- Title: Tourists dip their toes in water as top Mexican beach getaway reopens
- Date: 13th June 2020
- Summary: CANCUN, MEXICO (JUNE 12, 2020) (REUTERS) SIGN AT EXTERIOR OF RESTAURANT READING (Spanish) "FACE MASK USE OBLIGATORY" / EMPTY STREET SIGN READING (English) "WE ARE OPEN" PEOPLE WALKING
- Embargoed: 27th June 2020 23:42
- Keywords: Cancun Mexico business cases coronavirus industry pandemic reopening restrictions tourism
- Location: CANCUN, MEXICO
- City: CANCUN, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA002CI7DBUV
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- Story Text: Foreign visitors have begun to trickle back to the white sands and warm waters of Mexico's Caribbean coast as its popular beaches gradually reopen to tourism with new sanitary measures in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
A few tourists splashed in the ocean and laid out on the soft sand outside Cancun resorts on Friday (June 12).
Most seemed determined to have a good time, even as Mexico reported record infection levels in recent days and in certain areas is at the peak of the pandemic. Mexico has registered 16,448 overall deaths.
Although hotels can allow guests into the water, public beaches remain closed.
A full recovery for Mexico's tourism sector - which represents 8.7% of gross domestic product and employs 4.5 million people - looks far off.
Mexico registered only 86,000 foreign visitors in April, down from 2.8 million the same month the year before, according to official data
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