Is It Safe to Travel to Mexico Right Now in 2021? (during the pandemic)
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Mexico is one of the 10 countries in the world allowing international visitors without testing or quarantine restrictions. 

Considering the U.S. has banned inbound travel from the European Union, thousands of EU residents have been using Mexico as a bridge to cross to the States taking advantage of the multiple commercial airlines covering different routes between Mexico and the US every day.  

Although U.S. land borders will remain closed to Mexicans until at least Aug. 21, the country will continue to be widely open to all U.S. and other travelers who want to come to visit. 

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July 28 – Mexico will not reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions despite the third wave of pandemic, says government.

Since the very onsets of the pandemic, Mexico decided not to enforce strong restrictions in order to protect its tourism industry. 

On July 27, Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell confirmed that Mexico is getting into the third wave of the pandemic following an increase in cases in 50% of the Mexican states. 

Mayor of Mexico City Claudia Sheinbaum said the government will not reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions. Instead, they will launch a campaign to ask residents “to act responsibly.” 

Source: Mexico News Daily

How is traveling to Mexico according to the U.S Government?

The CDC has issued a level 3 advisory (high incidence of COVID-19). 

The US government will ask you to reconsider travel to Mexico due to COVID-19 and increased cases of kidnapping. But not all areas in Mexico have these unfortunate issues. 

Just stay away from those and you will be safe. 

Mexico’s Health Care System and Response Capacity

Mexico has relatively good universal health coverage and physicians in Mexico receive almost the same amount of training as their peers in the United States.  

Before COVID times, Mexico’s healthcare system was good enough and the hospitals did not struggle with medicine shortages or lack of UCI’s. Today, things may be different since Mexico has been one of the hardest-hit countries in the world. 

Just to make sure your trip is gonna be smooth and you will not have to deal with unexpected health situations without proper Insurance Coverage, we strongly recommend you to consider insurance that covers COVID.

Here we have gathered the best plans that can fit your needs considering your country of origin and travel purposes.

Best places to visit in Mexico in COVID times 

Is Mexico safe to visit

Whether you are interested in spending your vacation at the sunny beach, trying new watersports, or just enjoying the cultural experience, Mexico has something to offer to everyone.

However, before booking your trip, you must consider reviewing the Mexican States that have made the epidemiology orange, yellow and green list. Aim for the Yellow, and Green although Orange ones can offer you plenty of fun too. 

Hotspots to visit this summer in Mexico

1. Cancún and the Mayan Riviera

Blessed with sugar-white beaches and countless high end resorts, Cancún, Playa del Carmen, the island of Cozumel, and beyond compose a magnificent area along the eastern edge of the Yucatán Peninsula. It’s a must-see for international travelers. 

2. Puerto Vallarta

Known as America’s social elite hotspot, Vallarta has become incredibly popular among expats looking for second homes in a sunny, warmer climate. 

3. Cabo San Lucas 

Featuring luxurious spas, golf courses and beautiful beaches, Cabo San Lucas is one of the luxury hotspot destinations in Mexico. This does not mean that people traveling on a budget will not enjoy it. The city offers all types of activities from swimming to diving, snorkeling, and fishing.

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– Mexico Reopening Borders For Tourism

COVID-19 situation in Mexico

Active COVID-19 cases in Mexico

These are a few tips to make your trip safer:

  • Stay updated on the COVID-19 situation in the place you are visiting. 
  • Join Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
  • Be cautious and aware of your surroundings.   
  • Avoid risky situations like walking or driving alone late at night.
  • Constantly update family and friends of your whereabouts 

Also Join our COVID Travel Advice – FB Group Community

What are the COVID-19-related restrictions for tourists in Mexico now?

If you are coming to visit an orange, yellow or green State, you will be allowed to go out for dinners, go hiking in open-air parks, get great bargains at shopping malls, and even enjoy cultural events. The greener a State gets, the bigger capacity it has. 

Best news is that Mexico does NOT require visitors to quarantine or bring a COVID-19 test!

Mexico has struggled with its COVID-19 pandemic. As of November 12, the country has reported 972,785 positive cases, and 95,225 people have lost their lives to the virus.

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