Mexico Removes All COVID-19 Entry Requirements Including Health Form


Source: Travel Off Path

exico—the world’s most popular travel destination throughout the COVID-19 pandemic—has now dropped all COVID-19 entry requirements as of January 1, 2022. El Salvador was the world’s first nation to drop all COVID-19 entry requirements in November 2021, with Mexico now joining El Salvador as the world’s second nation to drop all covid-related entry restrictions.

Unlike most of the world, Mexico has kept its borders open throughout the whole pandemic. As a result, it’s become the world’s most popular destination since 2020.


Despite pandemic, Michoacán braces for influx of Day of the Dead tourists


Source: Mexico News Daily

Despite the ongoing pandemic, at least 250,000 tourists are expected to travel to Michoacán for Day of the Dead celebrations.

The municipalities of Pátzcuaro, Tzintzuntzan, Erongarícuaro and Quiroga are preparing for an influx of visitors, according to the newspaper Milenio.

The state government said that strict health measures will be in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at cemeteries that are popular with Day of the Dead tourists.


Volaris is first airline to confirm it will fly into new Felipe Ángeles Airport

Source: Mexico News Daily

Volaris is the first airline to confirm that it will operate services to and from the new Mexico City airport currently under construction on an air force base north of the capital.

The low-cost carrier announced Wednesday that it will begin flights to and from the Felipe Ángeles International Airport on March 21, 2022.


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. 


Mexico Tourism Spending Increased This Summer


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.


Mexico’s three-billion-year-old underwater lifeforms


Source: BBC

The beauty of Lake Bacalar Bacalar, according to Claudio Del Valle, goes deeper than the Mexican lagoon’s seven brilliant shades of blue, which range from bright turquoise to deep cobalt. Actually, the local tour guide says, up to 100m deeper – to the limestone bottom of the lake, which is home to the oldest life on the planet. Del Valle says that the most important thing when visiting the long, skinny lake near the Belize border is to leave no trace. He spent years taking groups on stand-up paddle boarding tours before dawn as the sun threw early light over the lagoon and sparkling thalassic hues matured out of the inky night.

“Thanks to the paddle boarding, I had the chance to explore most of the lagoon… it was so unique, so majestic, so beautiful,” he said. “The clarity of the water makes this unique colouration of blue to green; it was delightful just to appreciate.”


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


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.


Americans Are Flocking to Mexico. Should They Be?


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.


US Updates Travel Advisory Levels for Destinations in Mexico


Source: Travel Pulse

The U.S. State Department on Friday raised the travel warnings to two states in Mexico while downgrading four other Mexican destinations.

The U.S. raised its warnings from Level 2 (“Exercise Increased caution” to Level 3 (“Reconsider travel”) for Baja California and Guanajuato. Baja California, in particular, is a heavy tourist destination that includes Tijuana, Mexicali and Ensenada.


U.S extends travel restrictions at Canada, Mexico land borders through July 21


Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) – U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least July 21, the U.S. Homeland Security Department said on Sunday.