Los Cabos is just one of many destinations that have shut down to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Rodrigo Esponda, managing director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board, spoke to TravelPulse about how the popular tourism destination is closing its doors and how the city plans to come back better than ever.
Los Cabos will be suspending all tourism activity through April 30, 2020, in order to comply with the Federal and State authorities’ announcement to extend social distancing measures and close all non-essential businesses.
The federal government has declared a health emergency and deemed Mexico to be “phase 2” in order to implement mass measures to protect the population which are equivalent to the U.S. stay-at-home orders.
The government recommends people only go out for essential purposes, like going to the grocery store or for medical care. This is being implemented across the region of Los Cabos as well.
All non-essential businesses are now closed. This includes all hotels, restaurants, spas, bars, casinos, gyms, malls, movie theaters, museums and even public beaches and other tourist and recreational parks as well.
Tourist activities are not open at this time. We encourage any travelers in Los Cabos for non-essential business, such as vacation, to return home in order to help avoid the spread of the virus across the destination.
As of March 20, 2020, the U.S. government announced the temporary closing of the U.S. and Mexico border to non-essential travel in response to the global impact of COVID-19. But, with that said, there are still flights between the U.S. to Los Cabos for essential business purposes.
At this time, it is the destination’s recommendation for all national and international travelers to postpone their upcoming vacation trips to Los Cabos in an effort to avoid the spread of the virus to the state.
The top priority is the health and safety of people. The destination relies entirely on economic boost from the tourism industry and 75 percent of our population depends directly or indirectly on the hospitality industry to support their incomes.
Cabo is focused on keeping the destination safe, so when the time is right, people will be able to come together and resume normal tourism practices.
When borders open up and it is safe to travel again, Cabo will focus on being Mexico’s top travel luxury destination that is safe and secure.