Health advice for Mexico

Do I Need Vaccines for Mexico?
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Mexico.

The WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Mexico:
Recommended Travel Vaccinations for Mexico
Hepatitis A Food & Water For most travelers suggested
Hepatitis B Blood & Body Fluids Accelerated schedule available
Typhoid Food & Water The shot lasts for 2 years. Oral vaccine lasts 5 years and must be able to swallow pills. Oral doses should be stored in the refrigerator.
Cholera Food & Water While rare in Mexico, there is cholera. Travelers should follow food and water precautions and consider vaccination.
Rabies Saliva of Infected Animals High-risk country. Vaccine approved for long-term visitors and others who might come into contact with animals.
Routine Vaccinations for Mexico
Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Various Vectors Provided to someone who was unvaccinated and/or born after 1957. Recommended one-time adult booster.
TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis) Wounds & Airborne Just one adult pertussis booster is required.
Chickenpox Direct Contact & Airborne Given those unvaccinated who did not have chickenpox.
Shingles Direct Contact Vaccine will also be provided if you have shingles.
Pneumonia Airborne Two vaccinations prescribed independently. Both 65+ or immunocompromised people should receive both.
Influenza Airborne Vaccine components change annually.
Meningitis Airborne & Direct Contact Provided to everyone who is unvaccinated or at an elevated risk, particularly students.
Polio Food & Water Considered compulsory vaccine for most of the travel itineraries. Recommended single adult booster.
  • Travelers' diarrhea is a concern for travelers to all destinations. Take care by eating only from reputable establishments.
  • Malaria is a concern in areas of Mexico. Speak to a travel health professional about your itinerary and the possible need for antimalarials.
  • Mexico is a country afflicted by the Zika virus. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should stop traveling to Mexico. Take special care, including insect repellents and mosquito nets.
  • Dengue is another mosquito-borne disease found in different parts of Mexico. Take the same care as you would for Zika against this virus.
Does Mexico Have COVID-19 Travel Restrictions?
The limits on entry are not officially in effect for Mexico. However, all passengers from countries with active cases of COVID-19 will be screened. Any passenger with signs will be quarantined.

A completed "Cuestionario de identificación de factores de riesgo en viajeros" must be completed and submitted upon arrival at the immigration office.