COVID: Yucatán and Campeche are exceptions to US travel alert 

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A US government coronavirus advisory on the risks of traveling to Mexico notably omits Yucatán and Campeche from its health warning.

The Department of State set aside Yucatán and Campeche in a stern assessment of coronavirus risk.

Given the increase in COVID-19 infections in Mexico, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention launched a travel alert June 13 that includes most of Mexico for its “high” risk of coronavirus infection.

The government health agency advised travelers not to travel south of the border without being fully vaccinated.

“If you are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, avoid travel to Mexico,” the health agency said in its advisory. “Even if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, you may still be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19.” 

The United States specified that “extreme” precautions must be taken in Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Hidalgo, Mexico City, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Tlaxcala and Veracruz.

Only “normal” precautions are advised in Yucatán and Campeche.

The US already dropped testing requirements for travelers returning home.

The high season for national tourists is primed to be busy. Mérida’s tourism department reported that two weeks before the start of the summer holidays, the hotels in the state capital anticipate an 80% occupancy rate.

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