Good news for your tropical summer vacation plans. Like several European countries, Mexico is planning to start its tourist season in June. However, it will only be welcoming tourists to areas of the country that aren’t still in the midst of a serious coronavirus outbreak. Domestic travel will be encouraged first, followed by tourism from the US, Canada, and then the rest of the world.
Since mid-May, some regions in Mexico have been allowed to lift lockdown orders and reopen essential businesses, restaurants, and cafes. These regions, including the popular holiday destinations Quintana Roo, Cancún, and Los Cabos, will reopen to international tourism with enhanced safety protocols.
Although Mexico’s land border with the US will remain closed until June 22, Southwest plans to resume flights from Denver, Houston, Baltimore, and Washington DC to Cancún on June 7. Delta is also planning to roll out June flights to Mexico.
In some places, however, finding a hotel as an international traveler could prove tricky. In Los Cabos, hotels plan to accept domestic travelers starting in July, while international visitors might not be welcomed until August or September. The ultimate goal is to restore 80 percent of hotel bookings, and 60 percent of air connectivity, by early 2021 reports Lonely Planet.