Can You Travel to Mexico? (Updated Jan 2021)
Updated January 11th 2021
Roberto Cintrón Gomez, part of the Hotel Association of Cancun, says he is talks with the state Governor Carlos Joaquin about implementing new testing procedures and facilities for Americans and Canadians returning home
This decision was made after the Canadian government announced it would require all travelers to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test in order to enter Canada. The test must be no older than 72 hours which means travelers need to work within tight timelines to be tested, receive results and return home while the test result is still valid.
United State has not mandated a testing yet as an entry requirement, but Gomez believes it is just a matter of time and since the two main tourism markets are made by Canadians and Americans it is better to take action now.
Mexico officially began reopening its vacation destinations for tourism as of June 8th, 2020.
The resort destinations of Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Tulum, Oaxaca and Mazatlan have all reopened their hotels and beaches for tourists. Mexico is among a few select nations that have very few health protocols for entry. There are currently no quarantine periods for travelers entering Mexico. Mexico does not require Covid-19 tests before or after arriving.
Travelers should have valid travel insurance that covers Covid-19 for the duration of their trip.
While in Mexico, the Health Protocols include wearing of face masks in public mandatory. Cancun is one of the locations that now has the mandatory use of the face masks when in public. Social distancing should be used in all public spaces, hotels, restaurants and beaches.
American’s favorite holiday destination with over 30 million visitors per year, Mexico opens its borders and allowing all countries to enter.
Americans can travel to Mexico only by air and not permitted to cross the border by land for non-essential purposes.
Cancun right now is where most flights from the United States are coming from. All international airports across Mexico are open for flights.
Most major tourist destinations in Mexico have reopened the following tourist attractions and services:
- Archaeological sites
While the world continues to be plagued by economic shutdowns, border closures and travel bans, Cancun is open and has become very popular in the last two months. Cancun is becoming one of the top tourists destinations in the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since it has opened Cancun had its hotel occupancy capacity limited to 30%, but a recent announcement confirmed the reduced risk of Covid-19 in this location dropping from “orange” alert to “yellow, so not hotels are allowed to increase their room occupancy to 60%.
Hotel occupancy is expected to rise as Cancun will soon enter high season from November through March as Americans and Canadians visit this tropical destination to escape the cold winter months.
Flights announced from overseas:
- Lufthansa will resume flights from Frankfurt to Cancun as of October 1, operating Thursdays and Saturdays.
- Edelweiss Air will resume its direct flight from Zurich to Cancun starting October 3, once weekly.
- AirFrance says that it will resume its Paris to Cancun route in October with three flights per week, then in November with five flights per week followed by daily flights in December.
- British Airlines said they will also resume flights from London in October.
Flights announced from the United States:
- Jet Blue – four routes starting on November 19, with two daily flights from Newark and daily flights from LAX, Raleigh-Durham and Tampa.
- Alaska Airlines – 3 routes will be added daily from San Diego, Portland and Seattle.
The Chichen Itzá archaeological site will be open daily from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and will be limited to 3000 people. The cut off for tourists to enter the site will be at 4:00 pm
Traveling to Los Cabos
Los Cabos, Mexico is open to travel and our team is ready to welcome back families this fall with enhanced health and cleanliness protocols in place to ensure guests’ safety from check-in to check-out. Find out what sets this location apart.
Choose from many luxury villas where to stay and all follow the safety and cleanliness protocols.
Mexico has confirmed 515,457 cases of COVID-19 resulting in 75,439 deaths since the pandemic began.
As of September 8th, the level 4 advisory for Mexico has been downgraded to a level 3 ‘Reconsider Travel’.