Are you ready to hop on a plane and jet to beautiful Mexico? Summer is almost here. You can still have a great vacation in Mexico despite the COVID pandemic that has caused many challenges for vacationers. Before you book your Mexico vacation, make sure the vacation destination has been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp. Destinations that have received the Safe Travels Stamps mean they have safety protocols in place to help keep visitors safe. Before long, you could be laying on the beach in Mexico sipping a delicious cocktail. Continue to read below to learn the top 5 tips for packing.
Mexico Getaway – 5 Tips for Packing
Tip #1 Pack Several Swimsuits
Before you start packing, you need to make sure you check the weather forecast for the destination where you are traveling. Currently, it is sunny and warm in most of the destinations in Mexico. However, during the summer months, it is also the rainy season in many locations in Mexico. You will want to pack several swimsuits because most vacationers that come to Mexico spend most of their time at the beach or around the pool. Plus, you can easily practice social distancing at the beach or pool. Also, if you bring several swimsuits, you can always have a swimsuit that isn’t wet.
Tip #2 Pack Shoes That Are Comfortable
On your Mexico vacation, you will want to make sure you explore the local markets and popular landmarks around town. Make sure you pack shoes that are comfortable because some of the cobblestone streets can be slippery and tricky. If you prefer wearing sandals or flip-flops as they are comfortable for you to walk in, then you can bring them with you. Mexico vacations are relaxing and very casual, so you don’t need to bring high heels or formal attire with you.
Tip #3 Check COVID Traveling Restrictions
Currently, vacationers are being welcomed to Mexico and you don’t have to provide a COVID test. However, everyone will have their temperature taken when you arrive at the airport. Also, visitors will also have to complete a health questionnaire. You will also need to check the COVID traveling restrictions when you will be returning to your country. For instance, the United States is requiring everyone that enters the country to provide a negative COVID test that was completed seventy-two hours before arriving back to the States. Canada has canceled all flights departing from Mexico at this time. If you have any questions, you can ask the front desk concierge to assist you. Some of the resorts in Mexico are offering COVID testing on the resort property for added convenience for their guests.
Tip #4 Don’t Overpack
Overpacking is a common mistake many vacationers make when they are packing for their Mexico getaway. The truth is, most people will spend most of their vacation at the beach or by the pool. Therefore, you don’t need to pack a ton of clothes that you won’t wear. A good basics list includes a couple of pairs of shorts, tank tops, and one pair of pants. Make sure you pack a pair of shoes that are comfortable along with sunglasses and a hat. If you forget to pack something, you won’t have any problem buying it in Mexico as there are many great stores that have affordable items.
Tip #5 Ensure Passport Is Current
It is very important that your passport is current. You don’t want to arrive at the airport to find out that you can’t travel to Mexico, because your passport has expired. When you arrive in Mexico for your vacation, they will issue you a Temporary Visitor VISA that is valid for six months. Hold on to the paperwork because you will have to turn in the Temporary VISA at the airport check-in when you are flying back home.
Are you ready to enjoy a Mexico getaway? If so, then remember to go over the top 5 tips for packing. If you are needing a place to stay on your vacation, then you should consider Villa La Estancia in Cabo San Lucas or Riviera Nayarit. They also have luxury beachfront residences for sale if you are in the market for a second home in Mexico. Their hotel-condo concept is especially attractive to foreigners who want a luxurious and maintenance-free vacation home. Contact them today to learn more.