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Covid testing for travel to Mexico

Covid testing for travel to Mexico
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Should I get tested for covid before going to Mexico?

Wondering if you need a covid test ahead of your vacation in Mexico?

What are the entry requirements for Mexico?

Check the US State Department’s travel advisories to learn more about what documents you will need for a trip to Mexico. You will need a valid passport, and you may also need a visa or a Mexico Tourist Card. People entering Mexico over land will need a multiple immigration form.

Do I need to show proof of a negative covid test to enter Mexico?

If you’ve got covid symptoms, you should not travel to Mexico. But you do not need to show proof of a negative covid test when going to Mexico. You may want to get a covid test for your own peace of mind before you go to Mexico, or out of consideration to the people you’re visiting. At Global Travel Clinics we can administer reliable covid-19 antigen testing and RT PCR tests. Make a covid test appointment within minutes through our clinics page.

Do I need to wear a mask in Mexico?

You do not need to wear a mask while in Mexico, but you may wish to wear one in crowded places.

Will I need a covid test when I return from Mexico?

There is no requirement to show proof of a negative covid test on your return to the US from Mexico. But you can get a covid test for peace of mind from Global Travel Clinics.

What vaccines do I need for a trip to Mexico?

Find out what vaccines you need to go to Mexico by making a travel health appointment six to eight weeks before you depart. At your travel health appointment a nurse or pharmacist will recommend vaccines that will protect you from diseases that can affect travelers. They will also give advice to support these vaccines. It’s best to make a travel health appointment in plenty of time because some vaccines are given in multiple doses. But if you’re traveling last minute, we can still help with accelerated schedules and travel health advice.

Should I get a yellow fever certificate to go to Mexico?

Some destinations require you to show a certificate of yellow fever vaccination before you can enter. At present, you don’t need a yellow fever certificate to enter Mexico. But if you are traveling to other destinations in South America after visiting Mexico, you may need a yellow fever certificate. At your travel health appointment, tell the pharmacist about your travel plans to get a full risk assessment. They can tell you if you need to get vaccinated against yellow fever.

What vaccines are recommended for a trip to Mexico?

There are no specific vaccines recommended for visiting Mexico. But you should make sure you are up to date with routine shots like tetanus, chicken pox, flu, polio, shingles, measles, mumps and rubella. Some people get the hepatitis A vaccine for travel to Mexico.

Do I need to be vaccinated against covid to go to Mexico?

You do not need to show proof of vaccination against covid when you visit Mexico. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you make sure you are completely up to date with your covid vaccines.