Mexico imposes a “visitor visa” for airport transit

The Mexican government has announced that passengers in transit at the country’s airports will be required to issue “visitor visas.”

Information released by the Mexican Embassy in Havana indicates that the measure covers all foreigners in transit at Mexico airports, except for permanent residents of visa-free countries such as Canada, the United States, and Japan. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the countries forming the Schengen Area and the member states of the Pacific Alliance.”

The information details that nationals who require a visa and wish to travel through Mexico’s international airports “must hold a visitor visa without permission to carry out paid activities (tourism), regardless of the duration of your airport transit.”

This measure will come into force from October 22, 2023.

“You must meet this requirement to board any flight to Mexico” from that date, the note says.

In Spain, visa is not required, residence cards must clearly indicate permanent or long term on the back.

Those with a valid and current visa to Canada, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland or countries that make up the Schengen Area are excluded from this measure.

The move will affect dozens of Cubans who use a connecting flight to reach Nicaragua with a stopover in Mérida. Mexican Embassy in Havana There are no appointments for issuing these tourist visas.

The Mexican government also suspended air permits for those who entered the country illegally to immigrate to the United States to fly to their interviews. CBP is one On the northern border.

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Esmond Harmon

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