San Miguel de Allende, located in the State of Guanajuato and known as the “Heart of Mexico,” has reopened with hotels working with a maximum 40% capacity and everyone adhering to social distancing and mask protection.

Access to San Miguel de Allende for non-residents has been closed since March. On May 25, the city launched its “Health First” certification, which is granted after local health and safety officials evaluate each location and certify compliance with sanitary protocols for reopening. This was followed on July 2 with the city receiving the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Safe Travels seal.

“Obtaining the WTTC’s ‘Safe Travels’ seal endorses this work and reaffirms that San Miguel de Allende is properly ready in terms of sanitation,” said Laura Torres-Septien, president of Visit San Miguel.

San Miguel de Allende’s cobblestone streets and Spanish colonial architecture are complemented by age-old traditions, hot-air balloon rides and open eatery food tours, a flourishing wine country and tequila fields, and rooftop bars and restaurants. The city fits well with the new realities of social distancing and outdoor activities.

Amongst the hotels that have reopened is Rosewood San Miguel de Allende. “As the world adjusts to the effects of the novel coronavirus, we are delighted to reopen our doors and welcome visitors from both near and far to experience the magic of Rosewood San Miguel de Allende in a safe and secure setting,” said Alfredo Rentería, managing director of Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, in a statement. “We wish to assure all of our guests that Rosewood San Miguel de Allende is dedicated to creating a truly memorable and healthy visit.”

For more insight into this destination and its reopening plans, check out our article San Miguel de Allende Begins to Reopen by clicking here.

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