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Rocky Point expects surge of holiday visitors despite border travel restrictions
Tourism is not considered essential travel, but the town's mayor says it's essential for the Sonoran beach destination's economy.
Despite travel restrictions, Rocky Point welcoming Arizonans
The popular tourism destination reopened its beaches in August.
Tucson International Airport sees revenues fall as air travel decreases
The airport has also invested in new upgrades designed to keep passengers and workers safe from COVID-19.
Sonoran capital Hermosillo further loosens COVID-19 restrictions
The city is lifting a curfew on vehicle travel and allowing many nonessential businesses to reopen at reduced capacity.
Life on the line: Pandemic fuels social movement in Sonoran border town
Some residents in the border town of Sonoyta decided they were done weathering a global health crisis without basic health care.
'The time is here': Rocky Point opening beaches
The Sonoran destination is reopening its beaches this weekend for the first time in more than four months.
Some Sonoran beaches set to reopen by this weekend
Despite pushback from state health authorities, some places like San Carlos plan to reopen beaches with some restrictions.
Sonoyta protesters allow travelers through border blockade for now
Demonstrators had blocked the road outside the port of entry over coronavirus concerns and turned away beach-bound tourists trying to enter.
Sonora border town residents block U.S. citizens from entering Mexico
Exceptions for some Rocky Point-bound travelers prompted residents of Sonoyta to block the port of entry over the weekend.
Rocky Point reopens with restrictions to tourists
The mayor of the popular beach destination says visitors will be expected to observe a set of strict rules.
Tucson airport will require face masks starting this weekend
Officials say traffic is still well below normal due to COVID-19 but is rising faster than the national average.
Rocky Point residents allowed to re-enter city
Anyone entering needs to show proof residency, be screened for a fever, and walk through a so-called sanitation tunnel.
As holiday crowds packed tourist spots, fears rose of COVID-19 spread
One official called Arizona Memorial Day weekend crowds "off the charts," leading to worries over increased spread of the virus.
North American border closures extended to June
The closure to nonessential travel started two months ago to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Nogales, Sonora, installs 'sanitation tunnels' at the border
Southbound travelers are being required to walk through the inflatable plastic tunnel and sprayed with disinfectant.
Groups question risk, expense of border wall construction during coronavirus pandemic
Critics say big construction crews are still at work — increasing the risk of spreading the virus and traveling to other states.
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