No. For the time being there are no travel restrictions of any kind. Nevertheless, it is important for all international travelers to follow common preventive measures, and keep well informed of updates issued by relevant health authorities at origin and destination.
Full information available here (only in Spanish)
Additionally, and whether you require a visa to travel to Mexico or not, you need to fill a Health Questionnaire. Please log into www.vuelaseguro.com(You will need to create a user account).
I am a Norwegian citizen. Do I need visa to travel to Mexico
No. Norwegian nationals do not require visa to enter Mexico as tourists, for as long as 180 days. See full information here
I am a non-Norwegian legal Resident in Norway. Do I need visa to travel to Mexico
A Mexican visa is not necessary if you can prove permanent residency status in Norway or in any other member country of the European Schengen Area. It is advisable to have your residency card translated to Spanish, to simplify understanding by Mexican immigration authorities.
Additionally, as part of Mexico´s visa exemption program, current Mexican immigration regulations allow foreign nationals to travel to Mexico for tourism purposes without the need to apply for a Mexican visa if you are a holder of a valid visa from USA, Canada, Japan, Great Britain or any of the Schengen area countries. Please refer to the information provided in the following link (only in Spanish): Visa exemption program.
- A Residency Card valid for 5 years is not considered as permanent.
- Please be aware that the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is not a visa and therefore you cannot use this for the purpose of traveling to Mexico under the Mexican visa exemption benefits.
Electronic Visa / Electronic Authorization(SAE)
Only citizens from Russia, Turkey and Ukraine are eligible to apply for an Electronic Authorization (electronic visa) to travel to Mexico. Apply here.
Full information is available for:
Russian citizens: https://embamex.sre.gob.mx/rusia/index.php/es/visas
Ukrainian citizens: https://embamex.sre.gob.mx/ucrania/index.php/2016-04-13-07-16-32
Current Mexican immigration regulations do not allow a transit without a visa. Therefore, before you travel to Mexico you must be sure you either: 1) do not need a visa because you can benefit from any of the conditions included in the visa exemption program, or 2) have a valid visa according to your nationality and the activity you will perform in Mexico. See more information here
Notwithstanding the above, some airline companies have negotiated specific agreements with Mexican immigration authorities with the purpose of granting a transit without a visa for their passengers. You will need to ask your airline company if they have such an agreement.
I am a Temporary/Permanent Resident in Mexico but I lost my resident card. Can I get a replacement?
My passport is about to expire. Can I still travel to Mexico
It is always advisable to travel with a passport with a validity of at least six months from the arrival date in Mexico, in order to avoid any inconveniences at the port of entry.
Norwegians nationals do not require a visa to enter Mexico as tourists, but you should be prepared to accurately answer questions from the immigration authorities in regards to your traveling purposes, and provide proof that you do not intend to overstay in the country.
Please remember that admittance to Mexico (as to any other country) is subject to the final approval of immigration officials at the point of entry, whom have the authority to verify the authenticity of all the documents and the truthfulness of the information you provide. They will also confirm that no outright restrictions exist for your admittance.
I will be visiting Mexico as part of a Cruise. Do I need visa
No, a Mexican visa is not required if you arrive in Mexico on board a cruise ship.
Immigration officials will issue the necessary documentation upon disembarkation. For more information please refer to Article 89 of the Mexican Immigration Law´s secondary legislation.
How much money can I introduce to Mexico
Current regulations allow international travelers to introduce up to USD 10,000 in cash or the equivalent in other foreign currencies, without the need to file a customs declaration. To exceed this amount does not constitute a felony, but not declaring it does.
Can I travel on a one-way ticket
Norwegians nationals do not require visa to enter Mexico as tourists and/or businesspeople (Visitor without permission to conduct gainful activities) for as long as 180 days. See for more information (only in Spanish): http://www.inm.gob.mx/gobmx/word/index.php/paises-no-requieren-visa-para-mexico/.
Nevertheless, you should be prepared to accurately answer questions from the immigration authorities in regards to your traveling purposes, and provide proof that you do not intend to overstay the permitted 180 days. Therefore, it is not advisable to travel on a one-way ticket, unless you can demonstrate by other means that you will leave the country before that period (plane/bus tickets to other destinations, hotel reservations in other countries, etc.). Please remember that admittance to Mexico (as to any other country) is subject to the final approval of immigration officials at the point of entry, whom have the authority to verify the authenticity of all the documents and the truthfulness of the information you provide. They will also confirm that no outright restrictions exist for your admittance.
Please note that when entering Mexico, it is advisable that your passport is still valid for at least 6 months
I would lke to take my pet with me to Mexico. What are the regulations
Be aware, in Mexico only cats and dogs are considered pets. A list of requirements can be found on the following website (only in Spanish): Importing pets to Mexico
We also advise to contact your airline for any specific requirements. See for more information: Traveler´s pet corner.
Which articles can I bring into the country? How many
All international passengers traveling to Mexico can introduce, free of taxes, new or used merchandise that is considered a part of their personal luggage and goods in franchise, in accordance with the provisions of the customs authorities.
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Can I take my drone for the holidays
Introduction and operation of drones in Mexico is highly regulated. Two important aspects need to be considered:
Temporary import for recreational use. Drones are not considered a part of the personal luggage, nor of the allowed franchise. Its import must be done in accordance with Rule 3.2.2, of Mexico´s "General Foreign Trade Rules", with a "Simplified Import" form, without the need of a customs agent. Owner will make a single payment of 16% of the overall value, as long as the value of the drone does not exceed the equivalent of USD 3,000. A valid invoice must be presented to the authorities. In the case of a higher value, a customs broker must be hired for the admission of the drone.
Use of the drone in national territory. Operation of these devices is regulated by the directive "CO AV-23/10 R4" of the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC). This directive establishes three categories of drones according to their weight: Micro (with less than 2 kilos of weight), Lightweight (from 2 to 25 kilos), and Heavy (more than 25 kilos), both for recreational and commercial use.
Micro drones do not require authorization with certain limitations such as neither flying more than 122 meters high nor beyond the 457 meters horizontal distance of the pilot. They should always keep a distance greater than 9.2 km from any airport and cannot be used less than 46 meters away from people.
I did not get an exit stamp in my passport when I left Mexico. Is this a problem
Your exit was registered via the airline´s boarding control and passenger list which is delivered to immigration authorities upon departure.
Is it possible to take medicines with me to Mexico
Some medications, mainly those based on opiates and psychotropic substances, are duly regulated in Mexico. However, you are allowed to bring them with you as long as you can prove it is for your personal use (quantity must match your traveling period). A valid medical prescription MUST be shown at the request of the authorities (it is advisable to have your prescription written in English or have it translated into Spanish for better understanding of relevant local authorities).
Further information is available at (only in Spanish): http://omawww.sat.gob.mx/BienvenidoaMexico/Paginas/respaldo/mercancia_puedes_ingresar.html
The Embassy of Mexico is neither qualified nor has the authority to endorse any medical certificates.
Can I take food with me to Mexico
Mexico´s National Health Safety and Agrofood Quality Administration (SENASICA) has established that introduction of milk and meat derivatives is prohibited. However, it is possible to bring cheese and serrano ham for personal consumption as long as they are properly packaged, labeled in Spanish or English, and contain the country of origin´s health authority original seal. It is neither allowed to introduce hams, sausages and cheeses produced in an artisanal way, nor fresh cheeses.
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Can I use my norwegian driving license in Mexico
The driver's license of any country is valid in Mexico, as long as you have a valid tourist status and/or a tourist visa. This entitles you even to drive a rental car. When the visa expires, and you wish to continue in the country, you must process the appropriate residency permit and obtain the legal immigration status which will allow you to apply for a regular Mexican driver's license.
What kind of vaccinations do I need to visit Mexico
If arriving from a European port, Mexican authorities will not ask for specific vaccinations. We suggest you visit your own local physician in order to receive specific recommendations that may apply to your particular case, depending on your own personal health status and immunology condition.
I would like to marry in Mexico to my Mexican girlfriend. What documents do I need
Civil registry procedures in Mexico are of local (not Federal) authority. Therefore, requirements may differ depending on the State in which you wish to get married. It will be necessary for you to get in contact directly with the civil registry authorities in the State of your choice in order to get the proper advise and information.