Carrying goods to Mexico

Passengers are allowed to bring, free of duty, merchandise in their personal luggage when entering the country. These include, among other things:

  • Items for personal use, such as clothing and footwear
  • 2 cameras
  • 3 mobile phones
  • 1 laptop computer
  • Medical supplies for personal use (a medical prescription is required if these contain narcotic substances)
  • Up to 10 cigarette packs, 25 cigars or 200 grams of tobacco, if the person is over 18 years of age

Please note that this information is provided as a guide only. For the complete and updated list of goods, please consult the Mexican customs web site (in Spanish).

Importing foodstuff to Mexico

For information regarding the import of foodstuff to Mexico, please see the following document elaborated by SENASICA (in Spanish): Listado de productos y subproductos permitidos para su importación turística.

African swine fever

Please note that, in order to prevent the spread of highly contagious African swine fever (ASF), it is currently prohibited to import into Mexico pork products from the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, China, Korea, Ivory Coast, Slovakia, Estonia, Hungary, Italia (Sardinia), Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Malawi, Moldavia, Mongolia, Namibia, Nigeria, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Hong Kong.

Upon arrival to Mexico, passengers traveling from the above mentioned countries must declare if they have been in contact with farm or zoo animals during the last 15 days before their trip.

The control measures will remain in place until the situation has been re-evaluated in the countries where the African swine fever is endemic.

African swine fever Peste porcina africana