Beaches, excellent food, and the most historic temples are what Mexico is known for. Of course, the traveling landscape has changed recently, and one needs to be prepared before deciding to visit any country. If you are planning to visit Mexico this year, you are in the right place according to Natvisa.
Here is everything you need to know about visiting Mexico in 2021.
Do You Need A Visa?
Citizens of some countries might need a visa, while others might not. That is because The National Immigration Institute of Mexico has launched a Tourist Card for travelers from:
· United States
· United Kingdom
Citizens from these countries will need to obtain the Tourist Card online by filling out an electronic form on Natvisa. After the form is completed, individuals can easily download the Tourist Card from their dashboard. On the other hand, some people will need a visa and a Tourist Card.
If you require a visa to enter Mexico, it is advised that you contact a Mexican embassy where you live. Don’t forget to apply for the Tourist Card alongside the visa so you can gain entry into Mexico.
Mexico And COVID-19
Fortunately, Mexico is open to travelers. You don’t need to provide a negative PCR test, and there is no quarantine requirement on arrival. However, you have to fill out a form of Health Declaration that needs to be done at least twelve hours before your arrival in Mexico.
On the other hand, American citizens traveling back to their country need to have a negative PCR test. They should be taken 72 hours before their travel to return to their country. Public gatherings are allowed in many areas, and the beaches are open for travelers.
That is why you can easily visit the country and enjoy some of the best things it has to offer in 2021. Playa del Carmen and Cancun are open for tourists, with public gatherings allowed and work resuming as normal.
Once you arrive in Mexico, you have to pass their Immigration to enter the country. That is why you need to ensure that you have your Mexico Visa and Tourist card with you. Besides that, you will also have to present your valid passport to Immigration.
The passport you present should be the same that you used for the Visa application and the Tourist Card form. Your passport also needs to have a validity of six months. Once you show these documents, the Immigration authorities will ensure everything is alright and then allow you to enter.
Keep in mind that if you require a Mexico Visa, you need to have it approved by the authorities and printed. That is because Immigration will do a thorough check to ensure everything is in order. Once it is, you can enter Mexico and start enjoying everything this magnificent country has to offer.
Getting Around In Mexico
Mexico has a good system of public transportation that you can use to get around. The system includes subway systems and buses. Keep in mind that subway systems are only available in Guadalajara and Mexico City. In other places, buses are used to get around.
If you want to travel long distances, you can opt for an express bus in Mexico. These are called a directo. Some of the best bus companies for public transportation include Primera Plus, Estrelle de Oro, ETN, ADO, and many others.
On the other hand, if you want to take a long journey, it is better to fly. For example, going from Cancun to Mexico on a bus will take you fifteen hours and cost a lot. On the other hand, flights are cheap, and you will reach the destination in ninety minutes.
If you don’t want to travel on a bus due to COVID-19, you can always rent a car. Rentals are incredibly affordable and useful to get around one place. Ensure that you do your research and plan what you want to do and visit before you arrive in Mexico.
Visit The Beaches
Mexico has some of the most beautiful beaches. They are clean, and the water is pristine. Here are some of the best beaches you need to add to your list when visiting Mexico in 2021:
· Cancun Beach, Riviera Maya
· Tulum, Riviera Maya
· Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas
· Balandra Beach, La Paz
· Akumal Beach, Riviera Maya
These are the top five beaches you need to add to your list. Cancun is the most touristy beach, but only because it is one of the most beautiful beaches. If you want to avoid a touristy place, you can always visit others on the list to make your trip worthwhile.
The nightlife in Mexico is lively and vibrant. After midnight, all the exotic nightclubs are open for you to enjoy great music and great parties. Of course, parties and music are not the only things that are part of Mexico’s nightlife. The Mexican food is divine.
You can explore old neighborhood towns and enjoy the authentic cuisine and taste of Mexico in these towns. There are also many bars spread throughout the city that you can enjoy at night. When in Mexico, you will never be bored at night.
Exiting Mexico is the same as entering. You will have to present all your required documents to the authorities so you can clear and leave Mexico. Keep in mind that many countries require a negative PCR test when citizens are coming back from traveling.
That is why you need to ensure if your country requires you to show this test. You can easily find many places in Mexico that will give you the test within seventy-two hours of your flight. Once you have all these documents, you can safely leave Mexico.
That was your complete guide to visiting Mexico in 2021. COViD-19 has changed the world, and that is why you need to plan carefully before visiting any country. If you plan on visiting Mexico soon, apply for your Tourist Card through Natvisa now.