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New Flights To Cancun, Mexico

Cancun was the world’s second most popular tourist destination in 2021 behind Dubai. And during the COVID-19 pandemic—Mexico never closed. As a result, airlines from every corner of the world are starting direct flights to the region. 

Not only that, Mexico was the second nation worldwide to scrap all COVID-19 entry requirements—including things like passenger locator forms, although they never had testing or vaccine requirements.

So Cancun really is the perfect destination in 2022, regardless of where you come from.

The New Flights To Cancun From The U.S.

As Cancun continues to grow in popularity for U.S. tourists, some U.S. airliners are increasing flights, including:

  • Frontier Airlines – Frontier Airlines will increase their flights from Tampa to Cancun to three times per week. They will also begin flying from Houston to Cancun 4 times per week from May. 

The New Flights To Cancun From Europe 

Cancun has always been a popular destination for European travelers, especially British and German tourists. Therefore, it’s no shock that airliners are increasing flights to the region. 

  • Condor Airlines – Condor Airlines will add another weekly flight on its Frankfurt to Cancun route, From May, there will be five weekly flights instead of four.
  • TUI – Popular British airliner TUI is increasing its flight frequency to Cancun. From May, travelers can fly to Cancun from Manchester, London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol, Newcastle, etc. Moreover, travelers can catch direct flights to Cancun from Amsterdam and Brussels. 
  • Iberojet – Popular Spanish airline Iberojet began flying from Lisbon to Cancun in April; however, they will also increase their flight frequency from Madrid to Cancun in July. In addition, they’ve announced a new direct flight from Barcelona to Cancun in June. 
  • AirCaraïbes – French airline Air Caraibes will start its route from Paris to Cancun in October with two weekly frequencies until December, with an increase to 3 flights from December 2022. 

The New Flights To Cancun From South America 

Various South American airlines are increasing their flight frequency to Cancun, including:

  • SKY Airlines – SKY Airlines will increase its flights from Lima to Cancun on a daily basis. 
  • Volaris – Volaris will start daily flights from Lima to Cancun in June. 

New Flights To Isla Cozumel 

  • Southwest Airlines – Southwest Airlines will start flights from Denver to Cozumel in June. 
  • American Airlines – American Airlines will begin flights from Denver to Cozumel on Saturdays from June onwards.  
  • United Airlines – United Airlines will restart weekly flights from LAX to Cozumel in May. 
  • Suncountry – Suncountry will restart flights from Dallas to Isla Cozumel in June with two weekly flights (Thursday and Saturday.)

The COVID-19 Situation In Cancun 

Cancun is recording its lowest COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. The current 7-day case average is only 9.

However, although there are no entry requirements to visit Cancun from Europe or the United States, there are still internal COVID-19 restrictions. These include mandatory masks in indoor areas. However, since Mexico, at a federal level at least, has now declared this an endemic, indoor mask rules at the state level for Quintana Roo should be ending soon.

Cancun did, however, remove the outdoor mask mandate earlier in the year. 

Aerial View Of Playa Delfines In Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Caribbean

Tips For Heading To Cancun In 2022

Travelers wishing to visit Cancun in the summer of 2022 need to book their accommodation soon. According to reports, Cancun hotels are almost fully booked in the summer, with an impressive 90% occupation.

However, travelers can always choose another destination in Mexico if they want to avoid the crowds. Popular destinations with lower hotel bookings include Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, and Cabo San Lucas.

Final Thoughts

As the Mexican tourism industry continues to rebound, Cancun remains an excellent destination for travelers. International flights are increasing, and the region is relatively back to normal.

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