I just passed a long line of people up against the wall at the Cancun Airport. No, they weren’t being interrogated by the police. The wall has attached to it a ledge used as a table for writing. They were all filing out their health form. I had my health form and no one asked for it. Thus the frustrations of travel during a pandemic.
I also paid my Mexico Tourist Tax. Did you even know there is one? It costs 224 MXN (about $11) per person. It has not been effectively rolled out, in my opinion. Many seem not to know about it and there is no signage that I have seen at the airport. They don’t even have anyone checking to make sure it has been paid. I asked an airport employee about it and he said the airline personnel should confirm payment during the check in procedure. I have found that is not happening. So, if they aren’t checking, should you pay? I’ll leave that moral decision up to you. As for me, I will pay the tax. When we (the people) visit, we use a lot of public resources. It is only right to pay a fair share and $11 isn’t much. Just beware, it is extremely easy to find websites that are scams for this tax. I had a client call upset because I told her $11 per person and she was on a website telling her it was $38 per person. When I read the fine print, I noticed that it was the tax plus service fee. So, beware. Find the correct Mexican government website to pay the tax, get your QR code and save as a photo to your phone because some day, someone will ask for proof and you don’t want to be one of those standing against the wall completing the form.