Before you consider traveling on spring break this year there are important questions you should ask. Are you someone in your household or someone you will be visiting will they be at increased risk for getting sick very sick from COVID-19 when you return.
If you are planning to go on a spring break vacation it's probably wise to stick to a destination that you can drive to you as testing is required for international travel prior to departure and on your return. The Florida Department of Health, Division of disease control and health maintains a data and surveillance dashboard which provides the statistics by county in Florida.
The Miami area is currently experiencing an outbreak of the British variant of COVID-19 which extends to Fort Lauderdale and South Beach.
As of February 22nd Panama City Beach Daytona Orlando and Tampa St. Petersburg have roughly the same infection rate according to the latest data.
The Texas department of state health services is also maintaining a Covid dashboard where you can find the statistics on Padre Island which is located in Cameron county.
There is still a possibility that the Biden administration may require testing for domestic travel within the United States similar to what is currently required for international travel.
The Yucatan Times | 3/14/21 | A health and security alert from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico asks citizens to reconsider nonessential traveling into Mexico. According to the embassy, consular services, such as emergency passport appointments, are limited as a result of the pandemic, while land crossings remain restricted to essential travel until March 21 at least. .
Cancun is located in the State of Quintana Roo. Use Google Translate to convert to English.
Twitter Account of the State of Quintana Roo with the latest Covid-19 Posts from local Goverment.
Covid-19 Portal of the State of Quintana Roo contains uptodate Covid-19 information for the entire State of Quintana Roo, including Cancun.
Another major consideration is lodging at your designation of choice. Several spring break tour operators are currently offering online booking for destinations in the United States and in Mexico primarily Puerto Vallarta and Cancun. Be advised that the conditions for travel may change at any moment depending on what the current rate of spread is in your selected destinations.
Some states like Maine still have a requirement for proof of negative test or a requirement for for quarantine on arrival.
In considering what hotel to make your reservations that you should first find out what regulations there are for Covid for the county in which the hotel is located. You should also ask specifically what cleaning processes are being used and whether or not they meet the CDC guidelines or perhaps something more stringent as recommended by the Cleveland clinic or other medical resources.
The CDC guidelines for disinfecting surfaces is 1/3 of a cup of chlorine to 1 gallon of water. Once you arrive at your hotel you might want to take a close look at what cleaning solutions and and techniques that the cleaning staff were using so you have a better idea of what the actual room conditions might be. Some hotels are listing their COVID-19 cleaning procedures on their websites if you can if you if you can't find the information on their website you should ask them over the phone prior to booking.
You may also want to ask the hotel if they have any testing resources available for you or a list of locations where you can obtain a Covid test prior to your departure for home.