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Is covid testing required to "Enter" Mexico? or just returning to USA

travelingtom
New Arrival

We are getting mixed answers.

We know we need to get tested to return, but are we "required" to get tested before going to mexico?

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Re: Is covid testing required to "Enter" Mexico? or just returning to USA

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

According to this page, Southwest says that a questionnaire must be completed to travel to Mexico.  Then, on return, you will need to present a recent test.

 

Perhaps @NicoleAshley could provide more information about her recent trip and what was required before she arrived in Mexico.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Is covid testing required to "Enter" Mexico? or just returning to USA

NicoleAshley
Employee
Employee
Solution

@travelingtom wrote:

We are getting mixed answers.

We know we need to get tested to return, but are we "required" to get tested before going to mexico?


@travelingtom Apologies for any confusion! Currently, Mexico is not requiring a negative test to enter Mexico.  

 

On your return to the United States you will need to do two things:

  1. Submit an attestation (written documentation) to the U.S. Government, through Southwest®, that you are COVID-19 negative or have recently recovered from COVID-19. Each Passenger will be required to submit a form. If you are traveling with others, they will also have to fill out the form. If you do not complete the form prior to arriving at the airport, you will need to do so at the airport prior to boarding.

     

  2. Bring evidence of your qualifying COVID-19 negative viral test result or your recent recovery from COVID-19, which could be either of the following:
    • A physical or electronic documentation of a qualifying COVID-19 negative viral test taken within 3 calendar days preceding your flight’s departure to the U.S. A viral test means a viral detection test for current infection (i.e., a nucleic acid amplification test or a viral antigen test) approved or authorized by the relevant national authority for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.
    • Evidence of recent recovery from COVID-19 including both (a) a signed letter on letterhead from a licensed healthcare provider or public health official that you have recovered from COVID-19 and are cleared for travel and (b) physical or electronic documentation of a COVID-19 positive viral test result obtained within the 90 days preceding your flight to the United States.

 

Nicole
Community Manager

Re: Is covid testing required to "Enter" Mexico? or just returning to USA

travelingtom
New Arrival

Thanks for the reply

Re: Is covid testing required to "Enter" Mexico? or just returning to USA

gsking
Active Member

Just returned from Mexico. 

 

Nothing is required to get in.   Just the tracking info provided to Mexico. 

 

Getting out,  you have to provide recent test info or proof of Covid recovery within 90 days at check in to get your boarding pass.  This is the USA requirement. 

 

Then you have to fill out another health form to get into security.   This is another tracking info function by Mexico.   Again,  no test required. 

 

 

Re: Is covid testing required to "Enter" Mexico? or just returning to USA

dfwskier
Top Contributor
Solution

@travelingtom wrote:

We are getting mixed answers.

We know we need to get tested to return, but are we "required" to get tested before going to mexico?


No you do not.

 

https://www.southwest.com/coronavirus/mexico/