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Mexico lifted all restrictions on entry for foreigners

17.01.2022
Gate in the form of a man on the beach of Tulum
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Beginning January 1, 2022, Mexico eliminated all Covid restrictions on entry for foreigners. Previously, you had to fill out a Vuela Seguro health questionnaire, get a QR-code and scan it at the airport to visit the country. Travelers also had to take a PCR test. According to Hugo López-Gatell, Mexico's deputy health minister, these requirements did not help avoid the virus spread but only made it harder to serve passengers at airports.

Now tourists will not have to fill out online forms and take tests. In addition, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that travelers would not be asked for vaccination certificates when visiting public places.

Unlike most countries, Mexico did not close its borders during the pandemic and became the most popular tourist destination in the world in 2020. Now the country continues to have a four-level color-coded system, but no state is in the red zone.

Mexico became the second country in the world that has completely abandoned the security rules in connection with COVID-19. The first to do so was the government of El Salvador.