Patzcuaro is the non plus ultra destination for a Day of the Dead experience (VIDEO)

Source: Mexico Daily Post

One of the most anticipated festivals this year for “Day of the Dead” is that of Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, where the streets are painted orange by the marigold flowers that reach the pantheon where the offerings are in the tombs on November 1 and 2. 

The Night of Souls is part of this event that this year could leave visitors out due to the health emergency of Covid-19 with the intention of taking care of the residents. 

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Stranded expats find a solution as government hands out residency cards

10/01/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

What would you do if you could not go home? That was the question many foreigners in Mexico faced during the pandemic, as some borders closed and others imposed expensive quarantine restrictions.

For incoming Americans and Canadians, getting a visitor’s permit to enter Mexico can be as easy as buying a flight or making a quick stop at the border. But when it comes to extending their stay, the same Americans, Canadians and others foreigners ordinarily have to leave the country, which can be difficult during a pandemic.

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Mexico Tourism Spending Increased This Summer

09/13/2021

Source: Travel Pulse

New data shows that while international visitor arrival numbers in Mexico were down compared to pre-pandemic levels, those who did enter the country in July spent more money than they did in 2019.

According to Mexico News Daily, Mexico’s national statistics agency Inegi announced that an estimated 3.38 million international visitors came to Mexico in July 2021, a 19 percent decline from the 4.16 million foreign arrivals reported during July 2019.

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Canadian airline currently has no plans to fly into Mexico City’s new airport

09/10/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

Canada’s largest airline currently has no plans to use the new Mexico City airport, which is under construction at a México state Air Force base and scheduled to open in March 2022.

Air Canada’s sales director for Latin America and the Caribbean told a virtual press conference that the airline hasn’t yet considered using the new airport because it is still being built and there are unanswered questions about its viability.

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Renewal of aviation safety rating threatened by airport deficiencies

09/09/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

Mexico’s capacity to return to a first tier aviation safety rating from the United States government could be hampered in the short term by deficiencies at 19 airports operated by a state-owned company.

The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration downgraded Mexico’s safety rating from Category 1 to Category 2 in May after finding that it doesn’t meet standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations. The move prevents Mexican airlines from adding new flights to the United States.

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Should travelers avoid Mexico as delta surges? For locals who need them, it’s complicated.

09/01/2021

Source: The Washington Post

With many of the world’s borders closed or heavily restricted, Mexico has remained one of the most popular destinations for Americans throughout the pandemic thanks to its low barrier of entry. Flights are often affordable, and coronavirus protocols have been manageable.

Destinations such as Cancún, San Jose del Cabo and Mexico City are routinely the most booked international trips for U.S. travelers, and Cancún International Airport reported it exceeded pre-pandemic aerial traffic this summer.

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Air Canada plans to reactivate Mexico flights September 7

08/02/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

Air Canada has announced plans to reactivate flights to Mexico on September 7, the date the Canadian government has set to reopen borders to fully vaccinated travelers.

The airline will run 22 weekly flights to Mexico City: two daily from Toronto, five weekly from Vancouver and three weekly from Montreal. Flights from Quebec City to Cancún, Quintana Roo, will restart on December 4, with two per day.

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Traveling to México by car this summer? You need a permit for that, but the website may not work

07/19/2021

Source: AZ Central

Are you planning to travel by car this summer to México? You’ll need to process your permit for the temporary importation of a foreign vehicle if you plan on driving farther than the designated free zone — 12 to 16 miles from the U.S.-México border.

In México, there is a free zone that extends through the states of Baja California Norte and Sur, where motorists can travel without a permit.

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Americans Are Flocking to Mexico. Should They Be?

07/16/2021

Source: The New York Times

Mexico’s reputation as an alluring travel destination both before and during the pandemic has met a sobering reality: Despite growing vaccine efforts, the coronavirus is surging, especially in tourist hot spots.

Though the U.S. land border with Mexico has been closed to nonessential travel since the start of the pandemic, vacationers can fly into the country with no quarantine or testing requirements, opening the door to unvaccinated travelers who might contract the virus in Mexico and bring it back home, or for any traveler to pass it on to a Mexican citizen.

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Americans Are Flocking to Mexico. Should They Be?

07/16/2021

Source: The New York Times

Mexico’s reputation as an alluring travel destination both before and during the pandemic has met a sobering reality: Despite growing vaccine efforts, the coronavirus is surging, especially in tourist hot spots.

Though the U.S. land border with Mexico has been closed to nonessential travel since the start of the pandemic, vacationers can fly into the country with no quarantine or testing requirements, opening the door to unvaccinated travelers who might contract the virus in Mexico and bring it back home, or for any traveler to pass it on to a Mexican citizen.

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