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
VACCINE HOW DISEASE SPREADS DETAILS
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
VACCINE HOW DISEASE SPREADS DETAILS
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.