Summary of News Updates for Quintana Roo:
- Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Riviera Maya is now open to tourists as of the 8th of June 2020.
- A reopening of businesses for Riviera Maya started on 1st June 2020. On June 8th, 2020 tourists are welcome to visit Riviera Maya.
- All establishments will follow strict sanitary protocol to ensure the safety of guests and locals.
- Contact your airline and travel agents to begin booking your travels to Riviera Maya Mexico.
FAQs of COVID-19 in Playa del Carmen, Tulum & Riviera Maya
Q: Is there Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Riviera Maya Mexico?
A: Right now infection rates are low (compared to USA cases). Case of COVID-19 is worldwide. Playa del Carmen currently has 65 active cases of COVID-19. Tulum has 22 cases. Cancun has the most active cases with 319.
Q: Is it safe to visit Playa del Carmen, Tulum or Riviera Maya right now with the Coronavirus?
A: Most places in the world are currently not safe from COVID-19. In Mexico the infection rates are low compared to the USA and other countries. Businesses in Mexico have gone through certification from the health authorities for reopening. Riviera Maya is taking your health and safety a very serious matter. All risks of infection are minimal.
Q: Will I need to wear a mask while I’m in Playa del Carmen, Tulum or Riviera Maya? Or on the airplane?
A: No. Masks are not required Playa del Carmen, Tulum or Riviera Maya. Social distancing guidelines and strict sanitizing protocols are being followed. Masks and gloves are worn by most workers. Such as people handling food. Keeping you safe and healthy is of the highest priority. We advise buying a mask and taking it with you. Wearing a mask on the airplane maybe required due to individual airline regulations. Wearing a mask in Playa del Carmen will not be enforced.
Q: Will there be hand sanitizer available?
A: Yes, all businesses are required to provide hand sanitizer for you. We recommend you bring your own hand sanitizers too.
Q: Are there other things I should think to bring with me?
A: Bring what you usually bring. Things such as a hat, sunglasses, swimwear, biodegradable sunscreen. Try boost your immune system with Vitamins.
Statistics of Quintana Roo with active cases by COVID-19
Confirmed cases: 2,659
Last update: 2020-06-22 | 12:00 horas
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IMPORTANT WARNING FROM MEXICO MINISTRY OF HEALTH:
For Novel coronavirus COVID-19
If you were in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Iran or Singapore, watch your health. Do not self-medicate, call 800-0044-800 to guide you and notify to health personnel about your travel history. You will be attended by trained personnel of the Ministry of Health.
Summary of 5 things to Help Avoid Getting COVID-19
- Wash your hands thoroughly all day.
- Maintain social distance with others. Make sure you maintain a 1-meter distance between yourself and anyone else who is coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, noses, and mouth. If your hands are contaminated, they can spread the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose when cough or sneeze. Make sure to continue to wash your hands. Soap disables the COVID-19 virus.
- Seek medical attention early. If you have difficulty breathing seek medical assistance. Stay home if you feel sick.
BASIC PROTECTION MEASURES AGAINST THE NEW CORONAVIRUS
It is important to strengthen the practice of actions for health care and avoid the spread of respiratory diseases.
1) Wash your hands frequently
Wash your hands with soap and water or use 70% alcohol-based gel.
Why? Proper hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many diseases, from a common cold or cold, to more serious illnesses such as influenza, meningitis, bronchiolitis, flu, hepatitis A, and many types of diarrhea. Doing so kills the virus if it is on your hands.
2) Take hygiene measures
When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your elbow flexed or with a tissue. Throw the tissue away immediately and wash your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water.
Why? Covering the mouth and nose during a cough or sneeze prevents the spread of germs and viruses. If you sneeze or cough with your hands, you can contaminate the objects or people you touch.
3) Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Why? The hands touch many surfaces that may be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.
4) If you have fever, cough and shortness of breath, get medical attention in time
Call the phone 800 832 9198 / 800 004 4800 and contact your doctor if you have traveled to China, Hong Kong, Korea South, Japan, Italy, Iran and Singapore, where outbreaks of COVID-19 have occurred, or if you have had close contact with someone who has traveled from China and has respiratory symptoms.
Why? Whenever you have a fever, cough, and shortness of breath, it is important to seek medical attention immediately, as these symptoms may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Respiratory symptoms with fever can have various causes, and depending on your travel history and personal circumstances, COVID-19 may be one of them.
5) If you have mild respiratory symptoms, but have not traveled to China
If you have mild respiratory symptoms and have no history of travel to or within China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Iran and Singapore, carry out hand and hygiene measures. And if possible, stay home until you recover if you have respiratory ailments and see a doctor if any of the symptoms appear (fever over 38 ° C, headache, sore throat, runny nose, etc.)
Why? When someone with a respiratory illness, such as COVID-19 infection, coughs or sneezes, they project small droplets that contain the virus. If you are in a public place, you can spread it to others who inhale the virus. That is why staying at home helps protect the health of the community by preventing the spread of the virus.
6) Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects of common use in houses, offices, closed places, transport, meeting centers, etc.
Why? Cleaning and disinfection are part of a broad approach to prevent infectious diseases. Helps decrease the spread of disease-causing agents. Cleaning removes germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces or objects. Disinfection kills germs on surfaces or objects. By killing germs on the surface after cleaning, you can further decrease the risk of spreading the disease.
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