As the travel and tourism industry continues to be impacted internationally by 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 (orange), 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
- Under the Baja California Sur’s State authority’s mandate, all individuals must wear masks or face coverings throughout the destination at all times when interacting with others who are not members of their household in public or private spaces, except for certain instances, such as when eating, drinking, swimming, etc.
- Tourism is the heartbeat of Los Cabos. 90% of our population depends on this industry and we are committed to effectively communicating 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 for anyone crossing by car, commuter rail and ferry 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.
- The airport remains open to international and domestic flights. Airlines currently flying between the US and Los Cabos include American, Alaska, Delta, Southwest and United. Also, on November, 2020, Eastern Airlines, will launch its inaugural flight from New York’s JFK to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). The flight will run two times a week.
- Real-time situation of Coronavirus in Baja California Sur
- Government of Mexico, Health Department
- COVID-19 Country Updates (In Spanish)
- US Department of State
- Travel Recommendation on Cruise Ship Passenger
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)