On June 15, the government of the state of Baja California Sur announced a color-coded classification to be given to hotels, restaurants, bars, tour operators and convention centers, to name a few, that determine the level of safety they can offer and whether or not they are able to open to the public. The color categorization is based on density and capacity levels as per the establishments’ ability to follow the social distancing protocols previously announced by the state.
A 30% capacity for hotels and other social gathering places was in effect through July 31. Because of the state’s success in limiting the spread of COVID-19, the capacity amount was increased to 40% in August and September. It is scheduled to increase to 50% from October through December based on the current trend line.
The Los Cabos Tourism Board worked alongside the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to obtain its global safety stamp of approval recognizing safe travel protocols. The specially designed stamp allows international travelers to understand which destinations around the world have adopted global standardized health and hygiene protocols so that visitors can experience “Safe Travels.”
“We congratulate Los Cabos for being part of this important initiative and helping us to reshape the new reality for the travel industry,” said Gloria Guevara, President & CEO of the WTTC. “Our guidelines’ main objective is to build trust with all travelers. A future where travel is not only safe and secure, but also provides authentic and meaningful experiences to all travelers is critical in our path forward.”
The United States is Los Cabos’ main inbound market, contributing 80% of all of its international travelers. As states continue to ease travel restrictions, Los Cabos is working with airlines to resume or boost travel connectivity to the destination following its phased reopening approach. Los Cabos International Airport reopened on July 10.