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

Added 12-25-20 08:07:02am EST - “U.S. tourists aren't welcome in most countries because of the surging coronavirus. But Mexico lets them in, with no quarantine or test requirements.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “'We Feel Safe': Americans Keep Visiting Mexico Despite Pandemic Risks”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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 hide caption

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.

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.

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