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Cancun Beaches Begin Reopening to the Public September 7th

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Four public beaches in Cancun will be reopening for visitors starting on September 7th, 2020.

When Cancun reopened for tourism back on June 8th, beaches were only open for guests staying in beachfront resorts and hotels. 

For travelers staying in non beachfront resorts and vacation rentals, beach access was denied. Locals were also shut out from their own beaches causing widespread controversy.

cancun hotels on the beach

Starting September 7th, Cancun will lower its epidemiological light to yellow meaning public beaches can begin to reopen for visitors.

Cancun mayor Mara Lezama announced that Playas Chac Mool, Las Perlas and Delfines beaches will reopen on September 7th followed by Playa El Niño on September 11th.

tourist on beach after flight to cancun

“Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we received the news that as of Monday, September 7, in the municipality of Benito Juárez, the epidemiological light will turn yellow. This allows us to increase the percentage of activities and the opening of public beaches in a responsible manner,” explained Lezama.

Cancun beaches will once again receive tourists

Strict new health and safety protocols will go into effect as Cancun beaches reopen to the public. 

Officials will form access lines and visitors temperatures will be taken before being allowed to enter.

Beaches will operate at 60% of capacity from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm daily. 

cancun pool on beach

Other COVID-19 prevention measures include the prohibition of alcoholic beverages on beaches and limiting groups to a maximum of 5 people. 

Sports will not be allowed and social distancing will be in effect.

cancun boardwalk into ocean

Tourists have been flocking to Cancun as Mexico has some of the easiest COVID-19 entry requirements in the world. Both quarantines and COVID-19 testing is not required for entry.

Mexico is one of the few countries that is open to American tourists

70,000 Tourists Have Traveled to Cancun Since Reopening

Over 70,000 tourists flocked to Cancun in the first 30 days after reopening. 

The popular vacation destinations Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Mazatlán have also reopened for tourism 

Cancun Will Fine Those Not Wearing Masks Up to $200

Due to the popularity of Cancun quickly following its reopening, the Cancun International airport had to open a second terminal to keep up with the growing amount of tourists to the popular beach destination.

mexico beach and resort tower

Although flights to Cancún from both domestic and international destinations are still below pre-pandemic levels, air traffic at the city’s airport is increasing. 

Among the international destinations with connections to Cancún are the U.S. cities of Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Denver, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Baltimore, Charlotte, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Houston and Dallas, and Montreal, Canada.

Beach in Cancun, Mexico (1)

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