Nayarit will not open its beaches this Monday, June 15th

15/06/2020

Although initially scheduled to reopen on June 15, Nayarit's beaches, rivers, and lagoons, the state government announced that there will be no reopening of these sites due to the increase in Covid-19 infections that keep the entity at the red light of epidemiological risk.

Nayarit beaches
Nayarit beaches

"As of June 15, the hotels will be able to open at 30%, however, due to the recommendations of the Federal Health Secretariat, it was agreed that the beaches, rivers, and lagoons will remain closed in our state, until the traffic light of contagion allows it," rectified Governor Antonio Echevarria Garcia.

State Tourism Secretary Antonio Riojas Melendez said that safety and hygiene protocols were approved to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the area between Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, and Banderas Bay, Nayarit; however, the state's beaches will remain closed because the state is registered at a red light on the federal government's epidemiological map.

"We attach the work of those who today contribute their experience and knowledge so that the protocols that will be implemented in the tourist destinations on the coasts of Nayarit and Jalisco are standardized and the sanitary measures do not present contradictions or gaps in their interpretation that make impossible the primary objective, to guarantee a safe and clean area for tourists but also for hotel workers," he stated.

He also explained that the necessary measures will be taken to attend to visitors in the area, without generating confusion, since he clarified that the measurement of risk is not municipal so Nayarit must maintain stricter measures than the localities - or in particular beaches - that the neighboring state.

"Starting Monday, June 15, Nayarit will open all lodging units such as hotels, motels, bungalows, campsites, villas, guest houses, hostels, cabins, condominiums, hostels, trailer parks, among others, which will be able to operate with 30% of their capacity, allowing the use of some common areas with strict adherence to the instructions of the federal government and to the situation it has in Nayarit in particular, since it is currently at a red light on the epidemiological map," said Riojas Meléndez.

It should be noted that the swimming pools installed inside the hotels will also be able to function, although with the corresponding sanitary measures and an agreed percentage of occupancy.