UPDATE: March 14, 2020 11:15 hrs

Cancun, México Coronavirus Update: recommendations for a safe travel.

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With the growing number of coronavirus cases worldwide, so far 127 countries have confirmed cases of COVID-19, including the United States, Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. And the restrictions that have been imposed in several European countries have sparked great controversy and panic worldwide.

However, in Mexico the story is different, as the growth of this epidemic has been very slow. Since the first case of coronavirus was detected on February 28th in Mexico, only 26 cases have been registered so far.

Cases have been registered mainly on this states: Nuevo Leon, Sinaloa and Chiapas, for Quintana Roo the prediction is even better, since only 1 confirmed case of COVID-19 has been reported so far, and the Minister of Health of Quintana Roo has taken the necessary measures to prevent the spread and entry of the Coronavirus in the state.

Is normal to think about COVID-19 with great concern, especially for those who plan or have booked a trip to Cancun, as there is a lot of uncertainty about it at the moment. Don't rush to cancel your trip, the first thing you should know is that there are no restrictions on travel to Mexico, even less Cancun at the moment and that travelers do not need any additional documentation to enter/exit beyond standard travel documentation and routine testing to prevent the entry of infected people.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides travel-related advice and recommendations to postpone or cancel non-essential travel based on health risks. So far, CDC has only issued travel advisories for visitors in these countries: China, Iran, Japan, Italy, Spain, South Korea, and Hong Kong. For more information: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Remember that although there is a low risk of Coronavirus infection in Cancun so far, the necessary measures are always taken to avoid any exposure to the virus, the tourist companies in Cancun have proven to have the proper handling of the situation and to be concerned about avoiding any contagion, in order to guarantee travelers a safe and trouble-free stay in this paradise destination,

Tips for safe travel

Health authorities advise taking measures that help prevent the spread and spread of the coronavirus, take these measures during your trip and enjoy it to the fullest: 

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water, rubbing for at least 20 seconds.
  2. If soap is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  3. When boarding any car, take disinfectant wipes with you, and carve in the areas where you will come into contact, such as headrests, seats, handles, armrests, etc.
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if you have not washed your hands, and always cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing. 
  5. The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to limit your exposure to the disease. This means avoiding destinations marked by the CDC as very risky as possible and avoiding contact with anyone who shows symptoms. 

These measures are preventative and are valid for any destination. First and foremost, follow the directions given by health authorities and avoid panic. Because the risk of spreading COVID-19 in Mexico is low, there are no reasons to fear or stop travel plans to Cancun.

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