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Vaccinations in Vallarta Postponed Until Next Week

The Ministry of Welfare reported that the second dose vaccination clinic for stragglers in Puerto Vallarta, which was set to begin on Wednesday, has been postponed. There will be around 10,000 doses of Sinovac administered at the La Lija Sports Unit next week, however, the previously announced vaccination dates (Dec. 8-10) have been cancelled.

Puerto Vallarta Airport Will More Than Double in Size

On December 1, Cryshtian Jos茅 Amador Lizardi, the director of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, announced that Grupo Aeroportuario del Pac铆fico intends to continue to invest in the works defined in its master development plan to optimize operations, which includes a new terminal building, towers, runways, roads, and parking lots.

Christmas Celebrations on the Puerto Vallarta Malec贸n

The first installation of a Christmas village which, when complete, will boast a giant Christmas tree and an ice skating rink that locals and vacationers can enjoy free of charge, will be inaugurated on the Malec贸n in downtown Puerto Vallarta this week, according to Municipal Tourism Director Jos茅 Ludwin Estrada.

Puerto Vallarta will Welcome 15 Cruise Ships Before Year’s End

Puerto Vallarta will welcome fifteen more cruise ships before the end of 2021, according to the API's (Integral Port Administration) arrival calendar. One of the arrivals is the MS the World, a residential cruise ship with 165 luxurious shipboard condos where well-to-do residents live on board as the ship travels the globe.

Minimum Wage in Mexico Will Increase 22% in 2022

Mexico鈥檚 daily minimum wage will increase by 22% on January 1, 2022 after the Mexican government and business groups approved the hike on December 1, 2021. The increase will benefit some 6 million people, Mexico's National Minimum Wage Commission said.

Mexico Plans to Give Booster Shots to People Over 60

Mexican officials announced on Tuesday that they have reversed their previous position against giving coronavirus booster shots and are studying a plan to administer third doses to people over age 60. The government also long resisted vaccinating minors, but recently relented and began administering shots to youths between 15 and 17 years old.

Merchants Return to PV’s R铆o Cuale Municipal Market

Most of the Mercado R铆o Cuale vendors that had to temporarily relocate to Parque Hidalgo while repairs were being made to the building, which was affected by the flooding of the Cuale River after Hurricane Nora, have returned to work in their locales on the municipal market鈥檚 premises. Around a dozen of them will now work from booths on Encino Street.

DiDi Transportation Services Authorized in Puerto Vallarta

On November 23, the Chinese ride-sharing giant DiDi was authorized to begin operations as a transportation service in Puerto Vallarta. The platform was already operating in Puerto Vallarta as a food delivery service, now it enters the ride-hailing market to compete with Uber and conventional taxis.

Mexico Visitor鈥檚 Permit No Longer Guarantees 180-Day Stay

Many aspects of immigration policy have been changing over the past few years, and length of stay for visitors appears to be one of them. More and more travelers have been reporting that, instead of the customary 180 days on a visitor鈥檚 permit, they were allowed 30 or fewer days to complete their travels in Mexico.

Cancellation of Peregrinaciones in Puerto Vallarta Confirmed

It is official and it has been reconfirmed: for the second year in a row there will be no peregrinaciones in Puerto Vallarta. The last attempts to hold the traditional pilgrimages to the Virgin of Guadalupe in December have failed. Instead there will only be a few small events, without crowds, and without the traditional festivities.
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