Travel Health Guide

Mexico

With one of the world’s most beloved food cultures and some of the most vibrant cities and villages in the Americas, Mexico is an essential addition to any travel-lovers checklist. Whether you want to peruse countless first-rate art galleries in Mexico City, explore mind-blowing archeological sites or just lay back on one of the countless palm-fringed beaches, few countries are as holiday-friendly.

Travel Health Guide

Mexico

With one of the world’s most beloved food cultures and some of the most vibrant cities and villages in the Americas, Mexico is an essential addition to any travel-lovers checklist. Whether you want to peruse countless first-rate art galleries in Mexico City, explore mind-blowing archeological sites or just lay back on one of the countless palm-fringed beaches, few countries are as holiday-friendly.

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Mexico Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

Vaccine Entry Requirements For Mexico


COVID-19


Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

Most travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Mexico

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccinations

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest-risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

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Some travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Mexico

Vaccines

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Rabies

may be considered if planning activities that involve direct contact with animals or wildlife – ie. wild camping, cave exploring, or fieldwork in rural areas. As a rule, we recommend avoiding interaction with animals – even domestic pets may carry diseases.

Medications

Altitude Sickness Medication

is typically not needed, but Mexico is a mountainous country and it may be considered if visiting the traditional highlights, between 5,000-7,000 ft. including Mexico City, Guadalajara, and the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas. Consider traveling with medication for altitude sickness as symptoms set in within the first 6-24 hours.

Malaria Medication

if traveling to high transmission areas, such as Chiapas and Chihuahua. Minimal malaria transmission elsewhere in Mexico, but present in popular areas of Campeche, Durango, Nayarit, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, Sonora, and Tabasco. Plan ahead- you may have to start taking medication for several days before and after you travel to ensure that it is effective.

Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

COVID-19

Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

when traveling from the US to Mexico

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccinations

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest-risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

when traveling from the US to Mexico

Vaccines

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Rabies

may be considered if planning activities that involve direct contact with animals or wildlife – ie. wild camping, cave exploring, or fieldwork in rural areas. As a rule, we recommend avoiding interaction with animals – even domestic pets may carry diseases.

Medications

Altitude Sickness Medication

is typically not needed, but Mexico is a mountainous country and it may be considered if visiting the traditional highlights, between 5,000-7,000 ft. including Mexico City, Guadalajara, and the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas. Consider traveling with medication for altitude sickness as symptoms set in within the first 6-24 hours.

Malaria Medication

if traveling to high transmission areas, such as Chiapas and Chihuahua. Minimal malaria transmission elsewhere in Mexico, but present in popular areas of Campeche, Durango, Nayarit, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, Sonora, and Tabasco. Plan ahead- you may have to start taking medication for several days before and after you travel to ensure that it is effective.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

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