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.
The countdown to Cancun50 has begun. Cancun is 50 years old on April 20, 2020. One of the world’s most popular beach destinations, it’s hard to believe that in 1970, the vibrant Hotel Zone strip was a deserted sand spit in a remote corner of the Mexican Caribbean. Covered in coconut palm plantations, mangroves and […]
Cancun celebrates its 50th birthday on April 20 with cultural, gastronomic and sporting events, concerts and more planned throughout the year. The program has yet to be unveiled by the Cancun City Government but the first news is that there will be 200 different activities. Several commemorative Cancun50 souvenirs will be available during the year. […]