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Mexico Entry Requirements

Mexico Entry Requirements
Identification Requirements & Tourist Card

Mexican law requires that all persons entering Mexico carry a valid passport plus a tourist card (or FMM), issued from the airline at the point of entry. For this program, it is required that all participants, including children, travel with a valid passport with an expiration date of at least 3 months past the travel dates.

Travelers should keep their tourist card with their passport at all times for safekeeping. At hotel check-in, the hotel will ask to see your passport and tourist card (and will make a copy). U.S. citizens must return their tourist card when they depart Mexico. Visitors who are unable to present their card may encounter significant delays and may be asked to file a police report, pay fines, and obtain an exit visa.

Note: A passport card is not valid for air travel to Mexico.

Your name on your airline ticket must exactly match your passport.  Once you receive your flight confirmations, please verify that your name is spelled correctly and contact Gavel International immediately if there is a discrepancy.

Traveling With Minors Whom You Do Not Have Full Legal Custody

If you plan to travel to Mexico with a minor who is not your own child, or for whom you do not have full legal custody, you must possess a notarized Permission to Travel & Medical Release Form PDF that authorizes the child/children to travel with you and authorizes medical treatment in case of emergency. If parents are divorced or one parent is deceased, please fill out the Permission to Travel & Medical Release Form PDF and send it with the child as well as any appropriate proof that supports this authorization.

Leaving Your Children With A Caregiver

If you are NOT traveling with your children and are leaving them behind with a caregiver, the Children's Medical Information Form PDF will assist your child/children's caregiver with important information while you are away. This leave-at-home form will allow you to name the guardian(s) that have your permission to act on your behalf during your absence, along with informing your appointed guardian of any special medical needs or requirements that your child/children may have.

Proper Documents

Having the proper documents to enter Mexico is solely the responsibility of the A-O trips traveler. Any costs associated with being denied entry into Mexico will be at the traveler's expense and any trip buy-in costs will not be reimbursed. Entry into Mexico is solely determined by Mexican Border officials in accordance with Mexican law.