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Uber'ing to Cancun Beaches Contested by Cabs

March 7, 2023 • 12:12 pm CST
by Michelle Raponi
(Vax Before Travel)

When Uber Inc. reintroduced its ride-sharing service in Cancun, Mexico, in 2023, most international travelers were excited to use a known transportation service.

Uber customers have digital access to the same features while traveling at home, including safety features such as 24/7 support, GPS tracking, and emergency assistance.

And after a long day at the beach, Uber delivers Cancun cuisine with just a few taps.

However, according to USA Today reporting on March 6, 2023, local cab services contest Uber's availability.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of State issued a security notice regarding incidents involving Uber drivers in Quintana Roo and Cancun. 

However, official complaints against Uber drivers do occur, and past disputes between these services and local taxi unions have occasionally turned violent, resulting in injuries to U.S. citizens in some instances, says the State Department.

U.S. citizens are reminded of guidance provided on, specifically about using application-based transportation services in Mexico.

From a health perspective, the U.S. CDC recommends several vaccinations before visiting Mexico.

And the dengue virus transmission has been documented in Yucatan, Mexico, since 1979. Dengue is reported in 28 of 32 states in Mexico.

And dengue is an ongoing risk when enjoying Cancun's beaches!

Visitors to areas of risk should protect themselves from dengue infection by preventing mosquito bites. 

There are two authorized dengue vaccines, but access requires testing. 

Note: This news article is not paid content.

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