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City council announces Holbox tourism opening July 1

Holbox, Q.R. — The Lázaro Cárdenas City Council is preparing for the reopening of the island of Holbox to tourists for July 1, after months of being self-isolated.

Through a press bulletin, municipal authorities say the island will reopen to national and international tourists on July 1 and not mid-June as thought. Head of the Municipal Directorate of Federal Maritime and Land Zone, Javier Alejandro Martínez Correa, points out that island is the only destination in Quintana Roo that is coronavirus free and instead of opening in mid-June, the island will begin preparing for the arrival of tourists instead.

He says that authorities, businessmen and society will work to ensure that the tourist reopening in Holbox is done with the best security and sanitary conditions.

As of June 15, preparations will begin for the reopening to national and international visitors. “We are preparing for the opening of the island to the municipal residents starting June 15. We call on all to join in this solidarity for the good of all so that from July 1, the island is reopen to national and international tourism with the proper regulations established by the federal, state and municipality,” he stated.

The community of Chiquilá, which is in the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas, has been on lockdown to non-residents since May 7, which cut off all access to the island of Holbox. The municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas consists of approximately a dozen towns and villages, of which Holbox is one. To date, Lázaro Cárdenas has recorded only seven cases and one death from coronavirus.

Although hotels will likely be allowed to reopen during the first week of June, many smaller businesses have opted to open July 1 instead as the demand arrives. A majority of the hotels opening in June will be the larger chains.