Mexico - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

Restriction category relative to Mexico

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No restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS. No HIV testing on entry.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Mexico

There are no specific entry regulations for people with HIV/AIDS (neither for immigrants nor for tourists).

Regulations in the Mexican law on foreigners consider the reason of stay and the person’s residency status. There is no reference to serostatus or HIV/AIDS as a condition. Specific regulations are online at

We have no information about specific conditions on importing antiretroviral medication for personal use.

HIV/AIDS is not grounds for expulsion.

(Source: 1)


HIV treatment information for Mexico

Mexico’s government provides 100% access to antiretroviral therapy. There are other possibilities for those who can pay for their care. There are specialised centres and organisations in the field of HIV/AIDS.

(Source: 2)


HIV information / HIV NGOs in Mexico

For updated information, check the CENSIDA web site at

(Source: 2)


Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at



  1. Embassy of Mexico in Germany, Berlin, February 27, 2008
  2. Permanent Mission of Mexico with the United Nations, Geneva, December 2, 2008
    referring to the Ministry of Health National Centre for Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS (CENSIDA), November 2008


updated: 1/3/2009
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