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Cancun Covid-19 Entry Requirements For American Travelers

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Cancun has quickly become one of the most popular travel destinations during the pandemic with some of the most relaxed COVID-19 entry requirements in the world. There are still a few important steps that all travelers need to complete before departing.

Here are the latest Covid-19 entry requirements for Cancun, Mexico and everything U.S. travelers need to know before booking their trip.

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Countries Allowed To Enter Cancun, Mexico

Travelers from ALL countries arriving by air are allowed to enter Cancun.

(Visa requirements still in effect for countries that require one)

COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements

Cancun does NOT require a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen for entry.

Cancun oceanfront resort and pool

Quarantine Entry Requirements 

Quarantines are NOT required for travelers entering Cancun. Visitors are free to explore as soon as they arrive. 

Testing to Return Home

The United States requires proof of a negative Covid-19 antigen test no older than 72 hours in order for travelers to return home. There are many hotels offering free testing for guests and clinics providing quick results.

travelers departing at Cancun airport

Health Form For Americans

Like many nations, Mexico now requires a completed Health Declaration Form be filled out before entry into Cancun. 

The online form is easy to fill out. Once you are done, it will display a QR code. Take a screenshot of this or print it out, as you will need to show it at the airport.

Have the form ready before the airport security screening as it will be checked before being allowed to proceed. 

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COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

Travelers are NOT required to carry travel insurance for entry into Mexico but visitors are encouraged to carry medical insurance that covers COVID-19 while in Mexico. 

COVID-19 Health Requirements While in Cancun

All visitors must abide by the following COVID-19 health requirements while in Cancun:

Wearing face masks is mandatory by law in all public spaces and social distancing is in effect. Facemasks are also required in all public spaces in Playa Del Carmen.

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