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Mexico City Reopening For Tourism: Everything You Need To Know

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Mexico City has officially began reopening for tourism as of June 29th, 2020. 

Under federal guidelines the city transitioned to the ‘yellow' light under the country wide traffic light system which allows for the relaunch of tourism services.  

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The Mexico City official government website states, “The Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, reported that, starting on Monday, June 29, Mexico City transits to the Orange Epidemiological Traffic Light, which is why the gradual reopening of economic activities with strict sanitary measures will begin.”

Tourism Services That Will Reopen In Mexico City

The the reopening of Mexico City for tourism, the following businesses and services will be permitted to operate according to the following schedule:

June 29 – Service of domestic workers; retail trade; sports clubs and individual outdoor sports activities.

June 30 – Historic Center with its special program, which consists of pedestrian streets, spaces with pedestrian addresses, reopening of shops and other fundamental actions to allow Sana Distancia.

July 1 – Restaurants (at 30-40 percent capacity) and hotels (at 30 percent capacity).

July 2 – Tianguis and markets on wheels and bazaars.

July 3 – Aesthetics, hairdressers and beauty salons.

July 6 – Department stores (at 30 percent capacity) and shopping malls (at 30 percent capacity).

Palace tourist attraction in Mexico City

Tourism Businesses and Services That Will NOT Reopen

  • religious services
  • cinemas and theaters
  • galleries
  • concert halls
  • museums
  • amusement parks  
  • casinos 
  • skating rinks
  • bowling alleys
  • billiards
  • spas
  • steam rooms
  • public toilets
  • sporting events
  • party halls
  • gyms
  • bars
  • night clubs 

Health and Safety Protocols For Tourists

  • Always wear a mask when leaving accommodations
  • Social distancing of 1.5 meters required
  • Wash hand frequently
  • Cover mouth when sneezing or coughing with arm

Quarantine and Covid-19 Tests For Travelers

Flying into Mexico city from abroad does NOT require a Covid-19 test for entry. 

There are NO quarantine measures in place but travelers showing symptoms of Covid-19 may be tested and quarantined if warranted. 

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Important Information You Need To Know

If Mexico City hospital reaches higher than 65% all tourism services that have been reopened could close without notice. 

“Changing to orange does not mean that the pandemic has ended. We have achieved a reduction in hospitalization, and that has been thanks to the collaboration and responsibility of citizens; We want to continue to have the responsibility of everyone. We have seen in other countries how the first openings have generated outbreaks, we do not want that to happen in the city, and we can achieve that if we all take care of ourselves, protect ourselves,” said Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo.

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