Entry protocol for tourists - Come to Rocky Point (2022)

Entry protocol for tourists - Come to Rocky Point (1)

The health of residents and visitors alike is our main priority. To make sure you can enjoy your time in safe and healthy conditions, we are collaborating with the Secretary of Health and authorities on steps to ensure the best services!

ALL SAFETY AND PREVENTION MEASURES AGAINST THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS, AS PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED BY THE SAFETY AND HEALTH BOARD, REMAIN IN EFFECT:

August 9, 2021
ROCKY POINT SONORA MÉXICO

  • Mandatory use of Face masks
  • Installation of sanitary mats in all commercial establishments
  • Use of hand sanitizer
  • Body temperature checkpoints
  • Maintain a safe distance of 1.5 meters
  • Recommendation to not expose children under 15 years of age; said security measure is up to parents’ discretion
  • Recommendation to not expose Adults over 65 years.
  • All essential activities may be done without scheduling restrictions. (No curfew siren in Puerto Peñasco)
  • Restaurants may operate at 50% maximum capacity, respecting hours established by the General Secretary of Alcohol in the State of Sonora.
  • Bars, Night clubs, and similar establishments may operate at 50% maximum capacity, must close at 11 p.m.
  • Hotel, Motel, and Lodging centers may operate at 100% maximum capacity.
  • Musical Groups in general and Programmed Music may operate in public spaces or private homes without restriction, respecting hours established by the General Secretary of Alcohol of the State of Sonora.
  • Party or meeting venues can operate in the following manner:
  • Closed spaces can operate at 40% maximum capacity.
  • Open air spaces can operate at 40% maximum capacity.
  • Social events intended for children under 15 are canceled. Such as: birthdays, baptisms, and other similar activities.
  • Respect hours established by the General Secretary of Alcohol of the State of Sonora.
  • Must have permit issued by the Municipal Secretary.
  • The following measures in place for Beaches (Playa Hermosa, Playa Bonita, Mirador, Mi Playa, La Choya, and Hotel & Condo areas):
  • Meet all safety and health protocols issued by the Federal Maritime and Land Zone (Zofemat)
  • Beach activities may take place until 9 PM
  • Music groups may only work until 7 PM, as previously established in the Municipal Beach Regulations.
  • Respect safety protocols and schedules issued by the Harbor Master for all type of boats and vessels
  • The following measures are established for Sports Fishing and Tourism Boat activities:
  • Sport Fishing boats may operate at 100 % capacity.
  • Tourism Boats may operate at 50% maximum capacity, including crew.
  • Respect safety protocols and schedules issued by the Harbor Master for all type of boats and vessels

Note: Provisions and/or security measures established without going against provisions issued by Decree of the Federal and State Government; furthermore, these are subject to change and/or modifications per issuance of additional guidelines by said Governmental levels, via the Secretary of Health, Sonora Secretary of Health and State Health Board, with respect to the pandemic caused by the Covid-19 virus.

Objective: Clearly define steps for Administrators and/or Owners and/or Rental Companies and/or Owners of properties that offer Lodging services in Puerto Peñasco, so they may reactive operations, in compliance with all established guidelines, related with the Agreement which ascribes Specific Technical Guidelines for Reopening of Economic Activities, published in the Official Journal of the Federation, Friday, May 29, 2020.

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The strategy establishes that reopening of activities must be done gradually, orderly, and cautiously. Furthermore, in preparation, all health protocols must be followed. Therefore, the Government of Mexico provides “Specific Technical Guidelines for Reopening of Economic Activities,” for the purpose of ensuring an orderly, gradual, and cautious reopening of economic activities.

Success in returning to the new normal is the responsibility of everyone. The protocols are documents that entail a good faith commitment, therefore the information you provide us, under oath, must correspond to the real conditions of your property that offers Lodging services.

REOPENING POLICIES

  1. The Federal Government provides the following on its site: www.nuevanormalidad.gob.mx so you can obtain the health and safety protocols corresponding to each type of activity and size of the Property Offering Lodging Services. These can be found on the documents tab.
  2. Once the Property offering Lodging Services completes the self-evaluation registry regarding Health & Safety Protocol for businesses, which is located at www.nuevanormalidad.gob.mx , on the tab “Company Data” (Datos de la Empresa), and once your Property offering Lodging Services is approved by the Federal Government, the same system will issue an approval Code.
  3. With the Approval Code of the Federal Government, the Property offering Lodging Services will have to fill out the Letter of Commitment with the City Administration of Puerto Peñasco, which can be found at: at the Puerto Peñasco Office of Economic Development located at City Hall, first floor, at the address on the corner of Blvd. Benito Juarez and Blvd. Freemont.
  4. All Providers of Lodging Services are obligated to register their property to ensure compliance with health safety protocols.
  5. In an expository though not limited manner, a Provider of Lodging Services is understood to be one of the following:

    a) Hotels and Motels

    b) Condominium Regime (Homes and Condominiums)

    c) RV Park

    d) Daily Home Rentals

    e) And others that may apply where visitors may stay overnight

  6. The document is to be filled out by the Legal Representative or owner of the property or Rental Company, as applicable:

    a) For Hotels & Motels, this will be the Legal Representative.

    b) For Condominium Regimes, this will be the Administrator of the Condominium Regime and/or rental company.

    c) For RV Parks, this will be the Legal Representative.

    d) For Daily Home Rentals, this will be the Owner or Rental Company.

  7. Once this document is completed, you must take it to the Puerto Peñasco Office of Economic Development, located at City Hall, first floor, at the address on the corner of Blvd. Benito Juarez and Blvd. Freemont.
  8. Once the letter of commitment is approved by the Puerto Peñasco Office of Economic Development, it will be passed to the Office of Civil Protection in order to complete the Course on Steps to take at a Company to Prevent Contagion of Covid-19.
  9. All Properties offering Lodging, workplaces, as well as offices, common areas, elevators, hallways, hotel rooms, condominiums, daily home rentals, RV Park, etc. must be sanitized by one of the companies authorized by the Municipal Health Office, for more information contact 63838 85152
  10. Once all the above requirements are met, the Property offering Lodging will be certified by the City and authorized to offer Lodging services.
  11. Lodging services can only be offered if the property has been sanitized by one of the companies authorized by the Municipal Health Office. Therefore, each property, through its representative, owner, or rental company, must present proof and leave a copy of the certification services.
  12. The Sanitization Certification is valid for 15 days, therefore the property must be sanitized and present a new Certificate at least every 15 days.
  13. The legal representative of Hotels, Motels, or RV Parks / the Administrator of every Condominium Regime / The owner or renter of daily home rentals, will be responsible for sending in the valid Certificate of Sanitization in order to be on the list of certified properties that offer lodging services.
  14. The list of properties certified to offer Rental services will be sent to the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Municipal Commissioner’s Office.
  15. Tour buses must only be at 50% capacity.
  16. Lodging centers that have federal maritime land must commit to having safety personnel monitoring that guests do not enter the sea.
  17. The lodging center must send the Convention and Visitors Bureau a daily copy with the name and date of visitors’ entry and departure.
  18. In case of failing to comply with the regulations established in this protocol, sanctions ranging from fines to business closures will be applied.

Process at the Control Point:

  1. Staff from the Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV) will request:a) Identification of the driver and of each of the passengers, checking to see this coincides with the visitors’ notification, name, and date of entry on the list sent daily to the control point by lodging centers that have been certified by the City. If the information is not on the list, access will be denied.

    b) In addition, they will request information regarding the property where the visitor will be staying, that being a Hotel, Motel, RV Park, Development and Condominium Number, or Nomenclature if concerning a home.

  2. Personnel from the Navy and National Guard will take down information of vehicles and, with a thermal camera, take temperatures of all passengers in the vehicle. If everyone has a body temperature less than 37.5ºC (normal body temperature), they will be allowed entry.

    a) If any of the passengers has a high temperature, a second test will be done with a digital thermometer. If the person has a temperature less than 37.5ºC (normal body temperature), they will all be given entry to the city.

    b) In case this second test indicates a high temperature, the individual will be welcome to do a rapid test for Covid-19, with results in 15 minutes. If the passenger does not accept, entry into the city will be denied to all passengers. If undergoing the test, entry will be allowed depending on the test result.

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Permanent Activities:

  1. Staff from the Municipal Health Office is responsible for update their Health Certification at least 4 days prior to expiration to prevent denial of entrance at the checkpoint and inform to the CVB Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco Convention Visitors Bureau)
  2. Representatives of Properties offering Lodging are obligated to inform their guests of regulations in the City such as:

    a) Restaurant/bars are operating at 40% capacity and all are following Covid-19 safety and health protocols

    b) Mandatory 10 p.m. curfew
    c) Bars and nightclubs are closed

    d) Sports fishing, boat cruises, and use of ATVs (razers, rhinos) is allowed. Use of jetskis, kayaks, sailboats, etc. is prohibited.

    e) More than two people per vehicle will be permitted when entering and leaving town, as well as when driving around the city. Masks are required.

    f) Use and enjoyment of federal beach concession area in front of each Property offering Lodging is allowed, this does not extend to swimming in the ocean.

    g) Visitors may use pools within the lodging center.

    h) Maintain a healthy distance of 1.5 meters at all times.

    i) Use of nose/mouth coverings (masks) is mandatory in public spaces.

    j) Inform guests most commercial establishments only allow one person from a group to enter.

    k) The malecón is closed.

    l) It is recommended, though not mandatory, to presently refrain from traveling with minors under 12, or adults over 65.

  3. To guarantee transparency, The list of properties certified by the City will be published on the official Puerto Peñasco City page, https://puertopenasco.gob.mx/ as well as on the site of the Puerto Peñasco Convention and Visitors Bureau www.cometorockypoint.com , which will be consistently updated to indicate solely the following information:a) Name of Hotel / Motel / RV Park

    b) Condominium Development with condominium number and/or home

    c) And others that may apply where visitors may stay overnight

RESORTS / HOTELS

HOA

Property Management

Self Renting Owner

  • Casa Lucy y Plaza Goya Suites
  • DEPARTAMENTOS VERCHIEL
  • casablanca d104
  • VILLA VALIENTE “LA fantastica”
  • Casa Lola
  • Villa Portugal
  • Wendy Winzer
  • Departamentos de León
  • Hospedaje Mulege
  • Mi Casita
  • Casa Palma Real
  • Luis Alonso Garcia Espinosa
  • Condominios Palacio del Mar 104, 105 y 205
  • Howard bruce Tolchinsky
  • Casa del Milagro de la Jolla
  • Reyna 1 Rentals by Carol Johnson
  • La Palapa Condos and Casitas
  • Ignacio A. Leyva
  • Los 3 amigous 1 y 2
  • Casa Castillo
  • Laurence Norman Beaumont
  • Departamentos Villegas
  • Casa en el Puerto
  • Marco Tulio Nuñez
  • Departamentos María
  • Rodney Alan Smith
  • Eleazar Velazquez Alvarez,Casa esmeralda y Casa buena vida
  • Hacienda la nube
  • Servicios del mar
  • Sandra Luz Sanchez Barrera
  • Miriam León León
  • M&V RENTALS BY VICTOR SABORI
  • Lizbeth Guadalupe Monge Rodríguez
  • Desert by The Sea Rentals
  • Apartamentos Alegría
  • Fernando Vazquez
  • Gabriel Camargo
  • Robin Kay Anderson
  • Elizabeth Morales Muñoz
  • Margarita Damieda Sanchez
  • Carlos Javier Ortiz Delgadillo
  • Jose Daniel Lopez Polina
  • Melissa Carmelo Airbnb
  • CASAROLE / KIMBERLY GUETHLE
  • Gary Montgomery – Beach House Rentals
  • Martha Ofelia Valenzuela Félix
  • Kimberly Ann Guethle
  • José Daniel López Polina

RV Parks

LAS PALOMAS BEACH AND GOLF RESORT
CASAGO
PREMIUM VACATIONS
HOTEL LLUVIA DEL MAR
HOTEL PLAZA PEÑASCO
BLUE POINT
VIÑA DEL MAR
PLAYA BONITA
SUNSET RV PARK
3 AMIGOS
DEPARTAMENTOS MARIA
ISLAS DEL MAR

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FAQs

What do you need to enter Rocky Point? ›

Rocky Point Entry Requirements for US Citizens

If you plan to travel to Rocky Point by car, you need to bring a passport card, vehicle registration papers, entry permit, enhanced driver's license, ownership verification documents for towed units, recreational vehicles, travel trailers, etc.

Do I need a permit to go to Rocky Point? ›

GETTING THERE: Get ready for a fun, relaxing and simply a great vacation on the endless sandy beaches of Puerto Penasco. Puerto Penasco is about 65 miles from the Arizona point of entry at Lukeville, Az and it is considered a “free zone”. Therefore no special car permits are required to drive into Rocky Point.

Is the border open to Rocky Point? ›

The Mexican border is OPEN. Tourism is essential to Rocky Point therefore travel to Puerto Penasco is deemed essential and allowed entry.

Do I need Covid test to enter Mexico? ›

To this day, there are no entry restrictions in Mexico and no obligation to carry a COVID test or to do quarantine. Check the current status of the pandemic in Mexico and follow the sanitary rules to prevent contagion (information only in Spanish).

Can you go to Rocky Point with just a birth certificate? ›

The following summarizes information available on the Department of Homeland Security's website. U.S. and Canadian citizens will need to present either a WHTI-compliant document , or a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, plus proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate.

What ID do I need to go to Rocky Point Mexico? ›

U.S. citizens must present a valid U.S. passport book or card, in addition to an entry permit (Forma Migratoria Multiple or FMM) issued by Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM). Travelers should be sure to enter Mexico with valid proof of automobile registration, even if remaining in the border zone.

How do I get an entry permit for Mexico? ›

You can apply for your visitor permit online, make the payment, print-out the form and get this stamped/confirmed at the border. Note that authorization for entry and the number of days granted remains at the discretion of the immigration official at the port of entry, even if you pre-apply online.

Is Rocky Point safe right now? ›

Rocky Point is relatively safe.

What can you take to Rocky Point Mexico? ›

Crossing the border: Please note the Lukeville/Sonoyta border is closed from midnight to 6 a.m. daily. Recommendation is to drive during daylight hours. Customs declaration: You are allowed to bring personal items (clothing, 2 cameras, personal sports equipment, 1 laptop, etc.) with you into Mexico.

What can you not bring to Rocky Point Mexico? ›

Firearms, illegal drugs and ammunition are NOT allowed into Mexico.

What do you have to declare at customs in Mexico? ›

If you enter or leave Mexico, you must declare any sum of money equaling US$10,000 or more that you bring in cash, checks, money orders, other cashable documents or a combination of them. Failing to declare carries a fine ranging from 20% to 40% of the exceeding amount.

Do you need a passport to go to Puerto Penasco 2022? ›

Not at this time when crossing at the Lukeville border. Driving to Puerto Penasco "officially" requires a tourist card (FMM--Forma Migratoria Multiple) since you're going beyond the border town of Sonoyta, however, you will probably not be asked for it unless you plan to travel further into Sonora.

Do you need a permit to drive to Puerto Peñasco? ›

You don't need a car permit to drive to Puerto Peñasco, however, if you plan on heading further south after your visit to Rocky Point, you will need a vehicle importation permit. Only Sonora is the name of the simplified vehicle registration program for travel only within the State of Sonora.

What do you have to declare at customs in Mexico? ›

If you enter or leave Mexico, you must declare any sum of money equaling US$10,000 or more that you bring in cash, checks, money orders, other cashable documents or a combination of them. Failing to declare carries a fine ranging from 20% to 40% of the exceeding amount.

Do they check your car at the Mexican border? ›

If your car has recently crossed the U.S./Mexico border, and either Border Patrol or local law enforcement working with CBP stop you, your vehicle could be subjected to search, even if the officer does not have probable cause to search the vehicle.

What can you not bring to Rocky Point Mexico? ›

Firearms, illegal drugs and ammunition are NOT allowed into Mexico.

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