Are you dreaming of a vacation in Mexico and want to visit the Riviera Maya? Home to Cancun, Cozumel and the Isla Mujeres, the Riviera Maya is one of the country’s top tourist destinations. The area is well known for its sparkling white beaches, clear turquoise waters and excellent climate. Keep reading below for a list of the most common FAQ’s from visitors that want to plan a vacation to Cancun or the surrounding area. Wondering what to do on vacation in the area? Don’t miss the Jolly Roger pirate ship tour. It is a Cancun top tour that the whole family will love. Visitors will get to enjoy world class entertainment, a gourmet meal and premium open bar as they cruise the Carribean Sea. In the meantime, read more below on how you can still plan a vacation to Mexico and stay safe, too.

COVID FAQ’s about Travel to Mexico: Visit Cancun

The Mexican Caribbean and all of Mexico is regarded as being very welcoming to visitors. Tourism is one of the most important industries in Mexico and a large percentage of locals work in the industry.  Mexico loves to provide excellent attention and service to vacationers and make them feel right at home. In regards to COVID safety during travel, the Riviera Maya has received the “Safe Travels Stamp” that is designated by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to locations considered safe for travel. The criteria behind the Safe Travels Stap is based on hygiene and safety protocols that ensure the hygiene traveler’s safety.

Top 10 FAQ’s about COVID Travel to Mexico:

Q: Can I travel to Mexico including the Riviera Maya (Cancun, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres)? 

A: Yes. Since June 1st,  hotels, restaurants, airlines and other tourist companies have gradually resumed operations in the Mexican Caribbean. Right now, most businesses are open with adjusted health and sanitation measures to keep guests safe. In order to get details, contact each of the service providers directly to verify pertinent travel information. 

Q: Are resorts and hotels open in the Riviera Maya including Cancun?

A: Yes. Cancun hotels and resorts reopened on June 8th. Many resorts started with a limited capacity and have slowly allowed more guests to visit depending on the effectiveness of their COVID safety measures. Resorts have implemented numerous health and safety protocols including temperature reading at check-in, deep cleaning of guest suites with hospital grade disinfectant, social distancing regulations throughout common areas, the use of facemasks in common areas, and more. Check with your specific resort to verify exactly what safety measures are in place to protect guest and staff safety.

Q:Are beaches open?

A: In Cancun and most of Mexico, public beaches are opened in early summer, but at limited capacity. From time to time, changes are made to the policy depending on the number of COVID cases in the area. If the number of cases rises, some public places are temporarily closed or opening hours are adjusted to reduce the number of people in public places. However, Mexico has miles of beautiful beaches and as long as you follow social distancing recommendations, it is a great place to spend time outdoors and safely enjoy quality time with your loved ones in the fresh air. 

Q: Are restaurants open in Cancun and the Riviera Maya?

A: Yes. Restaurants in Cancun and the rest of the Mexican Caribbean gradually reopened starting in early June. Some restaurants are only open for delivery or take out. Other restaurants have rearranged seating to allow for adequate space between diners. In addition, the use of facemasks by staff members and visitors in common areas is required. By all working together, we can reduce the risk of transmission of the virus while still enjoying the small joys in life like eating a nice meal out with friends or family. 

Q:What are the safety protocols established by the airports and airlines?

A: Airports take the health and safety of travelers very carefully. In Mexico, there are numerous measures in place to keep travelers safe in the airport and on their flight. To start with, social distancing is required at check in when travelers are getting boarding passes or checking baggage. The use of hand sanitizer and face masks is required throughout the airport. Also,   temperature checks are done before travelers are allowed to board planes. During flight, travelers must wear face masks that cover their mouth and nose at all times. Planes are deep cleared between flights and ventilation systems are in place that promotes the flow of clean air through the cabin during flight. If a traveler has any symptoms or does not feel well, they should not travel.

Q: What should I pack for my trip to the Mexican Caribbean?

A: The Riviera Maya in the Mexican Caribbean has some of the best weather in the world. While they experience a rainy season during summer months, most days are sunny and pleasantly warm. Pack comfortable clothes, beach attire and make sure to bring a hat and sunglasses. In addition, make sure to bring several facemasks with you. Also, it is important to remember sanitation basics like frequent hand washing and the usage of hand sanitizer. 

Q: Do tourists need to self-quarantine when they travel to the Mexican Caribbean?

A: Currently, self-quarantine is not required and there are no travel restrictions in place. However, public places including resorts, restaurants and the airports all have safety protocols in place. Check with your specific resort to verify what requirements they have in terms of COVID safety to stay safe and prevent the transmission of the virus to others. 

Q: Are Covid-free Medical Reports required to travel to Mexico?

A: Right now, medical reports are not required to travel to Mexico. As stated above, temperature checks and health questionnaires do need to be completed before entering the country. Anyone that is sick or not feeling well should not travel. Want more details about your specific airline or resort policies? Contact them directly to get the most accurate information.  

Q: Are Mexico’s Archeological Sites in the Yucatan and Riviera Maya Open?

A: Yes, As of September 2020, archaeological sites in the Riviera Maya were reopened to the public. They are now opened and have various protocols in place to limit the amount of visitors in the sites at one time. For example, there are controlled capacity and health and security measures in place to improve visitor safety. Capacity is limited, and visitors must socially distance to line up for tickets. Then, they will need to have their temperatures checked and no one with a fever will be allowed to enter. Also, the use of face masks in the ruins is required. Hand sanitizing stations are available at the entry and socially distanced is recommended. In addition, admission will be limited to just 30% of each site’s capacities to limit the amount of visitors in the area at one time for added security. If you book a tour on the Jolly Roger pirate ship, some tours are combined with trips to the local ruins, too. 

Q: Is there adequate medical service for tourists in the case they get sick on vacation to Mexico?

A: Yes, Mexico has multiple hospitals and healthcare centers available. In top tourist destinations like Cancun, there are private and public hospitals available to attend to the needs of any sick visitors. Also, most resorts employ a medical team and have onsite physicians that can come to the resort if needed.

As you can see, travel to Mexico is still possible right now despite the challenges of the COVID crisis. Staying home and limiting contact with others is always the best choice until we get on the over side of this pandemic. However, if you decide to take a vacation to Mexico, follow COVID safety tips and you can keep you and your loved ones safe. Looking for fun things to do during your vacation in paradise? The Jolly Roger pirate ship adventure is a Cancun top tour that always impresses visitors. As the 17th century replica pirate ship cruises the Caribbean Sea, guests will enjoy a gourmet meal, premium open bar and world class entertainment including impressive acrobatics and live music. Don’t forget to book your tickets for the Jolly Roger pirate ship adventure, too. It is likely to be one of your favorite Cancun vacation memories!