Mexico has come a long way from its highest Covid cases rate of more than 400,000 cases in January 2022 to a low 11,000 cases in the last week of August 2022. Its vaccination rate is also going well as 74.5% of the population have gotten at least one dose and the 62% being fully vaccinated.
Mexico is slowly getting COVID-free, and more tourists are now visiting the country to experience its pristine beaches, fun parties, delicious food, and historical sites.
However, another concern looms tourists as news about violence in the place emerges. But should you worry? Is it safe to travel to Mexico right now?
Mexico may be scary for tourists right now because of the following:
- News about kidnapping and extortion of tourists
- Continuous drug cartel activities and violence
But even with those, Mexico continues to be a top global destination. In fact, Mexico was part of the top 5 tourism destination in 2020, and Cancun, Quintana Roo being the most popular tourist spot in the country. This popularity continues to this day.
What you can do now as a tourist is to be extra cautious and prepared for your trip. Do your research on how to have a safe and enjoyable trip in the country.
The good news is that the Mexican government is trying to ensure the safety of their tourists. Mexican police have been assigned to Cancun beaches, for example, to keep the area safe.
The Quintana Roo Tourist Board has also developed an app that tourists can utilize. The app provides comprehensive information about safety, legal advice, COVID information, and an active 24/7 emergency hotline.
To avoid any hiccups in your travelling, it is also best to ensure that you pay your required Quintana Roo tourism tax before you arrive in Mexico. Visitax allows you to do this even at the comfort of your home with three easy steps. Gone are the days for you to wait in line for hours to get your visit approved. Visitax confirms your tax receipt in a matter of minutes.
Mexico is a beautiful country that everyone needs to visit at least once in their lifetime. Do your preparation, and your trip will be a memorable one.