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Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:51 PM

'We Feel Safe': Americans Keep Visiting Mexico Despite Pandemic Risks

By CARRIE KAHN DEC 25, 2020



Many Americans are visiting Mexico's beaches during the pandemic. Above, fishing boats
are docked at a marina in Los Cabos, Mexico, on June 2.
ALFREDO MARTINEZ / GETTY IMAGES

U.S. tourists aren't welcome in most countries around the world because of the high number of coronavirus cases surging in the United States. But at least one country is keeping its borders open: Mexico. And many Americans, keen to escape the cold or lockdowns, are flocking to its stunning beaches.

On a recent weekend in Cabo San Lucas, one of Mexico's top tourist destinations, Sharlea Watkins and her friends downed beers at a restaurant overlooking the city's marina.

"Look at it out here it's beautiful," said Watkins, pointing to the huge yachts and fishing boats dotting the crystal blue harbor.

"And it's warm," she added. Back in Boise, Idaho, where all the friends live, it has been in the 30s. And the months indoors have been tough.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 02:24 PM

1. Well, I'm so happy for them. : ( However, let's have them sign a waiver that when it comes to

hospitalization or Covid vaccinations, they move to the end of the line. Stupidity and selfishness should not be rewarded.

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Sun Dec 27, 2020, 02:29 PM

2. I have a friend who retired and lives in Mexico. I spoke to him on Christmas cuz he was in

AZ to visit kids and grandkids. He said that at the border you are tested for COVID when you come into the states and when you leave the states to return to Mexico. He said the tests are free. You give them your email and phone number and get results in 3-5 days. He loves living in Mexico and it allows his retirement check to go farther.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 04:25 PM

3. It's obvious from international reports about the spread of this virus that the U.S. population does

indeed have a lot of stupid and ignorant persons but that's pretty much true for most of the world.

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