Mexico City, Mexico — Air passengers on connecting international flights in Mexican airports must now have an approved visa. The visa is a new requirement for foreigners whose nationalities require a visa to travel to Mexico.
“As of October 22, 2023, this requirement must be met to board any flight to Mexico,” the Government of Mexico reported in a statement.
“The Government of Mexico reiterates that in accordance with Article 37 of the Immigration Law, foreigners whose nationalities require a visa to travel to Mexico must carry the corresponding visa.
“This provision is also applicable to foreigners who intend to transit through Mexican international airports, who must have a “visitor without permission to carry out remunerated activities” visa,” they added.
In a joint statemetnt between Mexican Foreign Relations and the INM, “as of October 22, 2023, foreigners who intend to transit and make connections through Mexican airports must carry the corresponding visa before departure in their country of origin to be able to board any flight to Mexico.
“The following will not require a Mexican visa: foreigners who travel to Mexican territory under the protection of the immigration facilitation measures provided for in Article 26 of the Guidelines for current immigration procedures and procedures, namely:
a) Persons carrying a document that proves their permanent residence in Canada, the United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, any of the countries that make up the Schengen Area, as well as the member countries of the Pacific alliance.
b) Persons holding a valid and current visa for Canada, the United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or any of the countries that make up the Schengen Area.”