Los Cabos is one of the strictest destinations in Mexico when it comes to COVID-19 protocols. Unlike other popular tourist destinations in Mexico, Cabo reopened after careful deliberation and after the COVID-19 cases reduced in the region. Cabo has also maintained steadfast protocols that have been implemented in the tourism industry.
There has been a steady recovery since June 2020 when Cabo reopened to visitors. They have recovered many international visitors in the past few months. October and November 2020 in particular were very busy, with over 100,000 travelers visiting. Experts anticipate that Cabo will recover from this downturn by the end of 2021.
Due to the pandemic, the tourism industry here now functions very differently. There’s additional paperwork and protocols to maintain, not to mention the banned crowded events.
Here are some frequently asked questions about tourism in Cabo during this pandemic:
Is Cabo open for tourists?
Cabo opened up for travelers back in June 2020. It has since been open to travelers, while following strict health and safety protocols. Cabo is in stage 4 of the color coded classification system that allows it to open non-essential businesses.
What are the COVID travel restrictions on entry?
Those who want to book vacations in Cabo will need to get a COVID test prior to departure. According to the CDC, anyone over the age of 2 needs to get tested. A negative test result is required, or else you will be denied boarding.
Travelers who have had the COVID-19 vaccine are also required to get tested for the virus.
Which recreational facilities are open in Cabo?
While Cabo has reopened its doors to the world, hotels, retail stores, restaurants, etc. are all operating at low capacity. Hotels, resorts, and other recreational businesses can only operate at 40% capacity. Businesses must maintain an occupancy rate of 1 person per 11 feet. Bars and night clubs are still closed and restaurants are only providing table service at 50% capacity. The restaurants must be certified by health authorities in the area too.
Travelers can still visit outdoor spaces like the popular beaches here. The demand for yacht rentals and fishing charters is at an all-time high in Cabo during this pandemic. It allows travelers to safely enjoy their trip here.
Are face masks mandatory in Cabo?
Face masks are a great way to control the spread of the virus. According to the Baja California Sur’s State’s mandate, people are required to wear face masks at all times when in public or interacting with people who are not members of your household. The exception to the rule is when eating, drinking, or swimming.
If I have already had COVID do I need to get tested?
If you have previously had COVID-19 and have recovered, you can present documentation of your recovery. You will also need to provide your previous positive test and a certificate from a health provider that states you have recovered. If you’re unable to provide this, you can always take the test.
Which hospitals are testing for COVID-19?
Most hotels in Cabo are providing in-house testing for their guests. Guests can even schedule their departure test. Most hotels here are providing up to two complementary rapid (antigen) tests too. The tests are otherwise priced at USD 60 and above.
All public and private hospitals here are also providing tests like the AMC Hospital, Blue Net Hospitals, Hospital de Especialidades, Saint Lukes Hospital, Hospital General Cabo San Lucas, etc.
If you do develop COVID-19 symptoms on arrival, get in touch with the International Health team at the airport. If you experience symptoms during your stay in Cabo, remain in your room and call the state’s emergency line 800-BCS-COVID (800-227-26843) to be evaluated by a doctor. If you must leave the room, wear a good quality face mask to protect those around you.
What should a traveler do if they develop symptoms?
If a traveler does develop symptoms while in Cabo, they should self-isolate and treat their symptoms. If their health deteriorates and they require a healthcare professional, they can visit a hospital or call the emergency helpline for further assistance.
If your symptoms are mild, then isolate for 14 days. Hotels and resorts offer special accommodation, many of which are free, for guests who are quarantining. Let your hotel or resort management know that you have developed symptoms so the room can be thoroughly disinfected. Contact them via the telephone in the room and make sure you’re not having any of the staff visit the room while you’re ill.
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