It seems that we are finally beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel that formed the covid-19. With the arrival of the vaccine, confidence in resuming daily life has recovered a little, however, the public health problem has not yet been solved and it is important to continue carrying out the essential preventive measures.
We clarify that this is not an invitation to travel or to leave homeBut if you have to do it for whatever reason, take into account this list of tips that can help you have a safer and more pleasant experience.
1. When choosing accommodation, ask about the cleaning procedures
Many hotels, both large and small, have established hygiene protocols to offer their guests peace of mind. Do not be afraid to check which ones correspond to the accommodations in which you are interested. If you consider staying in an Airbnb-style accommodation, opt for full spaces, because take into account that if you rent a room inside a house or apartment, you will be sharing with other people.
2. To people by car!
The car has become the preferred means of transport to travel in a pandemic, since this avoids the crowds of public transport such as trucks or the plane. Mexico City has a privileged location near many less crowded destinations:
Places with outstanding gastronomy: Valle de Bravo, Pachuca, Malinalco, Toluca.
To enjoy the landscapes: Tepoztlán, Mineral el Chico.
To enjoy a warm weekend: the entire Morelos corridor that includes Xochitepec, Yautepec, Tequesquitengo.
3. Respect the destination you visit
Wear face masks in public spaces. In recent months, locals in tourist cities such as Oaxaca have spoken out against arriving travelers and do not respect the measures that have been established for the safety of all. If you travel as a family and your group is large, do not insist on putting several tables together in restaurants and use mask when you get up from the table. If you have young children ask them to use the mask as well. Respect the restrictions that each destination has for visitors, remember that you are at YOUR home.
4. As far as possible plan each movement
In many public spaces such as restaurants there are capacity restrictions. We advise you to book in advance the places you want to visit. Check schedules of public attractions such as archaeological sites, museums and other sites of interest so you don’t have a bad time arriving at a place that is closed.
5. Attentive to offers
In order to reactivate local economies, many tourist services are launching special prices. Check the pages of airlines, travel credit cards, hotel social networks and take advantage of these benefits. Recently, the Las Hadas hotel of the Brisas group put its rooms at a 50% discount. At the moment the Aeroméxico Amex Gold card offers you a discount of up to $ 3,500 pesos on the purchase of airline flights.
6. Be a good traveler
If you are going to visit a destination, it contributes to the economic benefit of the place. To the best of your ability, try to eat or shop in local spaces. Remember that in Mexico the tip is a custom and, if you liked the service, why not contribute a little extra for those who attended you with such care?