Tuesday, 26 June 2018

MEXICO: Alcohol Sales Banned In Cancun, Riviera Maya Until After Elections

Alcohol sales throughout the country will be on hold this weekend as the presidential elections take place.

Federal officials are advising the public that in some states, a restriction of alcohol sales will be in place up 72 hours before the elections.

The restriction will be in effect until after the July 1 elections.

In the state of Quintana Roo, people will not be able to buy alcohol as of midnight on Saturday June 30 until midnight Monday, July 2.

The official election day across the country is Sunday, July 1.

The non-alcohol law will apply to wineries, supermarkets and grocery stores, as well as fairs, tianguis, restaurants, nightclubs and discos.

The dry law is put into place for elections for public safety on election day.

For the state of Quintana Roo, people can purchase alcohol and alcoholic beverages in all supermarkets, bars and restaurants until then.

Tourism Observer

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