- The state prepares preventive measures before the possible massive arrival of visitors this July 4: Mario Escobedo, Secretary of Sustainable Economy.
- The head of the agency indicated that the intention is to protect the health of service providers and those who responsibly planned their visit.
TIJUANA, B.C.- Given the possible influx of Americans to celebrate July 4 (Independence Day), the Government of Baja California will apply preventive measures to protect the health of visitors and residents, reported Mario Escobedo, Secretary of Sustainable Economy and Tourism (SEST).
“We are not in a position to promote travel in our region, but we will work so that those who have carried out responsible leisure planning can do so under the appropriate sanitary criteria applied to the circumstances in which we live,” he said.
The state official indicated that those measures began to be implemented as of July 2, in coordination with dependencies of the three levels of government, and will continue until Sunday, the 5th of the month.
He said that, in the case of Ensenada and Mexicali, the municipal authorities decided to install filters at the entrance to the cities, but the stay will be respected for visitors who have reservations at authorized hotels and/or restaurants.
Escobedo recalled that at this stage of the pandemic hotels are allowed to operate at 30% of their capacity, while restaurants can have access of up to 25%, applying the sanitary measures proposed in advance.
In Ensenada, he explained, there will be sanitary filters in the north of the city, to detect people with symptoms related to COVID-19, in addition to reducing mobility.
He said that the SEST, in coordination with the Ensenada Municipal Government and Proturismo, will provide support so that the income of tourists who check their reservations is respected.
In Rosarito and Tijuana, access filters will not be applied, but healthy distance protocols, constant hygiene of spaces, and the correct use of protective equipment for employees and visitors, among other measures, will be enforced.
He mentioned that the Municipal Government of Mexicali will take extreme measures, allowing access only to residents of the city and to people who carry out work in activities considered essential.
He urged service providers to zealously watch that their employees and visitors constantly comply with handwashing, sanitizing, sneezing “into the elbow”, using face masks, avoiding physical contact, and traveling from one to two people per vehicle.
For more information, those interested can consult the website http://www.bajacalifornia.gob.mx/coronavirus, where they can find the status of each city in terms of the stage of the pandemic, as well as information relevant to the new normality that we’re living.