General /Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus Update

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With the situation constantly changing, it has been extraordinarily difficult of late to keep pace with the various implications for travel brought about by the Coronavirus.

27th March 2020

This is where we currently stand vis-à-vis travel for British citizens and / or travel from the United Kingdom.


As of 17th March, the UK government has advised its citizens against all non-essential travel overseas, including Cuba, Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, for the next 30 days.

Naturally, holidays are considered as non-essential so Beyond The Ordinary have been providing customers the ability to postpone their holiday for 12 months.

Coronavirus in Cuba

As of 21st March, the Cuban government has announced that from Monday 23 March (midnight) only Cuban nationals and foreign residents will be allowed to enter Cuba. Full details can be found here.

As of 27th March, the Cuban government announced that all hotels and casa particulares in Cuba will be closed until 24th April at the earliest.

So far, there have been 67 reported cases of Coronavirus in Cuba and 2 deaths.

Coronavirus in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico

Currently, the government of Mexico has not placed any restrictions on travel to Mexico by UK citizens.

So far, there have been 585 reported cases of Coronavirus in all of Mexico and 8 deaths.

Coronavirus in Guatemala

Effective 16th March however, the government of Guatemala closed its borders to British nationals.

So far, there have been 25 reported cases of Coronavirus in Guatemala and 1 death.


For the most up-to-date reporting of the global Coronavirus pandemic on a nation by nation basis, we recommend visiting the John Hopkins University map here.

As the situation evolves, so national governments, local authorities and the various element of the travel industry are having to change their rules and advice on a daily basis.

If you have any specific advice regards any aspect of travel to Cuba, Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, please either call our office on 01580 764796 or drop us an email via

Further, up-to-date information on travel advice can also be found on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.

13/11/20 – Updated information can also be found on our dedicated Cuba Covid 19 Entry Requirements page.

08/02/21 – See also our feature regards Pre Travel Covid Tests.

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