Coronavirus in Cabo San Lucas | Everything You Need To Know
Coronavirus - Cabo San Lucas
Last Updated: September 21st, 2020
On this page we bring you the latest updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos area of Mexico.
This page is intended to help tourists and visitors to Cabo to understand what to expect when you visit, including hotel reoppening dates, safety and health protocols, entry requirements, what is open and what is still closed, and of course COVID-19 FAQs, statistics and recommendations to help you have a safe and fun visit to Cabo San Lucas.
Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and Los Cabos are open for tourists.
Cabo San Lucas has been certified by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) as a Safe Destination, and have already reopened to international tourism.
Note: The phased reopening of Los Cabos started on June 15th, with the reopening of hotels, beaches, sportfishing, transportation, restaurants and tours and activities. Most hotels are now reopen with new health and hygiene protocols in place, the beaches are open, and more businesses are reopening every day.
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Cabo San Lucas Coronavirus Latest Updates
Population: 287,000 | Active Cases: 127
Source: Official Baja California Sur State Communication
Date Recorded: July 13th
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All activities must be certified by the health authorities as meeting the new anti-COVID protocols to reopen.
What about Fishing?Sports Fishing is allowed in Cabo San Lucas, following the proper sanitary protocols. However, the rest of port activities are, in the meantime, not allowed.
We are open 7 days a week to assist you, and are currently accepting bookings for all activities and transportation for June travel dates and beyond. You can Contact Us to help with your reservations.
Cruise Ship Schedules & Reopening, Cabo San Lucas 2020—
While the cruise ship port of Cabo San Lucas have reopened, cruise ship season in Cabo is already over, and even on normal years we only see a weekly visit from Carnival until September with an occasional visit from another cruise line like Oceania Insignia. For this reason we shouldn't really see that much difference in the cruise passenger traffic during the relatively cruise-free summer season. However there are some changes due to COVID-19 and restrictions by the CDC in the US:
Carnival Panorama's weekly visits have been postponed until October 1st.
Oceania Insignia is scheduled for October.
All other cruises are still on schedule to resume on schedule in September as normal.
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Q: Is there Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cabo San Lucas?
A: While infection rates are low compared to most areas in the US, nowhere in the world is completely free of COVID-19. In an area with a population of over 287,000 Cabo San Lucas currently has 102 active cases of COVID-19 that are in quarantine or being treated, and 2175 people have recovered since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to the health department statistics. Visit Official State Source Here.
Q: Is it safe to visit Los Cabos right now with the Coronavirus?
A: While nowhere is completely free of coronavirus in this day and age, infection rates are low compared to the US, and all businesses must be certified by the health authorities as having met strict health protocols before being allowed to reopen. Cabo San Lucas is taking your health and safety very seriously and is already the first destination in the Americas to be certified as a "Safe Destination" by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).
Q: Will I need to wear a mask while I'm in Cabo? Or on the airplane?
A: As in other countries right now including the U.S. and Canada, masks should be worn at times where social distancing is not available, for example in public areas where you will be walking or standing near other people than your family, such as airports, grocery stores, public transportation, or on airplanes. However you won't need to wear a mask if you are in a private area where social distancing is available, such as at your hotel, at the beach, on a guided tour or excursion, or while dining at a restaurant.
The staff will wear masks and gloves, including cleaners and restaurant workers, to keep you as safe and healthy as possible. You will want to Buy Masks Hand Sanitizer to bring with you on your trip, but these will also be provided for you at your hotel or other locations if you forget them in your hotel room. The idea is to keep everyone as safe as possible, while at the same time not detracting from your vacation experience and making sure you have a great time.
Q: Will there be hand sanitizer available?
A: Yes, all businesses are required to provide hand sanitizer and you will have it in your hotel room. However, we still recommend you bring your own to use along the way, which you can buy online from shops like Sustainable Travel Store, ZSkin or Germproof.
Q: Are there other things I should think to bring with me?
If you will be doing water activities we always recommend to bring a Rash Guard or Wet-Shirt to protect you from the sun and protect the environment, and you may wish to bring your own Snorkeling Gear, though it will be provided for you fully sanitized on our tours if you don't.
Q: Is the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) Open?
A: Yes. It is open to international and domestic flights following all the health protocols.
Q: Does the US have travel restrictions for international travel?
A: Not to Mexico. Airlines have been flying between the US and Mexico continuously. There is a restriction on land border crossings through September 21st, but this does not affect air travel.
Q: Will I need to wear a mask at the airport?
A: You should plan to wear a mask at the airport, and on the flight, since these are public places where limited social distancing is available. You will want to Buy a Mask and a travel-size bottle of Hand Sanitizer to bring with you on your trip.
Q: Will they be testing at the airport?
A: When you arrive you will be quickly screened for symptoms. If you don't show symptoms, you will continue on to your Airport Transfer as normal. If you do show symptoms, you may be asked to undergo an extra screening which may include a rapid test just to make sure you are not contagious. If it is positive, you will receive guidance from a medical professional as to how to proceed.
Q: Will I need to quarantine?
A: Mexico has no requirements for quarantine on arrival or departure. If the unlikely event that you are symptomatic and test positive, you may be asked to self-quarantine at home or at your hotel. You can check with your airline to see if your home country has any requirements.
Q: What should I do to make sure I don't have any issues on my trip?
A: To make your travel go as smoothly as possible, we recommend you do a self-check for symptoms a day or two before you go to the airport, and also before you leave for your flight. If you have symptoms, go to the doctor and get tested. That way if you're positive, you can reschedule your trip and stay safe at home, and if you're negative you can bring your certificate with you on your trip.
You will be screened for symptoms upon arrival, but it is very unlikely that you would develop symptoms in a few hours while on the flight, so this will make sure you don't have any issues and can go on about enjoying your vacation.
Q: Are hotels in Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos area open right now?
A: Yes, many hotels opened on June 15th. Some others will reopen gradually the upcoming months. You can check more details on the hotels section above.
All of them are following over 150 strict health protocols to provide you with a safe and relaxing environment.
Q: Are villas and vacation rentals in open in Cabo?
A: Villas, Air B&B, vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts are operating under the same protocols as hotels. They must also be certified by the health authorities to be complying with the health protocols.
Q: Will all the facilities at my hotel be available like normal? Will the bars and restaurants and spa be open?
A: Generally yes. All expected services and facilities will be available at all hotels. Expanded health protocols will be in place for the safety and health of both you and the hotel employees, but you will be able to enjoy your hotel in the way you would expect.
Q: Won't it be crowded at my hotel? I'm worried about social distancing.
A: No. Hotels will be opening only to partial capacity in order to preserve social distancing, and by nature most hotels in Cabo are relatively small and most of the area is quite spread out.
Q: Are you open?
A: Yes. We are working remotely and ready to serve you 7 days a week from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (MDT) with any questions you have. We are accepting bookings for all our Activities for travel dates in June and onward.
Q: Will all your tours and activities be running when I arrive?
A: Yes. Tours and activities resumed on June 15th, including fishing and water activities. However due to reduced volume, we strongly recommend to book well in advance of your tour date because if there are already bookings, then we can know there will be enough people to run that tour.
If everyone waits until the last minute, then it may be difficult for the tour operators to run some tours just because they didn't prepare staff and equipment since they thought they didn't have bookings that day.
Some tours that normally operate on a shared basis may be offered only on a private basis if demand isn't there, but most likely everything will be available, we just ask that you be flexible and patient in consideration of the situation.
Q: Will I be able to go snorkeling or go on a boat tour while I'm in Cabo?
A: Yes, just with less people on the tours than in other times, which is actually pretty nice
Q: Are golf courses in Cabo San Lucas open?
A: They will be open when you arrive in June.
Q: Can I cancel and get a refund if I can't visit due to Coronavirus?
A: Yes. We hope you will be able to change your date, in which case this is always free of charge. If not, then yes if COVID-19 disrupts your vacation plans you can cancel and receive a refund.
Q: Will I be able to bring a group or plan an event in Cabo this summer?
A: Yes. Cabo has special protocols in place to be able to accommodate groups and events such as weddings, including group tours and activities. Our Groups Team is here 7 days a week to advise you and help you set up your event. Even if you're not visiting this summer, you can still start planning to have that dream destination event in Cabo that you've been wishing for.
Q: Will the Bisbee's Fishing Tournament still be held?
A: Yes. The Bisbee's is still on. Better start practicing, the fishing will be extra great this summer after two months of no fishing! See our Fishing Trips.
Q: Are restaurants and bars open in Cabo San Lucas?
A: Over 1,600 restaurants are already certified and operating. The remaining restaurants will continue to reopen as soon as they are in full compliance with the new safety and hygiene protocols including social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be available at the door.
Bars, night clubs and casinos are still closed except for those at your hotel that meet the current social distancing protocols. They will reopen at a future date depending on health protocols.
Q: Will I need to wear a mask while eating at a restaurant?
A: No. The restaurants are set up for social distancing, so you can relax and enjoy your meal with your family as normal. However as at home, you should put on Your Mask when walking by other people, such as when entering or leaving the restaurant or getting up to go to the bathroom, just in case.
Any questions we didn't answer? Contact Us and we're happy to help make this a great vacation experience for you in Cabo.