What You Need to Know Before Traveling to Cabo
NEW PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS
Change in Entry/Departure Requirements Beginning on January 23, 2007, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative will require U.S. citizens to present a valid U.S. passport or other accepted identification when entering or departing the United States by air or sea travel to or from Mexico or Canada.
U.S. Citizens are required to show proof of citizenship when traveling to and from Mexico. Each visitor needs a valid picture I.D. and one of the following:
a state-issued birth certificate with an affixed seal, or
a naturalization certificate, with a laminated naturalization card, or
a valid U.S. passport (expired passports are not valid)
Please visit the U.S. Department of State official Travel Initiative site for more Change in Entry/Departure Requirements information. Information on obtaining or renewing your passport can be accessed through the TIA Passport portal.
For more complete information on obtaining and renewing passports, including forms to renew by mail and expedited service options, see the U.S. Department of State Passport site.
addition to possessing one of the forms of documentation mentioned
above, an unaccompanied US or Canadian citizen under 18 years of
* a) Is required to possess a notarized letter signed by both parents
giving permission for the minor to travel alone
If traveling with one parent, he or she must have a notarized letter
from the absent parent, giving permission for the traveling parent
to take the minor out of the country or an original court order
indicating that the traveling parent has full custody.
If the minor is traveling with one parent, and the other is deceased,
the deceased parents Death Certificate must be presented.
(Immigration requirements subject to change by Mexican Goverment.)
clearing Immigrations and Customs with your baggage, proceed to
the airport lobby area.
CAUTION - There will be timeshare representatives tempting you with
freebies as you walk past them. Unless you are seriously interested
or would like to spend at least two hours of your precious vacation
time while a salesperson tries to sell you a timeshare, do not waste
your time! You will find car rental desks, taxis and transfer companies
just outside of the Customs area.
checking out of your accommodations, make sure you get off to the
airport in time to check your luggage and catch your departing flight
on time! Please be sure you have the proper documentation, especially
the MEXICAN TOURIST CARD.