What you Cannot take into Mexico?

Travelers should make sure that they do not have any of the following prohibited items in their luggage when heading to Mexico:

  • Food items that are not packaged or canned such as meat and fruit.
  • Plants and flowers.
  • Seeds or materials of vegetable origin.
  • Medicine other than that for personal use.


What foods are not allowed in Mexico?

Restricted Food Items by Mexico Customs

  • Any seeds, seedlings, and fresh plants.
  • Certain trail mix or health bars (that contain seeds)
  • Fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and cereals.
  • All dairy products.
  • Corn meals, wheat or barley flours.

What do I have to declare when entering Mexico?

If you enter or leave Mexico, you must declare any sum of money equaling US$10,000 or more that you bring in cash, checks, money orders, other cashable documents or a combination of them. Failing to declare carries a fine ranging from 20% to 40% of the exceeding amount.

What household items are not allowed in Mexico?

You may not bring in guns or ammunition of any caliber, as well as most other weapons. Also, no fresh or frozen food, plants, spices, or seeds are allowed.

Can I pack food in my checked luggage to Mexico?

Checked Bags: YesSolid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked baggage. TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine.

What are the travel restrictions to Mexico?

To this day, there are no entry restrictions in Mexico and no obligation to carry a COVID test or to do quarantine. Check the current status of the pandemic in Mexico and follow the sanitary rules to prevent contagion (information only in Spanish).

Can I bring ibuprofen to Mexico?

You are allowed to bring enough medicine for the time period you will be in Mexico. If you are bringing an unusual quantity of medicine please bring a doctor's prescription just in case you need to prove the medicine is for your own consumption.

What can’t you bring to Mexico?

Do you have to declare prescription drugs at customs in Mexico?

Bringing medicaments into Mexico for personal use onlyThe medical prescription or licence must also state amount of the substance required by the patient during her or his stay in Mexico, the amount bringing into the country and the daily dose.

Can you take food in your suitcase to Mexico?

You are not allowed to bring food, fruits and/or products that are not "company" packed and sealed. And if you are bringing food or products they are allowed only if you need them because of a special diet or for medical reasons. The same rule applies to medicine.

Can I bring household items into Mexico?

You must have legal residency in Mexico (or be a Mexican who has lived abroad for at least six months) to bring your personal goods to Mexico under this tax-free arrangement. If you need to apply for a formal Menaje de Casa (inventory of goods) this must be requested via a Mexican Consulate abroad.

What snacks can I bring into Mexico?

You are permitted to bring the following food items into Mexico

  • Shelled almonds.
  • Hazelnuts without shell.
  • Roasted coffee.
  • Pelleted cereals.
  • Spices (vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, mace, amoms, cardamoms, anise, coriander, fennel,
  • ginger, saffron, turmeric, thyme, bay leaves, curry, etc.)
  • Dried fruits (seedless)

What snacks can I bring to Mexico?

Vegetables, Their Products and By-Products

  • Peeled almonds and hazelnuts.
  • Roasted coffee.
  • Pelletized cereals.
  • Spices: vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, mace, amomum varieties, cardamom varieties, aniseed, coriander, fennel, ginger, saffron, turmeric, thyme, bay leaves, curry, etc.
  • Dehydrated fruits (seedless)

Can I go to Mexico without a passport?

Entry, Exit and Visa RequirementsA valid passport book is required to enter Mexico by air, and those attempting to enter at an airport with a U.S. passport card only may be denied admission.

Do I need to declare medication at customs Mexico?

Passengers traveling with medicines for personal use are allowed to enter the country (regardless of the active component) as long as they bring their prescription or a letter from their GP in which it must state the amount of the substance required by the patient during her or his stay in Mexico, the amount bringing …

Are there any medications that are illegal in Mexico?

Note that a medicine considered “over the counter” in some U.S. states may be a controlled substance in Mexico. For example, pseudoephedrine, the active ingredient in Sudafed, is considered a controlled substance in Mexico. For more information, contact the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C.

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