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CORONAVIRUS IN CABO SAN LUCAS


Last Updated: March 31st 2020 
 

What is the Coronavirus?

The Coronavirus or COVID-19 is an infectious illness that is currently affecting people worldwide.

The Coronavirus infection is usually mild for kids and adults. It is necessary to mention that pregnant women, persons over 60-years old, or people with chronic diseases, appear to develop serious symptoms to which we strongly advice to contact a doctor as soon as possible.


Coronavirus COVID-19 Latest Updates
Country Confirmed Cases Total Recovered
United States 164,719 5,945
Italy 101,739 14,620
Spain 94,417 19,259
China 82,276 76,204
Mexico 1094 35
Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Cabo San Lucas and Baja California Sur:11

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases

According to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University:



Coronavirus' Current Status in Mexico


According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Mexico is on Level 2 ranking alert. This rank suggests that older people, pregnant women, or people with severe health issues should postpone nonessential travel. If you are none of those, you can travel to our destination while putting in practice sanitary precautions and social distancing.

As of today, we have nine confirmed cases in Baja California Sur at Los Cabos. These have been imported by international travelers and are already in medical supervision and distanced from the community.



What is happening in Cabo regarding...


Airports & Ports —

San Jose del Cabo International Airport continues to operate with a sanitary protocol put into practice. They are currently checking temperatures to all arriving passengers to avoid sick people to enter to our destination.

However, due to the decision from the United States and Canada governments to close borders, a lot of airlines are struggling and pausing their flights to Los Cabos. Some of those are Swoop, Westjet Airlines, Air Canada, Southwest, United, Air Canada, Sunwing, TUI, Delta, Aeromexico, American, Interjet, Alaska Airlines and Volaris. They have announced cancel flights from March to late April or Mid-May.

For our customers, it is important to know that Ports have been closed and all water activities (touristic, entertainment or for sportfishing) are suspended until further notice. Read more here!

Hotels —

Occupancy rates in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are starting to decrease (about 7% now). At the moment, most hotels are still open but it has been announced that around 23 hotels will close their operations in the upcoming days. Some of them are:

  • Decameron Hotels has stopped receiving new guests, valid 3/21/20 through 5/31/20.
  • Riu Palace Baja California will be closed 3/23/20 through 4/29/20. Guests will be relocated to Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas.
On the other hand, Grupo Pueblo Bonito, Grupo Solmar y Grupo Villas del Palmar have decided to keep operations open to continue paying their employees a 100% despite the problematic scenario they are facing.


Bars & Restaurants —

Some restaurants, bars, and any other local shops remain open, putting into practice all the health guidelines to provide extra safety to their employees and customers.

Unfurtinatly, the situation is getting critical and has forced around 43 restaurant to close in town. Most restaurants and bars near Los Cabos port are closed and we expect the rest to continue with this trend.


Cruise Ships —

Cruise ship arrivals have been canceled in Mexico and specifically Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta for up to late April or May. Some of these cruises are Carinval Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard Line, Crystal Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean and others. Check out more information here.


What about Spring Break in Cabo San Lucas? Local authorities have announced that spring break activities are officially suspended and will be resumed around July 2020. If you had a tour booked with us, contact us directly by calling our Toll-Free from U.S.A. and Canada
1 (877) 834-1031 to help you with a resolution.



Read More About it in the News

Recent News Articles about Coronavirus in Mazatlan and Mexico:

03/30/2020 - 60% of Cancelations have been Rescheduled
03/30/2020 - Preventive Measures against Covid-19
03/30/2020 - 4 Cases of COVID-19 in La Paz and 9 in Los Cabos
03/29/2020 - Beach is still open in Cabo, with some Restrictions
03/26/2020 - Authorities confirm 2 more cases of Covid-19
03/25/2020 - Baja California still in Phase 1 against Covid-19
03/24/2020 - New Confirmed Cases in Baja California
03/24/2020 - Hotels closing in La Paz
03/22/2020 - Real Time Update Cabo San Lucas Cases
03/20/2020 - Covid-19 Causes 9,000 Cancellations to Cabo Hotels
03/20/2020 - US-Mexico Closes Border to Non-essential Travel
03/19/2020 - Special Health Protocols implemented in Cabo San Lucas
03/19/2020 - Restaurants & Bars Implement Health Prevention Protocols
03/19/2020 - Riu Hotels closes operations in Mexico (Spanish)
03/16/2020 - Cruise Ship Arrivals Cancelled due to Pandemic
03/15/2020 - Suspicious COVID-19 Cases turn out Negative in BCS
03/15/2020 - Spring Break and Tourism still not affected by Coronavirus



More Information On Coronavirus COVID-19

Who is being Affected?

Everyone could get the Coronavirus; the symptoms are perceived between the 2nd and the 14th day. Some complications are noticeable in elder people (ages 60 and above), pregnant women, and anyone who has a pre-existing medical condition.

The best advice we can give you is to follow the instructions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are many easy ways to protect yourself and prevent from getting sick.

What Does "Coronavirus Pandemic" Mean? When it comes to talking about pandemics, these rare diseases with a global outbreak with rapid spread along different regions. COVID-19 is spreading very fast, and we have seen cases all around the world. The virus is infecting people and spreading quickly, and cases have been detected worldwide, that's the reason why we have heard this term a lot in the last couple of weeks.


Coronavirus Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)


Q: I already have my tickets, should I postpone my trip?
A: If you are located in United States, as of March 20, 2020 and until further notice, the US-Mexican border will be closed for nonessencial travel.

If you are coming from other countries, our International Airports are open and welcoming travelers with all the necessary hygene protocols in place.

The final decision is up to you and your personal situation. We strongly promote the idea of staying safe at home; your health is the priority. However, please don't cancel your trip! Postpone it instead for when all this has passed, and you are safe to travel. Our city's tourism and people's economy depends on that. We are sure we'll be back on the waters catching that incredible trophy-fish again very soon!

Q: I already booked my fishing trip, what can I do?
A: Don't worry! We understand the current situation and if you are cancelling your trip to Cabo San Lucas, we can help you to re-schedule or postpone your activity for the upcoming months. You can call us to our TOLL-FREE for USA and Canada at 1 (877) 834-1031. We are here to assist you!

Q: I want to still go to Cabo. What are you doing locally to prevent the Coronavirus?
A: The municipality has taken several decisions to prevent an outbreak at our destination. Some of them are social distance regulations. No more than 100 people allowed in a single space. Increased table separation at restaurants. Constant streets and public transportation cleaning. Hygiene protocols at the airport and ports, among others.

As for our fleet and crew, we are still operating, but are taking important safety measures such as hand washing, cleaning and disinfection of door handles, counter surfaces, and seating in our offices and vessels more frequently. All areas have additional disinfecting wipes/sanitizer on hand. We are also instructing all employees to stay home if they have the slightest cold or flu-like symptoms.


Coronavirus Myths & Facts


Myth #1: I'm worried about the Coronavirus!
This illness is generally mild. Most cases that have shown issues are in adults over 60 years old, and/or people with a previous medical condition such as severe cardiac disease, chronic respiratory or lung conditions to mention a couple. Depending on your specific situation, take the recommended health measures and try to avoid social contact to prevent it from spreading.

Myth #2: Antibiotics prevent the COVID-19.
According to the World Health Organization, antibiotics don't work against viruses; if you feel any symptom of this sickness, the best for you is to contact a doctor for immediate assistance.

Myth #3: Coronavirus is solely a travel-related virus!
Although, most of cases have been imported from China, Italy, Spain and other countries. We have confirmed that the virus also started spreading locally from unknown sources.

At this point, social distancing is the most important measure we can take to prevent local outbreaks.

How to Protect Yourself


As you know, the way Coronavirus COVID-19 spreads is through droplets from people who carry the virus. The best way to protect yourself is to follow personal hygiene habits and advise.

Some of the things you can do include:

  • Clean your hands often
  • Practice social distancing
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces



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