As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, a "new normal" is coming soon to Mexico's beaches. The federal government will announce by next week at the latest what the new rules will be for beachgoers along Mexico's coastlines in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19. State and municipal governments will be required to enforce the rules for the foreseeable future regardless of the local coronavirus situation.
The new rules will put an emphasis on social distancing saying that people cannot be within 4 meters of one another while on the sand or swimming in the ocean. Beachgoers will also be required to wear masks at all entry points and in any public areas such as restrooms but will not be required to wear masks while on the beach.
Rodrigo Hernández Aguilar said face masks are not mandatory on beaches because there is scientific evidence that salt water, sunlight and high temperatures “are favorable for the inactivation of pathogenic agents.”
The new rules will also limit a total number of 40 people per 1,000 square feet and hotels will be required to sanitize all beach rentals such as lounge chairs or tables after guests leave them. Furthermore, group recreational and sporting activities will be banned and only 15 people will be permitted in the water at the same time.