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Pandemic Report: Mexico City for International Visitors, Sept 2021

Mexico City Pandemic for Tourism
Photo: Tania Victoria/ Secretaría de Cultura de la Ciudad de México

-September 2021

Mexico City Travel is as popular as ever. Guests really are arriving from all over the world. Prior to arrival many of them have important questions about health, safety, and what there is to see and do. This update is intended to answer the most common questions. The City’s call center, LOCATEL has detailed answers to many more.  Dial +52 55 5658–1111 and press 6 for the English Language desk.

Mexico City remains, at this writing, at YELLOW ALERT LEVEL. That indication is the result of careful analysis and indicates that the risk of viral infection is moderate when following the now standard precautions listed below.

Arriving international travelers don’t need to quarantine.

Everyone is asked to follow the public health protocols as strictly as is possible.

  1. Maintain 1.5 meters of distance from people outside your travel party.
  2. Wash hands frequently and use antibiotic gel frequently.
  3. Wear facemasks at all times in public, and especially indoors.
  4. Avoid crowded and non-ventilated places.

Many countries will require proof of a negative test up to 72 hours prior to your return. COVID19 Tests are available for free all over Mexico City. There’s more information here:


Most Mexico City restaurants, museums, and similar attractions are open at limited guest capacities

Many of the food and beverage outlets in the City were only permitted to open after the RED Level pandemic alert with outdoor and sidewalk service.

The good news is that many of them have continued to offer outdoor service. In Mexico City’s temperate mountain climate, that has meant that a lot can still be enjoyed from outdoors and at a lower risk.

Museums and similar attractions are maintaining limits on capacity. For blockbusters like the National Museum of Anthropology and the Frida Kahlo museum, advance-purchase tickets are recommended to avoid queuing.

Very few hotels, hostels, and AirBnBs have closed entirely. That means there’s very little chance you’ll find yourself stuck should one or another fall through. A whole variety of lodging options are available. Many of them will require their own protocols as to guest safety and security. These are not likely to vary significantly from the main four listed above.

Looking forward to seeing you.


Mexico City

Cultural Capital of the Americas