Coronavirus in Riviera Maya Mexico

What is the situation of Coronavirus in Riviera Maya?

Last update: Nov 5th, 2021.

Mexico Borders are open!

Mexico's borders have never been closed since the start of the pandemic. Covid-19 tests are not required on arrival on the territory; but there are thermal cameras at the airport, temperature check protocol and self-declaration to be completed online before arrival.

Since 2021, most countries require negative Covid test before boarding to travel back.

Where to get a Covid test?

  • Most resorts offer the service to do the test, make sure to make the appointment when you check in.
  • Cancun airport offer testing before boarding. Check all details here.
  • US Embassy has published the list of "Covid labs" in Mexico where you can get tested. You will find the info for Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum under the state of Quintana Roo.


The State of Quintana Roo (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Riviera Maya), is currenlty in green flag:

  • 80% of maximum capacity authorized in hotels, restaurants, bars serving food, parks, beach clubs
  • 80% of maximum capacity authorized in public transportation.
  • 50% of maximum capacity authorized in Bars and discos.

How is the vaccination roll out going in Quintana Roo? August 10th 2021: 83.8% of the population received 1st dose. 28% received the 2 doses.

You can consult the Coronavirus in Riviera Maya figures on the Health Secretary website.

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Since December 18th, 2020, local authorities have institute the OBLIGATORY USE OF FACE MASKS in the State of Quintana Roo.

The Riviera Maya is #safetravels certified. More than 7,000 companies in the tourism sector are certified or in the process of certification.

All businesses have set up sanitary protocols for staff and guests including:

  • Temperature check,
  • Washing hand procedures,
  • Face masks mandatory, even outside when physical distance is not possible,
  • Physical distance everywhere it is possible (waiting lines, restaurants...
  • Cleaning and sanitization protocol of all equipments and facilities.

Which activities are possible to do?

All touristic sites are opened with sanitary protocoles
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