Covid-19 Mexico Overview
If you plan to visit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and the Mexican Caribbean region, here is a snapshot of what you can expect. While only you can determine your risk tolerance and make travel decisions, this guide will provide information to help you make an informed decision. Note that regulations can change rapidly, so consult government websites for additional coronavirus updates.
Current Coronavirus Status
Inside Yucatan and Quintana Roo
- Mexico’s Caribbean region began to relax their Covid-19 restrictions on March 1st 2021.
- Each state in Mexico is assigned one of four colors (green, yellow, orange, red) based on current rates of infection and hospital occupancy.
- The status of Quintana Roo (Cancun, Tulum, Cozumel, etc.) was temporarily raised from yellow to orange on May 3rd, 2021, due to an uptick in Cancun cases after the spring break holiday. If cases continue to rise, there is a small chance that the region could go back to red, but the more likely scenario has cases falling again and returning to yellow soon.
- Case numbers in Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Tulum are still very low.
- As of June 12th, 2021 Quintana Roo is currently averaging approximately 185 new Covid cases a day in a state with a population of 1.85+ million. Hospital occupancy is well below 20%.
- You can check the latest Quintan Roo color here.
Negative Test Requirements
Info for Visitors Leaving Mexico
Beginning January, 26th 2021, all passengers departing Mexico for the United States are now required to provide proof of a negative Covid- 19 test administered within 72 hours of departure. BUT DON’T WORRY. Testing is readily available at many locations as outlined below.
*The U.S. accepts the results of both rapid antigen and PCR tests.
If you visit Cancun, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Cozumel today, you can still have an exciting experience. As noted above, many of the tourist sights are still open and accepting guests. Be prepared to wear a mask whenever around other people, but otherwise, the experience is similar to most years, only with far fewer tourists!
Begin planning your visit here.