Foreign visitors to Cancun and Cozumel have to pay a tourist tax. They can pay this fee prior to their arrival or during their stay, and must show their receipt at the airport before leaving Mexico. Payment can only be made online via the VISITAX websiteWill open in a new window.
For more information about passport and visa requirements, visit the Government of CanadaWill open in a new window.
Presence of Sargassum in Mexico and the Caribbean
Depending on the weather conditions, winds and tides may bring large quantities of Sargassum to shore. Since seaweed moves with the ocean currents, quantities may vary by place and day. Transat would like to inform its clients that this natural phenomenon beyond its control affects several parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. Although the presence of this brown seaweed is greater than usual, our hotel partners are making every effort to clean the beaches when necessary.
New anti-smoking legislation in Mexico
Since January 2023, smoking is strictly prohibited in public places in Mexico. This law applies to beaches, parks, hotels, and restaurants. It is also illegal to bring electronic cigarettes or vaping devices and their solutions into Mexico. Violators may be subject to fines or detention.