Bringing Items into Mexico or the U.S.
The Mexican Customs Authorities provide information (in Spanish) regarding imports to and exports from Mexico.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Customs and Border Control provides information on regulations relating to goods brought into the United States.
For information about bringing pets into Mexico you may wish to contact the nearest Mexican Consulate in the United States, or the "Dirección General de Inspección Fitozoosanitaria" in Mexico City:
- Tel: 011-52-55-5571-3124
- Fax: 011-52-55-5784-3231.
You may also obtain useful information from several U.S. agencies, including:
- U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
- Center for Disease Control.
As explained in our Consular Information Sheet for Mexico, there are severe penalties for possessing firearms in Mexico. You must contact a Mexican Consulate in the United States before attempting to import weapons into Mexico or purchase any while in Mexico. Failure to do so will result in stiff fines and/or jail time.