Safety information for your next trip to Los Cabos
The Los Cabos Tourism Board is committed to timely communicating the state of travel to the destination to all travelers and industry partners. On this website, you will find the latest information, health and safety protocols, and key initiatives implemented across the destination to prevent the spread of the virus while traveling to Los Cabos.
If you are traveling from/to Canada, please click here.
US travelers, please continue reading.
Key COVID-19 Updates:
- Travelers flying to the U.S. do not need a negative COVID-19 test before their flight to the country as of June 12, 2022.
- The state of Baja California Sur, where Los Cabos is located, doesn't require the use of face coverings or masks for indoor or outdoor spaces.
- Los Cabos will still have COVID-19 testing widely available at selected medical facilities. Los Cabos’ testing program provides a convenient, safe, and easy way for tourists to get tested.
To learn more about Los Cabos’ commitment and efforts to provide a safe environment for all travelers, please click here.
Arrival and Departure Process for U.S.
Step 1 – Fill out the official entry form.
Mexico's National Immigration Institute (INM) eliminated the paper version of the FMM forms in 2022 for US and Canadian tourists. The immigration official will now interview all travelers and place a stamp on your passport.Multiple Immigration Form (FMM)
Step 2 – Fill out the customs declaration form.
You’ll need to fill out the customs declaration form both prior to arriving Mexico and prior to departure from Mexico to your home country. You’ll present this form to the customs officer upon arrival.
Once you finish filling out the information, you will get a QR code, save it so you can show it at customs.Fill out this document online here
Step 1 – Fill out the Multiple Immigration Form
All foreign citizens departing Mexico must provide the Multiple Immigration Form that was presented at the arrival.
Step 2 – Complete your airline’s procedures
All Airlines have their own requirements in order to board your plane home, so make sure you have the needed documentation.
Foreign travelers to the U.S
Will no longer continue to be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 1 day of departure before boarding a U.S. bound airplane.
COVID FAQ's for Travelers
What is the cost of the test?
The cost of the test varies depending on the testing facility and the type of test. However, Los Cabos Tourism Board works in partnership with the private sector to ensure the test is provided at affordable pricing. For example, the Antigen test starts as low as $40 USD at some locations. Please call directly to the verified facilities and to learn more about costs.
What happens if I test positive?
Los Cabos follows CDC guidelines around quarantine and isolation, which can be found here. Regardless of vaccination status, everyone who has presumed or confirmed COVID-19 should stay home and isolate from other people for at least 3 full days and delay their travel. You can end isolation after 3 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved. If you had no symptoms and tested positive, you can leave isolation after 3 full days.
Where can I take a test?
All hotels, villas, timeshares and most lodging facilities are equipped with the Antigen test and medical personnel to administer the test, along with the medical certification that is acceptable by the CDC. The process is safe, fast, and simple and results can be provided as soon as 40 minutes.
The PCR test is administered at specific locations, including hospitals and laboratories.
Additionally, the Los Cabos International Airport will have a testing station to provide the Antigen and PCR test during emergency situations.For more information, please see here.
Is the Port of Los Cabos operating?
Yes. But we suggest contacting your cruise line directly for their latest updates.
Is Los Cabos implementing any health protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in the destination?
Our top priority is the health and wellbeing of travelers, their loved ones and our community. The Los Cabos Tourism Board works with national and local health authorities, hospitals, care units, airport, port, hotels, resorts, and travel partners to implement health and security protocols to protect the people, share resources and maintain regular communication.
Los Cabos with Care – A Safer Way to Get Away is Los Cabos’ health and safety protocol system in place for fighting against the spread of infection. The seven-step system evaluates and strictly implements health and safety protocols across the airport, transportation, accommodations, restaurants and bars, tour activities, the beach and throughout the local community. The system is implemented in partnership with Intertek Cristal, the highest standard of health and safety protocols in the industry.
Los Cabos’ health and safety protocols are aligned with the protocols expected by the Mexico federal government. The destination is working toward getting businesses to obtain a "Clean Point" (Punto Limpio) certification, which is offered by the Mexico federal government for businesses strictly adhering to hygiene protocols.
Los Cabos earned The World Travel & Tourism Council´s (WTTC) stamp of approval for its newly designed “Safe Travels” badge, qualified by adopting WTTC´s standardized health and hygiene protocols across the destination.
Los Cabos achieved Sharecare health security verification, becoming the world’s first VERIFIED™ travel destination. This designation signifies that the majority of the hotels and resorts in the destination continue to ensure that their health protocols are in compliance with over 360 expert-validated global standards.
Additionally, Los Cabos has enforced a flexible travel policy across all hotel properties and streamlined the communication protocols between hotels, suppliers, and local authorities to further help keep the community and travelers safe and healthy.
Are there any recommendations when traveling to Los Cabos?
It is recommended to:
- Apply increased personal hygiene practices, such as frequent and thorough hand washing as strictly as possible, particularly upon entering and exiting shared locations, such as airplanes, restaurants, hotels and group activities, as well as after using the restroom, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Follow the Baja California Sur’s State authority’s mandate to wear a mask or face on public transportation and in closed, indoor spaces, except for certain instances, such as when eating, drinking, etc.
- Carry hand sanitizer for personal use when soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Maintain appropriate distance from others and limit shared contact with others when possible.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Expect increased health and safety protocols implemented throughout the destination.
- Pay attention to your health for 14 days after returning to the U.S. Stay home and seek medical advice if you get sick with fever, cough, or have difficulty breathing.
- Avoid traveling and contact with others if you are sick. Stay home and seek medical advice if you get sick with fever, cough, or have difficulty breathing.
- Consider underlying health conditions and avoid situations that put yourself at increased risk for more severe disease. This entails avoiding crowded places, avoiding non-essential travel, such as long plane trips, and especially embarking on cruise ships.
Visit the CDC's webpage for additional information about COVID-19.Visit the CDC's webpage for additional information about COVID-19.
Do I have to wear mask when traveling and throughout my vacation?
It is required under the Baja California Sur’s State authority’s mandate for all individuals to wear a mask or face covering at all times on public transportation and in closed, indoor spaces, except for certain instances, such as when eating, drinking, etc.
Where can I get the latest updates related to COVID-19 in Los Cabos?
Real-time updates of COVID-19 in Baja California Sur can be found at https://coronavirus.bcs.gob.mx/english/
Is there a trusted source of COVID-19 we can access?
For a global resource on COVID-19, you can visit the website of the World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/. Real-time updates of COVID-19 in Baja California Sur, where Los Cabos is located, can be found in: https://coronavirus.bcs.gob.mx/english/. You may also visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website for additional information about COVID 19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.