How safe is to visit Mexico right now?


To go or not to go? Under normal circumstances, the answer would be an all capital letter exclamation point YES! Mexico is one of the undisputed must-see places for any traveler. 

First things first! Can you actually travel to Mexico? – You absolutely can. Most commercial airlines are covering different routes between the US and Mexico and there are daily flights and packages available.

In 2020 a whole new set of rules apply. The decision is ultimately all yours, but we want to provide you with the most accurate information you need to make it.

Latest Update (December 2):

Holiday destinations in Mexico remain fully open to tourists with no restrictions and keep attracting more American tourists. Flight statistics between the USA and Mexico show only a 12% decrease comparing to the last year.

On the other hand, the COVID situation is getting worse and on December 1, CDC released a warning for American tourists traveling to Mexico. All travel should be avoided. (Source:

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Many people are vacationing and returning safely from Mexico. Are they daredevils? Or just very lucky? We would say neither. Let’s go over the facts.

The Department of State has issued a level 4 travel advisory, due to crime and risk of kidnapping and the CDC has also issued a level 4 health notice related to the COVID-19 situation in Mexico. 

While it all sounds dire, we should take into account that they are both general recommendations and while some regions in México have been hit particularly hard by both internal conflict and the pandemic, other regions have managed to remain safe. 

Regions whose economy depends on tourism have made a particularly strong effort to stay open while prioritizing their visitors safety. 

How is travelling to Mexico according to the U.S Government?

The US government will ask you to reconsider travel to Mexico due to COVID-19 and increased cases of kidnapping. But not all areas in Mexico have these unfortunate issues. Just stay away from those and you will be safe. 

Mexico’s Health Care System and Response Capacity

Mexico has relatively good universal health coverage and physicians in Mexico receive almost the same amount of training as their peers in the United States.  

Before COVID times, Mexico’s healthcare system was good enough and the hospitals did not struggle with medicine shortages or lack of UCI’s. Today, things may be different since Mexico has been one of the hardest-hit countries in the world. 

Just to make sure your trip is gonna be smooth and you will not have to deal with unexpected health situations without proper Insurance Coverage, we strongly recommend you to consider insurance that covers COVID.

Here we have gathered the best plans that can fit your needs considering your country of origin and travel purposes.

Best places to visit in Mexico in COVID times 

Is Mexico safe to visit

Whether you are interested in spending your vacation at the sunny beach, trying new watersports, or just enjoying the cultural experience, Mexico has something to offer to everyone.

However, before booking your trip, you must consider reviewing the Mexican States that have made the epidemiology orange, yellow and green list. Aim for the Yellow, and Green although Orange ones can offer you plenty of fun too. 

At TravelingLifeStyle, we have just recommended you to consider Baja California for your Winter escape since baja has taken the lead in creating and implementing “La Ruta Turística por México (the Tourist Route through Mexico)“, to fight COVID-19 and promote tourism.

Also read: 
Mexico Reopening Borders For Tourism

What type of risks I may face in Mexico and how to avoid them.


Due to the ever-changing environment brought about by the pandemic we recommend you are always prepared for unexpected changes in policies at the airport, hotels, or in the city you plan to visit. Fortunately, some airlines and hotels are offering more flexible packages.

These are a few tips to make your trip safer:

  • Stay updated on the COVID-19 situation in the place you are visiting. 
  • Join Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
  • Be cautious and aware of your surroundings.   
  • Avoid risky situations like walking or driving alone late at night.
  • Constantly update family and friends of your whereabouts 

Also Join our COVID Travel Advice – FB Group Community

What are the COVID-19-related restrictions for tourists in Mexico now?

If you are coming to visit an orange, yellow or green State, you will be allowed to go out for dinners, go hiking in open-air parks, get great bargains at shopping malls, and even enjoy cultural events. The greener a State gets, the bigger capacity it has. 

Best news is that Mexico does NOT require visitors to quarantine or bring a COVID-19 test!

Mexico has struggled with its COVID-19 pandemic. As of November 12, the country has reported 972,785 positive cases, and 95,225 people have lost their lives to the virus.