Please Note: Any information regarding Mexico travel requirements are subject to change at any time without notice. Please always be sure to reconfirm requirements with your airline.
Do I need a passport to go to Mexico?
In order to visit Mexico all U.S. citizens must present proof of citizenship in the form of either a valid U.S. passport Or an official copy of an original birth certificate accompanied by a photo ID.
According to the U.S. Department of State After January 23, 2007 Travelers from Mexico and Canada will need passports or other accepted documents to enter or re-enter the U.S. by air or sea.
For land crossings by January 1, 2008
For more information please see U.S. Department of State (opens new window).
Requirements for naturalized citizens of U.S. Naturalized citizens must show naturalization papers along with valid photo ID or a valid U.S. passport. Canadian citizens must also show a valid passport or an original birth certificate along with photo ID.
Nationals of other countries may be subject to different regulations. Please refer to the Mexican consulate or Mexican Tourism Board in your region for more information.
Tourist Permit Fees(FMT)
If you are a tourist entering Mexico the Mexican government charges a fee of (approximately $20) which is included in the price of your ticket if entering by air or bus, it is usually added under taxes and surcharges.