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Visa now required for passenger in transit in Mexico – not for US or Canada citizens

By Tribune Travel

October 24, 2023

Travelers must now have a valid visa in order to board connecting foreign flights in Mexican airports. For foreign nationals whose countries demand one, obtaining a visa is now necessary in order to enter Mexico.

The Mexican government said in a statement that “as of October 22, 2023, this requirement must be met to board any flight to Mexico.”

The Mexican government affirms that foreign nationals whose countries demand a visa in order to enter Mexico must have the appropriate visa on them, as per Article 37 of the Immigration Law.

They stated that foreigners who plan to pass through Mexican international airports must also be in possession of a “visitor without permission to carry out remunerated activities” visa.

According to a joint statement from Mexican Foreign Relations and the INM, “foreign nationals wishing to travel through and connect at Mexican airports must possess the appropriate visa prior to leaving their home country in order to board any flight to Mexico as of October 22, 2023.”

“Foreign nationals who visit Mexico while protected by the immigration facilitation measures outlined in Article 26 of the Guidelines for current immigration processes and procedures will not need a Mexican visa:

  1. a) Individuals bearing documentation attesting to their permanent residency in any of the following nations: Canada, the United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, any nation comprising the Schengen Area, and the nations that are members of the Pacific Alliance.

  1. b) Individuals with a valid, up-to-date visa for any of the nations that comprise the Schengen Area, including Japan, the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.





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