29 January 2018 to 1 February 2018
Puebla City
America/Mexico_City timezone

Travel and visas


Participants are advised to be at Puebla on January 28th 2018, as the programme starts on January 29th. The last session ends on February 1st 2018 around noon.

Participants are recommended to book flights early to take advantage of discounted fares.


By Air

Those planning a journey from abroad will probably arrive at the Mexico City International Airport. A coach service runs every 30 mins from Mexico City International Airport to Puebla city centre that costs 300 MXN one way. Only payments made in cash and in Mexican pesos are accepted. At the airport look for Estrella Roja, located at the international arrival section, second floor. The journey takes no more than 2 hours and terminates at Puebla coach station Terminal 4 poniente. Before taking the bus ask the driver that you would like to go to "Puebla 4 poniente". From there you can take a taxi to your hotel. Taxi is to be booked in taxi office close to the bus stop. It costs about 100 pesos.

Puebla is also connected by a large and modern scheduled coach service to many Mexican destinations (see CAPU).


You must hold a valid passport to enter Mexico. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Mexico. You must also complete an immigration form available at border crossings or onboard flights to Mexico.

General Information

Citizens from the following countries who wish to visit Mexico as tourists, in transit, for business, technical activities, as journalist or for studies, for a period not exceeding 180 days, and who will not receive any remuneration at all in Mexican territory, do not require a visa:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.

All foreign visitors, regardless of their nationality, traveling to Mexico for tourism, business or in transit to another destination, are exempt from presenting a Mexican visa as long as they have a valid visa issued by any the following countries: Canada, Japan, the United States of America, the United Kingdom or any of the countries comprising the Schengen Area.

In addition, foreign visitors who, regardless of their nationality, have a valid permanent resident card from Canada, Japan, the United States of America, the United Kingdom or any of the countries comprising the Schengen Area, do not require a Mexican visa.

To enter Mexican territory the above travellers must present:

  • A valid passport or travel document. Mexican authorities do not require a minimum period of validity of the passport; nevertheless, this document must be valid during the length of stay in Mexico.
  • A properly completed Multiple Migratory Form (FMM); this form will be provided to you by the airline or at the port of entry.
  • Migratory authorities at the port of entry may request documents proving the purpose of your trip, depending on the activity you will undertake in Mexico: tourism (hotel reservation, itinerary of your return or departure); business (letter in Spanish from the company indicating that you are an employee of the company and that the services you will provide in Mexico will be paid for by that company, or a letter of invitation from a public or private institution to perform non-remunerated activities in Mexico, indicating the purpose of the trip, estimated time of stay and taking responsibility for your travel and lodging costs); technicians (a copy of the contract for the transfer of technology, patents and brands, purchase of machinery and equipment, technical training of personnel, or any other related to the production process of a company established in Mexico); student (letter of invitation or acceptance from any institution pertaining to the National Educational System to take courses, conduct a research project or undertake academic training for a maximum period of 180 days.


Please be aware that obtaining a visa may take up to 6 weeks, thus your application should be prepared well in advance. Should you need a letter of invitation for your visa application, do not hesitate to contact us.