Latest news: US land borders with Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least 21 June 2021 (Reuters, 20.05.2021)
*Commercial flights are operating to and from Mexico.
On 18 March, the Government of Mexico partially closed its land borders with the United States, Guatemala and Belize as a preventive measure against Covid-19. This measure applies to non-essential travel across land borders and will be in place from 19 March to 20 May, when it will be reviewed. International air travel is not affected. If you were planning to enter Mexico by land from any of these countries, you can contact the Mexican Embassy or Consulates in that country for more information on the current restrictions.
*Entry to Mexico from the United States: The land border between the US and Mexico is closed to all non-essential traffic as part of COVID-19 measures. This is reviewed on a monthly basis. This closure applies primarily to tourism and recreational travel. Cargo, trade and healthcare workers will still be able to cross the border. Check with your closest US Embassy/Consulate before attempting to cross the border.
*Entry to Mexico from Guatemala: There have been reports of disruptions and tensions at the Mexico-Guatemala border. On 1 October a caravan of approximately 3000 migrants entered Guatemala and are currently making their way through Honduras to Mexico, bound for the United States (USA). Periodic border closures are possible and you should check with local authorities before attempting to cross the land border.
*Testing / screening on arrival: If you present symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival at an airport in Mexico, you should ask for the International Health Team (“Sanidad Internacional”). Upon your arrival in Mexico, you will be asked to fill out a Health Questionnaire. This document is available in Spanish and English.
*Travel in Mexico: People should remain at home wherever possible, and particularly the over 60s, those with underlying medical conditions, and pregnant women. Follow the advice of the local authorities. Individual states in Mexico are imposing additional measures and restrictions. The Mexican government has put into place a traffic light system to manage the easing of restrictions, this varies from state to state; review local government websites for detailed information for where you are. Mexico City Government website.
*Accommodation: Individual states in Mexico are imposing additional measures and restrictions; review local government websites (in Spanish) for detailed information for where you are.
*Public places and services: Individual states in Mexico are imposing additional measures and restrictions; review local government websites (in Spanish) for detailed information for where you are. You can find further advice and information on the measures imposed in Mexico City on the Mexico City Government website.