(Travel off Path).- Despite a new warning from the CDC Americans are still headed south to Mexico this winter.
According to RoutesOnline, one-way ticket sales between the United States to Mexico during the week of November 23rd were only down 12% from this time last year.
One way tickets are usually purchased by travelers (snowbirds) that head south to Mexico each year for the winter for longer stays usually between 1 to 6 months.
Mexico isn’t only seeing just long stay travelers. According to CEIC, Mexico has already recovered 61% of all U.S. tourist traffic in comparison to the same period in 2019.
Mexico by far is still the most popular country for U.S. tourists. Major airlines have scrambled to add more connectivity including Delta and Aeromexico which will operate next month at 95% of capacity on Mexico routes when compared to December of last year.
The top destinations for Americans include Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City and Guadalajara. Explore Cancun and The Mexican Riviera This Winter
The COVID Situation in Mexico
Both the United States and Mexico have widespread transmission of COVID-19 and are rated ‘Very High Risk’ by the CDC. ‘Travelers should avoid all travel to Mexico’.
If Americans still decide to travel the CDC recommends to get tested 3 days before traveling to ensure you are not infecting others.
While in transit, all travelers should use COVID-19 prevention methods including wearing a face mask, staying 6 feet away from others, not touching your face, frequent hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer when hand washing facilities are not available…
Source: Travel Off Path