Important Update: Cancun has officially reopened for tourism as of June 8th.
The Governor of Quintana Roo says tourism for Cancun, Riviera Maya and the state could see a reopening between June 8th and 10th
A week later the Tourism Minister Marisol Vanegas Pérez burst a few bubbles when she said that “it’s not true that they’ll be able to reopen, since the companies themselves don’t determine that, nor the market. It will be the federal and state governments,” reported Mexico News Daily.
Finally today word from the top came when in a public address, Carlos Joaquin said that tourism is an essential activity for the state and that the government will fight for it.
He noted that between June 8th and 10th, tourists could be received and nearly 80,000 jobs will be gradually recovered.
*Important Note: The reopening of tourism activities is dependent on approval of the Mexico federal government. Be sure to check with local and state authorities before traveling.
Governor Carlos Joaquín says that tourism is an essential activity and that there is no other of greater importance in Quintana Roo “and we are going to fight for it to be considered that way.”
The preparations to return to economic activities in the ‘new normal’ have started and it’s essential to start gradually with the opening of tourism in Cancun and Quintana Roo explained the Governor.
Carlos Joaquín stressed that hoteliers, service providers and employees would begin to work internally June 1st and then start to receive tourists between June 8th and June 10th.
He stressed during the public address that for the opening to happen by June 10th, protocols and hygiene measures must be followed to protect workers and tourists from Covid-19.
With the tourism sector open, it will allow for the recovery of the more than 80,000 jobs that were lost and the possibility of an economic recovery in Quintana Roo.
Governor Carlos Joaquin explained that through a certification platform, more than 1,983 companies have registered, 1,651 are now in compliance and 332 are still in validation, which represents an expressed interest of the sector to comply with the measures and protocols of safety and hygiene.
He announced that according to a new survey by Expedia, ‘Cancun flights’ is one of the top 5 searches on the platform.
In the same survey, Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Isla Mujeres were announced as three of the most internationally sought after destinations.