Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Mexico on the TravelHealthPro website

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International travel

Commercial flights are operating to and from Mexico. Check with your travel company for the latest information.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Mexico.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.

You are responsible for organising your own COVID-19 test, in line with UK government testing requirements. You should contact local authorities for information on testing facilities (only available in Spanish).

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Travel in Mexico

Follow the advice of the local authorities. Individual states in Mexico are imposing additional measures and restrictions. The Mexican government has put into place a traffic light system to manage the easing of restrictions, this varies from state to state; review local government websites for detailed information for where you are.

Local government sites

Mexico City Guanajuato Quintana Roo
Aguascalientes Guerrero San Luis Potosí
Baja California Hidalgo Sinaloa
Baja California Sur Jalisco Sonora
Campeche Michoacán Tabasco
Chiapas Morelos Tamaulipas
Chihuahua Nayarit Tlaxcala
Coahuila Nuevo León Veracruz
Colima Oaxaca Yucatán
Durango Puebla Zacatecas
Estado de México Querétaro  

Accommodation

Individual states in Mexico are imposing additional measures and restrictions; review local government websites (in Spanish) for detailed information for where you are.

Public places and services

Individual states in Mexico are imposing additional measures and restrictions; review local government websites (in Spanish) for detailed information for where you are.

You can find further advice and information on the measures imposed in Mexico City on the Mexico City Government website.

Healthcare in Mexico

If you present symptoms after having entered the country, you should call 800 0044 800. You will be attended by trained personnel of the Ministry of Health.

For specific helplines for the different states in Mexico, see the Mexican Government’s “Direct Line COVID-19” directory.

The app called “COVID-19MX”, created by the Mexican government, allows you to get a health test and locate your nearest medical facilities (including COVID-19 hospitals).

For further information (in Spanish), see the Mexican Ministry of Health website.

If you are in Mexico City, you can also send a free of charge text message saying “covid19” to 51515 (service only available in Spanish).

For contact details for English speaking doctors visit our list of healthcare providers.

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health

View Health for further details on healthcare in Mexico.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Mexico

Wherever possible British nationals should aim to be vaccinated in the country where they live. As further information is available about the national vaccination programme, this page will be updated. Sign up to get email notifications.

COVID-19 vaccines for registered residents in Mexico

We will update this page when the Government of Mexico announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Mexican national vaccination programme started in December 2020 and is using the AstraZeneca, CanSino, Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinovac and Sputnik V vaccines. The Government of Mexico has stated that British nationals resident in Mexico are eligible for vaccination if they choose to join the programme.

The Mexican authorities have issued the following guidance on how to get a vaccine in Mexico. To register for a vaccine you will need a valid CURP (Mexican National Registration Number), a unique number issued to you when you registered as a resident in Mexico.

If you hold a valid CURP, you can now register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Register on the Mexican Ministry of Health vaccination page (in Spanish). Note down your vaccine registry number and wait to be contacted by the local authorities for your vaccination appointment. Due to the high volume of visitors on the website, you may need to try at a different time.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Mexico, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

Further information

If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.