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How Russians Citizens Can Visit Mexico in 2021

02 Apr 2021, 21:02 GMT+10

Mexico is a country with an ancient history and a unique culture. Mexican seacoast is famous for its sandy palm beaches that stretch along the shores of the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Despite the long flight, Russian tourists are actively exploring this destination for traveling.

Travel from Russia to Mexico became as accessible as possible after the launch of the electronic permit system - ETA. Let's take a closer look at what this electronic document is and how it can be applied.

ETA - Document Needed to Enter Mexico.

Mexico ETA is the easiest way to visit this amazing country for Russian Citizens. Applying for ETA takes place within 2 to 30 minutes. To get an electronic permit, you only need a computer and a valid passport.

The main advantage of ETA to Mexico is that you do not need to apply for a 'classic' visa at the Mexican Embassy, collect a lot of documents, take fingerprints, etc. Agree, this is a huge time saver!

Electronic permission to enter Mexico is relevant for Russian citizens, Ukrainians, as well as for Turkish citizens who plan to arrive in Mexico by air. The ETA does not apply if a foreigner arrives in Mexico by land.

Unlike most electronic visa documents, a printed Mexican ETA does not need to be presented to the migration officer at the airport. The fact is that after the approval of the ETA, this document is automatically linked to your passport. Say 'no' to unnecessary documents in your travels!

Validity for ETA for Russian Citizens.

The validity period of the Mexican ETA is 30 days from the date of its receipt. (you must enter Mexico within 30 days of receiving a positive response for ETA). If your plans change or your trip shifts, you need to get it again.

You can stay in Mexico for up to 180 days under the ETA. Keep in mind that this is the maximum period for permission. If you specified a different period when filling out the application, you will be able to stay in the country within the period specified by the migration service officer at the airport based on your request.

Your passport must be valid at the time of crossing the border. If a tourist purchases round-trip tickets, the passport must be valid for the entire time spent in Mexico, + 6 months from the moment of returning home.

There are only 2 simple rules for entering Mexico with an electronic permit:

  • At the time of crossing the border, you must have a valid passport with an electronic permit linked to it.
  • Minor children enter the country with a valid passport.
  • For arrivals, you can use any international airport in Mexico, but it is advisable to first find out whether they accept passengers with an electronic permit. The airline must be a member of the SAE - electronic authorization system.

    How to Apply For Mexico ETA - Guide for Russian Citizens.

    The procedure for applying an ETA to Mexico online in 2021 is standard. First, the applicant fills out the web form, then - receives electronic permission to their email.

    When filling out the ETA application form for Mexico on your own, you need to be very careful. Any error or typo will be perceived by the system as incorrect data. As a result, you will be denied a permit.

    To get an ETA to Mexico on your own, you need to answer the questions of the online form:

  • Last name and first name. You need to write them in Latin letters, exactly as indicated in the passport.
  • Marital status.
  • Special attention should be paid to the item 'Country'. If a person was born on the territory of the USSR, you need to write the current name of a particular country.
  • Then enter the following information: Type of ID card-select 'passport', No. / series (without spaces), country of issue, expiration date.
  • Next, you need to specify the purpose of the trip - tourism transit or another type of activity.
  • The next item is the country of residence. If the applicant is temporarily located in another country, then you need to specify the country of which he is a citizen.
  • Next, enter the planned date of arrival in Mexico, or any date within the current day.
  • Duration of the trip. How long do you plan to stay in Mexico using the ETA?
  • Next, you need to specify the following data: a visit to Mexico in the past (you need to list the cities), job (what specialty do you work in?), and religion.
  • Note. The application form for minor children must be filled out by parents.

    If you were refused an ETA, write to Natvisa technical support. We will do everything in our power to find out the reason for the refusal and help you.

    Health Declaration Required Before Entering Mexico.

    Mexico did not impose restrictions on the entry of Russian citizens due to the spread of the coronavirus. Back in July last year, the beaches of Cancun began to receive Russian tourists. The situation can change every day. You can follow the latest information on the website

    Upon arrival at the airport in Mexico, you must provide a full Health form. The same form must be filled in for domestic flights and return flights.

    It is also necessary to undergo thermometry, which in many airports is not individual (devices track passengers in the flow without individual use of a pyrometer). There are no other arrival requirements.

    The main rules of medical safety in Mexico for Russian tourists:

  • In all public places, shopping centres, entertainment venues, transport, you must wear personal medical masks.
  • You also need to wear masks on the streets, but there is no penalty for violating this requirement.
  • It is not necessary to wear masks on beaches, hotels, restaurants, and cafes.
  • In hotels, restaurants, and other public places, the total occupancy rate should not exceed 30%.
  • Note. Life and health insurance when traveling to Mexico are not mandatory. But we recommend that you still apply for an insurance document to protect yourself from unpleasant surprises. You need to register it in advance so that it is already valid by the time you cross the border.

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