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Mexico Visa for Japanese Citizens

Visit Mexico by Land or Air

Every year, Mexico attracts thousands of people from Japan and other countries through its world-famous tourist attractions. They can opt to stay in the holiday spots based on their interest and budget. A Mexican vacation can be a great way to enjoy an American holiday break and that too at affordable costs. Some of the finest holiday spots are open throughout the year. The best part is that Mexico has something interesting to offer for every age group.

Mexico is a beautiful country to visit and spend a short or long vacation. Traveling to Mexico is a cakewalk for Japanese tourists because they won’t need a visa. However, they will need a Mexico Tourist Card to enter Mexican territory. Obtaining a Tourist Card is simple and convenient as it can be applied online. Travelers can also apply for it during the flight or soon after arriving at their chosen Mexican destination. Note that the Mexico Tourist Card is valid for tourism-related activities and business visits only. Business visits mean that you can have various business meetings, organizational get-togethers, etc. during your vacation in Mexico. You are not permitted to engage in any paid assignments or jobs.

Steps to get a Mexico Tourist Card   

Applying for the Tourist Card Online

You can comfortably apply for the Tourist Card from the comforts of your abode. You just have to follow a few steps given below to obtain it in a quick time:            

  1. It is important that you fill out the online Tourist Card application form carefully because errors can be a reason for its rejection.     
  2. You won’t have to take the pain of uploading any documents when you apply for the Card online.
  3. You will have to use a valid Japanese passport to finalize the application. The passport’s validity should be at least 180 days from your journey date.     
  4. Once processed, your Mexico Tourist Card will be sent to your email address.  
  5. You can take out the printouts of the Tourist Card in “color” or “black & white”. You will have to show them to the immigration officials at a Mexican airport.   

Important Instructions for Travelers    

Travelers from Japan and other nations have a lot to enjoy and explore when they reach their chosen Mexican destinations. Apart from the impeccable natural beauty, Mexico is also home to wonderful nightlife and culinary delights. Basically, holidaymakers can enjoy everything related to tourism. However, they are not permitted to engage in any sort of job or profession. They will also have to share their travel plans including flight numbers and air tickets when they apply for the Tourist Card.   

Tourist Card Sample

Necessary Documents to Carry

Holidaymakers can expect a wonderful time when they reach Mexico. However, it is always advised to be well-prepared before they board a flight to their destination in Mexico. The must-have documents for a Mexican trip are:       

  • A valid Japanese passport
  • Mexico Tourist Card 

Getting into a Mexican Destination    

As a Japanese vacationer, you would be more than thrilled by the sheer beauty of Mexico. Be ready for pleasant surprises during your stay in your chosen holiday resort. A well-planned trip will ensure that you don’t face any last-minute hiccups. Don’t forget to carry the necessary documents like your passport and the Mexico Tourist Card’s printouts along with your baggage. These documents will be thoroughly checked by the immigration officials when you land in Mexico.

Things Japanese Travelers Need to Know

  1. As a Japanese traveler, you must get vaccinated and should take all the emergency medicines as well. As per CDC guidelines, you need to be vaccinated for hepatitis A which provides a protection layer against edibles and beverage contamination. You should also carry non-prescription anti-diarrhea medicine while heading to Mexico. You should also carry Cipro to protect yourself from unwanted bacterial infections.
  2. As a tourist from Japan, you must carry a copy of your passport and credit cards in the form of images on mobile phones. However, be careful to eliminate the probability of spurious transactions.
  3. Also, it is advisable to carry some amount of cash as it will be helpful during your initial days in Mexico. Though the official currency of Mexico is Peso, the dollar is also accepted.
  4. It is recommended to register your travel details with the nearest Mexico embassy to receive the latest updates and notifications regarding your trip. It also helps authorities to locate you in case of an emergency. Don’t forget to share your mobile number with the nearest Mexican consulate.
  5. Ideally, you should opt for a travel insurance policy to support you during medical emergencies, theft, or other unforeseen incidents.  
  6. Before returning to your homeland, ensure that you are properly vaccinated.
  7. It is advisable to carry an extra copy of your Mexico Tourist Card during your trip.
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