Updated: May 22, 2020
Learn all you need to know about traveling to Cabo post Coronavirus
Top 5 Concerns Answered Regarding Traveling to Cabo following Quarantine
Ready to set off to paradise?
Parts of Mexico will begin opening in June with Cabo now set to reopen to tourism June 22.
If you are looking to plan your first post-coronavirus trip, here is how Cabo is planning their tourism roll-out...
Phase 1 (June) — Limited travel; focused on implementing new health and safety standards.
Phase 2 (July) — International terminal (Terminal 2) opening. Prior to all flights will come in through Terminal 1.
Phase 3 (August to September) — Slowly increasing national and international flights.
Phase 4 (October to December) — 60 percent of bookings projected to come back by year end.
Phase 5 (Q1 of 2021) — 60 percent flight connections projected to be restored with 80 percent of bookings estimated to come back.
Now let's get into Everything You Need to Know to plan your Post Coronavirus Cabo Vacation.
The following airlines are now operating flights into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD).
Alaska Airlines: from Los Angeles (LAX)
American Airlines: from Dallas (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), or Phoenix (PHX)
Delta/AeroMexico: from Mexico City (MEX)
VivaAerobus: from Mexico City (MEX)
Volaris: from Tijuana (TIJ), Guadalajara (GDL), or Mexico City (MEX).
With airlines below set to resume services soon...
Southwest Airlines: June 7th
Spirit Airlines: July 5th
Sun Country Airlines: July 1st
Sunwing: June 26th
United Airlines: June 4th
2. Airport Transfers:
Airport Shuttles, Transfers and Taxi will also be operating, so transportation to your hotel should not be problem.
I would recommend scheduling your shuttle ahead of time as shuttles will not be taking their normal capacities.
To accommodate the lift on the travel ban, hotels will be opening as early as June 1st. Below are details on new hotel guidelines and the roll-out schedule for popular hotel openings.
Hotels will not open to full capacity so they can ensure proper social distancing measures will be in place for guests and staff.
Services, facilities and amenities; such as pools, spas, gyms, restaurants and bars are expected to be open. There will be extra health and cleaning protocols in place to ensure the safety and health of both guest and staff. Please contact hotel directly for specifics on what this entails for each hotel.
Cabo Hotels Reopening Schedule:
Reopening June 1st
AR Luxury Suites
Cabo Country Club
Casa Costa Azul
Casa del Mar
City Express Plus
Grand Solmar Land’s End
Hard Rock Hotel
Hilton Los Cabos
Hotel del Angel
Hotel Dos Mares
Hotel El Ganzo
Hotel J y M
Hotel Santa Fe
La Marina Inn
Las Ventanas al Paraiso
Le Blanc Spa Resort
Mar de Cortez
Mar del Cabo
Mirador del Cabo
Montage Los Cabos
One & Only Palmilla
Paradisus Los Cabos
Plaza Los Arcos
Quinta del Sol
Riu Santa Fe
Seven Crown Express
Tesoro Los Cabos
Villa del Palmar
Westin Los Cabos
Reopening June 8th
Pueblo Bonito Pacifica
Pueblo Bonito Rose
Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach
Pueblo Bonito Montecristo Estates
Reopening June 10th
Sheraton Hacienda del Mar
The Cape, A Thompson Hotel
Reopening June 16th
Reopening June 18th
Reflect Krystal Los Cabos
Reopening July 1st
Barcelo Gran Faro Los Cabos
Breathless Cabo San Lucas
Casa del Mar
Dreams Los Cabos
Secrets Puerto Los Cabos
Sirena del Mar
Viceroy Los Cabos
Villa del Arco
Zadun, A Ritz Carlton Reserve
4. Offsite Attractions
Restaurant, Bars and Shops
Most local businesses will be open, while limiting their capacity to maintain social distancing guidelines. They have also incorporated new protocols for safe hygiene measures.
Masks are not mandatory once in Cabo but you will need to bring a mask for the flight.
Many airlines will require masks for flying, and some workers around the city may be expected to wear masks and gloves depending on the services provided. However, guests are not expected to have to wear masks while practicing social distancing standards.
Most local courses will be open and will also be sanitizing rental equipment more thoroughly.
Excursions; Water Sports, Snorkeling, Motor Carts, etc.
Many excursion trips and activities will resume but they are recommending you book in advance since they need to plan accordingly due to new capacity guidelines.
5. Cancellation Policies
Most airlines have waived fees for re-bookings required due Coronavirus concerns, however not all are offering refunds. Instead, if you need to cancel your flight, most airlines will provide vouchers towards future travel versus money back. However, as airlines start increasing their schedules with travel bans being lifted, I recommend checking the cancellation policies before booking, as these policies are changing daily.
Now that hotels are opening up, many are offering great prices. Although, with many of these outstanding promotions, hotels are making these deals non-refundable. Some hotels are still offering 24-hour cancellation policies. But since these policies vary by hotel and can change by the day, I would recommend reading all the fine print or calling to confirm their policies before booking.
Now that you know what is happening for Cabo San Lucas travel, check out my recommendations on what you can do while you're there.
Read more here on: What Can Still Enjoy & What I Recommend Doing on Your Cabo Trip.
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