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Mexico travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Mexico. Mexico is Open for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Mexico. Mexico is part of North America with main city at Mexico City. Its Developing country with a population of 122M people. The main currency is Mexican Peso. The languages spoken are Spanish.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Mexico


for travel

For entry into Mexico

International travel to Mexico is permitted. There are currently no requirements in place, such as quarantine or health testing.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual assessment. Further health testing may be required for those displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

Different regions across Mexico have been organized into color-coded tiers in order to categorize restrictions. The entire country is currently classified as 'green'. Detailed information per region can be found at

Use of masks

Face masks are required on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.


Restaurants are open as usual.


Bars are open as usual.


Nightclubs are open as usual.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Certificates must be in English or in Chinese.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of vaccination, at least 14 days before departure, are also considered fully vaccinated.
There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Test certificates must be in English or Chinese.

Testing on arrival

A nucleic acid test will be administered upon arrival and apart from the transfer from the airport, proof of a negative test result is required to leave the place of residence.

Additional test requirements

Daily rapid antigen testing is required for the first 5 days after arrival. Additionally, travelers must undergo a PCR test on day 2.
Daily antigen results can be reported via the 'Electronic COVID-19 monitoring & surveillance system' (eCMSS). Instructions can be found at

Travel restriction details for Mexico

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine may be required
πŸ–οΈ Accepting Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Mexico

Some popular tourist destination have begun to implement tighter restrictions. Effective Jan. 14, the state of Jalisco, which includes Puerto Vallarta, will require proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test for bars, clubs, concerts and stadiums for people 18 and older. Tlaxcala will also require customers to be vaccinated for hotels, shopping centers, supermarkets and taquerias.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Mexico

Exercise a high degree of caution

We've reviewed our advice for Mexico. We've lowered the travel advice level. We now advise you exercise a high degree of caution due to high levels of violent crime. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Mexico overall due to high levels of violent crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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