Business meetings to make a comeback at 30% capacity

No word on when social events such as weddings, baptisms and quinceañeras will be allowed to return

Yucatan's secretary general and industry representatives discuss plans to responsibly reactivate the economy. Photo: File
Yucatan’s secretary general and industry representatives discuss plans to responsibly reactivate the economy. Photo: File

Haciendas, hotels and events facilities in Yucatán are set to begin hosting some events again in March.

Government officials and industry representatives met Tuesday to discuss the details.

Business meetings and small conventions will be allowed, but weddings, baptisms and quinceañeras are still off the table. 

Attendance at all events is to be capped at 30% of each venue’s maximum capacity. Each event must not exceed four hours and alcohol can not be served. 

Event organizers are to be required to register all gatherings on the state’s economic reactivation web portal. It is also obligatory to fill out a health verification form and deliver it to the offices of the state health authority. 

“Our top priority in Yucatán is to safeguard everyone’s health and to continue reopening the economy,” said Fritz Sierra, the secretary-general of Yucatán. 

Tourism and hospitality industry representatives expressed satisfaction with the compromise but said they hoped that more and bigger events will be allowed soon, when the conditions are right. 

Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway.