What you need to know before travelling to Mexico from Australia during COVID-19
The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Australians travelling to Mexico.
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Keep reading to find out whether you can travel from Australia to Mexico, what’s open and permit requirements.
Can I travel from Australia to Mexico?
Yes, the Mexico border is open to all Australian travellers. Aussies should keep in mind that Mexico doesn’t hold strong COVID-19 prevention practices. As well as this, flights back to Australia may be delayed.
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Getting to Mexico and travelling around once there
Which entry points in Mexico are open to travellers from Australia?Mexico has multiple points of entry, and the following are accepting international travellers from Australia:
- Open Borders: Air borders (US land border is closed)
- Open Airports: All
As a traveller from Australia, can I travel anywhere once I'm in Mexico?Yes, once in Mexico, Australians are free to travel anywhere.
What's open in Mexico?
Australians should be aware that what’s open in Mexico is dependent on which zone the attraction falls into. Those in the red zone remain closed. Orange zones have open attractions with smaller capacities.
Major tourist attractions that are open:
- Chichèn Itzá: Open
- Tulum Archaeological Zone: Open
- Pyramid of the Sun: Open
- Museo Nacional de Antropología: Temporarily closed
- Walking trails, parks and beaches: As some regions have restrictions on non-essential activities, Aussies should double check before visiting national parks.
- Grutas de Cacahuamilpa National Park: Open
- Basaseachic Falls National Park: Open
- Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park: Open
- Playa del Carmen
- Cabo San Lucas
- Shopping centres and stores: Australians should note that most non-essential businesses are closed in Mexico’s red zone. Some shopping centres in orange regions may be open for visitors.
- Restaurants, cafes and bars: Restaurants and cafes in red zones are not open for Australian visitors to dine at, but those in orange areas are. We recommend booking in advance if the option is available, as orange-zone restaurants are operating at a reduced capacity.
Can I cruise to or around Mexico?No. At this point in time, cruises to Mexico from Australia have temporarily stopped.
What are the entry requirements for Mexico coming from Australia?
Do I need a permit to enter Mexico?Travellers from Australia need to fill out a Health Declaration Form, which is then scanned upon arrival in Mexico. Standard visa requirements still apply.
Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?No. Australians don’t need to show proof of vaccination to enter Mexico.
Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing Mexico?No. There is no requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to travelling to Mexico from Australia.
Do I need to quarantine when I arrive in Mexico?No. Australian visitors don’t need to quarantine upon arrival in Mexico.
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