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Passports are required.
See New Application/Renewal Info HERE (8-11 weeks process, normally)


*** IMPORTANT PASSPORT INFORMATION ***

For the purposes of this program, you must have a passport that expires March 28, 2023 or later and have at least 2 pages empty- PLEASE CHECK YOURS!

According to the U.S. Passport website, as of May 13, 2022, you can apply for routine service and expect to receive a USA passport in 8-11 weeks. You also have the option of paying an additional $60 for expedited service to receive your passport in 5-7 weeks, from the day an application is received at the passport agency or center, not the day you mail your application or apply.

These processing times apply to applications submitted by mail and in-person at an acceptance facility in your community. Most acceptance facilities such as post offices, clerks of court, and libraries are open and accepting passport applications, but they encourage you to apply by mail when possible because it is a safe, contactless option for certain services. It is suggested you submit your application via trackable mail, so you can track your application before it enters the system. Mail times vary across the country, so plan ahead and apply early.

You can download, fill out and print passport forms, check the status of your application, schedule an appointment at a passport agency and more online.  If you’re not eligible to renew your passport (info on the right), please go to the Apply in Person page to learn the steps for how to apply.  For more information, visit travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html.

 


UNITED STATES CITIZENS TRAVELLING TO MEXICO:

  • At this time, ALL flights departing the United States are dictating passengers must wear masks that are KN95/3-5 layers and are not allowing two-layer, homemade masks. They are also not allowing balaclavas, scarves, bandannas, cowl/turtlenecks, etc.   Most airports are also requiring their use.  Be prepared – bring more masks than you think you’ll need.  Non-compliance may result in denial of travel, not only on that day but potentially a future flight ban.
  • At this time, a COVID-19 test is not required to travel TO Mexico, only to return to the United States.
  • On the day of your departure, arrive at the check in desk of your airport NO LESS than two hours prior to take off. The airlines ask for three hours for an international flight and we recommend you follow their request.
  • Passports are required and must be valid until at least until 6 months after your return date (March 28, 2023 for this trip)
  • Your passport is also required to have at least two blank pages inside to enter Mexico. In addition to your passport, please bring a copy of the picture/data page. Carry it with you, separate from the passport; do not place in checked bags.
  • A Tourist Card, (Official Entry Immigration Form-FMM), is required to enter Mexico. Most airlines no longer distribute this form. To avoid completing this form upon landing, we highly recommend you complete this form online within 30 days of your travel date. There are many online companies charging for this service but you can apply for free with the Mexican government in the month prior to travel. Go to https://www.mexicotouristcard.com/ and fill in the form. Your tourist card will be emailed to you, print it and take with you. Each traveler must have their own form. The completed form is presented to Immigration with your passport upon arrival in Mexico. Because your information is in their system, they will simply stamp the form’s exit portion, and return it to you, (keeping the entry form on file). You must then present that portion when you are checking in for your return flight. It is extremely important to safeguard this form – DO NOT LOSE IT!  Not having it may incur a fine and delay your return.
  • During the inbound flight, or once landed, you will also need to fill out a customs form. After passing through immigration, you will collect your bags and hand the form to the customs agent after screening.

CLICK HERE for downloadable, specific information about Ground Transportation, the Airport, and other TRAVEL FAQs


COVID-19 TESTING REQUIREMENTS  (subject to change)

Before you leave the United States:

  • Again, at this time, a COVID-19 test is not required to travel TO Mexico, only to return to the United States.
  • As stated above, ALL flights departing the United States are dictating passengers must wear masks that are KN95/3-5 layers and are not allowing two-layer, homemade masks. 
  • On December 6, 2021, the CDC released updated travel recommendations for international travelers. They recommend you do not travel unless you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That being said, if you are NOT vaccinated you can still travel with caution.
  • Mexico does not require proof of vaccine, testing, or health questionnaires before entry. We recommend, however, that you keep a copy of your vaccines or proof of recovery within 90 days prior to travel with you in hard copy or on your phone.
  • And, although not required, we recommend you get a COVID test before you leave, just to make sure you aren’t going to take it with you and therefore test positive when you are trying to leave since it takes a couple of days to show up on a test.

Returning, before you arrive back in the United States:

  • As of December 2021, all air travelers are required to show documentation of a negative viral test result taken within one day of the flight’s departure to the United States before boarding. You must provide a negative result to the airline before you board your flight. You will also need to complete an attestation form with the airline certifying that your statements are true.
  • While this government requirement is in effect, Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen will provide one complimentary viral antigen test which will satisfy re-entry requirements, (a three-night stay in Preferred Club level is required-our rooms are in that category; lower categories incur a fee). You will register for a test time upon check-in at the resort – DON’T MISS IT. Click HERE for the latest updates from AMResorts to learn more about their CleanComplete Verification™ program.
    • Should you test positive while at the resort, you will be moved to different room and be required to remain there until allowed to travel (usually 10-14 days). Food, housekeeping items, and other needs will be delivered upon your requests, but you should be prepared with back-up clothes (unless you want to pay to have them laundered), medicine, toiletries, etc., just in case. The hotel does not charge for this room for the time required before you are allowed to travel, up to 14 days.
    • If one of you tests positive, the other may travel home although they will advise you to stay assuming exposure. If you elect to stay, you must also remain confined to your room. Requests for additional tests prior to standard retest period will incur a fee.
    • When contacting airline to reschedule your flight due to a positive test, they will advise of date they will allow passengers on, pending negative retest.

After travel:

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations and requirements after
    • Please see CDC’s FAQ for answers to questions about the new requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States as well as additional requirements instituted.

We will, of course, give everyone more updated information once it gets a little closer to our departure dates!

CLICK HERE to download specific information about Ground Transportation, the Airport, and other TRAVEL FAQs


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