June 16th 2020
As the travel and tourism industry continues to be impacted internationally by the COVID-19 it is important for the Los Cabos Tourism Board to proactively engage with industry partners and stakeholders and communicate the state of travel to the destination.
The spread of the virus has impacted Los Cabos and all confirmed cases have been in quarantine and are under close medical supervision to avoid the spread of the virus. Real-time updates of COVID-19 in Baja California sur can be found here: https://coronavirus.bcs.gob.mx/english/
It is important to take a proactive step to communicate to the travel trade industry all safety measures that are being implemented by the destination to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the community.
The following toolkit is intended to equip you to better respond to incoming inquiries from tourists looking to travel to the destination during the following months.
SOME KEY MESSAGES
- The Los Cabos Tourism Board continues to monitor the situation and communicate guidance offered by the Mexican authorities. Travel information related to the coronavirus is being shared on our digital channels.
- Los Cabos is currently open to travelers and tourism activities as of June 15th, 2020.
- The government of the state of Baja California Sur announced a new color-coded classification to be given to local establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, tour operators, and convention centers, to name a few, that determine the level of safety they can offer and whether or not they are able to open to the public. As of June 15th, 2020, Los Cabos is categorized in stage 5, which allows for and requires:
- Non-essential activity to be reopened and conducted
- Businesses to maintain occupancy at a rate of 1 person per 13 feet
- Recreational and social activities to operate at a 30% capacity
- Tourism is the heartbeat of Los Cabos. 90% of our population depends on this industry and we are committed to effectively communicate the latest updates on the virus in the destination.
- The health and safety of our visitors is our top priority and special health and safety protocols have been implemented across the destination by the airport, hotels, establishments and providers.
- As of March 20th, 2020, the U.S. government announced the temporary closing of the U.S. and Mexico border to nonessential travel in response to the global impact of COVID-19. Also, given the recent cancellations announced by all main cruise lines internationally, the Cruise Port in Los Cabos is not welcoming any cruises at this time.
- Starting on April 20th, 2020, the Los Cabos International Airport will coordinate all air traffic activity through its main terminal (Terminal 1) due to lowered activity and demand. The international terminal (Terminal 2) will temporarily close and international flights will depart from Terminal 1 and arrive at the General Aviation building (FBO). Flight activity will not be restricted. The international terminal is expected to re-open July 15th, 2020 or depending on increased flight traffic.
· Government of Mexico, Health Department
· US Department of State