In the first five months of 2022, Mexico welcomed more than 25 million international tourists, according to figures released by Miguel Torruco Marques, Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, on Monday.
The 25.4 million visitors are still much less than the 40,500,000 who visited to the country during the same period in the pre-pandemic year of 2019, but represent a 25.9% increase over 2021.
Additionally, expenditures have increased dramatically, by 114.7 percent from 2021 and by 25.2% from the same period in 2019.
The majority of travellers, 21,4 million, went on domestic flights to Mexico, a rise of 39.4 percent compared to the same period in 2021 and an increase of 1.8 percent compared to 2019.
Torruco Marques showed that the Mexican airlines with the most domestic flights were Volaris and Viva Aerobus.
More over 14.5 million passengers went on foreign flights, an increase of 35.7% over the same period in 2021 but a decrease of 19.4% from the 18.2 million passengers transported in 2019.
If you’re going to travel to Mexico, here’s what you need to know and what to expect:
- Before entering the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer require passengers to test negative for Covid-19. This will ease American citizens’ return to the United States, who represent a significant portion of Mexico’s tourism market.
- Mexico remains accessible to tourists. There is no requirement for a negative PCR test or quarantine upon arrival; nonetheless, the majority of resorts require guests to complete health questionnaires.
- In Mexico, you will find fantastic cuisine, sensational beaches, attractive villages, and historical ruins. The majority of tourists visit Cancun’s beach resorts, but those who want more than a fly-and-flop vacation head to Mexico City’s cultural attractions, the coastline of Baja California, and traditional villages such as Oaxaca.
- Since the epidemic, Mexico has had some of the world’s laxest border regulations, allowing anyone to travel by plane for business or pleasure. Since March 2022, visitors are no longer need to submit a health declaration form. There is no need to take a test or undergo quarantine before to leaving. Those who suspect they may be experiencing symptoms should contact Sanidad Internacional.
- Some Mexican states or municipalities may have more stringent regulations than the country as a whole. Before committing to plans, tourists may wish to enquire with their hotels or resorts about any local directives.