Travel to Mexico during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go
If you’re planning to travel to Mexico, here’s what you’ll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mexico is open to travelers. There is no need to provide a negative PCR test or quarantine on arrival, though most resorts ask guests to fill out health questionnaires.
The land border between Mexico and the United States is set to reopen to nonessential travel on November 8. You must arrive by air travel until then.
American travelers should remember they will need a negative Covid-19 test taken 72 hours or less before travel to return to the US. The US Embassy says results for PCR and antigen tests are reliably available within 72 hours in Mexico.
As of October 29, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed Mexico’s travel advisory rating at level 3 — “high” risk. Level 4 is “very high” risk. The CDC advises travelers to be fully vaccinated before traveling to Mexico.
Who can go
What are the restrictions?
What’s the Covid situation?
What can visitors expect?
Our latest coverage
As of October 29, routine processing is 8 to 11 weeks and expedite processing (for an additional $60) is 5 to 7 weeks. Plan ahead and apply early.
Health Declaration Form
Travelers to the country must complete a health declaration form and scan the QR code it generates on arrival.
Returning to U.S.
American travelers should remember they will need a negative Covid-19 test taken 72 hours or less before travel to return to the US.
Preparing for a trip abroad
For any trip abroad, it is important to be prepared. Before traveling, your clients should follow our Traveler’s Checklist to get information about their destination, have required documents, sign up for our free Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive updates about their destination while traveling, and get insurance for the unexpected. It is especially important for all travelers to be ready in case of a crisis abroad and have an evacuation plan that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
Emergency assistance abroad
The safety and security of U.S. citizens abroad is one of our highest priorities. Our U.S. embassies and consulates around the world are available to help with emergencies 24/7.
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Vaccination, Testing and Travel Document Requirements
Travel requirements and health protocols are constantly evolving and vary by each state of Mexico. We will continue to publish more protocols as they are developed. Booked guests will be advised of their specific requirements before setting sail, however it is the responsibility of the traveler to know of each requirement for travel. See more update details here.
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