Traveling to Mexico during Covid-19: what you need to know before you go

February 19th, 2021 Cancun Mexico is open to spring break travelers. Here is what you need to know before you go and what to expect when you travel back to the United States

Traveling to Mexico during COVID-19: what you need to know before you go


Are there travel restrictions for Cancun Mexico?

There are no pre-travel restrictions upon entering Cancun, Mexico from the United States.

However, when leaving Cancun there are three items you need to have completed before you go the the airport.

COVID-19 Test Result

Each passenger will need to show proof of their COVID-19 Antigen negative test results in their electric format to the airline before departing to the United States.

Attestation Form

Each passenger will also need to give their Airline a signed original of the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Federal passenger attestation form click here for a copy of their form or ask Abdiel for a copy of it when you arrive in Cancun.

Mexican Health Questionnaire

Mexican Government will also ask you to have their electronic Mandatory Health Questionnaire completed before you go through their security at the airport. You will need to create an account. Have your airline ticket for going home and your passport information ready.
The information requested by the questionnaire must be completed, by Mexican law, within the 12 hours before your flight home. All other data can be completed at any time at your discretion in order to save time. The Health Questionnaire is only valid for the duration stated on your cell phone screen when you complete it. The QR code given after your answers to the questions is then matched to your passenger information on your passport and flight information at the airport while entering Cancun Airport Security. Take a screenshot of this QR code because you will need it at Cancun International Security. All passengers must complete this Mandatory Health Questionnaire.
Click Here for downloading the Mandatory Health Questionnaire App to your cell phone and to create your account 

Are there travel restrictions upon entering the United States

Yes before you depart from Cancun, you will need to supply your airline proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test to return to the United States.

The American Centers for Disease Control also requires a Passenger Disclosure and Attestation to the United States of America original signed and given to the airline before departing for the United States.

Is it safe to travel to Cancun for spring break?

Despite the pandemic that has touched the world, it is perfectly safe to travel to Cancun in 2021.

Cancun is safe and there are no current travel restrictions placed on Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

The Governor of Quintana Roo created the “Clean & Safe Certification Program” early last summer. After that, it helped generate confidence within the community. In addition it gave true guidance on how to keep Cancun safe. The certification was launched in May of 2020. Tim’s Ocean Condos was one of the very first applicants evaluated and inspected to meet their criteria.

For additional information on the Mexican Caribbean Clean & Safe Certification guidelines and protocol please visit

How will I know it is safe in Cancun?

Mexico uses the Epidemiological Risk Stoplight to monitor and regulate the use of public space according to the risk of contagion of COVID-19.

The traffic light is made up of four colors:

Red - do not go out if it is not necessary. Only essential economic activities will be allowed, and people can walk around their homes during the day.

Orange - stay home if you can. In addition to red regulations, companies of non-essential economic activities will be allowed to work with 30% of the personnel for their operation. For instance public spaces will be opened with a reduced capacity.

Yellow - more activities but with caution. All work activities are allowed and must be carried out with basic prevention measures and maximum care for people with higher risk of COVID-19.

Green - all activities are allowed.

The level of the stop light is communicated weekly at the conference on COVID-19. In other words, people can identify their risk and modify the activities that can be carried out. In conclusion, check for the status of the traffic light in Cancun.

Updated: June 22, 2021 @ 3:37 pm

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