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Health and Safety Guidelines for safe and responsible travel in New Mexico

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Guidelines for Safe & Responsible Travel In New Mexico 

If a trip to the Land of Enchantment is on the horizon for you, we invite you to take a moment to review some helpful guidelines when visiting New Mexico. 

For more information on the status of COVID-19 in New Mexico, please visit the New Mexico Department of Health.  

Responsible Travel will Keep Travel Possible. 

We all play a role in keeping New Mexico travel possible. If you are traveling to New Mexico, please be mindful of the following guidelines:  

  • Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear a mask in most public settings. You can review New Mexico’s mask requirements here

  • A new normal is coming soon. State officials project that 60 percent of eligible New Mexicans will be fully vaccinated by the end of June, allowing the state to graduate beyond many of capacity restrictions currently in place. Until then, the state is operating under a color-coded risk assessment framework. Most of the state currently operates under the least-restrictive guidelines, but that may be subject to change until then. You can review the state’s color-coded framework here

  • Look before you book. Hotels, restaurants, attractions and other tourism-related businesses may have implemented additional safety guidelines for guests. Some businesses may require reservations or the purchase of tickets before your visit. We encourage you to review any additional guidelines from businesses before your visit. 

  • Please be gracious and patient with businesses as they continue to ramp up staffing. We are all adjusting to a new normal and your courtesy will be much appreciated. 

Make the NM Safe Promise. 

Show your commitment to safe travel by making the NM Safe Promise today. By making the NM Safe Promise, you are demonstrating your commitment to: 

  • Mask usage while in public 

  • Sensible social distancing practices 

  • Frequent hand-washing and other recommended personal hygiene practices 


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