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MEXICO - The only country in the world that is open... | Travelling during COVID?

Updated: Jun 17, 2021

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Why is Mexico the only country in the world that is open?


There are currently only a 2 countries in the world that remain open without restrictions...

These two countries are Mexico and North Macedonia. Only a few months ago there was a handful of countries which included Egypt and Afghanistan to name a few. Why is it the countries with the worst reputation? Don't go to Egypt they say, don't do to Afghan or Mexico. But why? Have you visited them for yourself? They are some of the most culture diverse and free countries on this planet.




Mexico has quickly become one of the most popular travel destinations during the pandemic due to having some of the easiest COVID-19 entry requirements in the world.

Its stunning beaches, tropical climate, vast history and vibrant culture bring in almost 50 million tourists a year making it the 7th most visited country in the world prior to the pandemic.

Countries Allowed To Enter Mexico

Travellers from ALL countries arriving by air are allowed to enter Mexico.

(Visa requirements still in effect for countries that require one)

COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements

Mexico does NOT require a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid for entry.

Quarantine Entry Requirements

Quarantines are NOT required for travelers entering Mexico. Visitors are free to explore as soon as they arrive.

Health Form

Like most other nations, Mexico now requires a completed Health Declaration Form be filled out before entry into the country.

COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements

Travelers are NOT required to carry travel insurance for entry into Mexico but visitors are encouraged to carry medical insurance that covers COVID-19 while in Mexico.

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Mexico

All visitors must abide by the following COVID-19 health requirements while in Mexico:

Each individual state has their own health protocols including the mandatory use of masks and proper social distancing.

Here are a few of the top destinations:

Cancun: Face masks are mandatory outside of resorts

Puerto Vallarta: The use of face masks are required in public spaces

Los Cabos: The wearing of face masks in businesses and public spaces has been deemed mandatory

COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements

Mexico has not announced any plans to make a proof of vaccine record (POVR) mandatory for entry in the future.

Visa Entry Requirements For Mexico During COVID-19

All travelers will still need to follow Mexico visa requirements.

Many countries are able to visit Mexico for a period of up to 180 days without a visa.

Unsure if you need a visa to visit Mexico? Refer to the government page to find out.

Mexico embassies and consulates are once again issuing visas. Complete and print the visa application form.

Then submit the form to the Mexico embassy in your home country or upon on arrival.

Mexico Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

1)Fill out the online Health Declaration Card

2)Check if your country requires a visa to visit Mexico

3)Follow all mask and social distancing policies

Sources: Mexico Government/U.S. Department of State




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