FAQ - Impact of COVID-19

Please refer to this FAQ for critical questions pertaining to COVID-19 and the impact on the New Mexico tourism industry.

Current Public Health Order

Are visitors to New Mexico required to self-quarantine?

No, New Mexico does not require visitors to self-quarantine.

Are COVID-19 vaccines required to travel to or through New Mexico?

Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 is not required to travel to or through New Mexico; however, certain businesses and functions may require proof of vaccination for entry (the New Mexico State Fair and the Burning of Zozobra are two examples). It is highly recommended that prospective travelers stay up-to-date about possible proof of vaccination checks with any particular business, facility or function they plan to visit.

Are masks required in New Mexico?

As of August 20, 2021, unless a healthcare provider instructs otherwise, all individuals age 2 and older shall wear a mask in all indoor public settings except when eating or drinking. This mask requirement shall remain in effect until September 15, 2021, unless extended.


Business Operations

What is the current state of restrictions for businesses in New Mexico?

Business restrictions such as occupancy limitations are no longer in place; however, New Mexico recently reimplemented a statewide mask requirement for all indoor spaces that will last until September 15, 2021, unless extended.

What is the status on New Mexico State Parks?

New Mexico State Parks are open for residents and visitors. Some state parks are currently open overnight camping, and must be reserved online. Visit the New Mexico State Parks FAQ to learn more about which state parks are open for overnight camping and which state parks are day-use only.

What is the status of museums and historical sites?

Most state-operated museums and historic sites are open to the public under modified operations. Visit the Department of Cultural Affairs to learn more state-operated museums and historic sites. To learn more about museums, galleries and other historic and cultural sites not operated by the state, please inquire directly with those venues.

Where can I learn more about what New Mexico is doing to respond to COVID-19 and what’s available to affected workers, businesses, students and more?

newmexico.gov is being updated constantly as the state responds to the COVID-19 outbreak and identifies more resources for affected families and workers. For health-specific information about COVID-19, visit cv.nmhealth.org. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and would like to be screened for a test, call 855-600-3453.



All questions about COVID-19 should be directed to the Department of Health.



Is the state adjusting its advertising and marketing strategy?

After a temporary pause on all national tourism marketing campaigns that began in March 2020, the New Mexico Tourism Department was able to restart its marketing and promotion efforts in May 2021.

Will NMTD continue to market events?

As of July 1, 2021, the New Mexico Tourism Department began to again promote tourism-related events. Industry partners interested in submitting a tourism-related event for our website can submit here.


NMTD Programs

What is the status of the Cooperative Marketing Grant Program?

The Tourism Department has reactivated its Cooperative Marketing Grant Program in preparation for FY22. Applications for the FY22 grant cycle closed June 1, 2021.

What is the status of the Clean & Beautiful Grant Program?

The application window for the FY22 grant application cycle has closed.