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Mexico visa requirements for US citizens

Do US citizens need a visa for Mexico?

US citizens do not need a tourist visa when travelling to Mexico in 2024. US passport holders can stay in Mexico for a short period of time (for 180 days). Please, read all the information below to make your trip easy and safe.

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Updated: 07/16/2024.

Entry requirements

visa free

Duration of stay

180 days

Purpose of travel


Passport validity for travel to Mexico

Passport must be valid on arrival.

Is it safe to travel to Mexico?

Mexico has a current risk level of 3.60 (out of 5). We highly recommend to reconsider your need to travel to Mexico. The safety index is based on travel advisories from independent 7 sources.

Safety index is provided by 07/15/2024.

Mexico customs rules

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 10 packs of cigarettes;
  • 25 cigars;
  • or 200g loose tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. Both of the following:

  • 3 litres of alcohol;
  • 6 litres of wine.

Cash limit

  • Currency of more than US$10,000 must be declared to customs.

Other Goods

  • Personal goods such as clothing, toiletries, and baby strollers, electronics for personal use, sports equipment, toys, video games, camping equipment, and musical instruments.
  • Medicine for personal use.
  • Other goods to the value of US$500 if travelling by air or sea.
  • If travelling by land, travellers may import other goods to the value of US$300 during most of the year, and goods to the value of US$500 during the periods corresponding Paisano Program. For further information, please visit Merchandise you can enter in Mexico.
Find more information on the customs regulations of Mexico page.

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