Finally, Cabo is completely certified by the WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council) as a Safe Destination. In addition, Cabo has already been reopened to international tourism for some time now. That means, Cabo COVID-19 restrictions are being removed!
The phased reopening of Cabo started on June 15th. It started with the reopening of hotels, beaches, sports fishing, transportation, restaurants and tours and activities. The hotels that are now reopen operate with new health and hygiene protocols in place. Also, since Cabo COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted, the beaches are now open. Also, more and more businesses are reopening each and every day.
Now that Cabo COVID-19 restrictions are lifting, it is important to understand what to expect when you visit Cabo. The great news is, hotels are reopening, using full safety and health protocols. Therefore, read on to see more. Find out what is open and what is still closed. Then of course, see the COVID-19 statistics and recommendations. They will help you have a fun and safe visit to Cabo.
On Monday, August 31st, businesses will be able to operate at 40% capacity, which is up from 30%. Then, churches, gymnasiums, and movie theaters may also reopen next week for the first time in five months – great news!
Cabo COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted further during the first week of September, 2020. This includes all of Baja California Sur, which is the southern Mexican State on the Baja peninsula. All of this is according to the Ministry of Health. And as the state moves from level 5, which is critical risk, to level 4, which is considered high risk on the state’s health alert system, Cabo COVID-19 restrictions will continue to ease up.
the Mexican federal government reported the following on August 27th: 7,276 accumulated cases of the Coronavirus were reported in BCS, as well as 337 deaths. Although, these numbers are different from what the state shows. On the BCS website, which says it is updated in real time, 7,193 Coronavirus cases have been reported and 370 deaths. The good news is that these numbers are close. Globally, it has been very difficult to get the numbers completely right.
Cabo Animal welfare activists are now mentioning that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have seen a 35% increase in homeless pets and a 90% reduction in donations, which has caused them to cut their staff down to just four employees – bare minimum.
According to the director of the Los Cabos Humane Society, Armando Martínez, there could be as many as 90,000 lost pets roaming the streets at this time. Then, he further stated that support from municipal government is nonexistent, even though one of Mayor Armida Castro’s campaign promises was to protect animals. Finally, he mentioned that the organization is on the brink of collapse. Therefore, this would be a great time to donate!
The new easing of Cabo COVID-19 restrictions is emerging from the fact that the epidemiological curve has plateaued in Baja California Sur, according to Mexican officials. Carlos Mendoza Davis, the Governor of Baja California Sur, stated on Friday afternoon “Thanks to the responsibility and sacrifices of thousands of people, today we are taking another step towards reopening,”
Carlos Mendoza Davis’ announcement was really good news for all of the tourist resort towns of Baja California Sur,. The region had the second-highest hotel occupancy in the country between August 10 and 16, according to the Mexican Tourism Minister Miguel Torruco. He tweeted about this last week. Cabo came in a close second at 27.4% occupancy, while Puerto Vallarta led the nation at 29.3%.
The big event that is normally scheduled for September 6 to September 8 is Loreto’s patron saint festivities. It is included with the religious, civic and cultural activities. Also, a statue of the Virgin of Loreto is paraded through the city’s streets as townspeople gather along the parade route. But this year, the parade and all other religious services will be carried out online. During this time, residents are urged to stay in their homes. In Cabo, November’s popular international gastronomic festival, “Sabor a Cabo” will not take place this year due to COVID-19.
The festival’s organizing committee said sponsors have dropped out so it will refocus its efforts on bringing a new and improved version of the festival to Los Cabos in 2021, possibly organizing around a Day of the Dead theme, Metropolimx reports.
Each year, well over 3,000 people normally attend the festival which kicks off the start of the high season in Cabo. There, attendees sample the many dishes from 60 different restaurants. Also, they sample drinks from tequila and mezcal distillers along with local wineries. The profits go to charities such as the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation and the Red Cross.
According to Agustín Olachea Nogueda, the president of the Hotel and Tourism Association in La Paz, the Cabo COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted for the beaches in the municipality. As he mentioned just this week, they could potentially reopen. But they will be populated by reservation only through an official app. According to him, “This application is new, and it will be the only one in the country. The application will also provide excellent control. It will ensure the health of visitors to the beaches. And, it will make it easy to control access to beaches.”
Agustín Olachea Nogueda’s announcement was met with consternation by La Paz residents. They had many questions about how the app would be administered. Also, they expressed concerns about whether a hotel could simply block out all available appointments for their guests and that access to the beaches would be limited to people who have smartphones. Some of them called it a step toward privatizing beaches in the municipality, El Sudcaliforniano reported. Of course, that is indeed a stretch of the imagination.
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