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Do you want to travel to Mexico but don’t know if it is a safe place? 

Mexico is very rich in culture, gastronomy, and magical places. Still, many people think it is a very unsafe place to travel. The reality is that Mexico is not dangerous in its entirety. Some states have a high security index and others that do not, here we are going to show you the states that you can travel safely and those that are not, and we are going to give you some tips to make you feel comfortable in your visit to Mexico. 


Can I travel safety to Mexico in Pandemic? 

Do you want to travel to Mexico but don’t know if it is possible to do so during a pandemic? The answer is yes, yes it is possible, Mexico is one of the few countries that has not closed borders, so if you want to know its fantastic culture, its turquoise beaches, and its delicious food, here we leave you everything you need to know to travel safely and know the restrictions about COVID-19, our recommendations and a list of beautiful places to visit.

Security measures in Mexico in times of pandemic:

All travelers, including international travelers, can enter Mexico without any problem. Unlike other countries, Mexico does not ask for PCR testing or 15-day quarantine, and the only conditions are as follows:

           All travelers must complete a health declaration form and scan the QR code generated upon arrival.              Some hotels and accommodation providers will ask you to complete a health questionnaire prior to check-in.                      If you are asked for a PCR test upon your return to your home country, free testing is available at health kiosks.                    Travelers arriving at Mexican airports may be subject to health checks, including temperature checks. Those showing symptoms may be subject to further health checks and/or quarantine.


Safe places to travel: 

Mexico is full of fantastic places to visit, there is too much to see, the best of Mexico is in its beaches with turquoise water, in its culture and in its varied and delicious gastronomy, but here we are going to leave you safe and beautiful places for you to visit. 



  1.    San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas  

The city of San Cristobal de las Casas is ranked as one of the best in terms of tourism, here you can enjoy its museums, its impressive architecture, its history, and its magical places to visit, from walking through downtown to enjoying the fantastic view that gives you the Sumidero Canyon.

What else is there to see? 

·Without a doubt, you must go into the Lacandon Jungle and connect with nature.

·Visit the 3 Tzimoleras, fall in love with these turquoise waterfalls.

·Enjoy the scenery offered by the Sumidero Canyon.

  1.    Campeche   

Campeche is a spotless and quiet place. It is characterized for being a colonial city of baroque style, declared a World Heritage Site.

It has at least 17 archeological sites, such as Calakmul, one of the largest Mayan cities in the world.

What else can I see? 

·Enjoy a walk through the Christopher Columbus Caves. This place is sacred, and today offerings are still made to the ‘caretakers of the mountain.’ 

·Visit the Craft Workshops, learn about their facilities and the stories that people have to tell, and you can also make your crafts!

·Take a boat tour around Isla Valor. You can enjoy the nature that surrounds you, like mangroves, where birds spend their time resting.


  1.    Yucatán   

Yucatan is rich in its turquoise seas and its famous Yucatecan food. It is essential to mention that Yucatan was one of the first states to receive the ‘Safe Travel’ seal, thanks to the low rate of infection by COVID-19 nationwide.

More to know: 

·Be impressed with Las Coloradas. It is a lagoon that gets a pink color thanks to the abundance of salt deposits in the water.

·Connect with nature in Belilula, a place where you can do Glamping, meet and experience activities out of the ordinary.

·Swim in the Yokdzonot Cenote and enjoy its crystalline waters.


  1.    Oaxaca  

For many, Oaxaca is a place full of nature and culture, like Yucatan, Oaxaca has the ‘Safe Travel’ seal, which makes it a place where you can enjoy your vacation without worrying about anything, especially the pandemic.

What else can I see? 

·Be part of saving sea turtles in La Escobilla and help the conservation of these fantastic animals.

·Get to know El Almacén, a place that belongs to the Mixtec culture, where they develop pulque and a great variety of dishes with fruits of the region.

·Visit the Copalita River, where you can do activities such as kayaking or rafting.

  1.    Quintana Roo  

Quintana Roo is known as one of the most touristic places in Mexico. You can make a quiet family trip or go on a trip with your friends; in Quintana Roo, you can enjoy the beautiful beaches offered by the islands of Cozumel, Cancun, Costa Maya, and Bacalar.

What else to visit:

·You can’t miss diving in the Dos Ojos cenote, a magical place with crystalline waters.

·If you like strong emotions, you have to go on a Whale Shark Tour.

·This freshwater paradise is home to the largest group of stromatolites in the world. Stromatolites are the oldest forms of life and the first to create oxygen. 

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What you should know about safety measures by COVID-19 in the regions mentioned above: 

·Use of mouth covers (in places such as restaurants, bars, if you can take them off at the time of consumption).

·Take your temperature in every place you go.

·Always carry antibacterial gel

·Keep a safe distance from restaurants, movie theaters, beaches, museums, etc.


Tips to feel safe: 

Always check where you are, your location.            

If you go out at night, avoid walking in lonely areas.              

Always look around you.              

Don’t show too many things of value such as jewelry, cell phones, money, etc.              

Look for people you can trust to go out with so you are not alone.            

Use the translator to learn some Spanish words that can help you in case you get lost.


Our Recommendations: 

So that you can travel to Mexico and feel a little more familiar, we want to give you recommendations on what you can eat, which places to visit and also which ones not to visit. One or another tip to keep your stomach healthy.


What to eat?

One of the biggest attractions of Mexico is its delicious food. Here we leave you a list of recommendations that you can not miss when visiting this country:

·The famous tacos, the best of all, is that you can find them in every corner in any place you visit, and there is a great variety: pastor, steak, suadero, carnitas, cochinita pibil, etc.

·In Yucatan, we recommend you try the salbutes, panuchos, and the delicious cochinita pibil.

·Something you can’t miss is the Tlayudas in Oaxaca. This dish is about a corn tortilla, crispy and of a considerably large size, filled with different ingredients, such as meat, cheese, avocado, chicken. You order it to your liking.

·Mole is one of the traditional dishes in Mexico. This dish can be found in many places and in different presentations, but one of the best known is the mole poblano.

·One of the most popular dishes that you will see people eating at breakfast time is chilaquiles, delicious tortilla chips dipped in green or red sauce, which are usually accompanied by ingredients such as cheese, onion, cream, meat, or chicken.


Tips to avoid the famous ‘Montezuma’s Revenge’ (this is the name given to the stomach problems that some travelers who visit Mexico tend to have): 

·Eat in appropriate establishments and avoid street stalls.

·Don’t drink tap water

·Get used to spicy food little by little. If you don’t get used to it, you can order many dishes without sauce.



What not to visit? 

The places we recommend you not to visit for the moment because of the insecurity and violence are: Sinaloa, Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, and Tamaulipas, as they are listed by the U.S. State Department as a Level 4 risk, although if you want to go the only thing you should keep in mind to stay safe is:

           Do not display high-value items such as jewelry, cameras, cell phones, etc.              Do not talk to strangers about your economic capacity.              Avoid lonely areas at night.              When paying by credit card, check that the charge is correct.



Finally, you will realize that Mexico is safe to travel to, but as everywhere, you should always take precautions. With Rutopía, you will be able to have personalized help to travel. Request your trip now





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