Mexico is a country with many attractions; from beautiful beaches to deserts, mountains, and ruin-filled jungles, it offers a wide variety of experiences depending on where in the country you visit. It’s also easy to travel to for many North Americans, with relatively easy flight connectivity.
Mexico has been one of the easiest countries to enter during the pandemic, with plenty of travelers choosing Mexico over other destinations because of its entry requirements.
Travel to Mexico in 2022 is expected to be quite high, since it has routinely rated better than many other popular destinations throughout the pandemic. Read on to learn more about everything you need to know about traveling to Mexico in 2022.
Mexico’s tourism industry is gearing up for a strong 2022, according to multiple attendees at this year’s Tianguis Turistico, the nation’s international tourism conference. Some of the event’s promotional material, in fact, describes the industry’s rebound as a “rebirth.”
After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 45th edition of Tianguis took place in November in Merida, Yucatan, attracting more than 1,500 buyers from 42 nations and generating some 57,000 business appointments with exhibitors from around Mexico.
Before the pandemic, the state of Yucatan witnessed a 19.2% growth in hotel rooms between 2014 and 2019.
Recently, Mexico’s immigration service (INM) has started cracking down – hard. Now at the airport they will ask you for exactly how many days you need and, if its longer than a month or so, may require proof you’re actually leaving. Have copies of accommodation reservations and outbound flight tickets on hand. I’ve heard many horror stories of nomads coming with plans to stay for 6 months, only to be given 30 days – sometimes even 10 – to leave the country.
Also know that INM has started conducting random checks of people who appear non-Mexican – on the street, at bus stations, at popular nomad spots. This seems most common in Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Technically you’re supposed to always have your passport and FMM on hand. I’ve gotten by with photos on my phone, but your mileage may vary.