Mexico

Entry regulations

Mexico

Find all entry regulations for flights to Mexico in the following table*.

Prior to Travel

Tourist stays are possible without a visa. Upon entry, an interview is conducted in which the purpose of the trip must be stated and explained with supporting documents such as invitation letters or hotel reservations. In addition, sufficient financial means for the trip must be presented.

There are no known restrictions

There are no known restrictions

There are no known restrictions

There are no known restrictions

An extension of the tourist card can be requested at the Instituto Nacional de Migración.

The Federal Foreign Office points out that in view of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are still risks associated with international travel, especially for people without full vaccination protection as well as vulnerable groups. Regulations on entry or international transport connections can change quickly with the pandemic situation.

For security reasons, travel to the following regions is strongly advised against:

- State of Colima, with the exception of Manzanillo, if arriving by boat or plane.

- State of Guerrero, with the exception of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo if arriving by air and the city of Taxco, if arriving and departing during daylight hours.

- In the state of Michoacán, the areas west of the state capital Morelia.

- State of Sinaloa, with the exception of Mazatlán, where the Zona Dorada and historic centre are located, if arriving and departing directly by plane, and Los Mochis/the "El Chepe" railway line.

- State of Tamaulipas

- State of Zacatecas

- Border region to the USA for stays exceeding the non-essential minimum for entry and exit.

Travel to the southwest of State road 45D, including Celaya, Salamanca and Irapuato, in Guanajato State is advised against.

Travel on the interstate highway 199 in the state of Chiapas, which connects Palenque with San Cristobal de las Casas, is advised against, due to many occuring robberies.

Special caution is advised when travelling to the following areas:

- The states of Jalisco, Veracruz and the eastern parts of the state of Michoacán, as well as the state capital Morelia.

- when visiting the districts of Tepito, Doctores, Lagunilla, Venustiano Carranza, Gustavo A. Madero and Iztapalapa of Mexico City.

Since June 2022, the so-called '3G rule' has been suspended for entry into Germany, i.e. entrants no longer have to prove that they have either been vaccinated, recovered, or tested. The regulation has been extended until 31 January 2023. As regards air travel, masks must generally be worn on all flights if mask-wearing is compulsory in either the country of departure or the country of destination. The implementation is enforced by the operating airline and may therefore vary. Travellers are advised to carry at least one mask with them at all times. For information on mask mandates, please see the respective category.

Prior to Entry

German citizens are permitted to enter Mexico.

A quarantine can be ordered or entry can even be denied for those entering the country who show symptoms.

Land borders with the U.S. reopened to fully vaccinated travellers on 8 November 2021. The border to Belize has again been reopened and the border may be crossed with proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

As of March 2022, it is no longer necessary to fill out an entry declaration (Mexico Vuela Seguro).

There are no known restrictions

Transit is permitted.

Information on quarantine regulations, testing requirements and possible exceptions for transit travellers that have been vaccinated can be found in the respective categories (if available).

Children and minors are not generally exempt in case testing requirements apply.

There are no quarantine regulations, but self-isolation in case of suspicion is strongly recommended.

There are no known restrictions

No notes available.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for completely immunized persons.

There are no known restrictions

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for incompletely vaccinated persons.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for those who have recovered.

On Site

There is no ease of restrictions.

COVID-19 related documentary proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result is not currently required.

Current value: 19. Previous week: 21

Data source: Our World in Data / European Center for Disease Control. The data is only available at country level and is updated daily.

There are currently no COVID-19-related travel restrictions in the country.

There are no known restrictions

The statewide mask requirement has been lifted, but isolated regions such as Baja Calfornia Sur, Guerrero, Puebla, and Nuevo Léon have reintroduced them in indoor public spaces.

In Tamaulipas, masks are only required in medical facilities.

In the "orange" zone, supermarkets and markets may open. In the "red" zone, extensive restrictions apply, only essential businesses may remain open.

The entire country is currently classified as green, therefore, all restrictions are lifted.

In "red zones" only delivery service is allowed, in "yellow zones" restaurants may reopen.

The entire country is currently classified as green, therefore, all restrictions are lifted.

Hotels in "red" regions remain closed and are only open for system-relevant work at 25% capacity, while hotels in "yellow" regions are allowed to reopen at 75% capacity.

The entire country is currently classified as green, therefore, all restrictions are lifted.

In regions classified as "red", events remain prohibited. In "yellow" regions, cultural events are possible with capacity restrictions.

The entire country is currently classified as green, therefore, all restrictions are lifted.

In "yellow" zones, sports and recreational facilities are allowed to open at up to 75% of their capacity. In "red" zones, these facilities are closed. Many cultural and leisure facilities are open again in Mexico City.

The entire country is currently classified as green, therefore, all restrictions are lifted.

The Federal Foreign Office advises against the use of public transport including intercity buses and minibuses in big cities because of the high risk of infection. In Baja California Sur, medical masks are required in public transportation.

The entire country is currently classified as green, therefore, all restrictions are lifted.

The domestic and international airports of Mexico are open.

If travellers test positive for COVID-19 during their stay, they may be subject to testing and quarantine requirements.

The Mexican government recommends the download of the government app "COVID-19MX". Many local hospitals, clinics and laboratories offer private testing for travel purposes.

Departure

There are no known restrictions

Entry/return to Germany

For travellers entering from a risk-free area, there is no obligation to register online before returning to Germany. The exact regulations are available on the Ministry of Health‘s information sheet.

There are no known restrictions

There is no obligation to test before entering Germany.

Since 31 May, no proof of a negative test, a vaccination or recovery is required, in order to enter Germany.

Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement for completely immunized persons on entry/return.

Vaccinated persons are exempt from national quarantine and testing obligations. (Caution: In Germany, only the vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax have been approved so far.) Further information is available from the Federal Government.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for incompletely vaccinated persons.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for those who have recovered.

Recovered persons are exempt from quarantine and testing obligations nationwide, area of active circulation of highly contagious virus variants. Those who have recovered need proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) at least 28 days and no more than 3 months ago. Recovered persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.


*All information is without guarantee and is based exclusively on information provided by external sources, e.g. the German Foreign Office. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of this information. Please inform yourself about the applicable entry requirements before your flight.