Puerto Vallarta will officially be reopening for tourism on June 15th including all beaches and hotels.
“We have taken decisions that have allowed us to adjust the definitions of what can be done in these two municipalities so that hotel and tourist activity can begin their recovery process, ” said Governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro.
The reopening will be gradual as hotel occupancy will limited to 30%.
“We will adjust the level of hotel occupancy allowed by levels of between 25 and 30%, but we are going to start operating the common areas, otherwise people will not come to Vallarta. If you have a hotel that does not have a pool and does not have access to the beach, there is no way to do it, “ said the Governor.
“What we agreed to is an exercise in co-responsibility. The operating protocols of the common areas have been validated by the technical boards of both state governments. It will be the businessmen themselves who help us monitor them and guarantee their compliance,” he added.
The Governor added that if the infection rate goes up that everything could be closed down once again.
“We are going to measure the effect of the opening decisions, as you know can be seen for up to 15 days, the infections that we are experiencing today are not the product of partial reopenings on June 1, they come from before,” said the Governor.
The reopening measures will be the same for both Nayarit and Jalisco so that tourists and businesses have clear protocols to follow.
By Sunday June 14th, it's expected that authorities wil have granted hotels their certifications to begin operating under the new terms.
Pulic beaches will remain guarded to enforce social distancing and hotel secuirty staff will be resonsible for ensuring protocols on their own beaches.
When asked about the high infection rate in Mexico the Governor stated that people are starving and the economy can no longer afford to be closed.
“We have to learn to live with fear because we cannot stop the economy any longer, because then instead of dying of the virus, people are going to starve,” explained Alfaro.
Have Flights Resumed To Puerto Vallarta?
YES! Many airlines have resumed flights starting in June to Puerto Vallarta from many US and Canadian cities.
Since the reopening announcement just happened, expect more flights to be added soon. As of June 13th, here are the flights that are scheduled:
Flights from USA to Puerto Vallarta
- from San Francisco: starting June 27th on Alaska Air
- from Los Angeles: starting June 15th on Alaska Air and American Airlines
- from Dallas: starting June 15th on American Airlines
- from Phoenix: starting July 1st on Volaris, July 7th on American Airlines
- from San Diego: starting July 1st on Alaska Air
- from San Jose: starting July 1st on Alaska Air
Flights from Canada to Puerto Vallarta
- from Toronto: starting July 11th on WestJet
- from Calgary: starting July 5th on WestJet
- from Vancouver: starting July 11th on WestJet
Read the guide to Mexico reopening and everything you need to know.