COVID UPDATE: Cabo San Lucas Open for Travel and Leisure
Some Covid restrictions are still in place with things getting “closer to normal”. As of July 1st 30% of the hotels are open. Pisces Sportfishing and Yachts are now open for business and available for charter and catching a lot of fish! Some restrictions apply due to Covid in regard to the number of passengers allowed per boat; please check with our reservation staff for details. Now, the fact that Cabo is reopening doesn’t mean that everything will be just as it was before. The Governor has instated strict rules about the capacity allowed onboard vessels, at beaches, inside restaurants and stores, etc. Of course, we will keep you up to date with any changes and as things ease up even more.
We are working hard and following all government mandates, including these strict new protocols and procedures. All Pisces Staff have undergone extensive training and have been certified by the IMSS, COEPRIS and Proteccion Civil, as well as API and Port Captain, meeting the highest standard for health safety. We are also in the process of completing the certification for "Punto Limpio” (Clean Area) of all our Pisces group Divisions, which "Captain Tony’s" Restaurant has already been awarded. The "Punto Limpio" Certification is given by the SETUES (Ministry of Tourism, Economy and Sustainability) to those businesses that have good hygiene and sanitization practices.
Not only this but the city of Cabo San Lucas has been the first city on the Mexican Pacific to receive the “safe Travels” Seal by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). This is another stamp of approval for hygiene and sanitary measures. The specially designed stamp will allow travelers to recognize governments and companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardized protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.
Baja California Sur Governor Carlos Mendoza Davis said “it is an honor to include our state in the list of destinations with the [travel seal]. We strongly support protocols for the health care of travelers, it is our main commitment.” The governor concluded, “BCS has a responsible tourist activity, those who visit us can have the peace of mind that they will be as cared for as in their homes.”
And more exciting news for Cabo locals and travelers: Airlines are beginning to open up more flights to Cabo, including the emblematic "Eastern Airlines", which returns to the heavens after 29 years of landing its last flight. In January of this year she announced her return to the air and chose Los Cabos as her first connection in Mexico.
The Los Cabos Tourism Trust (FITURCA) announced that the closure of the destination for 3 months did not affect the decision of Eastern Airlines to choose Los Cabos to be the first destination in all of Mexico to visit. It will be with a direct flight from New York when the airline arrives for the first time to Los Cabos, this next July 4, during the celebration of the United States' Independence Day (USA). The frequency is not yet defined. It is worth mentioning that, if there are no changes, the border between Mexico and the United States (US) will be reopened on Monday, June 22, which undoubtedly meant an increase in arrivals on US flights.
To read more about the best Cabo fishing at the moment, see our latest fishing report HERE.