Tourist-dependent areas of Mexico are popular COVID hotspots
Didn't see any of this on the tourism brochure, did you?
Since Mexico hasn't limited who can fly during the pandemic, both domestic and international tourists have flocked to the resort areas
- 270 hotels granted exemption to 50% occupancy limit--allowing 70% capacity.
- 7/21/21--3rd day in a row cases seen biggest daily rise since 1/21; deaths steepest in nearly 2 mos (+419)
- Delta battering two of Mexico's most popular destinations on opposite coasts (Los Cabos and Cancun)
- Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun set aside two floors for guests w/symptoms
- Baja CA Sur hospitals at 75% last week (improved to 62% Thurs) - 80% of new tests Delta
- In 6/21 Los Cabos passengers jumped 15% compared to (pre-pandemic) 2019
- Gov admits poor testing/deaths much higher than official number (est 540K)
- Tourists who test positive are quarantined in hotel w/much to look forward to such as 5-6 items thru room svc, a portion of medications requested and TP shortages.
- Across Mexico, only approx 31% have received at least one dose; 65% of adults in Quintana Roo and 50% in Cancun
- No plans for new lockdowns