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British cruise ship passenger disembarks in Progreso for medical treatment

An elderly British cruise ship passenger with flu symptoms was transferred from an offshore cruise ship to a Yucatan hospital on Monday. The Marella Explorer...

Report: Cruise ship with COVID-19 patients awaits entry into Progreso

A cruise ship with four ailing crew members – stricken by the coronavirus — is off the Yucatan coast with plans to dock in...

Quarantine ignored on the streets of Izamal

Izamal, Yucatan — Before noon on Sunday, open-air markets, supermarkets and shops were filled with shoppers, indicating a break with the stay-at-home warning from...

Fines, prison threatened for spreading COVID-19 in Yucatan

Recklessly spreading coronavirus could lead to fines and significant jail time, Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila said Sunday. "We will not allow the health of the...

Baca closes borders after neighboring city announces 3 coronavirus cases

After the three positive cases of coronavirus in Motul became known, neighboring Baca closed its borders, the city council announced Sunday. Coordinating with municipal police,...

3 coronavirus cases detected in Motul

Three new cases of COVID-19 were found in Motul, city officials announced this morning. The patients, all women, are between the ages of 20...

‘What if I overstay my tourist visa in Mexico?’

“What happens if I overstay my tourist visa?” is the question lawyers and immigration consultants are being asked. It's not like you can visit our...

‘Dry law’ to be implemented, ending liquor sales along the coast

Progreso, Yucatan — A "ley seca," or "dry law" that bans alcohol sales, will be implemented here through the Easter season, the mayor announced....

Closures ruled out at San Benito, Lucas de Gálvez markets

Merida, Yucatan — The city's main mercados are too important to close, municipal officials have concluded. Given coronavirus concerns that have already killed off nightlife and...

Reversing boom, 12 Merida hotels close as coronavirus slows the economy

Merida, Yucatan — A dozen city hotels with a combined 500 guest rooms have closed as tourist numbers dwindle. The Yucatan Hotel Association on Wednesday...

For street vendors, social distancing is not an option

Merida, Yucatan — For some people, staying home and quarantining is not an option. José Maldonado Dzib and Michelle Ruiz Rodríguez, two street vendors who...

No social distancing for these tourists exploring Merida

A group of around 25 tourists taking in the sights of the Centro was spotted by a TV camera this morning, creating outrage on...

Special flight to repatriate Canadians leaves Merida on Tuesday

Seats were still available this morning on a WestJet flight from Merida to Toronto Pearson as the Canadian government works to get its citizens...

Border shutdown hits both roads and airports

Friday's shutdown of the U.S.-Mexico border applies to both land and air travel between the two countries, said a representative of the Mexican embassy. The...

Not canceled: 300 gather in Merida for big business event

Not all large gatherings are canceled in Merida. The 104th Ordinary General Assembly of the Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, which will be...

Bars and nightclubs in Yucatan shut down as a health precaution

Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal on Friday ordered bars and night clubs to shut down operations.

Yucatan coronavirus count up to 13; another 29 cases under study

Yucatan has 13 patients who have tested positive for coronavirus, Health Secretary Mauricio Sauri Vivas said Thursday. The patients are stable and staying in their...

Supermarkets urged to send grocery baggers home, away from health risks

Soriana shoppers will bag their own groceries starting today, and other grocery chains in Mexico are under pressure to also send home tens of...

U.S. consulates throughout Mexico shut down over coronavirus worries

The U.S. Consulate in Merida is closed and refusing non-emergency services starting today. "To safeguard the health of employees of the United States embassy and...

Chichen Itza to close during one of its busiest periods, the...

Authorities concerned about the coronavirus pandemic declared the Chichen Itza archaeological zone closed during the famed spring equinox illusion. “In this week before the...

4 Coronavirus cases confirmed in Yucatan

The Yucatan health secretary said Monday that three more patients tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the number of active cases in the state to...

Cruise passenger falls ill as coronavirus patient in Yucatan enters hospital

The Yucatecan woman who is the state's sole confirmed coronavirus case has "complications" and has been admitted to one of a few hospitals in...

Progreso welcomes its final cruise ship before industry takes a pause

Progreso, Yucatan — Carnival, the cruise line that sends the most ships to the Progreso port, joined Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Celebrity in suspending sailing...

Biciruta, Noche Mexicana and other public events canceled in Merida over...

The Sunday-morning Biciruta community bike ride and other ongoing public events are the latest coronavirus casualties.