Cancun Airport Arrival & Departure Tips December 31, 2021 0 Cancun was the #2 most visited city in the world throughout the pandemic. Despite the rest of the world shutting down, not only has Cancun airport stayed wide open the entire time, but they’ve actually surpassed passenger numbers from 2019, breaking arrival records for incoming tourists. No negative test or proof of vaccination requiredTourists arriving at Cancun airport don’t have to show proof of negative tests or vaccination, simply because Mexico does not have any entry requirements. Throughout the entire pandemic, Mexico has always remained wide open with no testing, no quarantines, and no proof of vaccination requirements.The only thing ‘covid related’ is a digital form, called the Vuela Seguro form, which needs to be filled out by any arriving or departing passenger. The online form takes 2 minutes to fill out and produces a QR code that you may be asked to show throughout your journey, including at the departing airport before your flight to Cancún, upon arrival in the customs lineup in Cancún, and again on your departure home (a new one will need to be filled out for your departure). The flow of arrival You might be through immigration in as little as 10 minutes or as much as a couple of hours. Be prepared for the worst and hope for the best. Have your FMM tourist visa, Vuela Seguro QR code, and passport in hand as you disembark the plane. The FMM will be handed out on the plane or as you enter the terminal. You can also access it online and print it out. If you don’t have everything ready, you’ll have to step out of line to fill out papers. You will then go through immigration, customs, the baggage carousel, then out to the transportation pickup area. Tourists may not automatically receive 180 Days on their visa If you’re coming for a 1 or 2-week vacation, you likely won’t have an issue. But if you’re planning to stay for 2-6 months, be prepared to show immigration officials proof of vacation rental bookings and flights home to back it up. Pre-book airport to hotel transportation When you clear customs, your pre-booked driver will be waiting in the pick-up area with your name on a sign. For Departure Fill out and pay Visitax. A new tourism tax is in effect for all departing tourists. Go to the Visitax site prior to arriving at the airport and pay the 224 pesos tax per person online. Once paid, it will generate a QR code for proof of payment which you will show agents just before you go through security. Fill out a new Vuela Seguro. Allow at least 3 total hours for airline personnel to verify your covid test results and/or vaccination status. — condensed from a 31 Dec 2021 article by KASHLEE KUCHERAN For full article go to traveloffpath.com Advertise and support the community! Like AkumalNow, donate to keep us running. Akumal Ambulance Donate to help the Red Cross place a full time ambulance in Akumal to service locals and tourists!