According to the Governor of Quintana Roo, the state has not imposed an alcohol ban on restaurants in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum as reported by multiple sources.
“Good day friends, it's important to follow official accounts and not listen to rumors. We are always on the lookout to resolve your doubts,” stated governor Carlos Joaquin on his official verified Facebook account. Along with the caption was a photo of the news story that ran with the words ‘Falso' (False) written across it.
Travelers panicked as rumors spread that alcohol would be banned in all restaurants. Tourists took to message forums asking if the ban would affect all-inclusive resorts and contemplated canceling their trip.
“Does this include resorts? I can't imagine an ‘all-inclusive' without alcohol. Might as well cancel if this is the case,” said Simon F. from New Hampshire on a Trip Advisor message board.
While the news did appear credible with screenshots taken of an ‘official decree' allegedly published by the state gazette, the Governor did confirm the alcohol ban is not true.
Restaurants, hotels and resorts may continue to sell alcohol but must follow restrictions set out by the ‘Yellow' epidemiological light system.
Latest Alcohol Restrictions in Quintana Roo
Grocery stores, mini-supermarkets and shops are permitted to sell alcohol from 9:00 am until 12:00 am Monday through Saturdays and on Sundays from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Cancun is currently the leading vacation destination in Mexico having seen over 6.4 million tourists since the pandemic began.
Great flight connectivity and relaxed entry requirements including no testing or quarantines has lead the resort city to become one of the top destinations for Americans in 2021.
Current Restrictions For Travelers in Cancun Under Yellow Light
All visitors must wear a face mask at all times in public spaces. Face coverings are required by law and visitors could face fines for violations.
Restaurants, hotels and resorts are able to operate at 60% of capacity.
Schools, bars, discos and entertainment centers must remain closed.
Beaches Are Open In Cancun
Public beaches and pools are now open but alcohol is currently prohibited. Visitors must remain within their own party.
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