Pressing the button as you go through Customs in Cancun Airport and anxiously waiting to see if the green light flashes or the red light indicating that you need to step aside for an inspection may soon be a thing of the past. The Mexican government has announced the implementation of a pilot project in which international passengers’ luggage will be inspected by Customs agents using x-ray scanners in the luggage claim area, thus eliminating the traffic light system and customs declaration form.
Passengers who have items to declare will pay the customs duties after their luggage is scanned.
The pilot program was launched in Terminal 2 in Mexico City and will be implemented in Terminal 1 and in Cancun International Airport later this year. Los Cabos, Guadalajara and Monterrey will follow in 2018.
In another sign of Cancun’s global appeal, Turkish Airlines has begun flights to Cancun and Mexico City. Delta has also confirmed four flights a week from Washington DC for the winter season. Frontier Airlines will also be adding a new flight from Newark to Cancun in April 2020. (Source via Caribbean Journal) This post is […]
Xcaret Park is gearing up for the 14th Xcaret Festival of Life & Death from October 29 to November 3. This annual Riviera Maya event is a celebration of customs, rituals and beliefs associated with Dia de Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead, a tradition that is on the World Heritage list in the […]