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Bringing personal goods and pets into Mexico

Cancun, Q.R. – Travelers landing at the Cancun International Airport are allowed to import up to $500 US in products without paying custom taxes.

With the Cancun International Airport in its high season, an average of 305 flights per month will touch down on Mexican soil, bringing more than 42,000 passengers into the region.

All travelers landing at the Cancun airport must fill out a personal Customs Declaration. This includes Mexican nationals returning to the country. When travelers enter the country by sea or by air, they are allowed to enter with a specified amount of goods tax free.

Passengers entering by sea or air are allowed to import up to $500 US in goods duty free, however passengers entering Mexico by land are permitted to import up to $300 US in goods. During vacation periods of Holy Week, summer and winter, Mexican nationals are permitted to import up to $500 US as long as they do not live along the border.

Passengers wanting to travel with pets will need to present documentation at the Office of Animal Health Inspection (OISA) at international airports and ports of entry into Mexico. The type of required documentation varies depending on the age of the animal.

If the pet is less than three months of age, a “Certificate of Good Health” issued by an official authority or by a licensed veterinarian not more than five days before the animal enters Mexico is required.

If the pet is older than three months, the “Certificate of Good Health” must also state immunizations against rabies, distemper, hepatitis and leptospirosis. Any immunization must been administered at least 15 days before pet’s arrival to Mexico, but not more than one year.

For more information about traveling to Mexico, visit Mexico Customs and Migration.


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