Mexico (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 15 September, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: No tests required
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 22.04.2021
A completed “Cuestionario de identificacion de factores de riesgo en viajeros” must be presented to immigration upon arrival. The form can be found at


Detailed Tourist Information

The United States and Mexico entered a joint initiative March 21, 2020, restricting non-essential travel along the U.S.-Mexico land border to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Non-essential travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature. The restrictions are in place until at least September 21, 2021.

A negative COVID-19 test is not required for entry to Mexico.


Lockdown Details

Mexico’s government has announced a nationwide lifting of coronavirus social distancing measures — with the exception of areas marked as red zones.

A government map ( shows nearly the entire country marked in red. While in a red zone, people should remain at home wherever possible, and particularly the over 60s, those with underlying medical conditions, and pregnant women.

Under red phase: Only the essential activities will operate.

Under orange phase: Non-essential activities and public gatherings may resume but at a small scale. Vulnerable workers, such as pregnant women, older adults and people with a compromised immune system, may return to work but should be given maximum protection.

Under yellow phase: Non-essential activities may resume at a normal rate without any kind of restriction. Public gatherings will only have minor restrictions. Restaurants, churches, movie theaters, and museums may reopen.

Under green phase: Classes may resume. Every aspect of the everyday life will return to normal.

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