Mexico eliminates all COVID-19 prerequisites including health declaration
As of January 1, 2021, Mexico has dropped all COVID-19 entry requirements following El Salvador’s initiative.
Since the pandemic hit, Mexico has kept its doors open to travelers and as a result, it became the most visited nation since 2020.
Prior to January 1, 2022, Mexico still requires a health form filled up online for all flights coming to the country including domestic flights. The questionnaire asks about the history of coughs, fever, and other symptoms related to covid as well as any possible close contact with a COVID-19 patient. After completing the form, the traveler will be given a QR code to be scanned and checked at the airport.
What to expect?
Individual states within the country impose a variety of measures according to their current COVID-19 situation. They have a four-tier color-coding system to guide residents and tourists of the restrictions.
Red - This means the highest risk for COVID-19 and therefore only essential activities are allowed
Orange - High-risk level with more tough impediments on social and business activities
Yellow - Low-risk level means a moderate restriction on activities
Green - Very low-risk level where people can go with their usual activities with minimum to no restriction
As of January 24, Mexico updated its state risk level effective until February 6, 2022.
Green Level: For businesses and social activities, authorities recommend no capacity limits, but require masks on all public transportation. The states under this level are Campeche, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico City, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, and Veracruz.
Yellow Level: A capacity of 75 percent is allowed for most businesses and social activities. Protective masks are required in all enclosed public spaces including public transportation. The states under this level are Baja California, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, Sonora, Yucatan, and Zacatecas.
Orange Level: Most businesses and social activities are allowed by authorities but with capacity limits of up to 50 percent. All public spaces require protective masks. The states under this level are Baja California Sur, Chihuahua and Tamaulipas.
Red Level: All residents are urged to remain in their homes, except to perform essential tasks. Capacity limits are set at the discretion of officials for businesses and social activities. All public spaces require protective masks. There is only one state at this level currently and that is Aguascalientes.
As travel enthusiasts, we are hoping that everything will get back to normal as soon as possible. But since the pandemic is still here, strict compliance with the rules and proper protection for yourself are necessary to ensure that you have fun and enjoy your travel experience.
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