What you need to know about visiting Los Cabos during the omicron Covid-19 surge

Ed Walsh

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The upscale Beach Club at the Corazon Cabo Resort & Spa, which will unveil its renew and new build later this year.Corazon Cabo Resort & Spa

Los Cabos has long been one of the Bay Area's favorite vacation getaways but with the omicron surge, should you still go and if you go, what kind of precautions should you take?

Traveling in during the coronavirus pandemic is something you will have to decide based on your tolerance for risk as well as health comorbidities. But you will need proof of vaccination and show a negative Covid test before you fly back home. The Covid test needs to be taken within one calendar day before you travel back home. The date can be slightly longer than 24 hours since it is a calendar day, not 24 hours.

To be on the safe side, stay outside. Fortunately the weather in Los Cabos means you can comfortably dine outside.

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Outdoor dining at the Corazon Cabo Resort & Spa. Experts advise outdoor dining whenever possible to minimize Covid risk.Corazon Cabo Resort & Spa

How has the Covid-19 and coronavirus omicron surge impacted Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos?

In Los Cabos, there are currently 926 active coronavirus cases, a total of 924 people have died in Los Cabos from Coivd-19 and a total of 25,681 have recovered from the virus.

If you are traveling to Los Cabos, the tourism office advises:

  • "Tourism is the heartbeat of Los Cabos. 90% of our population depends on this industry and we are committed to effectively communicating the latest updates on the virus in the destination.
  • Los Cabos is currently welcoming travelers following strict health and safety protocols.
  • Los Cabos is currently in stage 3 (yellow) of Baja California Sur’s color-coded classification system. Stage 3 allows for and requires:
  • Non-essential activity to be reopened and conducted
  • Businesses to maintain occupancy with a capacity controlled
  • Recreational and social activities operate at capped capacities
  • Under the Baja California Sur’s State authority’s mandate, all individuals must wear masks or face coverings throughout the destination at all times when interacting with others who are not members of their household in public or private spaces, except for certain instances, such as when eating, drinking, swimming, etc.
  • The health and safety of our visitors is our top priority. We’ve developed the Los Cabos with Care – A Safer Way to Get Away health and safety protocol system to evaluate and strictly implement health and safety protocols across the airport, transportation, accommodations, restaurants and bars, tour activities, the beach and throughout the local community. The system is implemented in partnership with Intertek Cristal, the highest standard of health and safety protocols in the industry.
  • Los Cabos has additionally achieved Sharecare health security verification, becoming the world’s first VERIFIED™ travel destination. This designation signifies that the majority of the hotels and resorts in the destination continue to ensure that their health protocols are in compliance with over 360 expert-validated global standards.
  • Los Cabos has implemented a COVID-19 testing program to support visitors’ seamless navigation to comply with testing requirements for their return destination as needed. Antigen testing is available at all hotels, villas and timeshares, as well as the Los Cabos International Airport for emergency situations. The PCR test is administered at specific locations, including hospitals and laboratories.
  • The airport remains open to international and domestic flights. Flight activity is not restricted. Airlines currently flying between the US and Los Cabos include American, Alaska, Delta, Southwest and United among many others. "

The general advice is that if you plan a trip to Los Cabos or Cabo San Lucas, stay home, of course, if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. Be sure to be fully vaccinated before your trip and make sure to plan to get a Covid test within a calendar day of your return trip. Many hotels offer free tests for guests.

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