What Covid Vaccines are Approved and Accepted in Mexico?

Mexico has been one of the least restricted destinations to travel to with no quarantine when coming from another country. 35% of the population in the country has been fully vaccinated and the vaccination campaigns are encouraging citizens to get inoculated.

But, what vaccines against Covid-19 are approved and accepted by the Mexican government? 9 different inoculation brands were approved by Mexico.

 

Vaccination Campaigns and Percentage of Inoculation in Mexico

Vaccination campaigns in Mexico have been pretty strong and convincing this year with over 100 million doses administered to citizens. In total, 45 million Mexican nationals have been jabbed which translates to 35% of the entire population.

That being said, some regions are still impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions still apply in many states throughout Mexico.

 

What is the Current Covid-19 Situation in Mexico?

As previously discussed, over 35% of the Mexican population has received their final Covid-19 jab. However, there are currently 7,000 to 10,000 cases reported each day. Deaths are also numerous, with over 276,000 reported death due to Covid-19.

 

What is it Like to Travel to Mexico During Covid-19?

In Mexico, new cases are reported every day and often hit the 10,000. For this reason, the country is not entirely safe just yet and restrictions apply to numerous states. Like many other countries around the globe, a 4-tier program is in place with 4 colors ranging from Green for the safest to Red for the most impacted.

 

What are the Restrictions in Mexico’s Green States?

No capacity limit is in place in terms of social activities and in all businesses. Wearing a mask is compulsory on public transportation.

 

What are the Restrictions in Mexico’s Yellow States?

A 75% capacity limit is in place in terms of social activities and in all businesses. Wearing a mask is compulsory on public transportation and closed public spaces.

 

What are the Restrictions in Mexico’s Orange States?

A 50% capacity limit is in place in terms of social activities and in all businesses.  Wearing a mask is compulsory on public transportation and closed public spaces.

 

What are the Restrictions in Mexico’s Red States?

Everyone is encouraged to stay home apart from essential activities like groceries. Social activities and businesses can take place – the capacity limit will be set at the officials’ discretion. Wearing a mask is compulsory on public transportation and closed public spaces.

 

Which Covid Vaccines are Accepted in Mexico?

Several inoculation brands for Covid-19 were made available by the Mexican government which are as follow:

  • Pfizer
  • Moderna
  • CanSino
  • Gamaleya
  • Janssen
  • AstraZeneca
  • Sinovac
  • Sinopharm
  • Bharat Biotech

Needless to say, Mexico has one of the most flexible policies in the world when it comes to the choice of inoculation.

 

What Requirements Are in Place to Enter Mexico?

It is very easy to enter Mexico and there are currently no restrictions in place. In fact, international travelers do not need to be vaccinated and, rather, only complete an online declaration form stating their overall health. After that, they will need to scan the provided QR code upon arrival into the country.

This is the case for all nationalities and all travel purposes. Undergoing quarantine has not been required in Mexico and foreign nationals can travel around the country freely respecting the rules in place.

All things considered, if travelers experience any symptoms that could seem to be related to Covid-19, the Sanidad Internacional health organization is available throughout the country to help.

 

Requirements to Leave Mexico for the United States

The requirements to enter Mexico are flexible and no vaccination is currently demanded. That being said, there are requirements to leave the country for the United States. In this case, you will need to get a negative Covid-19 test at a minimum of 72 hours before boarding the plane for the USA.

Keeping this in mind, getting tested for Covid-19 is very easy in Mexico and there are numerous locations throughout the country to do so.

To conclude, non-essential journeys from Mexico to the US are suspended at this moment in time until at least the end of October.