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The Quintana Roo Tourism Council recently announced that they hope to welcome travelers back to Cancun and Riviera Maya as of June 1.

Mexico has been on lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 novel corona virus. All non-essential travel to the Cancun and Riviera Maya region had since been prohibited for several weeks. If all goes as planned, Mexico will begin reopening the country for local travel prior to May 30.

The tourism council said it will first launch promotional campaigns geared towards local tourism, followed by opening the market to US tourists with Europe and South America thereafter.

The council has been in close communication with several airlines through virtual meetings. Including “Air Canada, Air Transat, Delta Airlines, Copa Airlines, Air Europa, Sunwing, Southwest and Aeroméxico” who are expected to resume flights to Cancun International Airport beginning in June. Plan your next trip with confidence! Skyscanner is making it easy to identify flights to Cancun with flexible booking options.

Mexico’s Secretary of State Tourism announced a new health certification program that will be available for tourism companies to register so that they can be included in the list of “safe options” for future travelers. According to her statement, the certification guarantees that adequate sanitary measures are maintained, according to the criteria of the Ministry of Health, for the protection of not only tourists, but also of workers and their families.

Many of the all-inclusive resorts in Cancun and Riviera Maya that will reopen will offer a very different vacation experience.

At Moon Palace Resort Cancun, the property is committing to new sanitation and hygiene requirements that will see social distancing markers set in place and dining à la carte vs buffet. Resort staff will also be equipped with face masks and the check-in process will now be via a mobile app. The Moon Palace Resort Cancun will also post health certifications in every room as part of their “Purely Palace” program and resort guests will also be asked to sign a declaration of health, confirming they do not have any COVID-19 related symptoms, have not tested positive prior or come into close contact with anyone who has tested positive for the virus in the last 30 days. Moon Palace Cancun gives you 35% off and the best all-inclusive vacation. Book today!

Area attractions and theme parks including Xcaret Park and Dolphin Discovery are expected to reopen.

While only time will tell what travel and the vacation experience will be like in our new reality, what are your thoughts on returning to Cancun and Riviera Maya? Share with us in the comments below.

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