How to go


Portuguese citizens do not need a visa for a stay of up to 30 days. Brazilian citizens must apply for a visa to enter Mexico. Both must have passports valid for at least 6 months after arrival in Mexico.


The authorities in Mexico require a certificate of yellow fever vaccine to all visitors over one year of age who come from a destination with a risk of transmission in the country or who have transited for more than 12 hours at airports in those countries. There is an intermittent risk of contracting malaria in some parts of the state of Chiapas. Very low risk in the states of Chihuahua, Durango, Nayarit, Quintana Roo and Sinaloa. Protect yourself from mosquito bites also to avoid a possible contraction of Dengue fever.  

For more information on traveling health, see the Health Portal of the Ministry of Health and Tropical and Traveler Medicine Clinic. In FitForTravel find country-specific health and disease prevention advice (in English).

At the time of writing this text, much of northern Mexico remained extremely insecure due to rivalry drug cartels and their violent criminal actions. The situation was particularly dangerous in the states of Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Michoacan, Coahuila and Durango, as well as in southern Guerrero.


Cancun, Riviera Maya and Mexico City are the main air ports of entry into Mexico.

Fly from Lisbon to Madrid. THE Air Europa fly directly from Madrid to Cancun for from €1.500.   

A KLM / Air France fly from Lisbon to Mexico City with a single stopover (Amsterdam on the way, Paris on the way back) for from €800.