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How you can help keep tourism open in the Riviera Maya

Ek Balam Cenote The cenote next to Ek Balam ruins.

Keeping Tourism Open and Safer

The government of Playa Del Carmen is giving out sanitizing kits to tourists and locals who enter the city at the Playa-Cancún access and transport stops. Everyone is  reminded not to lower their guard and continue prevention measures against COVID19. These are actions being taken to keep tourist and those that work in tourism safer during this pandemic. 

Through the Municipal DIF and the Secretariats of Civil Protection and Public Security and Traffic, they exhorted the population to comply with the safety protocols: use of face masks, social distance and hand hygiene, which are part of the New Normal to maintain stable the contagion curve.

The municipal president, Laura Beristain Navarrete, highlighted that tourism is the main source of income for the municipality. Therefore, it is important that this activity, to the extent permitted by the state epidemiological traffic light, be carried out in compliance with current regulations, taking care of visitors and workers in the industry.

With the commitment to preserve health, since the beginning of the contingency, face masks and disinfectant gel have been distributed free of charge to taxi drivers, urban transport drivers, and other workers. This is a task that is now reinforced to keep the revival of the municipality as a priority, so no one is left unprotected.

The government of Playa Del Carmen has allocated resources to feed the most needy citizens and supply supplies to the Municipal Health System, which has two modules to treat respiratory diseases.

In this way, the municipality reiterates its commitment to the indications established in the orange color of the state epidemiological traffic light “Reactivate Quintana Roo”, guaranteeing the reopening of activities in an orderly and safe manner.

Safe travels everyone

These are steps to keep everyone safer during this period of the new normal. Tourism is very important to the Riviera Maya area and many people depend on  it. If you decide to travel at this time, we hope you take all of the recommended actions to preserve the health of all. This will help keep the Riviera Maya open for visitors. 

Everyone in the Riviera Maya is working hard to have things open for tourism. Since the second week of June, things have been gradually opening. Many tours and the large parks of Xcaret are open. Cenotes are also open. Mayan ruins are still closed at this time. There are no current restrictions for entering Mexico from other countries. 

It is important to note that all of the large hotels and businesses that are open now are going to a very high level sanitation. Large hotels have beach access to guests. The beaches however in Playa Del Carmen and other municipalities remain closed to the public. This is another action taken for health reasons. It is somewhat controversial, but everyone is trying options to work toward returning to a normal. We will keep posting updates on openings and news from the area. 

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