Yucatan state beaches are still not open to public.  

Restaurants are open in Riviera Maya and Yucatan state, operating at 30% of their capacity. Services to take away and deliver are encouraged.

Archaeological sites are still not open. This means Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Tulum, Coba are closed.

Some Cenotes are open in Riviera Maya. In Yucatan they remain  closed. 

Small Magic Towns (Pueblos Magicos) like Valladolid and Izamal are open. But keep in mind some main attractions like churches may be closed.

There is  access to all mayor cities, islands and towns.

Transport like buses are not operating at their normal capacity yet.  

Bars and clubs are not open. Public events are not held.  

Most of the places will ask you to wear masks, but not in your hotel or at your hotel beach. Social distancing at public is a must (2 meters). Several sanity control points are placed in the Cancun and Merida Airport. Flights are not operating  at their full capacity, leaving free seats between passengers. Mask are mandatory to use at all flight duration.

Gyms are still closed in Yucatan and Riviera Maya.

Mexico has adopted a Traffic Light System to classify the risk level (red, orange, yellow, green) per state at a specific time. This depends on the rate of infected people  and number of beds available at hospitals. So according to the light in each state, some bussines ( Restaurants / Gyms / Cinemas…) will be open or closed. You can check the result per state here.  

How is MGT Merida Gay Tours changing to face Covid-19, protect our customers and staff? 

MGT Merida Gay Tours is working close with state insitutions, hotels and suppliers  to impplement   health and hygiene global standardised protocols and good sanitary practices with their respective certifications.

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