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Mazatlán Officially Reopening For Tourism July 1st

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Mazatlán will officially be reopening for tourism starting on July 1st, 2020, according to a press release and the Governor of Sinaloa.

The Governor of Sinaloa, Quirino Ordaz Coppel announced the reopening of the popular beach city in a press conference and the Mazatlán tourism board issued a press release to the media.

The official press release reads:

“After ninety days of protocols training, facility adjustments, establishment of safety measures and a strict international certification, Mazatlán is ready to welcome tourists starting July 1, 2020. This announcement comes just in time for the start of Summer travel, which is one of the strongest seasons at the so-called Colonial City on the Beach.”
Masks beach

The official government website for Mazatlán stated “Chemist Benitez Torres and Governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel led the presentation of the Plan for the Opening of Tourist Services in Sinaloa today, which will take place on Wednesday July 1.”


Who Can Travel To Mazatlán?

Mazatlán, Mexico is open to all countries for tourism arrivals by air only. Currently the U.S/Mexico land border is closed to non-essential travel.  

Deer island in mazatlan

Is there a quarantine period or testing required?

Tourists will not face any quarantines upon arrival in Mazatlán and Covid-19 tests will not be required. 

Are there are health protocols tourists need to follow?

Tourists will be required to practice social distancing and wear masks when appropriate. 

What Is Open in Mazatlán?

All tourism services will resume including: 

  • Airport
  • Taxis
  • Uber
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Tours
  • Yacht charters
  • Salons
  • Spas
  • Beaches
  • Shopping Malls
Lap PLay hotel in Mazatlan on beach
“Everyone is ready to provide the traditional hospitality and smiles of the Mazatlecans to our visitors”, said Oscar Pérez, Secretary of Tourism for the state.
“The tourists will experience a few operational adjustments in the destination; however, the beaches, attractions, gastronomy, warmth and beauty of Mazatlán remain the same”, he added.
Mazatlan town tour

How Will Mazatlán Help to Protect Tourists From Covid-19?

Mazatlán has made a strategic alliance with Preverisk, a prestigious international certification company, who has audited the destination and businesses’ protocols established for the new normal, considering the advice of the World Health Organization, the Mexican Health Department and others.
Also, the World Travel & Tourism Council has awarded the destination with the Safe Travels stamp, recognizing the deployment of measures in favor of the traveler’s safety.
Next week, the city will launch the ‘Maz Tourist App', a multi-language application that will include hotels, restaurants and bars that comply with health protocols, and will provide attention to visitors during their stay in Mazatlán.
The vibe at Agatha kitchen bar in Mazatlan

Have flights resumed to Mazatlán?

Yes, some flights have already resumed to Mazatlán and more will be added as demand increases, and as the fall/winter charter season kicks off.

International direct flights that have already resumed/rescheduled to Mazatlán, from:

Phoenix on American Airlines – already resumed

Los Angeles on Alaska Air – already resumed

Calgary on WestJet – starting Aug 8

Vancouver on WestJet – starting Oct 30

Expected to resume, but not scheduled yet: Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Edmonton, Abbotsford

Mazatlan's lighthouse

Domestic direct flights, from:


Mexico City on Aeromexico – already resumed

Tijuana on Volaris and VivaAerobus – starting July 2

La Paz on VivaAerobus – starting Aug 4

Monterrey on VivaAerobus – starting July 2

Why Mazatlán?

Recognized for its world-class beaches, golfing, gastronomy and cultural offerings, Mazatlán is an ideal vacation getaway for all ages on the Mexican Riviera. It's one of Travel Off Path's favorite destinations and we are scheduled to return in October!
Weather in Mazatlan is the best in mexico

Disclaimer:  Mazatlán's reopening news can change without notice and is being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but 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. We do not encourage or endorse traveling against government advisories. 

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Amelia Lindsay

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

American Airlines did stop their flights from Phoenix to Mazatlan for about a month(ish). Also, I would love to know, because you had a section on protecting the tourists from COVID-19, if anything is being done to protect the residents from getting COVID from the influx of tourists.

Canela Aréchiga

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

American Airlines never stopped flying the Phoenix route so it shouldn't be listed as "resumed.."

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

We are listing the route as 'resumed' because Mazatlan was not fully open for tourism before this date :)