*The Mexican Caribbean remains committed to protecting the health of residents, workers, suppliers, and tourists, and preventing the spread of COVID-19
*Closing the year with the arrival of over 12 million tourists, Quintana Roo has increased tourism numbers by 83% when compared to 2019
Cancun, Quintana Roo, December 29th, 2021. – Quintana Roo has developed and maintained a series of sanitary programs and protocols to ensure the wellbeing of residents, workers, suppliers, and tourists and prevent the spread of COVID- 19. By the end of 2021, the destination has achieved 1,224 certifications in Health Protection and Prevention in Tourism Facilities, with 90,800 hours of online training and 4,540 graduates, reflecting the co-responsibility level of the tourism sector.
Furthermore, the Quintana Roo Ministry of Health has enforced different protection measures such as vaccination. As of December 2021, 96 percent of the population over 18 years has been vaccinated. The equitable access to medical care and the expansion of hospital capacity to ensure everyone receives care has resulted in a hospital occupancy rate of only 2 percent.
With continued monitoring of the COVID-19 variants, we have maintained all the practices to prevent transmission, such as the correct use of masks, social distancing, ventilation of closed spaces, and vaccination schedules.
This, in addition to the coordinated efforts of all government entities and society, has resulted in an 83% recovery of tourism activity compared to 2019, closing this 2021 with the arrival of over 12 million tourists.
Maintaining and evolving our protocols and guidelines has made it possible to keep the destination’s economic recovery. Air traffic at Cancun’s international airport is evidence of the above, surpassing twice the record of more than 600 flights scheduled so far in the month of December. According to ForwardKeys, Cancun is ranked second in the world’s top 20 most visited tourist destinations, behind Dubai.
“We will continue coordinating with the entire sector to keep health protection and prevention measures, maintaining our position as a safe and reliable destination,” said State Tourism Secretary Official, Aguilar Becerril.