The World Health Organization has established that there is a pandemic derived from the COVID-19 disease. Various countries have imposed sanitary controls and travel restrictions.
In the current context, Mexican people are recommended to postpone non-essential international trips.
If you are abroad and have symptoms of respiratory disease, contact the health authorities of the place where you are. If you need information or assistance, contact the corresponding Mexican Embassy or Consulate.
If you show symptoms on your way to Mexico, you must report it to the International Health team that performs surveillance tasks at each point of entry into the country. If these signs start in the next two weeks, you should call the number 800-0044-800.
Many countries have imposed restrictions on people traveling from countries with COVID-19 cases, which could affect entry to the country you intend to visit or stopovers. This is particularly the case in the United States. For more information see the page of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) .
Mexico has not adopted restrictions on the entry of visitors and the return of Mexicans from other countries. The Ministry of Health is alert at the entry points to the country to attend to people who manifest symptoms associated with the coronavirus and take the corresponding measures.
- Mexico confirmed 316 positive cases of COVID-19 within its borders as of March 22. Authorities continue to investigate additional suspicious cases. The Mexican Ministry of Health publishes daily updates on the number of cases.
- The planning and preparation of COVID-19 by the Mexican government is based on three scenarios:
- Scenario one: COVID-19 cases are related to travel (travel from abroad).
- Scenario two: Community broadcast begins) of COVID-19 and the numbers of cases are hundreds.
- Scenario three: COVID-19 transmission is widespread; the numbers of cases are thousands.
- The Mexican government evaluates that Mexico is currently in scenario one but is in the transition to scenario two. See is expected to enter stage two in late March or earlier.
- AMERICAN CONSULAR OPERATIONS: For up-to-date information on the status of consular operations including routine appointments and emergency services, please site .
- For more information on border operations and possible travel disruptions, please see message to US citizens .
Entry and exit requirements:
- There are no entry or exit restrictions due to COVID-19.
- Mexico has implemented temperature monitoring measures at some of its airports. Passengers with abnormal temperatures and who traveled to high-risk areas may be subject to additional health checks.
- Beyond the standard travel documentation, travelers to Mexico do not require additional documentation to enter or exit.
Schools, businesses, transportation and government closings
- The Ministry of Public Education has closed all schools from March 20 to April 20.
- Between March 23 and April 19, the Mexican government declared a campaign of social distancing consisting of four pillars.
- Take basic preventative measures: wash your hands frequently, avoid waving or kissing and staying home if you are sick.
- Suspend non-essential activities of the public, private and social sectors. Employees who can work from home must do so. Public transportation will remain open.
- Event planners with more than 5,000 attendees will reschedule or postpone them.
- Protect the elderly and vulnerable sectors of the population.
Quarantine and Medical Information:
- There are no mandatory quarantine policies currently in force in Mexico for confirmed or suspected cases. The Mexican government encourages people who experience constant COVID-19 symptoms, fever, cough, headaches, sore throat, or constant sneezing, to stay home for 14 days, consult, and follow their healthcare provider’s instructions. local medical.
- The Mexican government recommends that everyone not show up looking for evidence for COVID-19. Only people with severe symptoms should seek medical attention. They will be evaluated and tested by medical professionals based on travel history, contact with a known case, and the individual’s risk group. Medical professionals will prescribe actions as necessary; including medications to control symptoms, as there are no specific therapies or vaccines for COVID-19.
- Travelers returning from a country with community (local) transmission of COVID-19 and developing symptoms of respiratory illness should seek immediate medical attention and share their travel history.
- The same applies to people who were in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and have symptoms of respiratory disease.
- Advice for travelers seeking information is available at different ports of entry.
- Call the COVID-19 hotline of the Ministry of Health of Mexico at 800 0044 800 for information or medical attention. English language operators are sometimes, but not always, available.
- Information from the Secretary of Health of Mexico for the general public (Spanish)
- Information from the Mexican Secretary of Health for healthcare providers (Spanish)
- Recommendations on travel health in Mexico (Spanish)
- Daily updates from the Secretary of Health of Mexico (Spanish)
Source: guiadelviajero.sre.gob.mx, mx.usembassy.gov
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