Cancun Airport / Customs

Cancun Airport


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    Submit your customs declaration

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    Get ready to check-in

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    Know the regulations for international travelers


Upon landing in the city, you will be able to pick up your luggage at the baggage claim areas. It must be presented with an international traveler's declaration after the designated persons in customs will inspect your luggage.

When you arrive at the boarding area, you must leave your belongings in a tray, as well as accessories, belts, or any metallic object. When the green light comes, you may take your belongings, leave the airport or enter a waiting room (in case of departing flights).


You will need to bring your personal documents and identification with you.

When you return to your place of origin, you will receive a Customs form that you will have to fill out before you will go through a short inspection where you will have to wait for the green light to appear before continuing. In case a red light appears, you will have to wait for an inspection.

If you want to know more about what you can and cannot enter the airport, here is a link to the Mexican consulate available worldwide:

Customs Migration Requirements

To migrate to Mexico you must present the following documents: 

  • Passport
  • Visa (if required)
  • Immigration form
  • Flight details or flight ticket

These documents are personal. In case of being a minor, the migrant must be accompanied by permission signed by his/her parents.

Custom - Frequently Asked Questions

What can I bring to Cancun?

This is one of the most common questions travelers ask before visiting Cancun.

You can bring canned, bottled, or labeled food, medicines, clothes, and valuable items under permission. All things will go to customs for inspection. At the end of the examination, you will be able to leave with your personal belongings. If you have not passed the inspection test, you will have to remain at the airport until the pass is validated or your belongings are retained. This happens when entering or leaving the country.

Suppose you wish to carry medication, food, or any substance. In that case, it must be prescribed by a certified doctor. You must have a prescription or letter of permission stating that you require the medication or product for your well-being and carrying only the necessary amount you will need during your stay in Mexico.

In case of carrying valuables, you must register them as yours before boarding the plane. We recommend taking these items in your carry-on baggage.

If you want to know more about the baggage regulations for entering Mexico, you can consult the Mexican consulates abroad.

Cancun Airport is not authorized to provide unofficial information, so we do not recommend sending emails or calling for this type of information.

Is Cancun an International Airport?

Yes, Cancun International Airport (CUN) is constituted as an official international airport. National and international flights are allowed in any of its four terminals. This Airport has regulations and laws that endorse it as a safe place for embarking and disembarking passengers.

Where is Cancun located?

Cancun is part of the state of Quintana Roo and the municipality of Benito Juarez. Cancun is located in the southeast of Mexico and covers part of the Caribbean Sea.

What should I know when flying to Cancun?

When boarding your flight, you must strictly follow the flight attendant's signals. Fasten your seat belts, do not recline the seats more than allowed, and keep your electronic devices in airplane mode are some of the safety rules you must follow to travel safely.

Am I allowed to eat on the aircraft?

Yes, all flights will allow you to eat on board. You can also buy food once you are on board or shop at the airport, where you will find world-class restaurants and convenience stores to buy what you need or after boarding.