Day of the Dead: things to know before you travel to Mexico

Day of the Dead: things to know before you travel to Mexico

iVisa | Updated on Oct 15, 2021

Before you travel to Mexico for the Day of the Dead from the United States, you should ensure that you have the correct documentation. It is important to remember that, at this time you can’t enter by land as the border is closed, and that to enter by air you need a valid passport as well as a Mexico Tourist Card and a completed "Questionnaire of identification of risk factors in travelers".

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Are there any vaccinations required to enter the country?

You don't need COVID vaccination passports or certificates to enter Mexico, but keep in mind that information may change quickly, so we advise you to always follow up on the latest Mexico travel updates or contact the nearest embassy.

We also recommend getting a Yellow Fever vaccine, especially if you are traveling from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission.

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PCR Test required to enter the country?

There’s no need to get a PCR test to enter Mexico, at least right now, but we still recommend taking one to avoid issues upon arrival.

Do I have to quarantine upon arrival to the country?

No, you don’t have to quarantine upon arrival to Mexico, but you still need to wear masks and keep social distancing where necessary.

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What is the Mexico Tourist Card and how do I apply for it?

The Mexico Tourist Card is an electronic document that allows you to visit Mexico for tourism. It does not replace a visa, so if you need a visa to enter Mexico, you will have to apply for it first.

The process to get the Mexico Tourist Card is based on a 3-step application that you can easily fulfill at home. By doing this, you avoid wasting time in vain at the airport. These are the steps you have to complete:

  • First, fill in the online questionnaire with your private information and select a processing time.
  • Second, after choosing the processing speed, review the information so that you can pay for the fees with a debit/credit card.
  • Third, attach any item required (if necessary) and click on submit to send your request, and get your Mexico Tourist Card by email.

How much does the Mexico Tourist Card cost and what are the processing times?

The Mexico Tourist Card has three different prices on iVisa.com, each one depending on how fast you wish to have this document ready to use. These are the options we have available:

  • Standard Processing Time: USD 20.00 - 24 hours
  • Rush Processing Time: USD 40.00 - 4 hours
  • Super Rush Processing Time: USD 60.00 - 30 minutes

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Many travelers are making plans to visit Mexico for the Day of the Dead celebration. This is a great opportunity to experience Mexican culture, food, and festivities. The celebrations will be in multiple cities across Mexico; and people either celebrate at home by hosting their own Dia de Los Muertos party with authentic decorations, delicious food, and traditional costumes or go to an event that has already been organized. It's important to remember that this event is not intended for children under 12 years old. Children who do attend should be accompanied by an adult during their trip.

To ensure your trip to Mexico goes smoothly, be sure to have completed all the travel requirements for visiting Mexico. To visit Mexico on November first or second you will need a passport and a Mexico Tourist Card - If you stay in one place during your day of celebrating Dia de Los Muertos make sure that it's somewhere secure. It is advised not to go wandering around cities alone at night as they may get dangerous sometimes. The best way would be to go out with tour guides who can show you safe places. If possible try staying near museums and other cultural landmarks. This way if festivities are occurring while walking through these areas then visitors should check them out!