Covid-19 updates


Yucatan Peninsula

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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