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Traveling to Mexico during COVID-19: What you need to know before you go

Editor’s note: Coronavirus cases are high around the world. Health officials caution that traveling increases your chances of getting and spreading the virus, especially if you haven’t been fully vaccinated. Staying home is the best way to prevent transmission. If you’re still planning on traveling, below is a list of information last updated on June 2.

If you’re planning to travel to Mexico, here’s what you need to know and expect if you want to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

the basics

Mexico remains open to travelers. There is no requirement to provide a negative PCR test or quarantine upon arrival, although most resorts ask guests to fill out health questionnaires.

All air travelers returning to the United States 2 and older are required to have a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within one day of their departure flight, regardless of vaccination status.

The US Embassy says results of PCR and antigen tests are reliably available within 24 hours in Mexico.

what’s on offer

You’ll find incredible food, sensational beaches, charming cities, and historical relics in Mexico.

While the beach resorts around Cancun attract the bulk of visitors, those who want more than a fly and flop head for the cultural heritage of Mexico City, the beaches of Baja California, and traditional cities like Oaxaca. .

who can go

Mexico has some of the loosest border restrictions in the world, allowing anyone to travel by air for business or leisure.

The land border between Mexico and the United States has been reopened to non-essential travel from November 8, 2021.

What are the restrictions?

From March 2022, travelers to the country are no longer required to fill up a health declaration form.

There is no need to take tests or do any kind of quarantine before departure. People who are concerned who may have symptoms should contact the Sanidad International Health Organization.

Some Mexican states or cities may have stricter restrictions than the country at large. Tourists can inquire about any local directions from their hotel or resort before making plans.

What is the status of covid?

Mexico has about 5.78 million cases of COVID-19 and about 325,000 deaths as of June 2.

As of June 2, Mexico had given about 207 million doses of the vaccine, or 159 doses per 100 people. For comparison, the United States has given about 177 doses per 100 people and Canada has given 225 doses per 100 people.

As of June 2, Mexico was at level 2 (moderate) at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 risk.

What can visitors expect?

Many hotels and lodging groups offer on-site COVID-19 testing for travelers returning to the locations they need. Check with your hotel about on-site testing before you travel.

With local restrictions varying, conditions may vary depending on the country in which visitors travel. See the Local Resources section of the US Embassy website for specific information.

Useful Links

Sanidad International

covid-19 official page

US Embassy in Mexico

US State Department Travel Advice for Mexican States

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