Mazatlan coronavirus update: beaches and hotels reopen

As of today, the total of Mazatlan coronavirus cases stands at 1,492 infected persons and 170 deaths. There are 67 active ongoing Covid-19 cases and 927 patients recovered.

The more than 9,000 rooms available in the port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, are ready to restart operations under the 'New Normal'. The Secretariat of Tourism of Sinaloa and hotel managers, guarantee security for visitors from this July 1st, as economic and tourism activities begin.

Within the program to be implemented, a large number of tourists are expected and it was emphasized that there is nothing improvised. Within the sites with great capacity of people, are located hotels, motels, cabins, restaurants, spas, centers, watercourses, golf, shopping centers, and cinemas.

The state of Sinaloa has a hotel capacity of more than 14 thousand rooms available, of which 64% are in Mazatlan with more than 9 thousand rooms.

Coronavirus: preventive measures

Tourists are going to find some adjustments in the tourist operation of the destination, however, the beaches, attractions, gastronomy, and beauty of Mazatlan remain the same. Mazatlán has made a strategic alliance with an international certification company that has audited the protocols that have been determined for the "new normal" for tourism service providers.

Mazatlan's highest priority will continue to be to offer unique vacation experiences and safety to citizens, employees, and visitors. Among the measures that will be taken this holiday season are the mandatory use of the mask, even on the beach, which can only be removed when food is consumed or in the room.

The swimming pools will only be able to have 40 percent of capacity and with a healthy distance of the furniture. On the beach, there must be a healthy distance of at least 1.80 meters (6 feet). In the elevators, only four people may use and the places will be marked.

Mazatlan coronavirus cases
Mazatlan coronavirus cases

Luggage will have to be disinfected before entering the lobby and there will be no business center or meeting room service. Restaurants will only accept 40 percent of their capacity, but bars will remain closed.

Also, the reopening for establishments with access only by public roads and with a schedule from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 16:00. At this stage, they have considered businesses with sales of clothing in general, footwear, jewelry, cosmetics, opticians, pawnshops, and home appliances and household items.

In markets and supermarkets, the measures of a 50 percent capacity, one person per family, should be kept, prohibiting the entrance of groups or accompanying persons, as well as the application of the healthy distance.

Mazatlan coronavirus update (trend line). Data: Ministry of Health
Mazatlan coronavirus update (trend line). Data: Ministry of Health

The use of public parks and squares will be on an individual basis, with a maximum occupation of 25 percent, and only for physical and recreational activities.

In the return to the "new normal", the general dispositions of staying at home, healthy distance, the correct use of mouth guards everywhere, inspection of establishments and the application of sanctions, and the closing of commercial plazas continue. The above provisions are subject to future modifications, as required.

Mazatlan Airport gets coronavirus health certificate

Mazatlan International Airport "Rafael Buelna", complies with all sanitary measures for its operation, said the administrator, Victor Vladimir Ramirez del Angel. The airport took advantage of this paralysis due to the pandemic to carry out all the measures for international and national certification, in order to receive passengers and employees safely.

The airports maintain international standards, and in the case of Mazatlan is not exempt from it, in that sense have been prepared since day one of the health emergency with different procedures and actions to regain the confidence of users, passengers, and employees, and to ensure that we comply with all health measures.

The measures have been carried out with protocols that the federal government, through the Secretary of Tourism, has indicated as special measures for the transportation service, and that range from signaling, healthy distance, protective panels for the care of passengers and collaborators.

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