COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
• Quarantine and COVID-19 Testing: Individuals entering Mexico may be subject to entry and health requirements imposed by airlines or specific ports of entry, such as temperature checks, mandatory use of masks, social distancing and recommended self-quarantine.
• Digital Health Platforms: Risk Identification Questionnaire for all travelers entering Mexico by air.
• Delays should be expected for all immigration-related processes due to measures implemented by the INM in all its branches, such as reduced staff, limited number of applications allowed per day, and limited number of in-person registration slots per day.
• Foreign nationals who entered Mexico with a consular Temporary Residence Visa and received a Multiple Immigration Form (FMM) at the port of entry valid for 30 days but have been unable to file their registration application at the INM within those 30 days due to the closures, should not travel abroad until they file their registration process and can obtain an exit/re-entry permit, otherwise they may lose their immigration status. Affected individuals should contact their immigration professional for specific guidance.
• The Ministry of Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación) has resumed document apostille services, with a reduced schedule. Delays should be expected due to limited number of applications allowed per day and long wait times.
• The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has resumed document legalization and passport services.
• The Civil Registry has resumed services (including issuance of birth and marriage certificates, and registration of children born abroad to Mexican parents) in its federal branches. Some local civil registry offices provide services by appointment only.
• The Federal Police has resumed services. Applicants can now request their police clearance certificate online and schedule an appointment to then pick it up personally.
• Travel Restrictions: Only essential travel is permitted across the Mexico-U.S., the Mexico-Guatemala and Mexico-Belize land borders until further notice. The restrictions do not affect air travel. The Mexican government has not released details on what constitutes “essential” travel, though it likely excludes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature.
Home SearchProperty visits are currently available.
• Not all of providers are doing face-to-face service to show options; some are doing it virtually.
• Apartments available and some providers consider special rates due to COVID-19.
• Bookings being made virtually.
• Providers taking measures to sanitize the places before move in.
• Public areas in hotels are still closed.
• Schools are closed until further notice; administrative staff are working to attend to parent and potential parent information requests.
• Schools are working with virtual classes; the communication is being done directly with each family.
• The US and Mexico have agreed to extend restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared border until 22 June.
• Cross-border trade and regular commuters will not be blocked.
• Private vehicle transport restricted in Mexico City.
• Public transportation is operating on a limited basis.
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
• Air: Open but slow
• Sea: Open but slow
• Open but slow
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?