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Sun Dec 27, 2020, 12:51 PM

'We Feel Safe': Americans Keep Visiting Mexico Despite Pandemic Risks [View all]

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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