Tijuana, Baja California Oct 5, 2020 - The State of Baja California today announced it has been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) in recognition of the health and hygiene protocols put in place by the state. This milestone marks one of the many ways Baja California is diligently working to begin safely welcoming visitors back to the region.
Created in collaboration with governments, health experts and industry leaders, the WTTC Safe Travels Stamp offers a way for travelers to distinguish which destinations, businesses and governments are implementing best practices for keeping visitors safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The health and safety of our visitors is paramount to us,” said Baja California Secretary of Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development (SEST) Mario Escobedo Carignan. “Over the past several months, we have worked closely with hotels, restaurants and other tourism service providers in the state to implement the highest sanitation standards and protocols for staff and visitors. This recognition further showcases the progress we have made. We are thrilled to receive the Safe Travels Stamp and hope travelers will consider visiting Baja California as they look for safe ways to travel in the near future.”
Working closely and collaboratively, the United States and Mexico land borders are currently closed to non-essential travelers until October 21, 2020. The restrictions are meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 and are subject to re-evaluation and extension as needed. U.S. Citizens and permanent residents returning home to the U.S. will not be affected by restrictions, and closures do not affect air travel to and from the two countries.
Destinations that have been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp comply with the WTTC protocols, designed and modeled in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines along with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and were created in collaboration with International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Airports Council International (ACI) and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
For more information, or to begin planning a trip to Baja California, please visit www.bajanorte.com/en/safetravel.