Popular Mexico Destinations Now Require Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test
We have seen a recent spike of new Covid cases in the U.S., mainly due to the new Delta variant. The same thing is happening in Mexico, where there’s an average of nearly 14,000 new cases daily. That’s a 27% increase over the previous week.
To curb the spread of the virus, some Mexican states are now requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test result for entering bars, restaurants and hotels.
Currently, you don’t need to show proof when entering the country, but authorities in at least two states have announced the new requirements. Mazatlán Mayor Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres said citizens must carry their vaccination certificates with them when they are in all public places, while Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaquín said people won’t be permitted to enter such places unless they can prove they have been vaccinated or recently tested negative to Covid-19, Mexico Daily News reports.
Sinaloa on the country’s west coast, where Mazatlán is located, is the only state in the highest red category. Quintana Roo is currently in the high-risk orange category. Quintana Roo includes some of the most popular tourist areas in the country such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Cozumel, Riviera Maya and the ancient Mayan ruins in Tulum.
Mexico’s Covid-19 Monitoring System
Mexico follows a color-coded mechanism that determines what activities are safe to resume and/or with what restrictions in a state by state basis. The color-coded mechanism is updated every two weeks by the federal and state governments with the guidance of Mexico’s Ministry of Health Specialists.
You can see the continuously updated map here.