Mexico follows a color-coded mechanism that determines what activities are safe to resume and/or with what restrictions in a state by state basis.
The color-coded mechanism is updated every two weeks by the federal and state governments with the guidance of Mexico's Ministry of Health Specialists. To see what color the state you are visiting click here.
Please refer to the following chart to see the latest sanitary information of the most visited destinations in Mexico:
Tourism Industry’s Sanitary Measures
Mexico’s Tourism industry is one of the largest in the world, when visiting Mexico you will find the following COVID-19 sanitary protocols throughout the industry:
*Sanitary measures are subject to changes according to state and local laws and reccomendations.
When travelling to Mexico:
- When entering Mexico and/or flying within the country you will be asked to please fill a questionnaire letting the authorities know if you have had contact with and/or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. If planning to visit Mexico please visit https://www.aicm.com.mx/pasajeros/tips-para-pasajeros-2/aviso-importante to fill out the questioner the day of your trip.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Mexico has maintained its borders open through air travel to North American visitors with no need to quarantine.
- It is encouraged that people continue respecting social distancing measures, washing their hands, and coughing or sneezing in the inner part of the elbow to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- In the United States, quarantine requirements and recommendations may vary by state. Therefore, travelers should review an individual state’s entry requirements before traveling.
- For more information please visit: https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/
Hotels and restaurants:
- Every employee must wear a mask and exercise social distancing.
- Every Employee goes through a screening process before entering the facilities.
- Electronic payment is encouraged.
- Most hotels use FDC approved sanitized products to clean their facilities.
- Hand sanitizers are installed in accessible locations across the facility.
- Clear sanitation protocols for all common areas of the facility, as well as a separate protocol for each room in the hotel.
- For housekeepers: the hotel will be in charge of providing cleaning chemicals to apply in each room with the proper training and procedure.
- Clear signage throughout the facility regarding social distancing in different languages.
- Strict crowd control measures for main areas of the hotel like main lobby and restaurants with no more than 30% of the total capacity allowed.
- Hotels have to have previously assigned rooms to isolate people with symptoms or confirmed cases while on their stay (no more than 12 hours)
- Passengers are advised to use face masks through the remainder of the trip.
- Drivers should wear proper face masks and have their vehicles constantly sanitized and cleaned.
- The use of hand sanitizer is widely used by most drivers, but passengers are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer and if possible, avoid using public transportation.
- Windows should be open as much as possible, as well as, using the vehicle’s ventilation system.
- The number of seats might be reduced as to maintain social distancing measures.
- Passengers are encouraged to talk as little as possible inside the vehicle.
- Passengers are reminded that if they need to sneeze, rules suggest they do so with their forearm.
- Passengers are encouraged not to eat nor drink while on board a vehicle.
- Before visiting tourist attractions, visitors are encouraged to check the color-coded mechanism to verify what safety measures are required for the state they are visiting.
National Guidelines for the Reopening of Tourism Activities (Mexican Ministry of Health)