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Mexico Removes All COVID-19 Entry Requirements Including Health Form.

By Al_Sharpton_for_President follow Al_Sharpton_for_President   2022 Jan 14, 6:22am 110 views   6 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share      


Mexico Returns To 2019 Normality For Visitors

Mexico—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.

The Changes In Restrictions

Before January 1, 2022, Mexico still had a health questionnaire required for all flights, including international flights and domestic flights. The Mexican authorities called it the Vuela Seguro.

The form asked health-related questions, such as if the passenger has been in close contact with anyone who’s tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous two weeks. The questionnaire would also ask if travelers have had coughs, fever, and other COVID-19 related symptoms.

Once travelers had completed the digital form, they would receive a QR code to be scanned at the airport. It would allow the passenger to pass through security freely, without airport security taking them for further screening if the responses on the questionnaires contradicted authority sanitary measures.

As of January 1, 2022, Mexico has officially discontinued this form.

Therefore, Mexico has zero COVID-19 entry requirements. Visiting Mexico is now no different from visiting Mexico in 2019.

Travel Off Path had a reporter take a domestic and international flight in Mexico to test out if the Vuela Seguro form was still in use. During both flights, the Mexican authorities didn’t request the health questionnaire. IATA has also officially removed all entry requirements in Mexico, which previously had the form listed as mandatory.

In addition, local authorities started reporting on the removal of the health questionnaire form 4 weeks ago. The secretary of Prevention and Health Promotion of Mexico, Hugo López-Gatell, reported that the country will stop requiring the anti-COVID-19 Health questionnaire, due to it not providing scientific utility and slowing down airport processes.

While the Vuela Seguro official website is still active for now, airports are no longer requiring completion of the form.

But What About The Restrictions Within Mexico?

Restrictions are low throughout Mexico. That said, individual states are imposing different measures, depending on the current situation within the state. Mexico has divided its 32 states into a four-tier color-coded system.

Red Tier – The highest COVID-19 risk and only essential activities are allowed
Orange Tier – High-risk tier, with more stringent limitations on social and commercial activities
Yellow Tier – Lower risk tier, with a moderate level of restrictions
Green Tier – Very low-risk tier, where people can resume their everyday activities

At the present moment—no states in Mexico are under the red tier. So most places throughout Mexico are open without restrictions. Although some places may have capacity limitations depending on the state. Many popular tourist destinations within Mexico, including Cancun, are currently ‘yellow’, which may result in a lower capacity for accommodations, restaurants, bars, etc.

The Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said at a press conference that Mexico has no intention of asking tourists or residents for proof of vaccination for private businesses or public spaces. Individual states, however, may introduce proof of vaccination in the future. For example, the bi-law in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, currently requires proof of vaccination to enter restaurants and bars, although it’s almost never enforced.

Americans will require, regardless of their vaccination status, a negative covid test result before flying back to the United States. The cost of an antigen test ranges from $20 to $60, and in some cases, may be covered by the hotel or resort.

https://www.traveloffpath.com/mexico-removes-all-covid-19-entry-requirements-including-health-form/?source=patrick.net



1   clambo   ignore (5)   2022 Jan 14, 6:50am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I’m in Baja California Sur Mexico at the moment.
People are wearing masks inside Walmart or entering restaurants.
They enter the restaurant, sit down and take off the mask. The waiters/waitresses keep them on.
You see white foreigners walking around outside with a mask on; they’re likely Canadians.
Sometimes you see Mexicans outside wearing masks too.
Uber drivers wear masks and ask you to do also.
I’m returning to the USA in February and to my disgust I am required to have a negative test AND proof of being vaccinated? WTF?!?
Although I took the shots I am pissed off that it’s being required to get back into my country, that’s bullshit.
Mexican people are possibly not interested in school as much as we, but they are generally collectively as clued in as we are. They realize that the pandemic panic isn’t as important as making money from snowbirds.
I’m amazed at how many foreign people are visiting and many intend to stay and work remotely and have side gigs of all kinds.
Edit: the state of Jalisco is going to require tests or vaccine proof to enter places, according to travel and leisure. I believe Puerto Vallarta is in Jalisco.
2   NuttBoxer   ignore (3)   2022 Jan 14, 8:35am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Al_Sharpton_for_President says
Therefore, Mexico has zero COVID-19 entry requirements. Visiting Mexico is now no different from visiting Mexico in 2019.


Not true, the mask bullshit is still around.

Al_Sharpton_for_President says
At the present moment—no states in Mexico are under the red tier.


Baja I think is on Orange, and that's recent. So they are actually more restrictive right now than they have been for months. We discussed going to Via de Guadalupe, but my wife said forget it with the current restrictions(I won't wear a mask).
3   NuttBoxer   ignore (3)   2022 Jan 14, 8:36am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

clambo says
I’m returning to the USA in February and to my disgust I am required to have a negative test AND proof of being vaccinated? WTF?!?


If you can fly into a border town and drive across, you won't have to provide shit. But depending on where you live, that may not be practical.
4   komputodo   ignore (3)   2022 Jan 14, 9:56am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

clambo says
You see white foreigners walking around outside with a mask on; they’re likely Canadians.

If they are fat, wearing cargo shorts, flip flops and with a fanny pack, they are probably americans. 95% of my shopping is in abarrotes and the tianguis...no masks required
5   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2022 Jan 14, 10:03am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What clambo's in Mexico, stays in Mexico. I hear the Rio Grande is an easy swim.

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