Cancun: USA warns hotels and airport about Covid-19 strain

Alerts are being raised in the Mexican Caribbean ahead of the summer season, as a new strain of Covid-19 called KP.3 is being detected in the United States, its largest source of infection. However, the airport and hotels have maintained the same health protocols since 2022.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the KP.3 variant has accounted for 31.1% of cases between June 9 and 22, becoming the dominant strain in California.

According to Jesús Almaguer, president of the Hotel Council of the Mexican Caribbean, he said that, “we will remain on alert and vigilant and continue to apply health protocols.”

For his part, Toni Chaves, president of the Riviera Maya Hotel Association, pointed out that most of the protocols have been maintained despite the contingency being lifted, “but these are focused on those who serve tourists, not to detect or prevent the arrival of any sick visitor,” as reported by 24 Horas QRoo.

As for the Cancun airport, signage on Covid-19 protocols is maintained in international operations, such as the use of sanitizing gel and face masks are optional for staff serving travelers.

The main issuing states for the Mexican Caribbean are Texas, California, Florida and New York and according to Allianz Partners USA.

The Cancun airport leads the arrival of international tourists receiving 3 million 932 thousand passengers, 6.2% more than January-April 2023; followed by the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) with one million 433 thousand international tourists; Then Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, where 886,873 tourists arrived, that is 8.8% more compared to the first four months of 2023. (Cancún: the airport has no rivals in international traffic).

Source: reportur