As international travel begins to resume once again following coronavirus pandemic restrictions, many countries around the world continue to seek to contain the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining safety protocols for arriving foreign nationals. A number of destinations worldwide now require travelers to either have a negative COVID-19 test certificate or undergo a health care
Visa policy for Mexico
The Mexico visa policy determines whether a foreign citizen needs a visa or entry authorization to travel to the country.
Mexico offers different types of visas and travel documents depending on the applicant’s nationality, the duration of the intended stay, and the purpose of the travel.
Nationals of less than 70 countries are able to gain visa-free access to Mexico for short stays, either up to 30 days for transit or 180 days for business or tourism stays.
However, all tourist travelers to Mexico, whether they need a visa or not are required to obtain a FMM tourist card to enter the country.
The FMM is an electronic entry authorization that must be obtained by all citizens whose intention is to travel to Mexico for tourism or leisure, regardless of nationality, if they are entering the country by land or air.
Some travelers to Mexico also need to obtain a Mexican visa or other authorization in addition to a FMM.
This may either be a SAE authorization, required for citizens of 3 nationalities, which can be applied for online, or a consular visa by submitting an application at the nearest Mexican embassy or consulate. The latter application method must be initiated well in advance of travel-
All foreign travelers whose purpose is to travel to Mexico for long term stays or for work or to study must apply for a Mexican embassy visa.
There are currently no Mexican visa bans in place for any foreign nationalities.