Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Baja Californians and tourists a year ago could not enjoy Spring Break as in previous years. However, the municipality of Ensenada is currently preparing to do so safely.
"We are working hard to make a very responsible reactivation, to treat tourists as they deserve, but above all taking care of everyone's health," said the president of the National Chamber of the Restaurant and Food Industry (CANIRAC) Ensenada, Ivan Nolasco Cruz.
Of the one thousand 800 establishments in Ensenada, at least 200, such as restaurants, diners and cafeterias, have closed due to the health crisis, he mentioned.
On the other hand, these months have also helped different businesses in this Baja California port to adapt and improve their safety and hygiene protocols achieving the Safe Travels seal by the World Travel and Tourism Council, thanks to the implementation of the highest standards and sanitation protocols, both for staff and visitors.
For example, the gastronomic sector has been implementing the Safe Table protocol for months now, established by the authorities, which "is an exhaustive protocol that considers disinfection in the kitchen, in the dining room, guarantees supply chains, temperatures, healthy distance; provides adequate equipment for our workers, generates the appropriate entry filters, with the objective of providing a safe, clean service and where we can operate in a responsible manner," Nolasco Cruz explained.
It is worth mentioning that in addition to this, Nolasco confirmed that Baja California for the time being will have no restrictions on border crossings with the United States, thus enabling the economic recovery of this municipality as well as the rest.
Thus, this 2021, as in past years, Ensenada expects the visit of mainly Southern California residents during Spring Break; therefore, Ivan Nolasco assured that "we are working with great responsibility and redoubling the protocols".
The president of CANIRAC Ensenada added that tourists will be able to stay informed and learn about what this city has to offer through the Pro Turismo modules, one of which can be found at the entrance of this municipality.
Among the offers that they will be able to observe is "Ensenada al Fresco", an initiative with which locals and foreigners can enjoy food and drinks that more than 50 businesses offer every Saturday and Sunday in the downtown area of the city, specifically on First Street, which is closed to vehicular traffic, thus allowing the expansion of establishments on its sidewalks.
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