International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Allowed

Entry into Mexico From South Africa is Allowed with Additional Requirements

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Mexico by air.

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US Embassy for Mexico
Start Date
3/17/2020
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form before arrival

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Description

Travelers must fill out a health questionnaire form. They can fill out an electronic form or a paper form.

The paper form can be found in the international arrivals area at the airport. For the electronic form, travelers need to create an account on the Vuela Seguro Mexico website a maximum of 12 hours before their flight, keep the QR code from the online form, and present it to immigration on arrival in Mexico.

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Government of Mexico
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In Transit

Not Required

No proof of a negative COVID-19 test required for entry

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Description

Travelers are not required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result before traveling to Mexico.

Travelers who are connecting through a different country on the way to Mexico should check the testing requirements of the country they are transiting through.

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US Embassy for Mexico
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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Asymptomatic travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Mexico.

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US Embassy for Mexico
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public in some cities

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in public in some cities. For more information about regional mask requirements, please check the source.

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US Embassy for Mexico
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Mexico.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
62.51
Increased by-28.00
at 9/20/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
35.90%
Increased by-0.80%
at 9/19/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
47.66%
Increased by1.02%
at 9/18/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
62,089,019
Increased by1,329,174
at 9/18/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.85
Increased by-0.04
at 9/14/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Mexico has introduced a traffic light system in order to categorize measures according to region. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. Further information on restrictions for each region can be found, only in Spanish, at https://datos.covid-19.co...
Last Checked
9/19/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are recommended in public spaces and enclosed environments. Face masks are required in some states and municipalities.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restrictions in place
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Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place. Face masks are required on public transport in most regions and interstate travel may be restricted between high-risk areas.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Restaurants may open for takeaway or delivery service in high-risk areas.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Restrictions in place
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Bars are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. Some bars are only permitted to open if food service is provided. Bars remain restricted in high-risk areas.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Only essential shops and services are open in high-risk areas.

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