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State of Yucatan Launches Program For Sanitary Practices In Tourism

The State of Yucatán Ministry of Tourism (SEFOTUR) has developed the Biosecurity Risk Prevention Certification, a comprehensive program to secure healthy environments for the benefit of visitors and locals.

This certificate is based on similar international models created to prevent the spread of infections and to provide health certainty to the tourism sector and its different actors, inspiring confidence in visitors while protecting the health of locals.

In its first stage, the program is forecasted to reach up to 1,200 people among entrepreneurs and service providers and more than 2,000 members of Crisis Management Teams, benefiting 48,000 employees and generating a social impact for more than 136,000 people.

“Tourism has dramatically changed since this historic episode,” said Michelle Fridman Hirsch, Yucatán’s tourism minister, in a virtual presentation on the program for members of the state tourism industry. “In this new stage of Tourism Post-COVID, the certainty that we can offer visitors by implementing the best sanitary practices in the destination will play a fundamental role in travel decisions.”

To obtain the certificate, it is mandatory for each company to create a POSI Crisis Management Team responsible for transmitting information to the organization and to have proof that the Crisis Management Team has taken part in the training seminars and complies with 85% of the control points established in the checklist while presenting corresponding documents showing proof and requested on the audit visit.

Invitations to companies to register for certification will take place starting May 28, at: