With spring break approaching, many travelers are going to be headed south to the popular tourist hotspots of Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. Whether its your first time traveling to Mexico during the pandemic or your tenth, restrictions are constantly changing and there are things all travelers need to know before booking there trip.
Here are all the latest travel restrictions and entry requirements for Quintana Roo which includes Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum.
Is Cancun and Playa Del Carmen Open For Tourism?
The entire state of Quintana Roo including Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum and Isla Mujeres are all open for tourism. There are no limits on the numbers of tourists that arrive to the Cancun international airport. Hotels and restaurants are limited to 50% capacity. Travelers are welcome to arrive by air with just the completed health declaration.
Do Travelers need A Test Before They Go?
Travelers are not required to present proof of negative Covid-19 test before they travel to Cancun.
Do Travelers Need To Quarantine Upon Arrival?
Travelers are not required to quarantine upon arrival in Cancun. Tourists may begin their vacation immediately and proceed to their accommodation.
Are There Any Forms For Travelers To Fill Out Before They Arrive?
Are Masks Required?
Masks are required in all public areas including resorts. It is now the law in Cancun and violators can face fines.
Capacity is limited in all public spaces, restaurants, resorts and tours to allow for social distancing. All travelers are required to follow signs and instruction from local officials.
U.S. Government and CDC Advice For Traveling To Cancun and Playa Del Carmen
The CDC currently has a level 4 ‘Do Not Travel’ to Mexico due to Covid-19. ‘Travelers should avoid all travel to Mexico‘. Both Canada and the United States are currently under the same level 4 warning.
Returning To The U.S. Requires a Negative Covid-19 Test
The U.S. requires all travelers to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 antigen test when returning home from abroad. Most major resorts are now including the tests free for guests.
There are also dozen of clinics and mobile clinics offering affordable testing for U.S. travelers. As a backup plan the Cancun International Airport has a testing clinic at each departure gate for last minute emergency antigen testing.
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Disclaimer: Current travel rules and restrictions can change without notice. The decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling. Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories