Hotels in Puerto Vallarta will be reopening as of June 1st, with the announcement by Governor Enrique Alfaro that hotels and motels can begin operations on May 18.
With the announcement by Alfaro, hotels are quickly preparing to open but must comply with sanitary measures so most hotels will not be ready until June 1st.
Restrictions will include closing common areas of the hotel, such as restaurants, lounges and pools.
*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.
Álvaro Garcíarce Monraz, president of the Puerto Vallarta Hotel and Motel Association, said that they are already preparing to invite visitors to the destination, complying with sanitary measures.
The outlook is not flattering for this year in tourist terms due to the effects of COVID-19, said Heriberto Sánchez, leader of the National Association of Airport Transport Companies.
He said that there are some predictions that groups of tourists will arrive in the coming weeks. Travel agencies from the United States have already come to review the situation in the city to see if they could arrive in June.
Heriberto Sánchez highlighted that hotels must start comply with international protocols and health standards before they open thier doors.
Airport traffic has collapsed dramatically Heriberto Sánchez said.
When questioned if the hotels are ready to reopen by May 18th, Heriberto Sánchez answered that “they are not yet ready, but will be by June 1st,” said Sánchez.
Sánchez stressed that although people want to travel, they are expecting high sanitary measures have taken by tourist destinations to keep them safe from contracting Covid-19.