Monday October 19 2020

Posted by BajaInsider on May 15, 2020
  • The infection curve for Baja California Sur 05-14-20
    The infection curve for Baja California Sur 05-14-20

Perhaps more intelligent as to WHEN to open the state to tourism again is to WHOM to open the doors again.  

As a Mexican, businessman, and resident of La Paz for 20 years we're all anxious to have things return to normal, but the country most likely to send the most tourists to Baja is also a country near the height of its pandemic, and with very limited testing there, most likely to bring new cases to Baja, just by the numbers. 

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Open the door to travel from countries based on their position in the infection curve, their "R" factor–a scientific measure, and the percentage of testing. Germany, for example, is further along in the maturity of the pandemic, has an "R" factor much lower than the US, and has significant levels of testing. The US is still a hot spot and undeniably, will bring more cases to Baja. 

Reopening to countries based on their containment and level of infection would also allow a gradual reopening, rather than the avalanche I would expect with a blanket June Los Cabos opening. June represents the post-school rush in Gringo tourism and I'm sure travel providers are drooling at the chance to regain something of the spring season. But at what cost?

All of the Baja California Sur and most of the Baja California we international travelers, and just by sheer numbers, most of them were from the USA.  

We need to test more than just the sick here in Baja Sur too. But efforts so far have minimized our HUMAN losses, it would be nice to keep it that way.


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