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Mexico travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: yes with restrictions. Quarantine: no
Airlines Updates

Published on 03.07.2020
Volaris schedules new domestic routes in July / Oct 2020

Published on 29.06.2020
Mexico’s Interjet announces reactivation of national, international flights into Cancun

Published on 25.06.2020
VivaAerobus resumes flights to several U.S. destinations from July
Aeromexico Says Will Operate More Than Twice Of Flights Compared To June

17.06.2020 AeroMexico in July 2020 continues to maintain interim schedule, including International service. As of 12JUN20, planned International service from 01JUL20 to 31JUL20 as follows. Operation remains subject to change, as well as passenger traffic rights may see variation, due to ongoing travel restrictions.

Guadalajara – Chicago O’Hare 1 daily 737-800
Guadalajara – Fresno 1 daily 737-800
Guadalajara – Los Angeles 1 daily 737-800
Guadalajara – Sacramento 1 daily 737-800
Mexico City – Amsterdam 3 weekly 787-9
Mexico City – Austin 3 weekly E190
Mexico City – Barcelona 3 weekly 787-9
Mexico City – Chicago O’Hare 5 weekly 737-800
Mexico City – Guatemala City 3 weekly E190
Mexico City – Houston 6 weekly E190
Mexico City – Lima 3 weekly 737-800
Mexico City – Los Angeles 9 weekly 737-800
Mexico City – Madrid 1 daily 787-9
Mexico City – Miami 4 weekly E190
Mexico City – Montreal 2 weekly 737-800
Mexico City – New York JFK 9 weekly 737-800
Mexico City – Orlando 4 weekly 737-800
Mexico City – Paris CDG 3 weekly 787-9
Mexico City – Quito 2 weekly 737-800
Mexico City – San Antonio 4 weekly E190
Mexico City – San Jose (Costa Rica) 3 weekly E190
Mexico City – San Pedro Sula 2 weekly E190
Mexico City – San Salvador 2 weekly E190
Mexico City – Santo Domingo 3 weekly E190
Mexico City – Sao Paulo Guarulhos eff 07JUL20 3 weekly 787-9
Mexico City – Seattle 3 weekly 737-800
Mexico City – Seoul Incheon 2 weekly 787-8
Mexico City – Tokyo Narita 2 weekly 787-8
Mexico City – Toronto 2 weekly 737-800
Mexico City – Vancouver 4 weekly 737-800
Published on 30.05.2020
Aeromexico to resume additional international flights from 1 June

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Flight Restrictions

published 19.06.2020
A completed “Cuestionario de indentificacion de factores de riesgo en viajeros” must be presented to “immigration” upon arrival. The form can be found at afac.hostingerapp.com .

Quarantine

There are no mandatory quarantine policies currently in effect in Mexico for confirmed or suspected cases. The Mexican government encourages people experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19, fever, cough, headaches, throat pain, or constant sneezing, to stay at home for 14 days, consult with, and comply with the instructions of your local healthcare provider.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

Mandatory questionnaire to be fulfilled electronically by passengers at [please copy and paste link into your browser]: http://afac.000webhostapp.com/
– Temperature screening for all arrivals
– Visual inspection of passengers by the local authority
– Medical evaluation in site.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due almost exclusively to P. vivax exists intermittently throughout the year in some rural areas
that are not often visited by tourists. Low risk exists in some localities in Chiapas State (Costa). Localities
with very low risk are situated in the states of Chihuahua, Durango, Nayarit, Quintana Roo and Sinaloa.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: A

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  • Mexico Mexico City allows metro stations, businesses to reopen amid increasing COVID-19 cases (AP, 29.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are operating to and from Mexico.Some airlines are imposing their own additional restrictions on travelers, different from the Mexican government guidelines. These restrictions may apply for domestic and international flights. Upon entry into Mexico, authorities will ask for a “Cuestionario de indentificacion de factores de riesgo en viajeros”. The form can be found at [https://afac.hostingerapp.com/]. On 16th June, the Mexican government confirmed that the land border between the US and Mexico will remain closed to all non-essential traffic until 21st July. This closure applies primarily to tourism and recreational travel. Cargo, trade and healthcare workers will still be able to cross the border. If you present symptoms upon arrival at an airport in Mexico, you should ask for the International Health Team (“Sanidad Internacional”). There have been reports of disruptions and tensions at the Mexico-Guatemala border. Periodic closures are possible and you are advised to check with local authorities before attempting to cross the land border. There have been reports of foreigners being held up in the neutral zone between both countries, after leaving Guatemala by land.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    People should remain at home wherever possible, and particularly the over 60s, those with underlying medical conditions, and pregnant women Hotels are no longer receiving reservations and only some hotels are authorised to offer limited accommodation to foreign nationals for humanitarian reasons. The Mexican Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Health request that non-resident foreign nationals currently in Mexico return to their home countries immediately. Follow the advice of the local authorities. Individual states in Mexico are imposing additional measures and restrictions; review local government websites. You can find further advice and information on the measures imposed in Mexico City on the Mexico City Government website [https://covid19.cdmx.gob.mx/].

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    09.07.2020
  • Mexico A completed “Cuestionario de indentificacion de factores de riesgo en viajeros” must be presented to “immigration” upon arrival. The form can be found at https://afac.hostingerapp.com/ .

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    International restrictions:

    The shared border with the US is closed to non-essential travel until 22 June.
    Mandatory health screening measures have been implemented at several ports of entry, causing significant travel disruption, particularly in Nuevo Leon and Sonora. Authorities in Tamaulipas state have prohibited entry into Mexico for non-essential travellers based on the last digit of their license plate through May 30. Travel is prohibited as follows: 0-1 for Mondays, 2-3 for Tuesdays, 4-5 for Wendesdays, 6-7 for Thursdays and 8-9 for Fridays. Non-essential travel is not prohibited on the weekends in Tamaulipas and only four individuals are allowed to travel in the same vehicle. Flag carrier Aeromexico announced that it would suspend 17 international routes and reduce flights in another 23, including a 40% reduction in its scheduled flights to Europe. Several international airlines have also announced suspensions or reductions.

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    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico State, Puebla, Tabasco, and Jalisco currently report the highest number of confirmed active cases for the preceding two-week period. Hospital occupancy rates are also increasing, with the highest levels in Mexico City, Mexico State, Guerrero, Sonora, and Morelos. Mexican health authorities have reiterated calls for people to stay home during this time.
    Sixteen of Mexico’s states are designated “red” under the federal system from June 15 to June 21 (Baja California, Chiapas, Mexico City, Colima, Mexico State, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tlaxcala, and Veracruz). Under red, only essential activities are allowed. Essential activities include: the provision of medical services and supplies, grocery delivery services, operation of grocery stores, restaurant delivery and carryout services, assurance of public safety, maintenance of fundamental economic functions and government social programs, work in critical infrastructure, construction, and manufacturing of transportation equipment. Hotels are limited to 25 percent occupancy for guests working on critical activities. Parks are also limited to 25 percent occupancy. Schools in Mexico are closed.
    Sixteen of Mexico’s states are designated “orange” under the federal system from June 15 to June 21 (Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nuevo León, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Yucatán, and Zacatecas). Under orange, hotels, restaurants, barbershops, open-air parks, and gyms are limited to 50 percent capacity. Markets and supermarkets will operate at 75 percent capacity. Additionally, shopping malls, churches, cinemas, theaters, museums, and cultural events will be limited to 25 percent capacity.
    Some states and municipalities have implemented additional restrictions on public gatherings, transportation, business operations, and government operations if health conditions warrant and/or developed separate stoplight systems from those at the federal level. Several states and municipalities have imposed curfews and movement restrictions on non-essential activities and have required citizens to wear masks when outside their homes. In some areas, officials may issue fines and/or arrest and detain individuals found to be in violation of stay at home orders. Please see additional information on these restrictions and links to state COVID-19 websites in the “Local Resources” section on our website. This information is not comprehensive and is subject to change without notice. Please confirm directly with local government and other trusted sources for more information on closures and restrictions in different Mexican states and municipalities.

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    19.06.2020
  • Mexico A completed “Cuestionario de indentificacion de factores de riesgo en viajeros” [https://www.aeromar.mx/files/Cuestionario_de_viajero.pdf] must be presented to “immigration” upon arrival.

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    International restrictions:

    The shared border with the US is closed to non-essential travel until 22 June.
    Mandatory health screening measures have been implemented at several ports of entry, causing significant travel disruption, particularly in Nuevo Leon and Sonora. Authorities in Tamaulipas state have prohibited entry into Mexico for non-essential travellers based on the last digit of their license plate through May 30. Travel is prohibited as follows: 0-1 for Mondays, 2-3 for Tuesdays, 4-5 for Wendesdays, 6-7 for Thursdays and 8-9 for Fridays. Non-essential travel is not prohibited on the weekends in Tamaulipas and only four individuals are allowed to travel in the same vehicle. Flag carrier Aeromexico announced that it would suspend 17 international routes and reduce flights in another 23, including a 40% reduction in its scheduled flights to Europe. Several international airlines have also announced suspensions or reductions.

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    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    School and non-essential business closures in most municipalities until at least 31 May. Non-essential businesses in rural areas with low transmission rates will be permitted to reopen from 18 May. Most of these areas are located in Oaxaca state. Beginning 1 June, the Health Ministry will announce a tiered system to guide reopening. The system will consist of different phases outlining loosening of restrictions, and will be assigned to each state and updated weekly. Scheduled electoral processes and census collections have been postponed until further notice. Essential events and gatherings of more than 50 people are suspended until 30 May. A strict home isolation protocol is in place for people over 60 years old, pregnant women, or those considered to be at high medical risk. All hotels will cancel new and existing reservations and will close for non-essential business. Masks must be worn in Mexico City while using public transportation. In at least ten other states, including Coahuila, Durango, Guererro, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tamaulipas and Yucatán, masks must be worn in public (while using public transportation and/or while in supermarkets). Aeromexico and fellow national airlines Interjet and Volaris have significantly reduced their domestic flight schedule. The state of Quintana Roo has put numerous restrictions in place. A curfew has been instituted from 19.00 to 05.00. Public transportation has been reduced and Playa del Carmen boulevard has been closed. No more than two people are allowed in each car.

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    15.06.2020
  • Mexico

    International restrictions:

    The shared border with the US is closed to non-essential travel until 22 June.
    Mandatory health screening measures have been implemented at several ports of entry, causing significant travel disruption, particularly in Nuevo Leon and Sonora. Authorities in Tamaulipas state have prohibited entry into Mexico for non-essential travellers based on the last digit of their license plate through May 30. Travel is prohibited as follows: 0-1 for Mondays, 2-3 for Tuesdays, 4-5 for Wendesdays, 6-7 for Thursdays and 8-9 for Fridays. Non-essential travel is not prohibited on the weekends in Tamaulipas and only four individuals are allowed to travel in the same vehicle. Flag carrier Aeromexico announced that it would suspend 17 international routes and reduce flights in another 23, including a 40% reduction in its scheduled flights to Europe. Several international airlines have also announced suspensions or reductions.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    School and non-essential business closures in most municipalities until at least 31 May. Non-essential businesses in rural areas with low transmission rates will be permitted to reopen from 18 May. Most of these areas are located in Oaxaca state. Beginning 1 June, the Health Ministry will announce a tiered system to guide reopening. The system will consist of different phases outlining loosening of restrictions, and will be assigned to each state and updated weekly. Scheduled electoral processes and census collections have been postponed until further notice. Essential events and gatherings of more than 50 people are suspended until 30 May. A strict home isolation protocol is in place for people over 60 years old, pregnant women, or those considered to be at high medical risk. All hotels will cancel new and existing reservations and will close for non-essential business. Masks must be worn in Mexico City while using public transportation. In at least ten other states, including Coahuila, Durango, Guererro, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tamaulipas and Yucatán, masks must be worn in public (while using public transportation and/or while in supermarkets). Aeromexico and fellow national airlines Interjet and Volaris have significantly reduced their domestic flight schedule. The state of Quintana Roo has put numerous restrictions in place. A curfew has been instituted from 19.00 to 05.00. Public transportation has been reduced and Playa del Carmen boulevard has been closed. No more than two people are allowed in each car.

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    01.06.2020
  • Mexico U.S. government extends ban on nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico shared borders through 22 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    The shared border with the US is closed to non-essential travel until 22 June. Mandatory health screening measures have been implemented at several ports of entry, causing significant travel disruption, particularly in Nuevo Leon and Sonora. Authorities in Tamaulipas state have prohibited entry into Mexico for non-essential travellers based on the last digit of their license plate through May 30. Travel is prohibited as follows: 0-1 for Mondays, 2-3 for Tuesdays, 4-5 for Wendesdays, 6-7 for Thursdays and 8-9 for Fridays. Non-essential travel is not prohibited on the weekends in Tamaulipas and only four individuals are allowed to travel in the same vehicle. Flag carrier Aeromexico announced that it would suspend 17 international routes and reduce flights in another 23, including a 40% reduction in its scheduled flights to Europe. Several international airlines have also announced suspensions or reductions.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    School and non-essential business closures in most municipalities until at least 31 May. Non-essential businesses in rural areas with low transmission rates will be permitted to reopen from 18 May. Most of these areas are located in Oaxaca state. Beginning 1 June, the Health Ministry will announce a tiered system to guide reopening. The system will consist of different phases outlining loosening of restrictions, and will be assigned to each state and updated weekly. Scheduled electoral processes and census collections have been postponed until further notice. Essential events and gatherings of more than 50 people are suspended until 30 May. A strict home isolation protocol is in place for people over 60 years old, pregnant women, or those considered to be at high medical risk. All hotels will cancel new and existing reservations and will close for non-essential business. Masks must be worn in Mexico City while using public transportation. In at least ten other states, including Coahuila, Durango, Guererro, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tamaulipas and Yucatán, masks must be worn in public (while using public transportation and/or while in supermarkets). Aeromexico and fellow national airlines Interjet and Volaris have significantly reduced their domestic flight schedule. The state of Quintana Roo has put numerous restrictions in place. A curfew has been instituted from 19.00 to 05.00. Public transportation has been reduced and Playa del Carmen boulevard has been closed. No more than two people are allowed in each car.

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    30.05.2020
  • Mexico

    International restrictions:

    The shared border with the US is closed to non-essential travel until at least 20 May. Mandatory health screening measures have been implemented at several ports of entry, causing significant travel disruption, particularly in Nuevo Leon and Sonora. Authorities in Tamaulipas state have prohibited entry into Mexico for non-essential travellers based on the last digit of their license plate through May 30. Travel is prohibited as follows: 0-1 for Mondays, 2-3 for Tuesdays, 4-5 for Wendesdays, 6-7 for Thursdays and 8-9 for Fridays. Non-essential travel is not prohibited on the weekends in Tamaulipas and only four individuals are allowed to travel in the same vehicle. Flag carrier Aeromexico announced that it would suspend 17 international routes and reduce flights in another 23, including a 40% reduction in its scheduled flights to Europe. Several international airlines have also announced suspensions or reductions.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    School and non-essential business closures in most municipalities until at least 31 May. Non-essential businesses in rural areas with low transmission rates will be permitted to reopen from 18 May. Most of these areas are located in Oaxaca state. Beginning 1 June, the Health Ministry will announce a tiered system to guide reopening. The system will consist of different phases outlining loosening of restrictions, and will be assigned to each state and updated weekly. Scheduled electoral processes and census collections have been postponed until further notice. Essential events and gatherings of more than 50 people are suspended until 30 May. A strict home isolation protocol is in place for people over 60 years old, pregnant women, or those considered to be at high medical risk. All hotels will cancel new and existing reservations and will close for non-essential business. Masks must be worn in Mexico City while using public transportation. In at least ten other states, including Coahuila, Durango, Guererro, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tamaulipas and Yucatán, masks must be worn in public (while using public transportation and/or while in supermarkets). Aeromexico and fellow national airlines Interjet and Volaris have significantly reduced their domestic flight schedule. The state of Quintana Roo has put numerous restrictions in place. A curfew has been instituted from 19.00 to 05.00. Public transportation has been reduced and Playa del Carmen boulevard has been closed. No more than two people are allowed in each car.

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    18.05.2020
  • Mexico

    International restrictions:

    The shared border with the US is closed to non-essential travel until at least 20 May. Mandatory health screening measures have been implemented at several ports of entry, causing significant travel disruption, particularly in Nuevo Leon and Sonora. Authorities in Tamaulipas state have prohibited entry into Mexico for non-essential travellers based on the last digit of their license plate through May 30. Travel is prohibited as follows: 0-1 for Mondays, 2-3 for Tuesdays, 4-5 for Wendesdays, 6-7 for Thursdays and 8-9 for Fridays. Non-essential travel is not prohibited on the weekends in Tamaulipas and only four individuals are allowed to travel in the same vehicle. Flag carrier Aeromexico announced that it would suspend 17 international routes and reduce flights in another 23, including a 40% reduction in its scheduled flights to Europe. Several international airlines have also announced suspensions or reductions.

    Outbound restrictions:

    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    School and non-essential business closures in most municipalities until 30 May.

    Non-essential public-sector, private-sector, and social activities are suspended. Public transit will remain operational. Scheduled electoral processes and census collections have been postponed until further notice. Essential events and gatherings of more than 50 people are suspended until 30 May. Political processes including surveys, censuses and elections are postponed until further notice. A strict home isolation protocol is in place for people over 60 years old, pregnant women, or those considered to be at high medical risk. All electoral processes, censuses, and surveys are postponed until further notice. Aguascalientes, Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Mexico, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tabasco and Zacatecas states have closed non-essential businesses. All hotels will cancel new and existing reservations and will close for non-essential business. Masks must be worn in Mexico City while using public transportation. In at least ten other states, including Coahuila, Durango, Guererro, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tamaulipas and Yucatán, masks must be worn in public (while using public transportation and/or while in supermarkets). Aeromexico and fellow national airlines Interjet and Volaris have significantly reduced their domestic flight schedule. Non-essential businesses in areas with low transmission rates will be permitted to reopen from 18 May. From 7 May the state of Quintana Roo has put numerous restrictions in place. A curfew has been instituted from 19.00 to 05.00. Public transportation has been reduced and Playa del Carmen boulevard has been closed. No more than two people are allowed in each car.

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    16.05.2020
  • Mexico Restrictions on nonessential travel across shared borders with USA extended for additional 30 days (Reuters, 20.04.2020)
    Passengers are required to fill out a passenger/health form online at: http://afac.000webhostapp.com/
    Mexico has implemented temperature-screening measures at some of its airports. Passengers with abnormal temperatures and travel to high-risk areas might be subject to additional health screening.

    As of April 11, Terminal 2 of the Cancun International Airport will be shut down with flights diverted to Terminal 4. (Media, 12.04.2020).
    The shared border with the US is closed to non-essential travel.

    Internal restrictions:

    Safety measures extended until 30 May (Yucatan Times, 17.04.2020)
    Non-essential public-sector, private-sector, and social activities are suspended. Public transit will remain operational.
    Essential events and gatherings of more than 50 people are suspended until 30 April.
    A strict home isolation protocol is in place for people over 60 years old, pregnant women, or those considered to be at high medical risk.
    All electoral processes, censuses, and surveys are postponed until further notice.
    Aguascalientes, Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Mexico, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tabasco and Zacatecas states have closed non-essential businesses.
    The Mexican government announced that all hotels will cancel new and existing reservations and will close for non essential business.
    Masks must be worn in Mexico City while using public transportation. In at least 10 other states, including Coahuila, Durango, Guererro, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tamaulipas and Yucatán, masks must be worn in public (while using public transportation and/or while in supermarkets).
    Aeromexico and fellow national airlines Interjet and Volaris have significantly reduced their domestic flight schedule.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/mexico]
    [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://mx.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Browse/Report?subContentTypes=Alerts%2CTravel%20Advisories]
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