Puerto Vallarta joins WTTC Safe Covid 19 program. Puerto Vallarta and its state of Jalico has received the WTTC Safe Travels stamp, a day before the state officially opened to tourism June 15, 2020. Beaches are now open for traveler and guest use, and hotels are permitted to open since June 15, 2020. Restaurants and cafes in Puerto Vallarta that have applied sanitation and safe distancing measures can operate at 50% capacity, many since June 1, 2020. Puerto Vallarta began a graduation reopening process starting June 1, 2020 with beaches, hotels and restaurant reopenings. Some Puerto Vallarta gay bars have reopened as a restaurant/bar with strict protocols requiring the purchase of food with limited capacity and times.
The specially designed stamp will allow travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’. Eligible companies such as hotels, restaurants, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, attractions, short term rentals, car rentals, outdoor shopping, transportation and airports, will be able to use the stamp once the health and hygiene protocols, outlined by WTTC, have been implemented. The global protocols to recover the Travel & Tourism sector have been embraced by over 1,200 companies, including some of the world’s major tourism groups, and over 80 destinations, ensuring safety and hygiene of travellers are the top priority. These numbers are growing substantially daily.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “The safety and hygiene of travellers is paramount. Which is why our new guidelines for Safe and Seamless Travel including testing and tracing, are designed to assist in the recovery of Travel & Tourism through the identification and/or isolation of infected travellers. “This is consistent with advice from WHO and other leading health authorities that the best way to control and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, is through early identification of carriers to ensure they don’t travel.
See the updates of Puerto Vallarta travel from the Official Puerto Vallarta tourist website. Some states and municipalities have implemented additional restrictions on public gatherings, transportation, business operations, and government operations if health conditions warrant and/or developed separate stoplight systems from those at the federal level. Several states and municipalities have imposed curfews and movement restrictions on non-essential activities and have required citizens to wear masks when outside their homes. In some areas, officials may issue fines and/or arrest and detain individuals found to be in violation of stay at home orders.