If you plan to travel After Mexico, here is what you need to know and expect if you are going to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The basics

Mexico is open to travelers. There is no need to present a negative PCR test or quarantine upon arrival, although most resorts ask guests to complete health questionnaires. The land border between Mexico and the United States will be closed for unnecessary travel until at least June 21st. However, air travel is allowed.

American travelers should remember You need a negative Covid-19 test result Taken 72 hours or less prior to travel to the US. The US Embassy says Results for PCR and antigen tests are reliably available in Mexico within 72 hours.

What is on offer?

Here you will find incredible food, sensational beaches, quaint towns and historical remains. While the beach resorts around Cancun draw the bulk of visitors, those who want more than just flies and flops opt for the cultural weight of Mexico, the Baja California coast, and traditional cities like Oaxaca.

Who can go

Mexico has some of the loosest border restrictions in the world, allowing anyone to travel by air for business or pleasure.

What are the limitations?

Travelers to the country must complete a health declaration form and scan the QR code generated upon arrival. There is no need to test or quarantine before departure. Those who may have symptoms should ask about this International health Health organization.

The land border with the United States remains closed to all but essential travel. People attempting to enter via the southern border with Guatemala and Belize may be denied entry for non-essential travel.

How is the Covid situation?

Mexico had about 2.4 million cases of Covid-19 and more than 220,200 deaths as of May 27 (although some believe the actual numbers are higher). President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has come under fire for taking a laissez-faire approach to the virus. The restrictions were not far-reaching and life was normal for many, which, according to critics, has resulted in high death and infection rates.

By May 19, Mexico had administered 27.7 million Vaccine dosesor about 21 per 100 people.

What can visitors expect?

Mexico has one four-stage traffic light system restrictions, where red means maximum restrictions, orange limits the capacity in public spaces and at work to 30%, yellow allows the resumption of all work and public gatherings and green means that there are no restrictions. You can find a color-coded map here.

As of May 27, they were almost classified as yellow and green. No states were listed as red.

Only Quintana Roo, which is home to popular tourist destinations like Cancun and Playa del Carmen, has been rated orange. Baja California Sur, home of Cabo San Lucas, has been rated yellow. Mexico City was classified as yellow on May 19. The state of Oaxaca was green.

Visitors are likely to encounter different situations depending on where they are going. Local restrictions and curfews vary. See the Local Resources section the US Embassy website for specific information.

usefull links

Mexico health questionnaire

International health

Covid-19 government website

US Embassy in Mexico

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