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.) is currently GREEN meaning low risk.
- Case numbers in Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Tulum are very low.
- As of December 2nd, 2021 Quintana Roo is currently averaging approximately 8 new Covid cases a day in a state with a population of 1.85+ million. Hospital occupancy ranges from 0% full in Isla Mujeres to 5% full in Playa del Carmen. Case numbers have been on the steady decline since mid-August and hospitalizations continue to stay low as the majority of local adults are now vaccinated. More information about vaccination rates is further down the page.
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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. We also suggest getting Travel Insurance in case you get a positive test and have to extend your stay a few days to get a negative test, though this seems to be very rare. Our visitors almost unanimously choose either a Generali or Trawick International Safe Travels plan (both Forbes top-rated travel insurance plans of 2021), but you can easily compare quotes from all the top travel insurance plans here.
Note: 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, most tourist sights are now open and welcoming 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