Riviera Nayarit begins phase of reopening of tourism sector

21/06/2020

Riviera Nayarit declares itself ready to welcome national and international travelers, complying with the protocols and health measures established by the state authorities.

Riviera Nayarit begins reopening its tourism sector after the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Municipality
Riviera Nayarit begins reopening its tourism sector after the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Municipality

As of that date hotels, restaurants and various businesses in the sector at the Mexican Pacific Treasury have been authorized to resume their activities, as long as they comply with the protocols and health measures established by state authorities, operating at a 30% capacity to guarantee a safe social distance, within the properties or establishments.

In recent months, the Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Convention Bureau has worked closely with the Nayarit state authorities to establish the relevant safety regulations to guarantee free spaces for Covid-19 and to be able to reopen with confidence.

During the month of May, we had the opportunity to share with all our business partners in the destination the Riviera Nayarit Wellness and Best Tourism Practices Guide, which proudly allowed us to be part of the select group of destinations in the world by being recognized with the World Travel and Tourism Council's (WTTC) Secure Travel Seal. This distinction is given to destinations and hotels around the world that have adopted the health and hygiene protocols recommended by the WTTC', said Marc Murphy, general director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, OVC.

Obtaining the Seal, -he added- is a testimony of the commitment that the Pacific Treasury has to raise its health and safety standards and to generate consumer confidence in being able to enjoy a safe destination.

Safe Travel Seal

It is important to point out that while some hotels and services in the tourism sector will begin to open their doors, others will do so in the coming weeks, considering a gradual opening to go in line with what has been established by the authorities.

Although hotels, including swimming pools, restaurants, and common areas are open, certain services and amenities such as gyms and spas may be closed or operating with limited capacity.

Activities such as excursions, golf courses, and bars will not be part of this first stage and will open gradually over the next few days and weeks.

The Riviera Nayarit was awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council's Seal of Safe Travel.

Air connectivity to the destination, through the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR), is gradually being re-established with flights by Aeromexico, Interjet, Volaris, Vive Aerobus, and TAR airlines.

The airport has implemented safety and health measures and protocols for the benefit of travelers, including temperature monitoring of all passenger arrivals and departures using thermal imaging cameras.