Last Updated on February 13, 2021 by Megan
1. Is Cancun open for Spring Break this year?
Get ready to hit the beach in Cancun for spring break this year. Because Spring break has not been cancelled for Cancun in 2021! Spring break in Cancun will be a little different sight to see this year with the lower level of people on the beaches and at the nightclubs. Social distancing is not going to be an issue. So grab your face mask and your sunscreen and go have some fun.
2. Are there any travel restrictions for Mexico during spring break 2021?
Mexico does not have any pre-arrival requirements to enter their country as of February 13, 2021. However Mexico does require that you complete their mandatory Traveler Risk Questionnaire before going through their security on your departure.
3. How do I know if it is safe to travel to Mexico during spring break?
The Mexican government created an epidemiological risk monitoring system called the "traffic light" for their states to reopen and for people to return to work. The colors used are red, orange, yellow and green from highest risk to lowest risk and they are applied according to the evolution of the pandemic. As the number of cases decline, the state’s move through the different colors and more activities can reopen.
Red light: Nothing is open unless strictly necessary. Only essential workers and economic activities are permitted.
Orange light: Non-essential economic activities are permitted to open at 30 percent capacity. High risk groups continue to stay at home if possible. Public spaces may open again with reduced capacity.
Yellow light: All workers may return to work with special protection for groups at higher risk from COVID-19. Open air public spaces may open and operate as normal and public spaces indoors may reopen with reduced capacity and take all necessary precautions.
Green light: All activities may resume operations.
This Mexican system is reviewed every Thursday by the Government and depending on the number of COVID-19 cases reported decisions are made accordingly, including implementing further preventative measures if necessary. These decisions are then in effect starting the next Monday for the next seven days.
Cancun is in the state of Quintana Roo and is included in the northern region of their monitoring system.
4. Do I need to wear face mask when I travel during Spring Break to Mexico?
Yes. The Mexico Government admits that mouth covers are not a source of protection, they serve to prevent you from spreading saliva drops to others. They recommend that people wear a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth while traveling, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 illness in Mexico.
5. Does the United States have any travel restrictions returning from Mexico during spring break?
All travelers entering the United States after January 26th, 2021 are required to show proof of negative COVID-19 test results. For Americans traveling to Cancun, many resorts are providing the necessary tests to their guests, the cost and convenience varies at each resort. Tim's Ocean Condos will schedule these tests for your whole group before you leave for your trip so that you have the confidence of the least amount of interruption into your vacation as possible. Click here for a list of testing locations in Cancun.
6. Do I need to stay at least 6 feet away from people if I am at the pool or on the beach?
The Mexican authorities are vigilant and have taken several steps to protect the lives of their residents and the lives of tourists traveling into their country in order to prevent the spread of the virus while also reopening their economy. The use of a face mask, social distancing, frequent hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer in public is required at all times.
7. What can I expect when I arrive back to the United States?
Travel restrictions and entry screening apply to travelers arriving from countries with widespread ongoing transmission of COVID-19. United States policies are subject to change as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. You may be screened when you arrive in the United States. After you arrive home, take the following precautions to protect yourself and others: 1. Stay at home and avoid contact with others. 2. Monitor your health. Watch for cough or trouble breathing. 3. Keep social distancing (about 6 feet or 2 meters). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a website for travelers returning home from international travel https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html