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Quintana Roo Finally Deemed A Low-Risk ‘Green Zone’

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It’s with joy that for the first time since the global Covid-19 pandemic started, we get to share the wonderful news that the whole state of Quintana Roo has been given an epidemiological green light.

Starting November 1st, 2021 until at least the 7th, the entire state of Quintana Roo has officially been deemed to have an epidemiological green light. Governor Carlos Joaquín announced this great news on Thursday (10/28).

Since the global pandemic struck and tourism was shut down, Covid-19 transmissions and risks in Mexico have been broken down into regions and then given one of three epidemiological light statuses in correlation to the risk levels in the area. Regions were either deemed Orange, Yellow, or Green.

Over the last 20 months, the light status has gone back and forth which has caused many disruptions and changes with tourism and the overall economy. While the state was in the ‘orange’ and ‘yellow’ light status, businesses had to work with many capacity restrictions, and the whole general public needed to be more mindful of mobility restrictions as well as mask use in all public spaces. (On top of facing the ongoing changes and ‘new norms’ that this pandemic brought on for everyone.)

With this improvement to a ‘green light status’, operations and activities can open up even more – bringing back even more normalcy to life in Quintana Roo.

Even though the transmission risks have been deemed ‘low’, it is still encouraged that the public still take precautionary measures as this change in status doesn’t mean that the pandemic has gone away.

Just like Governor Carlos Joaquín reminded everyone when the epidemiological light went green in Cancun on October 11th, 2021, “moving to green does not mean the pandemic has ended, only that the contagion curve has decreased.”

This ease in restrictions looks like:

  • Businesses and tourist attractions like resturaunts, hotels, golf courses etc, can operate at 80% capacity
  • No more mobility restrictions
  • Nightclubs can operate at 50% capacity
  • Casinos can operate at 60% capacity
  • Masks are still reccomended in enclosed public spaces
  • Masks are still mandatory on public transit

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