Earlier this month, the U.S. State Department updated its Travel Advisory system by expanding its list of “Level 4: Do Not Travel” to include about 80% of countries worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including Mexico.
This update does not imply a reassessment of current health situations in the countries but is an adjustment in the State Department’s Travel Advisory system to better align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This update is not a travel restriction, and the state of Nayarit most recently upgraded to green in Mexico’s “Traffic Light” COVID-19 monitoring system, which reflects the great improvement in the management of the virus in the destination. Due to this upgrade to green, all businesses and organizations are now operating at 70%, including hotels, beaches and tours.
“We are proud of the progress made in the destination in regard to the management of containing the virus,” said Marc Murphy, managing director for the Riviera Nayarit CVB.
“We want to reassure travelers that their wellbeing, health and safety remains our top priority and all rigorous safety measures are in place to do so,” Murphy added.
As one of the first destinations to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel Stamp, Riviera Nayarit is well-prepared to safely welcome international and domestic travelers. Riviera Nayarit’s hospitality industry worked diligently and quickly to implement the new standard sanitation protocols that follows recommendations from international organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and in close collaboration with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Association of Cruise Lines (CLIA).
Air connectivity from the United States and Canada to Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) flights are at an uptick, with increased routes most recently announced from American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, Swoop Airlines, WestJet, Spirit, Frontier, and more.