Travelers visiting Mexico are allowed to take into the country only those items included in their personal luggage made up of new or used personal clothes, shoes, hygiene products, in reasonable quantities according to their planned length of stay in Mexico.

If the personal effects and additional items exceed US$1,000.00 worth, import arrangements must be made at the port of entry, for the payment of foreign trade dues. Over the amount stated, it may be necessary to hire the services of a customs broker at the port of entry.

Air and sea travelers may bring additional items not exceeding the US$300.00 worth of goods -or its equivalent in other currencies per member of the family. By road they are only entitled to bring in a maximum of $50.00 worth per person of additional items besides the luggage.

Tourists traveling to Mexico are allowed to bring into the country medication for personal use, as long as they carry a physician’s prescription when it comes to psychotropics.

However, because of the strict nature of regulations governing temporary importation into or exportation from Mexico of products such as those, the patient should contact in advance, the Mexican Ministry of Health (Secretaría de Salud) by visiting:

IMPORTING EQUIPMENT: People working with the media or the cinematographic industry going on business to Mexico can obtain a temporary permit to take their professional equipment by submitting the following information:

1.- Dates of arrival and departure from Mexico.

2.- Purpose of the trip.

3.- Place where the equipment will be used

4.- Names of the people traveling with the equipment.

5.- Detailed list of the equipment (brand, model and/or serial number).

Artists scheduled to perform in Mexico should present hire the services of a Customs broker and carry a letter with the aforementioned information.

All foreigners must have a previous work permit if they will receive fees or salaries from a Mexican source. It is the employer or the institution interested in the services of the non- Mexican, the one that should apply for the work permit to the Instituto Nacional de Migración.


We keep these regulations updated but because such regulations are subject to change without notice, we strongly recommend you to consult your local embassy or consulate before you make your move.
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